About Us

Addressing Disease Management In Non-Communicable Diseases

In the recent years there has been a marked shift in the health burden of India. Non-communicable diseases have seen a raise in incidence, morbidity and mortality. In the year 2014, there was an estimated 64.1 million cases on non-communicable diseases in India and this number is regularly on the rise. With disease management riddled with several challenges, the problems in India include early onset, late diagnosis, difficulties in treatment and uncertain outcomes.

At CIPHER, we aim to address these problems. In 2014, we launched the first-of- its-kind pan India Cancer Helpline that provides patients with all the resources required to understand, be aware, seek treatment and manage cancer better.

We understand that sustainable disease management systems could only be achieved successfully if we actively work on both the patient and the healthcare provider side. So, along with Cancer Helpline, we offer a combination of support services, which are customisable for patients and healthcare providers.

Board of Directors

Sonali Srungaram

Managing Director

After spending 12 years at Accenture managing large transformational projects across Asia-Pacific, India and the UK, Sonali decided to dedicate her time to supporting the cause of non-communicable disease related prevention, detection and treatment. CIPHER Healthcare was born as a result of this dedication with an aim to serve all affected Indians.

Dr. R. Sasi Prabha


Dr. Sasi Prabha has had an illustrious career in healthcare not just as a practicing physician but also as a teacher and philanthropist. Her 42 year career spans several milestones which include Director of Medical Education, Andhra Pradesh, Superintendent – King George Hospital, Andhra Pradesh and Principal - Andhra Medical College, Andhra Pradesh.


Dr. M. Muralidhar

MNJ Regional Cancer Center

Dr. Muralidhar (MS,MCh) is Assistant Professor of Surgery, at MNJ Institute of Oncology & Regional Cancer Centre, Hyderabad. Dr. Muralidhar has spent 18 years in the field of Surgical Oncology. He trained from AIIMS, New Delhi, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru and Dept. of Surgical Oncology, NIMS, Hyderabad.

Dr. Suneetha Allanki

MNJ Regional Cancer Center

Dr. Allanki (MD) is a consultant gynaecologist, obstetrician and oncologist. She has worked at the MNJ Institute of Oncology & Regional Cancer Centre, Hyderabad. She is also a Travelling Fellow at Roswell Cancer Park Cancer Hospital, New York. Dr. Allanki has over 25 years of experience in the fields of gynaecology, obstetrics and oncology.

Dr. Sujay Susikar

Govt. Royapettah Hospital

Dr. Susikar (MCh) is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Oncology, Government Royapettah Hospital, Chennai. Dr. Susikar completed his training from Madurai Medical College, JSS Medical College and Kilpauk Medical College. He has over a decade of experience in the field of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Abhishek Puri

Fortis Hospitals, Mohali

Dr. Abhishek Puri (MBBS, DNB (Radiation Oncology)) is a Radiation Oncologist at Fortis Hospitals, Mohali, Punjab. Dr. Abhishek has specialised in brain and head and neck tumours. He also has a keen interest in cancer prevention, palliative care and exploring innovative uses of technology to solve healthcare challenges. He has over 5 years experience in radiation oncology.

Dr. Sridhar Redla

The Princess Alexandra Hospital

Dr. Redla (MD, FRCR) is Clinical Director for Cancer and Diagnostics at Princess Alexandra Hospital, London. His area of expertise is Clinical Radiology with a special interest in Musculoskeletal and Gastrointestinal Radiology. He trained at Andhra Medical College, Andhra Pradesh and Royal College of Radiologists, London.

Dr. Mahati Chittem

Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

Dr. Mahati Chittem (Ph.D in Health Psychology, UK) is Assistant Professor of Health and Medical Psychology and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at IIT Hyderabad. She has spent over a decade working in the field of psycho-oncology.

Dr. Brundavani

Rainbow Hospitals For Women and Children

Dr. Brundavani (Ph.D in Clinical Nutrition, USA) is a clinical nutritionist and dietician at the Rainbow Children's Hospital, Hyderabad. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of oncology related nutrition.

Dr. Kapil Chand Narra

Jaya Physio Clinics

Dr. Kapil Chand Narra (MPT, BPTh/BPT, COMPT) is a specialised orthopedic and sports physiotherapist and founder of Jaya Physio Clinics in Hyderabad. He has over 13 years of experience in oncology related physiotherapy and has also worked in advanced manipulative therapy (Chiropractic).