Dr. A. Ramachandran’s
M.D., Ph.D, D.Sc.,FRCP(Lond.), MNAMS, FICP,FRCP(Edin)
Prof. A. Ramachandran is the Chairman of Dr. A. Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospitals and President of India Diabetes Research Foundation (IDRF).
He qualified in Medicine at JIPMER, Pondicherry, India. His post-graduate medical qualifications include MD – General Medicine Madras Medical College, Chennai, Post Doctoral Fellowship in Diabetes Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Nebraska Medical Centre, USA . Ph.D University of Madras, D.Sc. Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London and Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh.
IDRF has been established by Dr. A. Ramachandran based on his extensive experience as a scientist and researcher in the field of diabetology. He has published more than 300 research papers till date.
The Indian Diabetes Prevention Programme conducted by him has contributed significantly to the understanding of the preventive methodologies specifically effective in the Indian population. Series of urban and rural epidemiological studies taken up by Dr. A. Ramachandran and his team, have resulted in a wealth of knowledge on various aspects, the pathogenesis, risk factors and temporal changes in the prevalence of diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in India.
He is the recipient of the best investigator award by World India Diabetes Foundation (WIDF) based in US (2011). He was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for his research into diabetes prevention in India by South Asian Health Foundation (SAHF), UK (2011). He was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of diabetes by The TamilNadu Dr. MGR Medical University at its 23rd convocation ceremony, in February 2012.
In 2011 he has been appointed as a visiting professor in the division of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism, department of medicine, Imperial College, London, UK. He is the Regional Editor of Diabetic Medicine (UK) for the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East and serves on the Editorial Board for Diabetes Care, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease and Practical Diabetes International.