Dr. Mahesh Mathpati is an Ayurveda physician and has been practicing Ayurveda for more than 13 years in India. Since early days of his Ayurveda education he has been involved with research and education in the field of Ayurveda, local health traditions and other India Systems of Medicine. This initial involvement, help him to crate in-depth understanding of plants, fundamental principles and practice of Ayurveda. As a physician he has been working with eminent physicians and scientist in India and abroad. After his Ayurveda training along with his research work Dr. Mahesh also worked with Ayurveda clinics and hospitals in South India. Last decade he has been working with indigenous communities to create integrated modes of health care combining traditional medicine and western bio-medicine to bring self- reliance in the communities using integrated approaches.
He also works with various Non-Government organisations (NGO’s) in India and UK in the area of health, nutrition, biodiversity conservation and farming. His diverse interests involved him with various plants, animal and environmental conservation program. Since completing Masters in public health he has been working on health systems and policies governing integration of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine in public health systems. He currently works as a Research Associate at Trans-Disciplinary University, Bangalore and Visiting Research Scientist at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.