Department Of Hepatology

PGI Chandigarh

  • National Cadet Corps
    • Rank: Cadet, completed theory and practical training under Ministry of Defense, Government of India in 2002.
  • MBBS
    • Distinctions in subjects: microbiology, pathology, internal medicine, community medicine, paediatrics.
    • Winner: Indian Academy of Paediatrics Quiz National rounds 25th January 2009-Bangalore.
    • Participant - ICMR project 2009 – Prevalence of Tuberculosis in urban Slums.
    • Winner and participant in various CMEs like
    • 25th Annual Update On Pulmonary And Critical Care Medicine.
    • Common Disorders In Children, 2008.
    • Complications Of Cirrhosis Of Liver, 2008.
    • CME on Rheumatology, 2008.
    • Symposium On Practice Guidelines For Diagnosis And Treatment Of Common Fungal Infections, 2006.
    • Sports and Cultural activities: winner in Cricket, Badminton and Bhangra Dance completions.
  • M.D (Internal Medicine)- 3 years
    • Dissertation Thesis: Quality of Life and psychological aspects in patients of severe mitral stenosis subjected for Balloon Mitral Valvotomy.
    • Winner and participant in various CMEs like
      • Annual update on Pulmonary And Critical Care Medicine, 2011.
      • Current Perspectives In Rheumatology, 2011.
      • Capital Emergency Medicine, 2013.
      • Rheumatology Update, 2014.
      • Acute Care Medicine Update, 2012.
    • Active participant in Basic life support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course held at GMCH, Chandigarh 2013
  • D.M (Hepatology)- 3 years
    • Dissertation and thesis: Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor And Growth Hormone In Cirrhosis Of Liver: A Randomized Trial.
    • Winner and participant in various CME and conferences:
      • Poster presentation on “New classification of gastric varices: a twenty-year experience” at International Liver Congress-2017 hosted by EASL.
      • 1st World Congress Of GI Endoscopy- ENDO 2017.
      • Young Clinician Program, 2014.
      • Indian National Association For Study Of The Liver And Current Perspectives In Liver Disease, 2015.
      • Endoscopy Gurukul: Hands On Training Program, 2015
      • Asia Pacific Association For Study Of The Liver- Single Theme Conference On HCV Infection And Disease, 2015.
      • Indian Council For Medical Education And Research (ICMR) Training Program- How To Teach Evidence Based Clinical Practice, 2016.
      • HCV Eradication And ECHO (Extension For Community Health Care Outcomes).
      • 16th Annual Meet Of Gastroenterology Young Masters, 2016.
      • 3rd International Liver Symposium, 2016.
      • Poster presentation on Invasive Fungal Infections in Patients of Acute on Chronic Liver Failure at 24th Annual Scientific Meeting Of Indian National Association For Study of the Liver (INASL), 2016
      • Administrative participation in PGI- GI Emergency Update, 2016
      • Poster Presentation on “Pirfenidone Related Acute Liver Failure” at Indian National Association for Study of the Liver Diseases annual conference held at Hotel Pullman, Aerocity, New Delhi between 3rd to 6th August, 2017.
      • Poster presentation on “Invasive Fungal Infections in Patients of Acute on Chronic Liver Failure” at The Liver Meeting® 2017: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, October 20-24.
      • Poster presentation on “Optimization of 99mTc Sulfur Colloid SPECT for the Functional Liver Assessment in Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis: Correlation with Indocyanine Green and Clinical Scores” at The Liver Meeting® 2017: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, October 20-24.
      • Poster presentation on “Direct Acting Antivirals in Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 3 and Advanced Cirrhosis” at The Liver Meeting® 2017: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, October 20-24.
      • Attended Annual Scientific Retreat 2017 at Thomas Starzl Institute of transplantation at University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre 11.11.2017
  • Assistant Professor since 30th June 2018
    • Co-ordinator Scientific committee while organizing the annual meeting of INASL 2018 at Hotel Pullman, Aerocity, New Delhi between 2nd and 5th August 2018
    • Treasurer, during 18th PGI-AIIMS Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases– 2018 & Single Theme Conference “Alcoholic Liver Disease” held between October 13-14th, 2018 at PGIMER, Chandigarh.
    • Guest Editor of JCEH, July 2018 Issue
    • Reviewer for International peer reviewed journals: JCEH, JGH
    • Conducting Sessions on ECHO for treatment of HCV in community of Punjab (with Prof. RK Dhiman)
    • Invited Chairperson for a session on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease during 26th Annual Meeting of the INASL at Hotel Pullman, Aerocity, and New Delhi between 2nd and 5th August 2018.
    • Invited Chair person for a session on endotherapies in liver disease during Endoscopy Premier League 2018 (EPL 2018) held between 21-23 September, 2018 at JW Marriott, Aerocity, New Delhi.
    • Invited faculty during 2nd PGI GI Emergency Update on 29th and 30th September 2018 in LT-I at PGIMER, Chandigarh.
    • Invited chairperson for a session on hepatitis B during 18th PGI-AIIMS Current Perspectives in Liver Diseases – 2018 & Single Theme Conference “Alcoholic Liver Disease” held between October 13-14th, 2018 at PGIMER, Chandigarh.
    • Participant faculty in PGI-FIT training workshop aiming at teaching professionalism and communication skills Medicine in PGIMER, Chandigarh with Prof. Gita Mehta, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of San-Diego, USA.
    • Invited “Core Group Faculty” during training workshop for faculty on “Faculty Development for Teaching Communication Skills and PGIMER-KYP (Know your Patient) Program” held on 17th November 2018 at PGIMER, Chandigarh.
    • Invited Faculty during training workshop for residents on “Interpersonal and Medical Communication: A workshop for residents” held at PGIMER, on 29th November 2018.
    • BMJ South Asia “Finalist” Award under the category of “Post Graduate Thesis of the Year” amongst 9 South Asian countries held on 1st December, 2018 at Chennai, India.
    • Invited Delegate-Faculty at The 7th Kolkata Liver Meeting held on 6th, 7th and 8th December, 2018, at the Hotel Westin, Kolkata
  • Society memberships
    • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) - Membership Number 180484
    • Indian National Association for Study of the Liver Disease (INASL) – Membership number INASL1440
    • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) – Membership number 160617

Research and Administrative Activities

  • Batch representative at Graduate and Post Graduate level
  • Guest Editor Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology July 2017 Issue.
  • Guest Editor Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology July 2018 Issue.
  • Coordinator scientific committee at the Indian National Association for Study of the Liver Diseases annual conference held at Hotel Pullman, Aerocity, New Delhi between 3rd to 6th August, 2017.
  • Coordinator scientific committee at the Indian National Association for Study of the Liver Diseases annual conference to be held at Hotel Pullman, Aerocity, New Delhi between 2nd to 5th August, 2018.
  • Active participant in the Indian Council For Medical Education And Research Training Program- How To Teach Evidence Based Clinical Practice, 2016.
  • Invited talk on “Pirfenidone Related Acute Liver Failure” at Indian National Association for Study of the Liver Diseases annual conference held at Hotel Pullman, Aerocity, New Delhi between 3rd to 6th August, 2017.
  • Health education: conducted a talk utilizing ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) network across national medical college network to impart continuing medical education on novel therapies in cirrhosis on 9.2.18.
  • Health education workshop on “know your liver” for the senior citizens of Mohali conducted at Max Super Specialty Hospital, phase 6, Mohali.