(Last Updated on : 13/03/2020)
Dr. D. Nageshwar Reddy is a renowned Indian gastroenterologist. His contribution in the field has been celebrated widely, both on the national and the global front. He is the Chairman of the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology located in Somajiguda, Hyderabad
. It 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 huge number of achievements to his credit, he has been most recently conferred the Padma Bhushan
, Indias third highest civilian honou
r by the Government of India
in 2016, for excellence in the field of Medicine - Gastroenterology.
Education and specialisation 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 his specialisation i.e 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 was conferred with the worlds highest gastroenterology award in Shanghai, China, at a function held in September, 2013. His qualifications in the field of medicine are MD., DM., D.SC., FAMS., FRCP., FASGE., FACG. and MWGO.
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
city in the state. He has also worked as a Professor of Gastroenterology in Andhra Pradesh Health Sciences. He is presently the Chairman of the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad.
His main area of research interest has been in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Innovations in Transgastric Endoscopic Surgery
. He has published over 495 papers in National & International Peer review journals. He has contributed many chapters in seven International Text Books of Gastroenterology and has edited three Endoscopy Text Books. He is a part of the Editorial Board of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Digestive Endoscopy, World Journal of Gastroenterology, World Gastroenterology News, Gastroenterology Today, Recent Patents on Medical Imaging, and Gastro-Hep.com. He is the reviewer of many Journals like Lancet, Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology and Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. He served as the President of Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India in 2001. He is a visiting faculty for over 200 international workshops on endoscopy. He is also a forum member of Asian Endoscopy Masters Forum.
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 alongwith many other awards and gold medals at the undergraduate stage.
Under Graduate Gold Medals:
1974 – Indian Academy for Advancement of Medical Education Gold Medal for First M.B.B.S.
1976 – Indian Medical Association Prize for Honors in M.B.B.S.
1976 – Dr.Soma Sundar Rao Gold Medal for Pathology
1978 – Nizam Sugar Factory Gold Medal for Medicine
1978 – Dr S Pinakapani Gold Medal for Medicine
1978 – Dr P Siva Reddy Gold Medal for Best Out-Going Student in M.B.B.S.
1978 – Philips Blue Ribbon for the Outstanding student in M.B.B.S.
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
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
Academy of Sciences Awards:
1999 – Selected as Endoscopy Grand Master by Asia Endoscopy Masters Forum 1999 – 2008
2002 – Francisco Roman Award for Lifetime Achievement in Medicine, by Philippines Society of Gastroenterology, Philippines.
2004 – Elected as Honorary Life Member of American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.