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AIIMS Cardiology Professor Dr Balram Bhargava appointed ICMR Director General

AIIMS Cardiology Professor Dr Balram Bhargava appointed ICMR Director General

New Delhi: AIIMS Cardiology professor, Padmashri Dr Balram Bhargava has been appointed as the Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health Research.

Dr Bharagava, at present, is the Professor of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He has been appointed to the post for a period of three years or until attainment of the age of 60 years, according to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry.

The Delhi-based ICMR is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world.

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Dr Bhargava- MD, DM, FRCP (Glasg), FRCP (Edin), FACC, FAHA, FIACS, FAMS, FNASc – is an eminent cardiologist, medical educationist and innovator, known for his expertise in the trade and for his social commitment. He is also the founder and the Executive Director, Stanford India Biodesign Centre, School of International Biodesign (SIB) at AIIMS, which aimed at promoting innovators of medical technology through fellowships and guidance. The initiative is 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.

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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

An innovator and visionary, Bhargava is an evaluator of indigenous low-cost cardiological stents and has developed a platinum-iridium stent himself.  His recent projects include the development of a chest compression device, deemed to be useful for patients suffering sudden cardiac arrests and is funded by Wellcome Trust.

Dr Bhargava is also the Honorary Editor-in-Chief, British Medical Journal Innovations  as well as a Member Editorial Board at Speciality Medical Dialogues

Along With Dr Bhargava, through a separate order, renowned scientist Renu Swarup has been appointed the Secretary of the Department of Biotechnology.

Swarup, currently a senior adviser in the same department, has been appointed to the post for a period of two years or until she attains 60 years of age, the ministry said.

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    Dr S S Kushwah, VC SRKU Bhopal April 13, 2018, 2:05 pm

    Congratulations for both Dr Balram Bhargawa & Ms Renu Swarup

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    Prof. Rajendra Nath ,Pharmacology ,KGMU April 13, 2018, 9:38 am

    Heartiest congratulations on this great achievement to Prof. Bhargava who is also the Georgian 1979 batch.
    He is the well deserve candidate for this post

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    Nagasundaram Mythily April 12, 2018, 10:54 pm

    Hearty congratulations n best wishes for the Academicians and kudos to the selection committee for the benchmark decision to best deserving candidates

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    Mohamed Habeeb Ghatala April 11, 2018, 2:54 pm

    The appointment of two distinguished clinicians, Drs. Balram Bhargava and Renu Swarup based on their earned academic distinction is a breath of fresh air. The institution of AIIMS stature should be the benchmark for other academic institutions to emulate. Senior leadership appointments based on any factor other than academic distinction should be avoided. I commend the Recruitment and Selection Committee for having their priorities right. Hearty congratulations and best regards. I remain,

    Cordially yours,

    Prof. H. Habeeb Ghatala, B.Sc. (Osmania), M.S. (Kansas), Ph.D. (Wsconsin), MHA (Texas)

  5. In my first ever visit being a patient\’s attendant, I was watchful about Dr. Balram Bhargava\’s response and the way he took care of our concerns and diagnosed my father, I was so greatful to him.

    I used to hear great feedback about AIIMS but after I met with Dr. Balram Bhargava I could relate it as to why AIIMS is so great. I am very happy for his appointment as Director General of ICMR. Thanks to the selection committee and Heartiest Congratulations to this distinguished personality!!!

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