Dr. Poornima, a medico-legal combine, is the only physiotherapist in India to have acquired a doctorate of philosophy in laws.
On the medical front, she is the Director of Mira Physiotherapy Centre & Pain Clinic.
On the legal front, a recipient of the National Scholarship at LL.B.; She secured a First Class First at LL.M. at University of Mumbai at University. She was conferred Doctorate of Philosophy in Laws (Ph.D.) for her Research Thesis in Criminal Law. She has been on the panel of visiting lecturers of the Post Graduate Department of Laws at the University of Mumbai for a decade. A vivacious writer, her publications include "Causes of Anti-Social Nehaviour and Crime - A Socio-Medico-Legal Perspective" (1992), "Crime in Marriages - A Broad Spectrum" (1995), "Indian Judiciary - A Tribute" (1996). Besides, around 80 research and media articles of hers have already been published.
An Impressive orator on the international scenario, she has lectured at University of Queensland, Australia and at The London School of Economics, The UNiversity of Westminister, School of Oriental and South African Studies and The University of East London and many International Rotary Club. On the social front, she is the Managing Trustee of Indira G M Service Center, a Regd Public Charitable Trust.
Recipient of innumerable awards, amongst others are the prestigious Talented Ladies Award by Bharat Nirman, Ten Outstanding Young Indians Award by Indian Junior Chamber, Priyadarshini Academy Award, The Outstanding Citizen Award by International Peace and Goodwill Foundation of India, Jhulelal Appreciation Award for Academic Excellence by International Sindhi Panchayats Federation, 1995 and many others.
An enthusiastic dynamic Rotarian, she has been honoured with Outstanding Service Award and Most Promising Rotarian Award, 1995 by Rotary International.