PGI faculty has again brought laurels to the institute by bagging awards by the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO). Dr Ajay Duseja, Professor and Head of the Hepatology department, has been conferred with prestigious GAPIO- Dr. IA Modi Award in the Distinguished Category.
The awards were given by the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya and Chief Minister of Gujrat, Bhupendrabhai Patel during the Annual conference of the GAPIO at Gandhinagar.
GAPIO is a non-profit organization which brings together 1.4 million physicians of Indian origin in the world on one professional platform and has presence in 54 countries. This substantial workforce of physicians is a valuable resource, which can help to mobilize significant developments in healthcare globally as well as in India.
Prof Duseja received this award for achieving excellence in Medicine and for his research and contribution in the specialty of Hepatology. He has more than 30 years of post MD teaching experience with his focused research in the field of Hepatology. He is Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS), Fellow of American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (FAASLD), Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology (FACG) and Fellow of the Society of GI Endoscopy of India (FSGEI), Fellow of Indian Society of Gastroenterology (FISG), Fellow of Indian National Association for Study of the Liver (FINASL) and Master of Indian Society of Gastroenterology (Master-ISG).
He is currently the Secretary General of the Indian National Association for Study of the Liver (INASL), National Convener of the INASL Task Force on Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and the Principal Investigator of the Indian consortium on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (ICON-D) and various other extra-mural research projects. He is the member of the Chronic Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) NASH Committee (USA), member of the Asia- Pacific Working Party on NAFLD and member of the Gut and Obesity in Asia (GOASIA) working group. He is author of more than 320 papers in reputed international and national journals including 25 chapters in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology text books.
He is a recipient of various other international and national awards and honours including, Dharamvir Datta Memorial Oration Award from Indian Council of Medical Research, Gen. Amir Chand Oration Award from National Academy of Medical Sciences, Om Prakash Memorial Award, SR Naik Memorial Award, Zydus Oration Award and Dr. CM Habibullah Oration Award from Indian Society of Gastroenterology and Inspiring Gastroenterologist of India award from The Economic Times of India.