Randeep Guleria

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Randeep Guleria
Himachal Pradesh, India
OccupationDirector, AIIMS, Delhi Pulmonologist
AwardsPadma Shri
Dr. B. C. Roy Award

Randeep Guleria is an Indian pulmonologist and the head of the Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Disorders at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences,[1][2] credited with the establishment of India's first centre for pulmonary medicines and sleep disorders at AIIMS.[3] He was honoured by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.[4] He is an alumnus of St. Columba's School, Delhi.

He is the present director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.[5]


An honest approach to life and a complete devotion to my job is what spiritualism means to me. I have great faith in the Almighty, and so, I consider myself spiritual, says Randeep Guleria.[6]

Randeep Guleria did his medical studies at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh, from where he secured his MD in general medicine and DM in pulmonary medicine.[7][8] He joined the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and rose in ranks to become a professor and the head of the department of Pulmonology and Sleep Disorders.[2][7] He is associated with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a member of its Scientific Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE)[9] on immunization and influenza vaccination.[7][8] He is a life member of the Association of Physicians of India, Indian Chest Society and the National College of Chest Physicians of India.[7] He also serves as a consultant to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna on issued related to radiation protection.[7][8]

Guleria is the personal physician to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India[2] since 1998[8] and is credited with research on pulmonary diseases.[7][10] His research findings have been recorded by way of 36 book chapters and 268 articles;[7][8][11] ResearchGate, an online knowledge repository has published 117 of them.[12] He is credited with efforts in establishing a centre for respiratory diseases and sleep medicine at AIIMS, which is reported to be a first in India.[3] He is a recipient of Raj Nanda Pulmonary Disease Fellowship from Raj Nanda Trust and the Royal College of Physicians, UK[7][8] and is an elected fellow (2011) of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS).[13] He sits on the editorial boards of a number of medical journals such as the Indian Journal of Chest Diseases, Lung India, Journal of American Medical Association and Chest India.[8]

Randeep Guleria was included by the Government of India in the 2015 Republic Day honours list for the civilian award of Padma Shri.[4] He lives in Delhi, adjacent to the AIIMS campus.[14]

He has been awarded the prestigious Dr. B C Roy National Awards for the year 2014, under eminent medical person category by the Medical Council of India.[15]

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  1. ^ "AIIMS Pulmocrit". AIIMS Pulmocrit. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Zoom Info". Zoom Info. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b Chatterjee, Pritha (21 June 2011). "India's first centre for pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders soon". The Indian Express. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. 2015. Archived from the original on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Randeep Guleria appointed as new AIIMS director". Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  6. ^ Randeep Guleria (as told to Soumi Dey) (July 2010). "I Am". Times of India.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Sehat". Sehat. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Daiichi Sankyo India". Daiichi Sankyo India. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  9. ^ "SAGE". SAGE. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  10. ^ "CTRI". Clinical Trials Registry of India. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  11. ^ Randeep Guleria. "Radiation Exposure in Medicine - Do Doctors Know Enough?" (PDF). AIIMS Circular.
  12. ^ "Profile on ResearchGate". ResearchGate. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  13. ^ "NAMS" (PDF). NAMS. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Down to Earth". Down to Earth. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  15. ^ "Prez honours AIIMS chief Randeep Guleria with Dr B C Roy award". Retrieved 1 April 2017.

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