Bhubaneshwar: Dr Subrat Kumar Acharya, who was associated with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for around 40 years before his retirement two years ago, has been nominated to take the charge of President of its Bhubaneshwar branch by the Government of India.
At present, Dr Acharya holds the position of Pro-Chancellor, KIIT University and overall in-charge of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS).
A world-renowned liver transplant physician, Dr Acharya completed his intermediate from FM College in Balasore. He took admission in MKCG Medical College, Berhampur for pursuing MBBS and completed his Post-Graduation from SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.
After completing his postdoctoral degree in AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr Acharya joined the SCB Medical College and Hospital. Later, in 1986, he joined the Gastroenterology department of AIIMS and after a few years became the head of that department.
After providing almost 40 years of public service at AIIMS, New Delhi, he now serves as the Pro-Chancellor KIIT University Bhubaneswar and HOD Gastroenterology and Hepatology PBMH KIMS (KIIT University, Bhubaneswar) and Executive Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.
Dr Acharya is also a physician-scientist, a prolific writer and a passionate teacher. He is known for his professional prowess as a clinician, his compassion and patient-centric approaches in treating complex diseases. He is also credited for his ability to analyse the problems of his patients, to present precise and well-thought-out diagnosis, and to suggest the best possible treatment tailored to patients’ individual needs has earned him the reputation of a prominent gastroenterologist.
Apart for being awarded by Padma Shree in the year 2014 for his noteworthy contribution in the field of medicine, he is also awarded Mitra Olympus Endoscopy Award, P N Berry Award, Commonwealth Medical Fellowship Award, among others.
Taking cognition of his contribution, in 2012 he was appointed the director of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, but he chose to continue his service as the Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at AIIMS New Delhi.
Upon receiving the news of his nomination for President of AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar, Dr Acharya told Pioneer that he would remain as KIIT Pro-Chancellor and overall in-charge of KIMS along with his new assignment.