Sitaram Jaipuria Foundation Medical & Healthcare Excellence Awards

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Prof. (Dr) Narendra Kumar Arora (Chair)

Executive Director, The INCLEN Trust International

Prof. (Dr) NK Arora is trained in Pediatrics and was a faculty member at the department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition AIIMS, New Delhi during 1983-2005. Since 2005, he is the Executive Director of the INCLEN Trust International (INCLEN) based in New Delhi, India.

As a public health specialist (since 1997), Professor Arora has made seminal contributions to research policy and program translations, at both national and global levels. In 2018, he was appointed as President for AIIMS, Patna and Deoghar (Two new National Institutions of Eminence) to steer these to national centres of excellence in clinical care, research and training. Prof Arora currently serves as Chairman of the COVID-19 Working Group – NTAGI; the National Certification Committee for Polio Eradication, and the National Verification Committee for Measles, Rubella and CRS.

Prof. (Dr) Pratima Murthy

Director and Senior Professor of Psychiatry at National institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore

Dr Pratima Murthy is Director and Senior Professor of Psychiatry at NIMHANS. She was formerly Head of Psychiatry and the Centre for Addiction Medicine at NIMHANS. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow. Dr Murthy’s areas of specialization include substance use prevention and intervention, human rights of the mentally ill and public mental health. She has been a consultant to several international organizations such as the WHO, UNODC, ILO in the areas of substance use and mental health.

Dr Vivek Nangia

Chief of Pulmonology and Principal Director & Head, Institute of Respiratory Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Max Hospital, Delhi

Dr Vivek Nangia, an internationally renowned Pulmonologist, and the only Pulmonologist in the country with formal education in Infectious Diseases from London University, UK. He has a stellar professional background and has undergone extensive training in various fields like Sleep Medicine at Stanford University, USA; Pediatric Pulmonology at Royal Brompton Hospital, London; and Critical Care at Cleveland Clinics, USA; During his illustrious career, he has served as Head and Director at three most renowned hospitals namely the Batra Hospital, Fortis Hospital, and Max Hospitals, in Delhi. He has been felicitated with several awards and honored with various prestigious national and international recognitions. He is a revered teacher, has mentored many postgraduate students and has many publications to his credit.

Prof. (Dr) J. V. Peter

Intensivist and Director of Christian Medical College, Vellore

Dr J.V. Peter is an intensivist and is presently Director of Christian Medical College, Vellore. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, College of Intensive Care Medicine, Australia, Indian College of Critical Care Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh and the National Academy of Medical Sciences. He has authored over 180 publications in national and international journals and books. During COVID, he was inducted as a member of the 12-member task force that was created by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

Prof. (Dr) Dorairaj Prabhakaran

Cardiologist & Epidemiologist & VP (Research & Policy) Public Health Foundation Of India

Professor Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Vice President (Research & Policy) at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) was educated at Bangalore Medical College, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and McMaster University Canada. He is an eminent cardiologist, epidemiologist and academician of global repute with faculty appointments at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Emory and Harvard Universities. His exceptional contributions spanning Science, Medicine and Public Health has catapulted the field of Preventive Cardiology in India and other countries.

Prof. (Dr) Nikhil Tandon

Professor and Head Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Prof. Nikhil Tandon, Professor and Head, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, AIIMS, New Delhi is a master clinician in endocrinology and diabetes, an active researcher with interest in epidemiology of chronic non-communicable disease (NCD); genetics of complex disorders; and intervention studies to improve of quality of care in NCDs. These studies have evaluated strategies, involving technology, to improve quality of diabetes care in the clinic and the broader health systems He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian Academy of Sciences, and National Academy of Sciences (India), and has been conferred the Dr BC Roy Award and the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

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