Viswanathan Mohan MD, PhD, DScChairman & Chief Diabetologist, Department of Diabetology, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre & Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Dr. V. Mohan is the Chairman and Chief of Diabetology at Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre at Chennai in South India, which is an IDF Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care. He is also Chairman of the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, which is an ICMR Centre for Advanced Research on Diabetes.
Deeply interested in research from his undergraduate medical student days, Dr. Mohan has published over 1560 papers in peer reviewed journals including 1001 original articles, 376 review articles and invited editorials and 186 chapters to text-books on Diabetes and Internal Medicine which is a world record by practicing doctor. His work has received over 177,000 citations and has a h index of 146.
Dr. Mohan has trained over 12,000 physicians & 500 diabetologists in addition to Nurses, Educators and Technicians. Dr. Mohan has received over 200 awards, including the prestigious Dr. B.C. Roy National Award by the Medical Council of India and the Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Centenary Award from the Indian Council of Medical Research, the highest award for Biomedical research in India. He was conferred the prestigious Dr. Harold Rifkin Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes Award by the American Diabetes Association for his pioneering work in the field of diabetes and he is the first Indian to receive this award. He was also conferred FRS from the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
For his extensive contribution in the field of diabetes, in 2012 Dr. Mohan was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian award given by the Govt. of India.