Originally hailing from the culturally vibrant Thrissur, Dr Bijayraj is based in Mumbai and did his MBBS (Open, Merit) from Dhule, Maharashtra. He did his DNB in Family Medicine in MIMS Hospital, Calicut, Kerala. He later qualified as a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP-Int), and Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS).
He has been involved with the specialty of Family Medicine and its resurrection in India since 2007. He is one of the earliest members of the Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI), and founder-member and President-Elect of the Kerala Chapter of the AFPI. He has been successfully guiding DNB Family Medicine trainees across the country since the last several years.
After a short stint in Mumbai, followed by a great one in the interiors of Kerala, he has been in-charge of Family Medicine training and related activities in AsterMIMS-Calicut since the last 4 years. Along with the Dept of Palliative medicine, he facilitated the formation and implementation of the MIMS Home care services.
His areas of sub-specialised training and interests include Diabetology, Geriatric medicine, Palliative care, School Health Services and public health education activities through various channels including mainstream print and visual media.
He is a research guide to post-grad trainees in Family Medicine as well as Emergency Medicine, with areas of his research and publications ranging across behavioral disorders in children, school health services, diabetology, lifestyle disorders, elderly care, patient cantered care and primary healthcare practices.
Off work, he loves short naps. While awake, his interests lie in writing, traveling, food, satire, and like most Indian males, cricket.