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Dr. KS Chugh

Dr. KS Chugh, MD

55+ Years Of Experience

Director - Fortis Hospital, Mohali

Nephrology

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  • MD
  • Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) - London
  • Honorary Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) - USA
  • Fellow of the Indian College of Physicians (FICP) - India
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (FAMS) - Singapore
  • Fellow of the International College of Angiology (FICA) - USA
  • D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) - Punjabi University. Patiala - 2010, India
  • D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) - Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar - 2013, India
  • MBBS

  • Honorary Member, International Society of Nephrology. For exceptional contribution to the field of Nephrology worldwide. Milan, 2009.
  • Past President, Asian-Pacific Society of Nephrology.
  • Past President, Association of Physicians of India.
  • Past President, Indian College of Physicians.
  • Past President, Indian Society of Nephrology.
  • Past President, Indian Society of Organ Transplantation.
  • Past President, Indian Society of Hemodialysis.
  • Council Member, International Society of Nephrology.
  • Member and Chairman, South-East Asia Commission on Global Advancement of Nephrology (COMGAN).
  • Member, Nominating Committee of the International Society of Nephrology. • Member Task Force, ISN Commission on Acute Renal Failure.
  • Vice President, Organising Committee. International Congress of Nephrology. Sydney, May 1997.
  • Member, WHO Advisory Committee on 'Classification of Tropical Renal Disease'.
  • Member, WHO/SEARO Guidelines Committee for the Clinical Management of Snake Bites in the Southeast Asian Region.
  • Honorary Senior Consultant, Armed Forces Medical Services. 1980.
  • Member, Academic Body of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.
  • Dean of Faculty of Medical Sciences, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  • Dean of Faculty of Medical Sciences, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences.
  • Member of the Senate and Syndicate, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  • Member of the Senate, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
  • Member of the Senate, Academic Committee and Management Committee, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences.
  • Council Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences.
  • Member, Executive Medical Council of India.
  • Convener, Speciality Board of Nephrology. National Board of Examinations.
  • Chairman, Credential Committee. National Academy of Medical Sciences.
  • Member, Management Committee of Guru Ram Dass Trust Hospital, Amritsar.
  • Member, Management Committee Miri Piri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Shahbad, Haryana.
  • Member, Management Committee of Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar.
  • National Emeritus Professor of Nephrology, National Academy of Medical Sciences of India.
  • Padmashree (Republic Day Honour). 2000.
  • Dr. BC Roy National Award. "Eminent Medical Man of the Country of the Year 1992". 1992
  • Gifted Medical Teacher Award. Association of Physicians of India.
  • Master Teacher Award. Indian College of Physicians.
  • Dhanvantri National Award. Dhanvantri Foundation of India.
  • Distinguished International Award. National Kidney Foundation of USA. First Asian Nephrologist to win this award.
  • Nephrology Forum Award. Kidney International.
  • General Amir Chand Oration.
  • Sir Shri Ram Memorial Oration.
  • Glaxo Oration of the National Academy of Medical Sciences.
  • Dr BC Roy National Award. For the development of specialty of Nephrology by the Medical Council of India.
  • Outstanding Research in Nephrology. Two National Awards. Indian Council of Medical Research.
  • Senior Commonwealth Award (UK).
  • Gold Medal. Nihon University, Tokyo.
  • George Coelho Memorial Award. Association of Physicians of India.
  • BL Khullar Gold Medal. Indian Society of Nephrology.
  • Distinguished Life Membership Award. Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology, Tokyo. 2014
  • Scroll of Honour. Indian College of Physicians. 2014
  • Life Time Achievement Awards. Association of American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO, Philadelphia. Nov 2005
  • Lifetime Achievement Award. Indian Society of Nephrology, Cochin. Dec 2005
  • Lifetime Achievement Award. Eastern Zone Chapter of the Indian Society of Nephrology, Calcutta. Sep 2007
  • Lifetime Achievement Award. International Hospitals, Guwahati. Apr 2013
  • Nishan-e-Khalsa Award. Government of Punjab. During Tri-centenary Celebration of the Sikhs. 1999
  • ISN Bywaters Award

Padmashree Dr KS Chugh is a world renowned Nephrologist and is known as the “Father of Nephrology” in India, a title endorsed by the American College of Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians of London.

He is an Emeritus Professor of Nephrology and a former Chairman (Department of Medicine) and, Professor and Head (Department of Nephrology) at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. He is currently the Chairman of the Institute’s Ethics Committee. Besides a string of qualifications and titles that he has to his credit, Dr Chugh obtained his MD in Medicine with Kidney Diseases in 1961 and became the first qualified Nephrologist of India. Regarded as a living legend in Nephrology, Dr Chugh has been a recipient of over 50 prestigious national and international awards.

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) has included him amongst the 50 top nephrologists of the world who have made pioneering contributions and has made a video film on his lifetime work for inclusion in the World Nephrology Legacy Library. The American Journal of Kidney Diseases published an editorial on him as a World Leader in Nephrology in 1998 and the same journal has highlighted his lifetime work in an article entitled “Five Decades of Indian Nephrology – A Personal Journey” in the world forum of AJKD in 2009.

Dr KS Chugh has made a pioneering contribution to the development of nephrology in India. He took up this speciality in 1956 when he performed the first renal biopsy, which ushered in a new era of modern Nephrology in India and led to the recognition of this speciality as a distinct discipline. He set up the first department of Nephrology at PGIMER Chandigarh in 1963. He initiated the dialysis programme at the institute in 1963 and the Renal Transplant Programme in 1974.

He started the first superspeciality course in Nephrology for the award of DM degree at PGIMER in 1969 and the first batch of students passed out in 1971, one year before the first students in the United States completed their board certification in Nephrology. Dr Chugh has been responsible for training more than 75% of the senior nephrology consultants and teachers in the country, several of whom are currently heading various nephrology centres or are occupying important positions all over India and abroad, and several renal centres in the Armed Forces Medical Services in India. In recognition of his services to the Armed Forces he was made Honorary Senior Consultant to the Armed Forces Medical Services in 1980.

Some of his fellows trained at Chandigarh have become International celebrities in Renal Medicine – to name just two: Dr Brian Pereira has been the President of the National Kidney Foundation of USA and has been the President & Chief Executive Officer and Professor of Medicine at New England Medical Center, Boston, USA; and, Dr Ravi Mehta is a world authority on Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy. Dr Chugh founded the Indian Society of Nephrology in 1970.

With a membership of over 1000, it is recognised globally for outstanding contributions to the world of Nephrology. As a Chairman of the South Asia Committee of COMGAN, he has organised several CMEs and renal update sessions in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal with financial assistance from the International Society of Nephrology.

In addition, Dr KS Chugh has published more than 400 papers including 38 chapters, besides invited editorials and articles in international and national journals and textbooks. The textbooks include the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology, Textbook of Nephrology by Massary and Glassock, Asian Nephrology, WHO Classification of Tropical Renal Disease, Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series and several others. Dr Chugh is the Editor of 'Asian Nephrology', 'Postgraduate Medicine' and Co-Editor of the WHO Book on Classification of Tropical Renal Disease. He is also the Associate Editor of the API Text Book of Medicine and the Text Book of Nephrology for the Asian Physician.

He is on the Editorial Board of several journals including Transplantation (USA), Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology (USA), Nephrology (Australia), International Journal of Artificial Internal Organs (USA), Renal Failure (USA), Kidney (USA) and Journal of National Academy of Medical Sciences. Further, he has been the founding Editor of the Indian Journal of Nephrology and Associate Editor of the Journal of Association of Physicians of India. Dr KS Chugh has been a visiting professor to several academic institutions in the world, has chaired over 25 scientific sessions, besides delivering some 70 plenary and invited lectures in international congresses all over the world. He has also been an examiner for the post-graduate degree in Nephrology all over the country.

Dr Chugh has made several original contributions in the field of tropical nephrology which have received national and international attention. These include tropical acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, glomerular disease associated with tropical conditions like malaria, leprosy, tuberculosis and schistosomiasis, snake and insect bite induced renal disease, renovascular hypertension, Takayasu’s arteritis, Amyloid disease, tropical infections including fungal, viral and bacterial infections amongst renal transplant recipients and economical and ethical issues involved in dialysis and transplantation in developing countries.

Publications/ Articles:

  • 413 Papers in national and international journals.
  • 38 Chapters in textbooks, including Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology, Textbook of Nephrology by Massary and Glassock, Asian Nephrology, WHO Classification of Tropical Renal Disease, Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series, etc.