AIIMS, New Delhi
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi|
|अखिल भारतीय आयुर्विज्ञान संस्थान दिल्ली|
Official Seal of AIIMS Delhi
|Motto||शरीरमाद्यं खलु धर्मसाधनम् Shariramadyam Khalu Dharmasadhanam|
Motto in English
|Body is indeed the primary instrument of dharma|
|Endowment||11.24 billion (US$180 million) per annum|
|President||Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India|
|Dean||Dr. P. K. Julka|
|Director||Dr. M. C. Mishra|
|840 (about 105 posts vacant)|
|Undergraduates||78 (MBBS) +19 (B.optometry)+10(Hons.in Radiography/Radiodiagnosis)|
|Location||New Delhi, Delhi, India
|Affiliations||not required ( the degrees approved by Academic Committee of AIIMS are recognised. AIIMS has been given power to recognise its own degrees by the act of parliament.|
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi (AIIMS Delhi) is a medical college and medical research public university based in New Delhi, India. The Institute was established in 1956 and operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
- 1 Location
- 2 All India Institute of Medical Sciences Act,1956
- 3 History
- 4 Rankings
- 5 Academics
- 6 Medical Facilities
- 7 Admissions
- 8 Medical services
- 9 Residential facilities
- 10 Student life and academics
- 11 Achievements
- 12 Controversies
- 13 Reservation policy for OBC and related controversies
- 14 Director's of the AIIMS Delhi
- 15 Notable faculty and alumni
- 16 Recipients of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for medical research
- 17 New AIIMS
- 18 See also
- 19 References
- 20 External links
AIIMS is located in Ansari Nagar in Delhi. It is adjacent to the South Extension-II market, and lies on the south-eastern quadrant of Aurbindo Marg and Inner Ring Road crossing. Across AIIMS is Safdarjung Hospital and associated Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University). Also, adjacently lies the headquarters of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the body that coordinates and funds medical research in India. In vicinity, also lies National Medical Library, run by the Directorate-General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Government of India. It has a vast collection of scientific and medical journals that can be accessed by researchers. Farthest along the stretch is the NAMS house, the official building of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, which is a prestigious body of eminent doctors from across India.
The second campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS-II),spread over 330 acre's of land was visualised during period of Prof. Tirath Das Dogra as Director AIIMS Delhi and Dr.Anbumani Ramadoss,(President, AIIMS) Minister of Health and Family welfare union of India in 2009 at Badhsa village in Haryana`s Jhajjar district. AIIMS-II was thought to be developed as the largest Medical Education centre for super-specialities in the World. Its beginning was launched on 30 May 2012 It is being built at a cost of 10 billion (US$160 million). Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated Outreach OPD of AIIMS on 24 November 2012. Government is also planning to open National Cancer Institute within the campus of AIIMS Jhajjar.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences Act,1956
AIIMS Delhi is governed by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Act,1956.
AIIMS was inaugurated in 1956, and was built with a grant from the Government of New Zealand under the Colombo Plan. AIIMS was established in New Delhi after former Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's initial proposal to set up the institute in Calcutta was turned down by the then Chief Minister of West Bengal Bidhan Chandra Roy. It was the vision of Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, the first Health Minister of India, to establish an institute of such nature in India.
|University and college Rankings|
|Medical – India|
AIIMS Delhi was ranked at third place in the first list of the Times Higher Education India Reputation Rankings, published alongside the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings in 2013. AIIMS has been consistently ranked the top medical college in India to pursue any Medical degree by India Today in annual surveys starting in 1997 and was ranked No. 1 in 2013. AIIMS has held the top slot for the last six years in a row, and has been ranked first for 11 out of the 12 years that India Today has conducted the survey. AIIMS was also ranked No. 1 in Outlook India ranking of medical colleges in 2013.
AIIMS' excellence has to do with several factors – small class size, excellent library facilities, liberal clinically oriented teaching, research exposure and the ability to set its own curriculum.
Several surveys by The Week and Outlook magazines have named AIIMS the best hospital in India overall, as well as the best in several individual fields such as Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Gynaecology and Ophthalmology, ahead of several specialised institutions.
The hospital has been able to maintain high standards of quality while seeing large numbers of patients (3.5 million in 2006) at very low cost to patients (10 (16¢ US)), many of whom live in extreme poverty.
As per section 23.1 of AIIMS Act, all Medical, Dental, Nursing and other degrees approved by Academic Committee of the Institute are recognised by respective councils and acts. The courses offered by the institute are:
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBBS) (Annual intake of 78 students)
- Bachelor of Optometry (Annual intake of 19 students)
- Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Radiography/Radiodiagnosis (Annual intake of 9+1*students)
- MD/MS (Annual intake of around 217–220 students in 24 disciplines)
- DM/Magister Chirurgiae|M.Ch. (in 12 and 5 disciplines respectively)
- Master of Dental Surgery M.D.S. in four specialities namely Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Master of Hospital Administration (M.H.A).
- Bachelor of Science in Human Biology#BSc (Honours) Human Biology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (1980–2002)|BSc(Hons.) Human Biology (1980–2002; now discontinued)
- Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Radiography/Radio-diagnosis (Annual intake of 9+1*students)
- BSc (Hons.) in Nursing (Annual intake of 77 students in BSc Nursing)
- BSc in Nursing (post-certificate)
- MSc in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Pharmacology and Physiology
- MSc in Urology Technology, Perfusion Technology & Nuclear Medicine
- MSc in Nursing
- Master of Biotechnology.
- PhD in 47 disciplines.
- Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART)for HIV & AIDS treatment
- Biomedical Engineering
- Cardiology for cardiac & heart related treatments
- Centre for Community Medicine
- College of Nursing
- Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
- Dermatology & Venereology
- Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes
- Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
- Finance Division
- Geriatric Medicine
- Gastroenterology and Human Nutrition
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Hospital Administration
- Laboratory Medicine
- Nuclear Medicine
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Paediatric Surgery
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics
- Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders
- Radio Diagnosis
- Reproductive Biology
- Surgical Disciplines
- Transplant Immunology & Immunogenetics
- Transfusion Medicine (Blood Bank)
Every year AIIMS accepts 72 Indian students, of which 37 belong to general category, 19 belong to Other Backward Classes (OBC), 11 belong to Scheduled Castes (S.C.) and 5 belong to Scheduled Tribes (S.T.) based on the results of an all-India entrance examination for its undergraduate M.B.B.S program. The number of students who take the entrance exam every year varies from 80,000 to 100,000. The acceptance rate for admission to the undergraduate course (medical school) is thus 72/90000 i.e. 0.08%.
One international student (nominated by Government of India from SAARC nations) completes the class size of 73. AIIMS also specialises in paramedical and basic science training for its undergraduates. AIIMS is one of the few institutions where the faculty-student ratio is much better than the norm.
Bachelor of Optometry
This course is of 4 year (3 year academic and 1 year internship) duration, and is aimed at enabling the students to achieve general understanding of Human Biology and in-depth knowledge of medical science related to basic Ophthalmic science, viz., Ocular Anatomy, Ocular Physiology, Ocular Biochemistry, Ocular Pathology, Ocular Microbiology and Ocular Pharmacology, as well as clinical Ophthalmology, viz., Physiological Optics, Orthoptics, Investigative Ophthalmology, Low Vision Aids, Contact Lenses. The objectives of the course are:
- To enable candidates to work in hospitals, clinics and community, in order to help in the execution of integrated approach of promotive, preventive, diagnostic, curative and rehabilitative aspects of ophthalmic care,
- To carry out refraction of normal as well as low vision patients and prescribe glasses of appropriate power and other parameters (coatings, tints, refractive index, asphericity, design, etc.),
- To assess contact lens patients and fit contact lens in various conditions, such as, keratoconus, aphakia, corneal scarring, etc.
- To carry out various ophthalmic investigations, such as, Perimetry, Tonometry, Biometry, O.C.T., etc.
- To be able to diagnose ocular disorders and management of certain ocular disorder i.e. catract, glaucoma, etc.
- To be able to assess disorders of ocular motility and monocular and binocular visual functions, give orthoptic and pleoptic exercises.
The teaching exercises include lectures, seminars, demonstrations and postings in OPDs, operation theatres, mobile eye camps and various investigative labs. Admission to this course is done yearly and about 19 students are admitted. Admission based on the results of an all-India entrance examination conduct by AIIMS itself for its undergraduate Optometry program. The number of students who take the entrance exam every year varies from 30,000 to 50,000. The acceptance rate for admission to the undergraduate course is thus 19/40000 i.e. 0.04%
Bachelor of Science(Hons.) in Radiography/Radio-diagnosis
This course is of 3 years duration and known as one of the most paying bachelor of science hons. course
The objectives of the course are:
- To provide basic knowledge of Human Anatomy and Physiology for understanding Human Biology,
- To provide basic understanding of the beneficial and harmful effects of X-ray radiation and protective measures while working with it,
- To understand physical principles of other imaging modalities like ultrasound,CT and MRI,
- To produce best of radiologic technologists with full command over modalities like ULTASOUND, CT, MRI.
- To train the students to perform all routine radiographic techniques and produce images of good diagnostic qualities with minimum radiation dose,
- To train students to work independently as competent imaging technologists
There are about forty-two speciality post-graduate courses conducted at AIIMS. The entry is through a nationwide competitive examination held every six months. Each year nearly 50 thousand medical graduates and 25 thousand dental graduates across the country compete for the limited number of positions, approximately, <1% of the candidates are admitted through the process- making it one of the most difficult tests. These courses are highly coveted by the medical graduates across the country because of the institution's excellent medical services, exposure to unusual and referred cases and excellent opportunities for research. The Institute announced that the test would be conducted in both online and paper-and-pen modes from May 2013 onwards. The next Entrance test is scheduled to be held on 11 November 2014. ₯
Integrating clinics and research
AIIMS was originally built as a Superspeciality tertiary care (refers to India's three-tier health system with Primary clinics, which refer cases to secondary district level hospitals, which in turn refer cases to regional tertiary hospitals) centre with primary emphasis on research and specialised training facilities. MBBS is the basic medical course, the same as medical school. This is followed by specialisation, which poda naye is the term for postgrad training in General Surgery, General Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and other fields. Superspecialities are those healthcare fields whose practitioners need specialised certification after completing their postgraduations, examples being cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, rheumatology, Neurology, Pediatric Neurology etc. There are at least 45 superspecialities at AIIMS. Having clinical superspecialities in the same campus as its major research facilities makes AIIMS optimally suited for nurturing best quality translational research, which can translate into clinically useful end products, in India. 1234 AIIMS publishes The National Medical Journal of India, among India's most prestigious clinical journals. Its impact factor is the highest among Indian journals after the Indian journal of Medical Research (published by the Indian Council of Medical Research). Apart from this, several journals in medical sciences are edited by AIIMS faculty.
As per the AIIMS Citizen's Charter, doctors & staff at AIIMS strive to provide comprehensive, high quality tertiary care services including speciality and super-specialty services to all without consideration of caste, creed, religion, sex, economic status or disability. However, there may be some deficiencies due to extreme patient load and finite resources. Acquiring newer equipment for investigation, research and patient care is expedited as it is not constrained by funds. From December 2011, the Institute stopped 36 key diagnostic tests due to controversy over the source of funding of these tests.
Speciality centres at AIIMS
There is a separate cardiothoracic and neurosciences centre (CNC) offering superspeciality level patient care, training and research in the respective fields.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences is a 300 bed ophthalmic (eyes) speciality centre designated as the apex eye referral centre for India, and is the WHO collaborating centre for ophthalmic programs.
Recently Dr. BR Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital's construction has been completed. It specialises in medical, radiation and surgical oncology.
Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre is India's first full-fledged centre to treat victims of trauma. It is located about 1 km west from the main campus.
CDER, the Centre for Dental Education and Research, located adjacent to the Hostels, is AIIMS' newest speciality centre. The centre has been recently designated as WHO COLLABORATING CENTRE for Oral Health Promotion for a term of four years. The Govt of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has designated this Centre as National Centre for Excellence for implementation of National Oral Health Programme in the country. This centre provides technical support on Oral Health to the Govt and WHO. Despite having very few faculty members, this centre has been giving best research output per person in the whole country.
AIIMS also runs the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre at Ghaziabad, one of Delhi's suburbs.
The Centre for Community Medicine at AIIMS maintains a teaching and treatment facility at Ballabgarh, which is a periurban area outside Delhi, it also provides comprehensive services to 84000 population. Faculty members from AIIMS are posted there by rotation.
AIIMS is a residential university where the faculty members, staff and students live on either the main campus or one of the several campuses which form a part of the Institution. There are six hostels for male undergraduate students (Hostel No.1-6) and a single hostel available for female undergraduate students (Hostel 10). These seven hostels together can accommodate 400 students. For Post-graduate students, there are two hostels available for the men students and married couples(Hostel No.7-8) and a single hostel for the women students(Hostel No.9). Additional hostels for Nursing students and Post-graduate students are available at a facility in the Masjid Moth area, situated near to the main AIIMS campus. Hostels for MBBS/ MD / nursing students are also located at Ballabgarh, Dayalpur and Chainsa used during Ballabgarh posting.
Student life and academics
life in AIIMS is a unique experience.. Attendance was not made compulsory until a few years ago, with students being given full liberty to organise their own study patterns.
The limitation of class size to just 77(MBBS)+10(MTR)+19(OPH) per year ensures a close-knit student community of just about 400 people. The student body is predominantly male, with men forming approximately 80% of every batch. This is in contrast to the situation with most other medical colleges, where women are represented in larger numbers. Hostel life centres on the Quadrangle in the Gents' hostel, where most students can be seen lounging or studying.
AIIMS has a cosmopolitan student body, owing to its location in the national capital, as well as its countrywide reputation. Students from Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Mauritius and other nations add some of their own flavour. Exchange students from several Indian and international medical schools also mix with the existing crowd. The students are represented by the AIIMS Students' Union, headed by an executive committee that is elected every year from students of 6th semester.
Students of AIIMS involve themselves in extra-academic movements, including Pulse, the annual, inter-college festival hosted by AIIMS. Pulse is easily India's largest medical fest, with daily attendance ranging from 5000 to 15000. A large, well-equipped students' gym, swimming pool and courts for tennis, basketball, volleyball, squash and soccer provide ample recreational opportunities. Prayatna is a student organisation that arranges blood donation camps for the fulfilment of perpetual shortage of blood at the AIIMS blood bank.
- AIIMS is the first Indian center to perform a successful cardiac transplant. The surgery was performed by Dr. Panangipalli Venugopal, the ex director of AIIMS in 1994.
- AIIMS is a leader in Stem Cell therapy, especially Cardiac and Neurological.
- AIIMS has India's first and only minimally invasive surgery training centre, under collaboration with Germany.
- It is a pioneer of robotic surgeries in India, particularly the Da Vinci system for urology, and robotic CTVS.
- The first in-vitro fertilisation facility in the public sector set up at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in February 2008.
- The Centre for Dental Education and Research at AIIMS has been designated as the only WHO CC in South East Asia region. There are a total 15 such centres in the world. It is also designated as National Centre of Excellence for Implementation of National Oral Health Programme in the country
Controversy regarding its Director
The Director of AIIMS has been sacked in 2006, after a certain amount of controversy which also included filing a case before the Delhi High Court. This happened as a result of a resolution which was passed by the 17 member governing body of the institute. Many people have touted this to be an extension of the Ramadoss (The Union Health Minister & The President of AIIMS) and P Venugopal rivalry. On 8 May 2008, Venugopal was re-instated as AIIMS director by a Supreme Court judgement.
Prior to Supreme court judgment of 25 August 2001 and changes in institutional quota, AIIMS was criticised for the way 33% of Post Graduation Seats were reserved for those who complete their MBBS in AIIMS. This has been rectified and now admissions to the post-graduate courses at AIIMS are much sought after from medical graduates throughout the country. There is now a curtain on the controversy for the present, since the Supreme Court judgment has in effect clearly defined the administrative intricacies and application of rules.[clarification needed]
The honourable Supreme Court of India, stated that reserving 33 per cent seats for institutional candidates was in effect 100 per cent reservation for subjects, which was declared ultra vires the Constitution, and, hence, was struck down.
The quota has been quashed by the Supreme Court as per its Judgment in the year 2001.
Anbumoni Ramadoss was prime supporter of the new reservation policy that mandated 27% of seats to so-called "Other Backward Classes (OBC)" in all central government institutions. He ensured that Dr. P. Venugopal, an eminent heart surgeon and head of AIIMS, be removed in favor of Dr. T D. Dogra.The conflict between Dr.P. Venugpoal and Anbumani Ramadoss started as a personality conflict,later politicised as a conflict on reservation issue. P. Venugopal was reinstated by supreme court for an interim period of one month before his retirement. AIIMS students joined in the nation-wide protests in May 2006. During the strike all medical services were suspended, but parallel OPDs were initiated after the strike had been going on for some time. The strike continued till 31 May when the doctors called off their strike after a Supreme Court of India decision.
2006 controversy over AIIMS' autonomy
AIIMS doctors again went on a flash strike in June–July 2006 over the issue of increasing political interference in the institution by the Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss. The doctors decided to go on strike following the controversial sacking of P. Venugopal, the former director of AIIMS. Venugopal challenged his sacking in the courts, and the strike ended following the Delhi High Court's 7 July 2006 decision staying Venugopal's sacking . However, Ramadoss filed an appeal the same day in the Supreme Court of India against the stay of the removal of the AIIMS Director. On 25 July, the government offered to withdraw its order sacking Venugopal but would bring charges against him before a single-bench court. During this controversy, lack of treatment caused the death of some AIIMS patients.
Director's of the AIIMS Delhi
- Professor (Late) Bhalchandra Babaji Dikshit, Padma Bhushan, First and founder Director AIIMS Delhi (1956–64).
- Professor (Late) K. L. Wig (1964–69), First Dean of the Faculty & Padma Vibhushan
- Professor (Late) V. Ramalingaswami Padma Vibhushan (1969-1979), first Director-General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
- Professor (Late) L. P. Agarwal (1979–80).
- Professor (Late) H. D. Tandon (1980-1984).
- Professor S. Bhargava (1984-1990).
- Professor S. Kakkar (1990-1995).
- Professor L. M. Nath (1995-1996).
- Professor (Late) L. K. Bhutani (1996).
- Professor P. K. Dave (1996-2003)
- Professor P. Venugopal (2003-2007)and interim period of 45 days on court order in summer vacation (May–June 2008), Padma Bhushan. Apart from being one of the longest-serving doctors at the institute, he is also credited with being the first Indian to perform a heart transplant.
- Professor Tirath Das Dogra (2007-2009),a renowned Forensic Expert of India.
- Prof. Ramesh C. Deka (2009-2013)
- Professor M. C. Misra (2013-Incumbent).
Notable faculty and alumni
- Prof. A. S. Paintal, internationally renowned Physiologist.
- Dr Pankaj Jay Pasricha, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Stanford School of Medicine.
- Professor Emeritus Prakash Chandra, Padma Shri, B. C. Roy Awardee, founder editor of The Indian Journal of Orthopaedics; conceived the project of Centralised Services for Trauma and Accidents in Delhi, initiated undergraduate BSc (Honours) courses in Human Biology and Nursing .
- Professor Samiran Nundy, Padma Shri, former Head of Dept. of Gastrointestinal Surgery, founder of The National Medical Journal of India
- Prof. Suneeta Mittal, eminent Surgeon, a compassionate teacher, pioneer in field of research and public health for the welfare of women. She was the HOD of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Director in Charge WHO-CCR in Human Reproduction, and Chief of IVF Facility at AIIMS.
- Dr. S. N. Mehta (Former Head of Dept. of Surgery) Senior Consultant, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals
- Dr. K. Srinath Reddy, Padma Bhushan, Head of Public Health Foundation of India, Head of the Prime Minister of India's Medical Team
- Prof. Tej P Singh, distinguished biotechnology research professor, AIIMS
- Dr. Deepak Chopra (popular spiritual Guru)
- Dr. Sanjiv Chopra (Dean of CME, Harvard Medical School)
- Dr. Abul K. Abbas (Chair Pathology Dept. UCSF, Author or Abbas Immunology, Editor of Robbins' Pathology 7th edition)
- Professor Vinay Kumar (Chair Pathology Dept. Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Editor of Robbins' Pathology 7th edition)
- Dr. Anoop Misra – Director and Head, Department of Diabetes and Metabolism, Fortis Group of Hospitals, Padma Shri
- Dr. Neerja Bhatla – Editor of Jeffcoat's Principles of Gynaecology
- Dr. Ramesh Kaul, pulmonologist and founding chairman of American Journal of Biomedical Research
- Dr. A. K. Hemal, Padma Shri
- Dr. N. P. Gupta, Padma Shri
- Dr. Randeep Guleria, Physician to the Prime Minister of India, noted pulmonologist
- Dr. Sandeep Guleria, ex Surgeon, former Sub-Dean – AIIMS, Secretory – Indian Society of Organ Transplant, noted transplant surgeon (now in Apollo hospital)
- Dr. K. K. Talwar, former Professor in Dept. of Cardiology, present Director of PGIMER Chandigarh
- Dr. Maharaj K. Bhan – Professor of Pediatrics, presently on deputation as Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India
- Dr. V. S. Mehta, Padam Shri, former head of department, Neurosurgery, and Chief – Neurosciences Centre, current Director of Neurosciences, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
- Dr. P. N. Tandon, former head of department of Neurosurgery at AIIMS. Founder President of National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, Haryana.
- Prof. Purushottam Upadhyaya, former Chief of Paediatric Surgery at AIIMS, founder of AIIMS Department of Paediatric Surgery, performed the first successful separation of conjoined twins in India.
- Dr. A. K. Banerji, former head of department of Neurosurgery, AIIMS, former head of Neurosciences at VIMHANS Hospital, New Delhi.
- Dr. B. S. Narang, Professor of Pathology and Biochemistry. Honored by establishment of Dr. B.S. Narang Memorial Prize awarded to the Best Undergraduate in Biochemistry at AIIMS
- Dr. Abhimanyu Garg, Professor of Internal Medicine, Chief of Human Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, pioneer in lipodystrophy research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
- Dr Bhagyashree S. Chandra, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
- Dr Deepak Govil, Former Assistant Professor, GTB Hospital, Presently Senior Consultant, Surgical Gastroenterology and Robotic Surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi
- Dr Mandeep Bajaj, Endocrinology, Baylor College of Medicine
- Dr Yogesh Jain, Founder, Jan Swasthya Sahyog
- Dr Paresh Dandona, Chief of Endocrinology, University of Buffalo, NY
- Dr. Dheerendra Prasad MD MCh, Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology, University at Buffalo, NY
- Dr Arun Sanyal, AASLD president, Chief of Gastroenterology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
- Dr. B. Saikia, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Division of Cardiology, New York
- Dr. Atchuthanand Budi, Pediatrician and Neonatologist Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Dr. Narayan P. Verma MD FACP FAAN, Professor of Neurology, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
- Dr. Nancy Khardori, MD. Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology & Cellular Biology:Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA (USA) Ground breaking research in Biofilms. Previously served as Professor-Director: Division of Infectious Diseases at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois, and on faculty at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center in Houston, Texas.
- Dr. Romesh Khardori, MD Professor of Medicine & Director Endocrinology Training Program: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk (VA). Formerly Professor-Director:Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Molecular Medicine; Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois. research focus: Neuroendocrine control of GH secretion and Fuel homeostasis in GHR knock out mice.
- Dr. Sanduk Ruit Developed a small-incision cataract surgery where with the use of inexpensive intraocular lenses it has enabled thousands of cataract patients of Nepal and other countries to regain their sight. Awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2006 and Thailand's Prince Mahidol Award in 2007
- Prof. Hari Parkash, MDS, Founder chief of Centre for Dental Education and Research and Ex WHO temporary adviser.
- Dr. Rajni Saksena (Bhatnagar), MD CCFP, Internist, McGill University, Canada
- Dr. K. K. Handa ; Director ENT & Head Neck Surgery, Medanta Medicity Gurgaon
- SLP Sanjay Kumar (Formerly an Alumnus of All India Institute of Speech and Hearing and AIIMS Delhi) Now working on awareness of communication disorders globally and its management.He is in private practice in India . His videos both before and after treatment are becoming popular globally.
- Dr. Atul Ambekar, Psychiatrist and member of United Nations Reference Group to HIV and IDU
- Dr. M.P.Sharma, Prof and Head of Gastroenterology, Rockland Hospital, New Delhi
DR Satyarthee Guru Dutta,Pioneer , Founder faculty, Neurosurgery Department at Jai Praksh naryan apex Trauma centre, AIIMS, New Delhi,acted to start dedicated and advanced spine surgery, vascular intervention in traumatic head and spine injury, periphreral nerve repair, starting, getting functional and monitoring Neurotrauma intensive care ( NTICU ) centre.
Recipients of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for medical research
Several present and former faculty members from AIIMS have won the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology. Given by the CSIR, they are among India's most prestigious research awards.
- B. K. Anand – Physiologist
- V. Ramalingaswami – Pathologist
- Pradeep Seth – Microbiologist, developed HIV vaccine
- M. K. Bhan – Pediatrician, worked on diarrhoea
- Shashi Wadhwa – Neuroscientist
- N. K. Mehra – Immunologist
- Y. D. Sharma – Biotechnologist
- S. K. Panda – Pathologist specialising in Viral Hepatitis
- Ravindra Goswami – Endocrinologist with work on Hypocalcaemic disorders in India
- Indira Nath – Founder head of Biotechnology Department in AIIMS.
- Anzal Fazil- founder of college for average students at Kavalppura in Iravipuram district
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- AIIMS Bhubaneswar
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- AIIMS Rishikesh
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences
- PGIMER Chandigarh
- SGPGIMS Lucknow
- CMC Vellore
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