Prof Hanif Beg receives Outstanding Scientist Award

Aligarh: Renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and former Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof Mohammad Hanif Beg has been bestowed with the ‘Outstanding Scientist Award’ in the medicine category at VDGOOD International Scientist Awards in Trichy.

Prof Beg has been awarded for teaching, research and practice experience in cardiothoracic surgery with high achievements. He is a pioneer in performing endoscopy and endoscopic removal of various foreign bodies from aero-digestive tracts since 1983. He has invented many new techniques such as designing of ‘Intercostal Tube drainage System’, which saves precious lives daily.

Prof Beg established the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC).

He has published over 161 research papers in journals of national and international repute and attended more than 122 conferences in India and abroad. Prof Beg has supervised thesis of 44 PG students. He serves as an editorial board member of fifteen journals acclaimed nationally and internationally and has been honoured with fellowships such as FICA, FIACS, FICS at national and international arenas.

Prof Beg is a recipient of many awards and fellowships at National and International levels such as Lifetime Achievement Award from the Venus International Foundation and the prestigious Godrej S Karai Oration Award given by the Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of India.

He completed MBBS from K G Medical College, Lucknow in 1976 and attended PGIMER Chandigarh for his MS (Surgery) and M Ch (CVTS) from 1980 to 1982. He joined JNMC as a lecturer in 1983 and became reader in 1988 and Professor in 1993.

After retiring from AMU as its Pro Vice Chancellor and Professor at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Prof Beg joined F H Medical College, Agra as the Director, Academic Program and Professor at the Department of Surgery.