Belle Monappa Hegde

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Belle Monappa Hegde
Hegde in 2005
Born 18 August 1938 (1938-08-18) (age 78)
South Canara,
Madras Presidency,
British India
(now in Udupi District, Karnataka, India)
Medical career
Profession medical scientist, educationist and author
Institutions Stanley Medical College (Madras)
King George Medical College (Lucknow)
Royal College of Physicians (London)
Manipal University
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Notable prizes Dr. B. C. Roy Award(1999)
Padma Bhushan (2010)
B M Hegde being conferred an honorary doctorate by Kiran Kumar Reddy

Belle Monappa Hegde often abbreviated as B. M. Hegde (born 18 August 1938) is an Indian medical scientist, educationist and author.[1] He is the former Vice Chancellor of Manipal University, Co-Chairman of the TAG-VHS Diabetes Research Centre, Chennai[2] and the chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mangalore. He has authored several books on medical practice and ethics.[1] He is also the Editor in Chief of the medical journal, Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes. He was awarded the Dr. B. C. Roy Award in 1999.[3] In 2010, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan,[4][5] one of India's highest civilian awards.

Early life[edit]

Dr. B. M. Hegde was born on 18 August 1938,[6] in Pangala, Udupi, India, in an ethnic Tulu-Speaking Bunt[7] family.


Dr. B. M. Hegde is a medical practitioner and has a M.B.B.S from Stanley Medical College (Madras), a M.D. from King George Medical College (Lucknow), FRCP from Royal College of Physicians, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dublin. He also has a FACC and FAMS. He also received training in cardiology from Harvard Medical School under Bernard Lown, a Nobel Laureate.


Dr. B. M. Hegde is visiting faculty at many universities. He also serves as the Chairman of the Mangalore chapter of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,[8] and has served as Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University He has also authored several books in English and Kannada apart from publishing several medical research papers. Dr. Hegde is an affiliate professor of Human Health, University of Northern Colorado since 2002. He serves as Chairman of Bihar State Health Society's Expert Committee, Govt. of Bihar, Patna. He served as a Member of Postgraduate Medical Education Board, Government of India. He served as Chairman of OHIO University's Indian Trust, Bangalore. He served as Chairman of Ganapathi Engineering College Governing Board, Vellore. He served as Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mangalore Kendra. He was Editor in Chief, Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes, Mangalore and Penn. State University, USA. He was Vice Chancellor of Manipal University, India. He was Professor of Cardiology [Visiting] London University since 1982. He was Director-Professor, Principal and Dean of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. He was Emeritus International Advisor to The Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh. He was First Indian examiner for MRCP [UK] examination in the UK from 1988 to 1998. He was MRCPI examiner in Dublin since 2000 till 2009. He served as President of World Academy of Authentic Healing Sciences, Mangalore. He has been a Non Executive & Independent Director of Zydus Wellness Limited since July 29, 2009. Dr. Hegde has 47 years of teaching experience to undergraduates and postgraduates. He has been a professor of Medicine since 1973. Dr. Hegde, an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, [9] has won Dr. B. C. Roy National Award in the category of an Eminent Medical Teacher, Dr. J. C. Bose Award for Life Sciences Research, PRIDE OF INDIA Award from the Pacific Association of Indians in California and many more. Dr. Hegde is Padma Bhushan awardee 2010. He is MBBS, Ph. D. [Hon. Causa], MD, FRCP [London], FRCP [Edinburgh], FRCP [Glasgow], FRCPI [Dublin], FACC [USA] and FAMS[10]



  1. ^ a b "B.M. Hegde to head Bihar health society". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
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  3. ^ Bureau Hindu Business Line. "Coconut oil, an ideal fat". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "PIB Press Release: This Year’s Padma Awards announced". Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  5. ^ "‘People’s doctor’ gets Padma Bhushan". The New Indian Express. 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  6. ^ "Padma Bhushan Award for Veteran Physician, Administrator, Dr B M Hegde". Daijiworld. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  7. ^ "M'lore: Prof B M Hegde Exhorts Bunt Elders to 'Walk their Talk'". Daijiworld. 2008-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  8. ^ Bhavan's Kendras Statewise List, retrieved 2011-07-18 
  9. ^ "List of Fellows - NAMS" (PDF). National Academy of Medical Sciences. 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 
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