(Last Updated on : 18/03/2016)
Dr. D. Nageshwar Reddy is a renowned Indian gastroenterologist whose contribution in the field has been recognised widely, both on the national and the global front. He is the Chairman of the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology located in Somajiguda, Hyderabad
, and which is reputed to be the biggest gastroenterology hospital in the world. Dr. Reddy is regarded as one of the best gastroenterologists in the world. Holding a number of achievements to his credit, he has been most recently conferred the Padma Bhushan
, Indias third highest civilian honour
by the Government of India
in 2016, for excellence in the field of Medicine - Gastroenterology.
Education of Prof. D. Nageshwar Reddy
Dr. D. Nageshwar Reddy completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(MBBS) in the famous Kurnool Medical College
in the Kurnool
city of Andhra Pradesh
and later completed specialisation Doctor of Medicine (MD) in General Medicine from Madras Medical College
, Tamil Nadu
. He also completed Doctorate of Medicine (DM) in Gastroenterology, from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical
Education and Research in Chandigarh. He received the Padma Shri
award in 2002 and Padma Bhushan award in 2016. He was conferred with the worlds highest gastroenterology award in Shanghai, China, at a function held in September, 2013.
Professional Career and Experience of Prof. D. Nageshwar Reddy
Dr. D. Nageshwar Reddy has served as Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences
, Hyderabad and also as Professor of Gastroenterology at Guntur Medical College
in Guntur city in the state. He is presently the Chairman of the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad.
Awards and Achievements of Prof. D. Nageshwar Reddy
Dr. D. Nageshwar Reddy has a wide range of awards and achievements under his belt, which came to him from the time whilst pursuing medicine when he was regarded as one of the best students in the college. He has been awarded with the Dr P Siva Reddy Gold Medal for the Best Out-Going Student in M.B.B.S. in 1978 and many other awards and gold medals at the undergraduate stage.
In his professional career, he has been recognised and honoured for his contribution to the field of gastroenterology, with the awards enlisted hereunder.
JAPANESE ENDOSCOPY RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARD in 1991
OLYMPUS - MITRA ENDOSCOPY AWARD in 1992 by Indian Society of Gastrointestinal Society, or disseminating knowledge and expertise in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy throughout India
DR B C ROY AWARD in 1995, for the Development of Specialties (highest medical award in the country given by Indian Medical Council)
SOCIETY OF GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY OF INDIA Award in 1995
VIDYA RATNA AWARD in 1996 for Outstanding Gastrointestinal Service to the Community
AP ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AWARD in 1996 for Outstanding Medical Scientist Pradesh
PADMA SHRI by the Government of India in 2002
Elected as Honorary Life Member American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for lifetime achievement in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in 2004 (only 10 Gastroenterologists in the world had been given this honour over the last 50 Years till 2004)
Dhanwantri Award for outstanding achievement in medicine by All India Coal Medical Conference (by Indian Medical Association) held in Ranchi, in 2004
Master Endoscopist Award by American Society of GastroIntestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) in 2009 (highest award in the field of endoscopy in the world, also called the "Nobel Prize of Endoscopy")
International Service Award by American Society of Gastroenterology at DDW Crystal Awards in 2011
PADMA BHUSHAN by the Government of India in 2016