Prof. Suresh K. Gupta

Prof. Suresh K. Gupta

PhD, FIACS, FIPS, FISER, FRAMS

I have a pleasure to nominate Prof. Suresh K. Gupta, Ph.D., FIACS, FIPS, FISER, FRAMS for the Lifetime Achievement Award of Indus Foundation Inc., USA, India. Prof. Gupta is currently the Distinguished Professor and Head, Department of Clinical Research at Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University, New Delhi. Before joining Prof. Gupta this university served as a member of Faculty at the Prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi for more than three decades. He retired as the Professor Head Department of Pharmacology AIIMS, New Delhi. Dr Gupta was the pioneer in establishing the specialty of Ocular Pharmacology in India. He contributed significantly there in the field of ocular pharmacology and developed first time in the country earlier in 1980s a formulation for eya problems for which India was dependent on imports. His research contributions have been such that some of the formulations he got 16 Patents awarded including a patent U.S.A for the management of Glaucoma, Cataract and Diabetic retinopathy and there has been an interest from countries abroad to be utilized in the patients with glaucoma and retinal degeneration. Prof. Gupta also established the National WHO- Pharmacovigilance centre for the safety monitoring of Drugs (1998), a center for pharmacovigilance for the first time in India at AIIMS, New Delhi In addition he also established Drugs and Poison Information center that was again among the first of its kind in India. He served as the Chief of National Poison Information Centre AIIMS. Currently he is the Advisor National Pharmacovigilance Program of India Min. of Health & F.W. Under CDSCO – IPC. He is responsible for establishing the program at India Pharmacopoeia Commission Ghaziabad. This program is now a network of 200 Medical Colleges all over the Country & has collaboration with National Health Programs in India. In recognition of this work a wing has been dedicated in the name “Prof. S.K Gupta wing for Pharmacovigilance Program of India” at IPC Ghaziabad. In continuation Prof. Gupta started International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), a non-profit, International, educational and scientific organization that fosters excellence in economic evaluation of healthcare solutions and the appropriate use of resulting information for decision making at all levels to promote the public health and well-being. He also served as the Dean & Director General of the Institute of Clinical Research. This institute was the pioneer Institute of the formal educations of Clinical Research in the Country & was responsible for establishing the collaboration with Cranfield University U.K and South Carolina (USA) and it promoted the Clinical Trials and Clinical research in India. Its centres were established Clinical Research centres at Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, & Ahmadabad. Prof. Gupta has more than 45 years of teaching experience to MBBS, M.D, Ph.D., MSc and M. Pharm students. Prof. Gupta has guided more than 150 M.D, Ph.D., and Master Students He has published over 500 publications including 310 full papers in prestigious National & International Journals. His paper got 7194 Citations with ‘h’-index: 44 and i10-index: 152. He also edited/Authored 16 Books which have been published by the most renounced Publisher of Asia. Notable amongst them are Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the New Millennium; Basic Principles of Clinical Research & Methodology; Drug Screening Methods; Clinical Ocular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery & Clinical Research He got Received 12 Research Grants from National Agencies DST, DBT, CSIR, ICMR etc. (Total Grant Rs. 6 Crores Approx.). He also got UKIERI Award (U.K-India) collaboration for Education & Research. Established collaboration with Manchester University U.K to work on Diabetic Retinopathy. He was invited as the Visiting Professor & Scientist in prestigious Universities in U.S, Canada, U.K, and Germany. He was the Fellow of the International Society of Eye Research; Fellow Indian Pharmacological Society and Fellow Institute of Clinical Research U.K. Prof. Gupta has also contributed significantly to various professional societies. He was the President International Society of Pharmacoeconomics of Outcomes Research (U.S.A) India Chapter: 2012 Onwards; President International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (Canada) India Chapter; President Indian Pharmacological Society (2011-16); President Society for the promotion of Health & Env. Sciences; Organised International Conferences and six National Conferences; Chaired many sessions at various National and International Conferences. Prof. Gupta has received a number of awards and recognitions which included “Life Time Achievement Award in Cardiovascular Sciences”, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, Canada (2010), “NS Parmar oration” of IPS (2005), “Distinguished Services Award” by International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences for Cardiovascular Sciences, Medicine & Surgery (2004), and the “Deutscher Academischer Austauchdienst (DAAD – Visiting Scientist” by the DAAD Fellowship Organization, Bonn, Germany, 1999. I also serve as a life member and member of Editorial Board of National and International Journals. Prof. Gupta was awarded Prestigious Commonwealth Fellowship to work with Prof. Bowman at the Strethclycle University, U.K. Prof. Gupta has more than 7000 citations since 2012. He has h-index of 45 and i10 index of 159 in his credit since 2012.