Prof Rakesh Bhargava becomes new JNMC Principal

Aligarh: Prof Rakesh Bhargava has been appointed as the Principal of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

He will assume the charge on August 15.

Prof Bhargava, who is also the current Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Chairman, Department of TB and Chest Diseases recently became the President of ‘National College of Chest Physician’, the first association of chest physicians in India.

He is a Life Member and Fellow of the Indian Chest Society, National College of Chest Physicians, Indian Academy of Neurosciences, Indian Association of Bronchology, Indian Medical Association, National College of Allergy Asthma and Applied Immunology, ACCP (USA) and European Respiratory Society.

Prof Bhargava has contributed over 114 papers to national and international peer reviewed journals such as Chest Respirology, Respiratory Medicine CME, Canadian Respiratory Journal, Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Bioscience Research Bulletins, North American Medical Journal, and Monaldi Achieves Respiratory Diseases among others.

The Health Minister of Bihar, Mr Mangal Pandey recently felicitated Prof Bhargava with the ‘Inspiring Pulmonologist of India’ award of the Economic Times.

Bronchoscopy, Lung Function Studies, Allergy Testing, Allergy Vaccination, Bronchogenic carcinoma, Asthma, Intestinal Lung Diseases, Pulmonary Hypertension, COPD and Tuberculosis are his thrust areas.

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