MBBS, MRCP (UK), Certification in Liver Diseases, FRCP, FICP, FACP (US), FIAMS (Gastro)
40 Years Experience
Dr. Rajesh Upadhyay is a Director & Head, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi and former Chairman & HOD, Department of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Jaipur Golden Hospital, New Delhi, for more than 15 years. He is presently the Director of Indian Confederation for Health Care Accreditation (ICHA), a non-profit organization working for patient safety and quality in healthcare services and has been the President of Association of Physicians of India (API) 2015-2016, and the International advisor for Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow, UK. A graduate of Patna Medical College, he went on to obtain higher degrees and training in the UK where he did his MRCP degree and worked in internationally renowned institutions such as Kings College Hospital, London and Royal Infirmary, Glasgow to specialize in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He received certification in liver diseases from British Post Graduate Medical Federation. His thesis on “NSAID & Gut” was accepted by the University of Glasgow.He has more than 65 academic/scientific papers to his credit including editorials and abstracts, in national / international journals. He has also written many chapters on gastroenterology/hepatology for many books. Dr. Upadhyay has undertaken the leadership role in organizing, participating and delivering more than 300 lectures at prestigious regional, national and international conferences. His academic excellence and contributions have been recognized by several awards and orations such as – Best Paper Award by Caledonian Society of Gastroenterologist, UK, and Indian Academy of Medical Specialists, India, R N Chugh Oration (API Delhi State). He is also a recipient of Excellence Awards in Gastroenterology from reputed organizations such as Delhi Medical Association, IJCP and API among others. He was bestowed with the Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Journal of Association of Physicians of India (JAPI) for reviewing Gastroenterology and Hepatology papers. He has also received IMA national award – ‘Distinguished Medical Men for their contribution of the highest order in the field of Medicine’ in 2014.He serves on the editorial board of many books and journals such as – Editor for ‘Medicine Update 2015’ book, Editor for Hepatology ‘API textbook of Medicine’, Member editorial board JAPI, Associate Editor of textbook ‘Medical Emergency’, Member editorial board ‘Medicine Update and Post Graduate Medicine’ books. As a key member of Task Force of Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Dr. Upadhyay has provided valuable advice in formulating national guidelines and position papers for IBS and NAFLD.