Dr Ambrish Mithal (Padma Bhushan Awardee 2015) Member Governing Council, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - is presently the Chairman and Head of Endocrinology and Diabetes Division at Medanta, the Medicity where he has established one of India’s premier diabetes and endocrinology centres.
Dr Mithal was the first DM in Endocrinology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (1987), and subsequently served on the faculty at Sanjay Gandhi PGI, Lucknow (1988-1998) where he was instrumental in setting up the Department of Endocrinology. He served as a Senior Consultant, Endocrinology and Diabetes at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi (1998-2009).
Dr Mithal is past Editor in Chief of Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, past President, Endocrine Society of India. He is a board member of the International Osteoporosis Foundation.
Dr Mithal has been the recipient of the Fogarty Fellowship (Harvard Medical School), Japan International Cooperation Agency Fellowship, Boy Frame award of the ASBMR, IOF Amgen Health Professionals Award and the Springer citation prize for his paper on “Global Vitamin D Status” 2013. He recently received the IOF president’s award and the B. C. Roy Award. His major current areas of research interest include vitamin D nutrition in Indians, diabetes and heart and new therapies for diabetes.