GAPIO Members Honours list – January 2024

Dr. Arun Prasad, Surgical Gastroenterology, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery, New Delhi, has delivered a guest lecture at the SSI Mantra Robot launch global meeting held on 19th and 20th January 2024 at Gurugram.

Dr Arun has co-authored article in PubMed “Bariatric Evaluation Through AI: a Survey of Expert Opinions versus ChatGPT-4 (BETA-SEOV)”

Dr Arun has contributed in “International consensus guidelines on robotic pancreatic surgery – 2023”

Dr Ashish Aneja, Senior Medical Officer, Kurukshetra University, received Yuva Ratan Samaan 2024 one of the very Precious Award on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda Jayanti & National Youth day 2024, New Delhi for his social service and community service project’s and free health camps in association with GAPIO.

Dr Ashish Gandhi, Consultant, Department of Gastroenterology, Gandhi Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra has co-authored a chapter on “Endohepatology” in the book “Progress in Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2024” published by the “Indian Society of Gastroenterology”.

Dr. Bellamkonda Kishore, Academician, Innovator and Entrepreneur was honored with the prestigious Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) award by the NRI Welfare Society of India during a solemn ceremony at the Constitution Club, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, India, on the eve of the Republic Day of India, January 25, 2024.

Dr Deepak Rosha, Senior Consultant, Pulmonology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals , New Delhi has published a chapter “A hypothesis to explain the genesis of sarcoidosis, Rosha D, in Sarcoidosis research and therapy of a granulomatous disease of unknown etiology”. Editor Dr Jelena Stojcic, publisher Intech open ltd, England, DOI: 10.5772/intertechopen.1003817

Dr. N Ramakrishnan, Senior Consultant, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Chennai has published and editorial “Teleradiology: Geography is now History!” in Journal of Critical Care,  January 2024.

Dr. Raju Vaishya, Senior Consultant, Orthopedic Surgeon at New Delhi has published a book chapter “ Gautam, V., Vaish, A., Vaishya, R. (2023). Principles of Bone Grafting. In: Banerjee, A., Biberthaler, P., Shanmugasundaram, S. (eds) Handbook of Orthopaedic Trauma Implantology. Springer, Singapore.”.

Dr Raju has published the following papers:

  1. Nagaranjan L and Vaishya R et al. AI-based methods can assess cartilage damage in knee osteoarthritis -Research Highlight. Nature India. 24 January 2024. doi:
  2. Jeyaraman M, Selvaraj P, Vaish A, Iyengar KP, Vaishya R. Journal Metrics of the top-ranked Orthopaedic, Medical, and Surgical journals – A cross-sectional, comparative study. International Orthop 2024;48:357-364.
  3. Majumdar N, Roy S, Sharma A, Arora S, Vaishya R, Bandyopadhyay A, Ghosh S. Assessing the advantages of 3D bioprinting and 3D spheroids in deciphering the osteoarthritis healing mechanism using human chondrocytes and polarized macrophages. Mater. 2024; 19: 025005. Doi:
  4. Vaishya R, Vaish A, Kigera JW. Status of Surgical Research and Publication in Africa. Ann Afr Surg 2024; 21(1): 1-7. DOI:
  5. Vaishya R, Misra A, Vaish A, Urniso N, D’Ambrosi R. Hand Grip Strength as a Proposed New Vital Sign of Health: A Narrative Review of Evidences. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2024; 43:47. Doi:
  6. Vaishya R, Gupta BM, Kappi MM, Misra A, Kuchay MS, Vaish A. Research on Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease from Indian Subcontinent: A bibliometric analysis of publications during 2001-2022.  J Clin Exp Hepatol Jan-Feb 2024; 14 (1): 101271;
  7. Vaishya R, Gupta BM, Kappi MM, Sibal A, Goyal N. Liver Transplantation Research from India during the last 25 years: 1998-2022. J Clin Exp Hepatol 2024; 14:101313.

Dr. Sudipta Sekhar Das, Senior Consultant & Head, Dept. of Transfusion Medicine
Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal has received the “Outstanding Academic Award 2023” in December 2023 felicitated by The Apollo Group of Hospitals, India.

Dr Sudipta has published the following papers:

  1. Das SS, Chaudhuri K, Mukherjee S, Clinical and immunohematological characterization of autoimmune hemolytic anemia in children. Transfusion and Apheresis Science, 2023, 103703, ISSN 1473-0502,
  2. Sekhar Das S, Mukherjee S, Chowdhury S. Immunohematological evaluation of red cell alloimmunization and statistical assessment of various adsorption techniques in warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Transfus Apher Sci. 2023 Oct;62(5):103769. doi: 10.1016/j.transci.2023.103769. Epub 2023 Jul 26. PMID: 37507272.

Dr. Zia Arshad, Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, KGMU, Lucknow has been elected as the Fellow of Indian Academy of Biomedical Sciences (IABS) for the year 2023.

Dr Zia, under the ages of “Society of Trauma Intensive Care”, was the Organizing Secretary of a CME and workshop on “Acute Trauma Care” on 6th January 2024.