Dr. Praful Barvalia


Educational qualification: D.H.M.S., Gold Medalist, M.D. (Hom)

Summary : 

Dr. Praful Barvalia, Founder Chairman of Spandan organization, renowned academician, is a well-known figure in the field of Homoeopathic Medicine, Education, Research and Public health.

Gold Medalist & M.D. in Homoeopathic Medicine, he is visiting professor in India and abroad.

Homoeopathic practise since 1983. He has pioneered the holistic, integrated research-based approach in developmental disability and mental health which is extremely popular. The approach is based on the sound philosophical foundation of the holistic concept of Homoeopathy as enunciated by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann & concept of child development as elaborated by Jean Piaget and is known as Spandan’s Symphony.

Spandan conducts hospital and a special school for children with developmental disabilities. Institute is being upgraded as the centre of excellence in Homoeopathic childcare and rehabilitation.

He was the principal investigator in Ayush sponsored extramural research project on Autism.

He has also conducted quality research in the field of Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD, Thyroid Disorders, Mood disorder and Hiv/Aids.

He has received the following awards:

  1. Times Healthcare Achievers Award 2018 From Prestigious Times Of India Group with citation “Legend in Homoeopathy” 
  2. “Service above Self award” from Rotary international
  3. Giants International, for Significant Services, Rendered To Humanity In The Field Of Medicine.

He has been invited in India and abroad to speak on various themes, especially Homoeopathy and public health.

Keynote speaker at various international seminars/conferences on Developmental Disability like Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Thyroid disorder etc. Events organized by:

  • Homeopathic Medical Association of United Kingdom’s Annual Conference (http://www.thehma.org) at London.
  • Homeopathy and Autism Conference at Lotus Holistic Centre, Abu-Dhabi (UAE)
  • “Integrative and Homeopathic Management in Children with Special Needs.”
  • at Cyberjaya University College Of Medical & Science, Malaysia.
  • 20th Asian Homoeopathic Medical League Conference Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • International Seminar on Recent Advances In Homeopathy – National Institute Of Homoeopathy – Kolkata
  • Active participation in the International Developmental Paediatrics Association Congress 2017.
  • Presentation on Research-based Applied Homoeopathy: Dublin, Ireland

He has actively participated in High-Level forums which has an impact on national policy:

  • Participated in High-Level Conclave Round Table Conference on Mental Health Policy And Challenges In India on 3rd July 2017, chaired by Joint Secretary, Health, Government of India.
  • Participated in High-Level Round Table Conference on Reforms In Medical Education – organized by Observer Research Foundation – Mumbai, which is think tank for policy matters with a focus on ideas and actions for better India. The conference had the desired impact on the required reforms in this field.
  • Active participation in a conference organized by the Central Council of Homoeopathy on the theme: Homoeopathic Medical Education-Integrated Approach

He has actively participated in academic seminars/conferences:

Dr. Praful Barvalia has actively participated in various national and international seminars/conferences. He strongly believes in Sanskrit slok: 

असतो मा साद गमय, तमसो मा ज्योतिर् गमय, मृत्योर मा अमृतम् गमय(Asato Ma Sad Gamaya, Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya, Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya)Lead us from ignorance to truth, Lead us from darkness to light, Lead us from death to deathlessness. He keeps sharing his knowledge and experience. The process helps to grow.


Under his leadership, Spandan has completed 21 projects. The followings are noteworthy:

  • The institute successfully carried out a challenging project under AYUSH- Public Health Initiative (PHI): “Homoeopathic Intervention In Mainstream Schools & Community In Urban Slums For Children With Learning, Developmental & Mental Health Disorders” This is one of the most significant school health projects in urban slums covering five lacs population. Eleven thousand eight hundred thirty-two children were screened from municipal schools, and 3300 were identified with disorders. They were treated with Homoeopathy, where 75% showed positive changes. 
  • Study of 269 cases of Autism spectrum Disorder: This is one of the most extensive research studies in Autism spectrum disorder. The study has demonstrated the usefulness of homeopathic treatment in the management of neuropsychological dysfunction in childhood autism disorder, which is reflected in a significant reduction of hyperactivity, behavioural dysfunction, sensory impairment, as well as communication difficulty. This was reflected well in the Psychosocial adaptation of autistic children.
    • Project on fundamental Research: In collaboration with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, conducted successfully project on fundamental Research: Enhanced Super Continuum Generation in Water In The Presence Of Ultra-Dilute Solutions. Findings were published in IJRH and also presented at the World Homeopathy Summit on Recent Advances in Scientific Research: by Global Homeopathy Foundation. 
    • Clinical Research project on Mood Disorder in Children: 581 school children in the age group of 9-16 years, studying in BMC schools of localities of Mumbai city Ramabai Nagar were screened for depression using childhood depression inventory. The study was conducted for about three years. Fifty-three children were found to be suffering from depression and were treated effectively through Homoeopathy. Paper was presented at the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE by Homoeopathic Liga organized in New Delhi in December 2011,
    • Thyroid Disorders & Homoeopathy: Project conducted at CMP Homoeopathic medical college for seven years in collaboration with radiation medicine centre TATA. Results were published in IJHM and Homoeopathic heritage.

Academics: Maharashtra University of Health Sciences :

  • He is Member, Board of Research:-Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and past member of Board of Studies (P.G.).
  • He is P.G.Guide & PhD guide for Maharashtra University of Health sciences
  • Past Hon. Director: Institute of clinical research
  • Trustee: Dr. M.L.Dhawale Memorial Trust


  • Past Editor-in-Chief of Indian Journal of Homoeopathic Medicine for 12 years. 
  • Two hundred articles/cases, published/presented in various journals or academic forums.
  • Articles or presentation demonstrate the application of the practical illustration of Integrated Homoeopathic approach in practice. 

Interview on the press, Internet, Television and All India Radio:

  • He was interviewed on ZEE TV on Homoeopathy and Autism, also on SWASTHA BHARAT on DD 10 etc
  • Articles/Interviews were published in Tarun Bharat, Janmbhumi, DNA, Observer etc

Physicians should leave their comfortable chambers & go to the community is the motto he has vigorously propounded. 


  • Founder, Chairman & Hon. Director: M.B. Barvalia Foundation’s SPANDAN HOLISTIC INSTITUTE OF APPLIED HOMOEOPATHY

This is Research Institute accredited to AYUSH-HEALTH MINISTRY-GOVT OF INDIA. Institute has been awarded CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE in Homoeopathic childcare & Rehabilitation. Institute runs M.B. Barvalia Foundation’s Spandan Holistic Mother and Child Care Hospital at Deonar, Mumbai and Special School at Ghatkopar. He has pioneered Homoeopathic management through multidisciplinary holistic approach in the field of disability like Autism, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, learning disability etc.

  • Founder Trustee: M.B.Barvalia foundation
  • Member: Board of Research:-Maharashtra University of Health sciences
  • Past Member: Board of Studies (P.G.) -Maharashtra University of Health sciences
  • Trustee: Dr. M.L. Dhawale Memorial Trust
  • Past Editor-in-Chief: Indian Journal of Homoeopathic Medicine for 12 years
  • Articles: Published & Presented 200+ articles in various journals & seminars
  • Presentation: He has made a presentation in regent college London and also in Dublin, Ireland.
  • A medical project of Khadavalli Vridhhashram-Setting up facility for Holistic intervention in Geriatrics.
  • Hon. Consultancy to Spandan’s fellows in setting up child care centre.
  • Consultation to Dilasa organization For setting up Homoeopathic centre for HIV/AIDS patients at Sangali-Meeraj

Dr V.H.Dave Homoeopathic Medical College –  Anand Council of Homoeopathic System of Medicine – Gujarat State

  • D.H.M.S.(Graduation)
  • JUNE, 1981

Sonajirao Kshirsagar Homoeopathic Medical College Beed: Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathawada University.

  • M.D. (Hom) (Post Graduation)
  • Jan 2004
  • Membership of the Institute of Clinical Research M.I.C.R
  • Professor
    Smt. CMP Homoeopathic Medical College, Vile Parle, Mumbai
    Jan 1988 to Jan 2003
  • Professor  Head Of Department
    Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, Palghar
    Feb 2003 to Jan 2011
  • Visiting Professor
    Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute, Palghar
  • Professor  Head Of Department
    Bharti Vidyapith Homoeopathic medical college, Pune
    March 2007 Onwards
  • P.G.Guide & Examiner
    Maharashtra University of Health sciences
    2006 Onwards
  • P.G.Guide & Examiner
    Bharti Vidyapith Homoeopathic medical college, Pune
    2006 Onwards
  • PH.D.Guide & Examiner
    Maharashtra University of Health sciences
    2012 Onwards