Renowned Prosthodontist, IP University VC Dr Mahesh Verma nominated as Director to the board running Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
Delhi: Dr Mahesh Verma, a prominent prosthodontist and the vice-chancellor of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has recently been nominated as one of the four directors to the board of the Indraprastha Medical corporation limited by the Delhi government.
The Indraprastha Medical corporation limited is responsible for running the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in the capital. Dr Mahesh Verma has a great reputation and is currently serving as the vice-chancellor of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi.
He had joined the Institute of Dental Sciences, a dental wing of the popular Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) in 1985 and became the Head of the institute in 1995. At that time, MAIDS was not even a dental college, but just a part of a medical college with a mere 20 admissions and no building to call its own. His initial efforts gradually made the government aware of the necessity of the Dental college needing to have an identity of its own, separate from the Medical College, whether in terms of infrastructure, equipment, faculties, or space.
Dr Verma spent his energy sensitizing the government at a time when people were unaware of the role dentistry could play in healthcare and the modern magnitude of the science.
Dr Verma graduated in BDS from the Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. He also did advanced training in prosthodontics at the State University of New York, Buffalo. and earned an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi.
He is a recipient received of the State Award from the Government of Delhi in 2001, the Dr BC Roy Award in 2007. He was the Health Personality of the Year for 2012, an honour from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
He is also a recipient of Rotary Vashishat Sewa Samman in 2002, Dr PN Behl Foundation Award of the Delhi Medical Association in 2006, Dr BC Shroff Oration Award of the Indian Prosthodontic Society Annual Conference in 2007, Commendation by the Vice Chief of Army Staff in 2009 and Commonwealth Dental Association Oration Award in 2010.
Dr. Verma is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists (FACD), American Academy of Implant Dentistry (FAAID), International Medical Sciences Academy (FIMSA), Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDSRCS), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FDSRCPS) and National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS).