Dr. Suresh Raina was born and raised in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. He graduated with an M.B.,B.S degree from Srinagar Medical College. He left for the USA in 1973 for six additional years of training in Surgical Oncology Following this he joined the Faculty at New Jersey Medical School. In addition he also held responsibilities as Chief Medical Officer of the University Hospital. For the next eight years he served as the Chief Medical Officer at two smaller hospitals. He retired in January 2016 and came back to India to work as the Senior Medical Advisor to Chikitsa.