Advisory Board

Dr. Aastha Kalra, Physician Founder

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Dr. Aastha Kalra, Board Certified in Internal Medicine,  has extensive experience in managing the range of acute and chronic illnesses suffered by her adult patients.  Her excellent skills, however,  extend beyond traditional medicine,  as she has a special interest and expertise in preventative medicine, diabetes reversal via medically supervised weight loss program. She is committed to helping patients address their specific medical problems and specializes in medically supervised weight loss. Her quality of care is uncompromising and is equaled only by her compassionate demeanor and bedside manner.

Dr. Kalra completed her residency at Hofstra University- NorthShore LIJ Health System and thereafter served as Chief Resident. Dr. Kalra is a member of American Board of Preventative Medicine, the Obesity Society, American Board of Obesity Medicine, American Medical Association. She is also an active member of SoPE (Society of Physician Entrepreneurs).


Sandeep Kumar Aggarwal, Director, Philanthropy Leadership Council

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Sandeep Kumar Aggarwal’s success as an entrepreneur and philanthropist is undeniably credited to his innovative energy and core values. It is his dedication to service, which he feels is an essential part of his life, identity, happiness and mission, that has allowed him to become a leader both in the business management industry as well as in humanitarian efforts. Since 2005, he has founded several companies, now managed under his multifaceted business hub, SKA Management, on the core founding principles of giving before receiving and always working on the next thing. 

These core values inspire him to continuously seek new opportunities for his businesses as well as find pioneering ways to help people in need around the world. Sandeep Kumar Aggarwal is deeply dedicated to healthcare both at the local and global level, as he founded SKA Medical Group as well as the charity “Project: Here We Come”.  His charity, “Project: Here We Come” meets global healthcare challenges by delivering critical medical supplies to hospitals, rural clinics and community health centers in need in developing countries.

Sandeep Kumar Aggarwal  is currently the board director of the Advisory Board's Philanthropy Leadership Council, which serves hospital foundations and internal development offices at academic medical centers, children's hospitals, and community hospitals. As an effective philanthropist and business advisor, he is a vital part of our team and vision.

Dr. Rekha Kumar, MD/ MS

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Dr. Rekha Kumar is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College. She is an

Attending Endocrinologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of various endocrine disorders, including obesity and weight management. Dr. Kumar is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Kumar has authored several papers and textbook chapters on the topic of Obesity Management.

Dr. Kumar enjoys educating physicians on various aspects of obesity medicine ranging from etiologies of obesity to new pharmacologic therapies. Dr. Kumar serves as the Program Director of the Obesity Medicines Fellowship program at the Weill Cornell Medical College and has designed a year-long

curriculum to prepare physicians for a career in Obesity Medicine. She has lectured to physicians around the United States and addressed policy makers on Capitol Hill on the importance of treating obesity as a disease. Dr. Kumar has traveled abroad to India, China, and Tanzania in order to teach medicine and

learn about the effects of urbanization on diabetes and metabolic health.

Tanya Wadhwa, Health Coach

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Tanya is a professional golfer and a health coach. Being a competitive athlete, fitness plays a pivotal role in her life. She has to be on top of her game at all times and make sure her body is in good shape to perform her best.  She chooses to focus more on strength and power in order to gain distance in her shots. In addition to that, she makes sure to incorporate a sufficient amount of cardio to maintain good stamina and endurance. Overall, training and workout play a crucial role in her life on a day to day basis. She makes sure to stay fit and push her boundaries every inch of the way. As a health coach, her goal is to help others a find their healthy lifestyle and healthy weight. 

Message from Our Physician


As a physician, I believe food is not just calories, it is a code of information, medicine, energy, and connection. It is my passion and purpose in life to help others embrace all the benefits that good health offers us. In the weight wellness space, I help my patients uncover and change limiting mindsets that prevent them from stepping up to their healthiest self. I also help strategize the best plans, working with busy schedules to keep my patients on track with their goals for a healthy weight and self-image. My focus is nutrition, metabolism and longevity. I believe that health and wellness require detailed, customized approach unique to each individual. My goal is to serve as your guide to reach your happiest and healthiest state.

- Dr. Aastha Kalra



Message from Our Director 


“Mobilizing vulnerable people in society by giving them the tools and strength that they need to thrive in this world and to fulfill their dreams is one of the most valuable ways to give back to society. I am also deeply invested in helping to cultivate and build skills in individuals of younger generations who have shown that they have the intelligence, courage, kindness, and modesty that it takes to be effective leaders in the future. I look forward to working with the Advisory Board in our journey to succeed in this purpose; it will allow us to take our efforts to the next level, help us solve problems for the future and to share in the work that still needs to be done to make our world healthier.”

- Sandeep Kumar Aggarwal