Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 26:
Prof (Dr) Suresh Chandra Dash, eminent Nephrologist and director, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), was conferred with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by Delhi Odia Doctors’ Association (DODA) during the inauguration of its annual conference at PGIMER, RML Hospital in New Delhi on March 23.
The honour was bestowed upon him for his pioneering contribution to furthering Nephrology as a clinician, teacher and researcher in the country’s premier medical institution – the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
Among others, Supreme Court Judge Justice AK Patnaik, Union Health secretary Luv Verma, director general, Health Services and the Director, AIIMS, New Delhi were present on the occasion.
Dash had led the department of Nephrology at AIIMS, New Delhi for 19 years. He had initiated the deceased donor program in New Delhi in 1994 for which he was commended by the prime minister of India.
For his contribution to research and service in Medicine and Nephrology, he was awarded by FRCP London, UK. He also received Bansal Oration of IACM, 2005, Dr RT Jain Oration ISN, 2005 & GC Mishra, IMA Oration1991, JM Patel Oration, ISOT 2006 & RN Tagore Oration (API) 2011.
He is the founder of Indian Academy of Nephrology and its current president.
Dr Dash has been a visiting professor to Royal Post Graduate Medical School, Hammersmith, London (1992-93).
He has set-up a Hemodialysis unit in Bir Hospital, Kathmandu under the Indo-Nepal Friendship Treaty.
He has been an invited speaker at various national and international conferences.