MBBS, DDV, FCPS - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
38 Years Experience Overall (38 years as specialist)
A medical doctor specialized in Skin and STDs with special training in HIV management, Managing Director and Consultant in HIV/AIDS at Unison Medicare& Research Centre which is India’s first private sector comprehensive clinic for HIV and infectious diseases, has expertise in Second Opinion. President of AIDS Society of India - a professional organization of physicians in HIV care Elected to the Governing Council of International AIDS Society, HQs.Geneva, to represent Asia & The Pacific Secretary-General of Peoples Health Organisation -India. Was Joint Secretary of National AIDS Committee, Govt of India between 1995-98, was the first to raise alarm against AIDS in 1985, known for bringing India on AIDS control map, had started India’s first AIDS Clinic in1986 at government-run J J Hospital in Mumbai and has expertise in HIV care in resource-poor settings. Trained several doctors, nurses and social workers; was Editor-Publisher of AIDS ASIA from 1993 to 2008. Initiated, managed, supervised, evaluated over 40 HIV/AIDS projects in India, addressed over 3700 public meetings and training programs in India and abroad, has 235 scientific papers at conferences, written chapters in books on AIDS/STDs. He was consultant for American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), World Vision, USAID; has more than 65 awards to his credit including the "Outstanding Young Person of the World" –Glasgow in 1995 and Annemarie Madison Award-Germany in 1999 in Munich, Germany where he was termed as ‘the Indian Machinegun against AIDS’.