Balram Bhargava

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Balram Bhargava
Born1961
Delhi, India
OccupationAdministrator
AwardsGujar Mal Science Award
Padma Shri
S. N. Bose Centenary Award
Platinum Jubilee Award
Vasvik Award
Tata Innovation Fellowship
National Academy of Sciences, India Fellowship
American Heart Association Fellowship
Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship
American College of Cardiology Fellowship

Balram Bhargava is an Indian science administrator. He has been appointed for a three year tenure as the Director-General at the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi and Secretary, Department of Health Research a division under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.[1]

Biography[edit]

Balram Bhargava, hailing from the Indian capital of Delhi, was born in 1961.[2] He graduated in medicine (MBBS) and went on to secure MD and DM with specialization in cardiology from king George’s medical college Lucknow . Prior to his appointment at ICMR, he was a Professor of cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS). He is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc),Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS), Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences[3] and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).[2]

Bhargava resides at the AIIMS residential complex at Asiad Village, New Delhi.[2]

Social commitment and legacy[edit]

Balram Bhargava is reported as a biomedical program administrator from AIIMS Delhi.[4][5]

Bhargava along with Alok Ray from IIT Delhi under leadership of then Department of Biotechnology secretary Maharaj Kishan Bhan, initiated the Indian chapter of the Stanford Biodesign and was its co-executive director (India). The organization had set goals to promote innovators of medical technology through fellowships and also to conduct internships and events related to the area. The system was supported by AIIMS, New Delhi and has Stanford University, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India as partners. Stanford India Biodesign program ended in 2013.[5]

Bhargava was a clinical evaluator of various stents from Indian companies. Since 2008, he has been working with Biodesign Fellows Srinivas Juggu, Jayant Karve and Amit Sharma on a project trying to develop a chest compression device. If this succeeds it will be useful for patients suffering sudden cardiac arrests.[6]

Besides his medical practice, Balram Bhargava is known for his plans of social impact.[7][8] He is one of the team of twelve doctors from India who plan to establish the Society for Less Investigative Medicine (SLIM),[9] an initiative that hopes to combat the excessive commercial practices prevalent in India. SLIM is in the making since 2015 and the members hoped to start activities by 2016. The members of SLIM, when it is established, plan to work towards raising public awareness against the trend of unnecessary tests and excessive medical investigations.[7][8][10]

Bhargava has attended many international conferences and seminars where he speaks about a cardiac stent he claims to have invented.[11][12]

Bhargava is mentioned as a co-author (third author, fourth author, etc.) in publications in many international peer reviewed journals.[13][14][15] Some of the most cited articles with him as a co-author are:

  • Ramakrishnan Sivasubramanian; Bharat B. Kukreti; Anita Saxena; Nagendra Boopathy S; Kewal Goswami; Balram Bhargava; Sandeep Seth; Rajnish Juneja; Shyam S. Kothari; Vinay K. Bahl (2011). "UTILITY OF 3DIMENSIONAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN PREDICTING THE IMMEDIATE OUTCOME OF PERCUTANEOUS TRANSVENOUS MITRAL COMMISSUROTOMY". J Am Coll Cardiol. 57 (14): E704–E704. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(11)60704-3. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  • Gurpreet S Gulati; Chesnal Arepalli; Sandeep Seth; Rajiv Narang; Balram Bhargava; Sujata Mohanty; Priya Jagia; Sanjiv Sharma; RK Ahuja; Balram Airan (2011). "Cardiac Magnetic Resonance for evaluating early outcomes of stem cell therapy in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy". J CARDIOVASC MAGN RESON. 13 (1): 288–301. doi:10.1186/1532-429X-13-S1-P288. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  • Sivasubramanian Ramakrishnan; Chirayu Vyas; Shyam S. Kothari; Balram Bhargava; Bharat Bhooshan Kukreti; Mani Kalaivani; Rajnish Juneja; Sandeep Seth; Anita Saxena; Vinay K. Bahl (2011). "Acute and short-term hemodynamic effects of metoprolol in Eisenmenger syndrome: A preliminary observational study". Am Heart J. 161 (5): 938–943. doi:10.1016/j.ahj.2011.02.010. Archived from the original on 23 February 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2014.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Bhargava has been conferred with the prestigious Gujar Mal Science Award 2018.[16] Bhargava is a recipient of S. N. Bose Centenary Award of the Indian Science Congress, Platinum Jubilee Award of the National Academy of Sciences and the Vasvik Award.[17][18][5] He has also received Tata Innovation Fellowship for facilitating Biodesign Innovation fellows' work.[17][18][5] The Government of India honoured him, in 2014, by awarding him the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his contributions to the field of medicine (cardiology).[19] He is one of the laureates of the 2015 UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.[20]

Reference[edit]

  1. ^ "Professor Balram Bhargava appointed as Director General of ICMR". My Medical Mantra. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Vidwan database". Vidwan database. 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  3. ^ "List of Fellows - NAMS" (PDF). National Academy of Medical Sciences. 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  4. ^ "IC2030". IC2030. 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d "Medical Plastics India". Medical Plastics India. 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Self-powered CPRs a boon for cardiac patients - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  7. ^ a b "TOI AIIMS". TOI. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  8. ^ a b "E Pao". E Pao. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  9. ^ "SLIM". SLIM. 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Civil Society". Civil Society. 2011. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Speech". YouTube video. Elets TV. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Vimeo". Vimeo. July 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  13. ^ Ramakrishnan Sivasubramanian; Bharat B. Kukreti; Anita Saxena; Nagendra Boopathy S; Kewal Goswami; Balram Bhargava; Sandeep Seth; Rajnish Juneja; Shyam S. Kothari; Vinay K. Bahl (2011). "UTILITY OF 3DIMENSIONAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN PREDICTING THE IMMEDIATE OUTCOME OF PERCUTANEOUS TRANSVENOUS MITRAL COMMISSUROTOMY". J Am Coll Cardiol. 57 (14): E704–E704. doi:10.1016/S0735-1097(11)60704-3. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  14. ^ Gurpreet S Gulati; Chesnal Arepalli; Sandeep Seth; Rajiv Narang; Balram Bhargava; Sujata Mohanty; Priya Jagia; Sanjiv Sharma; RK Ahuja; Balram Airan (2011). "Cardiac Magnetic Resonance for evaluating early outcomes of stem cell therapy in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy". J CARDIOVASC MAGN RESON. 13 (1): 288–301. doi:10.1186/1532-429X-13-S1-P288. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  15. ^ Sivasubramanian Ramakrishnan; Chirayu Vyas; Shyam S. Kothari; Balram Bhargava; Bharat Bhooshan Kukreti; Mani Kalaivani; Rajnish Juneja; Sandeep Seth; Anita Saxena; Vinay K. Bahl (2011). "Acute and short-term hemodynamic effects of metoprolol in Eisenmenger syndrome: A preliminary observational study". Am Heart J. 161 (5): 938–943. doi:10.1016/j.ahj.2011.02.010. Archived from the original on 23 February 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  16. ^ "Dr. Balram Bhargava & Prof. Anurag Kumar awarded The G.M. Modi Science Award". punjabnewsexpress.com. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  17. ^ a b "University of Cambridge". University of Cambridge. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  18. ^ a b "Biodesign Stanford". Biodesign Stanford. 2014. Archived from the original on 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  19. ^ "Padma 2014". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 25 January 2014. Archived from the original on 8 February 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  20. ^ Laureates of the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences

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