Dr Anita Mathew is a full-time physician at Fortis Mulund and brings with her, years of dedicated service in internal medicine especially in the treatment of infectious disease patients including COVID-19. At India’s top multispeciality hospital, her deep understanding of the varied spectrum of health conditions afflicting different organs and the challenging field of infectious diseases, has often seen her help immuno-compromised delicate patients, combat life-threatening infections such as tuberculosis, Hepatitis C, and certain forms of pneumonia. Dr. Mathew’s comprehensive knowledge of internal medicine and the complex, often chronic, nature of the health conditions has put her in the league of top physicians in the city. Her excellence in her vast experience of handling a broad range of long-term conditions at Fortis Mulund is evident in her apt diagnosis and her approach to the treatment modality. She begins with the diagnosis of the root of the underlying diseases, in-depth analysis of the medical test reports, and monitoring each condition with an eagle eye to optimize symptom management. In cases that require more clinical research, she ensures it is conducted under her impeccable tutelage. Armed with proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of all health conditions afflicting different organs, including cancers, Dr Mathew is a revered name among her counterparts, and the medical students she tutors at Mumbai University.
Dr Mathew underwent rigorous training in Thailand in the domain of HIV/AIDs, one of the most long-term infectious diseases afflicting mankind. The hands-on experience she gained in managing emergencies in immuno-compromised patients and in handling infectious diseases and epidemics has stood her in good stead over the years. She is, therefore, equipped with the fortitude and resilience in combating the deadliest of infectious diseases.
Areas of expertise:
• Management of immuno compromised HIV/AIDs patients
• Diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases, HIV/AIDs in particular.
• Hepatitis C
• Abdominal paracentesis.
• Lumbar puncture.
• Nasogastric intubation.
• Pulmonary artery catheter placement
She is particularly interested in the occurrence and treatment of Cryptophthalmos, a rare congenital anomaly in which the skin is continuous over the eyeball with the absence of eyelids. She has also presented a case report on the condition which is often associated with maldevelopment of the underlying cornea and microphthalmia in babies.
Dr Mathew is also deeply focused on understanding the presence of chronic diarrhea in abdominal tuberculosis cases of HIV/AIDS patients. Having presented several papers on the diverse afflictions in HIV/AIDS patients, she has a keen interest in the adverse reactions to antiretroviral drugs among Indian patients, including the incidence and prevalence of Hepatitis B virus in HIV-infected individuals.
• Dr Mathew achieved the Second Rank in the Doctorate of Medicine (MD) Examination of University of Mumbai in 2002.
• She was ranked First in the Infectious Disease Certificate Course held by P.D.Hinduja Hospital under the aegis of IDSI.
• She was felicitated by the Commissioner of Mumbai for exemplary service during the deluge of 2006.