Dr Rajendra Prasad joins as Director of Patel Chest Institute, Delhi

[Hindi] Well decorated and recognized pulmonary physician Professor (Dr) Rajendra Prasad has joined as the Director of India's prestigious centre for care of tuberculosis and chest diseases - Vallabh Bhai Patel ChestInstitute, Delhi University, Delhi. Professor Prasad has till recently been the Director of Rural Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Saifai, UP and is the former Head of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, King George's Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow.

Professor Prasad completed his medical education from KGMC in 1970s and received training in pulmonary medicine, fibreoptic bronchoscopy and lung cancer management from top institutions in Japan and other parts of the world.

Professor Prasad also hold key positions of various professional bodies on pulmonary medicine. He is the Vice-President, South Asia Association of Allergy, Asthma And Clinical Immunology; Vice-President, Indian Society for Study of Lung Cancer; Chairman, Uttar Pradesh State Task Force of India's national TB programme (formally called Revised National TB Control Programme); Chairman, Zonal Task Force (RNTCP) North Zone; International Governor, American College of Chest Physicians 2003-09; President, Indian Chest Society 2007-08; President, Indian Association for Bronchology 2007-08; President, National College of Chest Physicians, India 2006-07; President, Indian College of Allergy Asthma and Applied Immunology 2005-07; President, Indian Medical Association, Lucknow Branch 2006-07, among others.