Dr. Virender Singh Sangwan (Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awardee)

Director, Innovation at Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital

Eye Surgeon - MBBS, MS, Chief Fellow - Harvard Medical School

about

Dr. Sangwan is an Indian ophthalmologist who's currently working as the Director, Innovation at Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye hospital, New Delhi. He was the Dr. Paul Dubord Chair Professor and Director of the L. V. Prasad Eye InstituteHyderabad. Known for his research on limbal stem cells, Dr. Sangwan is the founder secretary and an advisor of the Uveitis Society of India.

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the apex agency of the Government of India for scientific research, awarded him the Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award for Science and Technology, one of the highest Indian science awards for his contributions to medical sciences in 2006. 

 

Dr. Sangwan has also worked as the Director and Head of Center for Ocular Regeneration, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad and Director and Adjunct Professor at the department of ophthalmology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio and the Adjunct Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester,Medical Center, Rochester, USA. Dr. Sangwan has also worked as a Chief Fellow at the Immunology and Uveitis Service, Department of
Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. 

Dr. Sangwan has published more than 245 journals, authored and edited books and participated in several clinical trials and research grants. 

awards & affiliations

  • Dr. SS Bhatnagar Award (highest award for scientific research in India), 2006

  • National Technology Award, 2007

  • Sun Pharma Science Award for Medical Research, 2016

  • Ranked Top-10 Medical Researchers in India

  • Best of Show Award at the 2013 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting held at New Orleans, USA. Was Senior Producer for the video showcasing the procedure of ‘Pannus dissection’

  • First ‘Dr Paul Dubord Chair of Cornea’ at LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

  • Invited to join Executive Committee of International KPro Study Group at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, USA.

  • First annual "Leadership in Uveitis" award by the Lux Biosciences Steering Committee at the Ocular Inflammation Congress, organized by the International Ocular Inflammation Society (IOIS) and the Uveitis Society of India (USI) in Goa.November 13-16, 2011.

  • Named among Top 25 scientists in India by India Today, September 2011

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