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National Advisors

Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch

Dr-Vishwa-Mohan-KatochDr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch, MD, Secretary, Department of Health Research (DHR), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare MOH PM Government of India and the Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi.

Higher Secondary, GHSC, Nadaun (HP)
Pre-Medical : DAV Chandigarh
MOBS — HP/Medical College (IGMC) 1974; MD, AIIMS, 1978

Joined ICMR as Talent Search Scholarship in 1975; Several Specialized training in Indian & abroad (USA & UK) during 1976-85.

Former Director of National JALMA Institute for Leprosy & other Mycobacterial Diseases, an Institute of ICMR at Agra, Dr Katoch is a distinguished scientist who has won several accolades as well as awards for his research work on Leprosy, Tuberculosis and HIV-AIDS.

Dr. Ishwar Verma

icverma Dr. Ishwar Verma completed his medical undergraduate degree in Amritsar Medical College and went on receive training in pediatrics and genetics training in England. After becoming a member of the London College of Physicians, he joined the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1967 and became Professor of Pediatrics and Head of the Genetics Unit. Dr. Verma received his genetics training from various places, including the University of Zurich, Boston Massachusetts General Hospital, and National Institutes of Health in USA.
Dr. Verma currently heads the Department of Genetics Medicine at the Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. He is interested in topics such as fetal medicine, reproductive genetics, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis. He has worked on the health problems of Indian tribal communities and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Journal of Pediatrics.

Dr. Patnam R.Krishnaswamy

Patnam_R_KrishnaswamyDr. Patnam R.Krishnaswamy is an eminent biochemist, clinical chemist and overall a vastly experienced Clinical Laboratory Sciences peer, both in active services and research, and institution building with long experience of administration in India. He has accomplished over four decades several achievements and new innovations in development and introduction of tests for complications in diabetes (HbA1c), tumor markers, hemoglobinopathies ,infectious diseases, and immunology.

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, having obtained his Doctor of Sciences degree at this famous institution, he had several associations in the United States for basic research at Tufts University Medical School, and subsequently at Cornell University Medical School, and La Jolla Cancer research Foundation (later Burnham-Sanford Institute). His classic contributions to the mechanistic enzymology of glutamine, metabolism of glutathione, 5-oxoproline are widely quoted and some of these have found to be of significance to clinical

problems. He has published over a hundred papers in several fields of his interest over the past five decades, on enzyme mechanisms, amino acid metabolism, diabetes, pediatric clinical topics in nutrition, and inherited disorders.

In India, much of his research has been translational with emphasis on clinical applications. He has patents on recombinant insulin and protein separation innovations. His scientific and technological expertise and contributions extend across academia, industry, medicine, both teaching and services, and public health. Dr. Krishnaswamy’s present affiliations include medical universities, several state-of-the-art, multi-specialty hospitals and the biotechnology industry in India. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Indian College of Cardiology in recognition of his contributions to lipid metabolism and coronary heart disease in the ‘70s, and has received special honors and awards in clinical and basic biological sciences.

Dr Prakash Gambhir, Pediatrician And Geneticist

Dr-Prakash-GambhirDirector, Birthright Genetic Clinic, Pune

Ex-Professor and Head,
Department of Genetics, Immunology and Biochemistry,Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

Hon Associate Professor of Pediatrics ,Genetic Clinic In/Charge and Head of Unit C
Sassoon General Hospital and B J Medical College Pune-411001 India


Dr. Ashok Gupta

Prof Ashok GuptaDr. Ashok Gupta is currently Professor of Pediatrics & In charge of the Rare Diseases Clinic & Superintendent Sir Padam Pat Mother & Child Institute – SMS Medical College, Jaipur.

He is also the Executive Director of the International Neonatology Association, Geneva and has headed many global organizations including the International Society of Tropical Paediatrics. He has also been on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics from Oxford, the Indian Pediatrics Journal and the Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics.

He has been recipient of many International fellowships including the fellowship from the American Academy of Pediatrics vide India Gyani Fund – 2008, Rotary Foundation Fellowship, Neonatology Fellowship from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

He has authored / edited many text books including Text Book on Paediatrics Neurology and Sports & Fitness Medicine. He has been contributing author to many global publications including the Atlas of Tropical Paediatrics of the American Academy of Paediatrics. He has chaired & addressed most global meetings in pediatrics including the IPA, AAP, ISTP, ASPHGAN & the National Pedicons.

He has to his credit a patent from IPR India for the Semi Open System of Neonatal Care.

He has a long teaching experience and has been examiner with different universities both for under graduate & post graduate studies in pediatrics.


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