New Delhi: Former Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Dr. Randeep Guleria joined Medanta Hospital, Gurugram as Chairman of the Institute of Internal Medicine and Respiratory & Sleep Medicine.
He has also been appointed as the director, medical education, at the medical facility, the hospital said in a statement on Monday.
”Dr Guleria is well recognised for his pioneering work in the field of lung cancer, asthma, COPD, respiratory muscle functions and sleep disorders. He has over 400 publications in reputed international and Indian journals, and 49 chapters in various prominent books,” it said.
Dr Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta welcomed Dr Guleria and said, “The appointment of a senior doctor like Dr Randeep Guleria reflects our commitment to always delivering the highest standard of clinical care by expanding our team of highly accomplished and respected clinical faculty.”
Prior to joining Medanta Hospital, he served as the director of AIIMS, Delhi where he served as faculty for over three decades, the statement added.
A recipient of the Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy Award, Dr Guleria is renowned for his vast experience and exceptional contribution in India’s COVID-19 response effort.
He is also associated with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a member of its Scientific Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunisation and influenza vaccination, and is part of editorial boards of several medical journals such as the JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association (India), Indian Journal of Chest Diseases, Lung India and Chest India, the statement said.
Dr. Guleria was instrumental in setting up a dedicated Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders at the AIIMS, New Delhi in 2011. He was appointed as AIIMS Director for a term of five years on March 28, 2017.
A keen academician and researcher, Dr Guleria did his MBBS from Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla and MD (general medicine) and DM (pulmonary medicine) from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh.