Padma Shri Dr. Subrat Kumar Acharya has joined Vasant Kunj (New Delhi) located Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital as Executive Director – Gastroenterology & Hepatology Department. Dr. Acharya is an eminent gastroenterologist, and renowned liver transplant physician of India with over 37 years' rich experience.
Dr. Acharya completed M.B.B.S. from the Berhampur University
His field of expertise includes liver diseases, interventional endoscopy, gastroenterology and nutrition, particularly in the area of acute liver failure, acute chronic liver failure, primary liver cancer, hepatitis E virus infection and hepatitis A, B & C virus infections. In 1974, Dr. Acharya completed his M.B.B.S. from the Berhampur University, Orissa with honours in Pathology, Opthamology , Otto-rhino- laryngology. Afterwards, he did his M.D. (General Medicine) from Utkal University, Orissa in 1980. Dr. Acharya completed D.M. (Gastroenterology) from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi in 1982.
Won fellowship from Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
Dr. Acharya has won fellowship from Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian Academy Science (IAS) from Bangalore and from National Science Academy of India (NSAI). Dr. Acharya also won J.C. Bose fellowship from Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. Previously, Dr. Acharya worked with SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, Orissa and was credited with taking liver care unit in Cuttack to a new height. Dr. Acharya joined the AIIMS, New Delhi as a lecturer in 1986 and became a Professor in 1997. He also worked as the head of the department (Gastroenterology) at AIIMS since 2004.
Over 250 research papers to his credit
Dr. Subrat Kumar Acharya has more than 250 research papers, which appeared in national and international journals to his credit. He has written about 70 invited editorial, reviews, commentary in such journals and also authored many chapters in various textbooks on Gastroenterology & Medicine.
Obtained patent for developing antibody
His work on acute liver failure has resulted in identification of new definition, classification, etiology, natural course, prognostic factors, the pathogenic factors and the therapeutic approach of treatment of acute liver failure as distinct from the west. Based on his work International Association For The Study Of Liver suggested holistic definitions and nomenclature for acute and subacute liver failure. Due to this contributions, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) welcomed him to establish ‘Advanced Center for Liver Disease' at the AIIMS. He also obtained the patent for developing antibody the hepatitis B Surface Antigen (Anti-HBs).
Awarded Padma Shri in 2014
For his outstanding performance in the medical industry in 2014, Dr. Acharya was awarded Padma Shri from Government of India (GoI). He also worked as a President of Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG) in 2006-07. Dr. Acharya was also elected as a president of Indian National Association For Study of Liver (INASL) earlier.