Randeep Guleria

Randeep Guleria is an Indian pulmonologist and the ex-director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi,[1][2] credited with the establishment of India's first centre for pulmonary medicines and sleep disorders at AIIMS.[3] He was honoured by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.[4] He is a part of India's COVID-19 response effort.

Randeep Guleria
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Born (1959-04-05) 5 April 1959 (age 63)
Alma materIndira Gandhi Medical College, PGIMER
Occupation(s)Ex-Director, Faculty AIIMS, Delhi Pulmonologist
Years active1997-present
Notable workTill We Win
SpouseDr. Kiran Guleria
AwardsPadma Shri
Dr. B. C. Roy Award

Guleria is co-author of popular book Till We Win: India's Fight Against The COVID-19 Pandemic, with Chandrakant Lahariya, a leading Indian physician, and Wellness & Preventive Medicine specialist and Gagandeep Kang of Christian Medical College, Vellore. Randeep Guleria is son of Padma Shri Jagdev Singh Guleria, a cardiologist, and is elder brother to Padma Shri Sandeep Guleria, a surgeon.


An alumnus of the class of 1975 of St. Columba's School, Delhi,[5] Dr Guleria started his medical studies at IGMC, Shimla, affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University from where he received undergraduate degree in Medicine,[6] afterwards he attended the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh, from where he secured his MD in general medicine and DM in pulmonary medicine.[7][8] He joined the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and rose in ranks to become a professor and the head of the department of Pulmonology and Sleep Disorders.[7] He is associated with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a member of its Scientific Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE)[9] on immunization and influenza vaccination.[7][8] He is a life member of the Association of Physicians of India, Indian Chest Society and the National College of Chest Physicians of India.[7] He also serves as a consultant to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna on issues related to radiation protection.[7][8]

Guleria was the personal physician to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India since 1998[8] and is credited with research on pulmonary diseases.[7][10] His research findings have been recorded by way of 36 book chapters and 268 articles;[7][8][11] ResearchGate, an online knowledge repository has published 117 of them.[12] He is credited with efforts in establishing a centre for respiratory diseases and sleep medicine at AIIMS, which is reported to be a first in India.[3] He is a recipient of Raj Nanda Pulmonary Disease Fellowship from Raj Nanda Trust and the Royal College of Physicians, UK[7][8] and is an elected fellow (2011) of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS).[13] He sits on the editorial boards of a number of medical journals such as the Indian Journal of Chest Diseases, Lung India, JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association and Chest India.[8]

Randeep Guleria was included by the Government of India in the 2015 Republic Day honours list for the civilian award of Padma Shri.[4] He lives in Delhi, adjacent to the AIIMS campus.[14]

He has been awarded the prestigious Dr. B C Roy National Awards for the year 2014, under eminent medical person category by the Medical Council of India.[15][16][17][18]

Till We Win: The BookEdit

Till We Win: India's fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic is a book authored by Chandrakant Lahariya, Gagandeep Kang and Randeep Guleria.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "AIIMS Pulmocrit". AIIMS Pulmocrit. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Randeep Guleria appointed as new AIIMS director". 24 March 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b Chatterjee, Pritha (21 June 2011). "India's first centre for pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders soon". The Indian Express. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. 2015. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  5. ^ Aradhya Sharma (10 May 2017). "BEQUEST- St. Columba's School" – via YouTube.
  6. ^ "IGMC-Shimla". www.igmcshimla.edu.in. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Sehat". Sehat. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Daiichi Sankyo India". Daiichi Sankyo India. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  9. ^ "SAGE". SAGE. 2015. Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  10. ^ "CTRI". Clinical Trials Registry of India. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  11. ^ Randeep Guleria. "Radiation Exposure in Medicine - Do Doctors Know Enough?" (PDF). AIIMS Circular.
  12. ^ "Profile on ResearchGate". 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  13. ^ "NAMS" (PDF). NAMS. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Down to Earth". Down to Earth. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  15. ^ "Prez honours AIIMS chief Randeep Guleria with Dr. B C Roy award". Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  16. ^ "Covid cases haven't yet peaked or even plateaued: AIIMS director : The Tribune India". www.tribuneindia.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2020.
  17. ^ "Safety of Russia's Covid vaccine needs to be assured, says AIIMS director Randeep Guleria".
  18. ^ "An Expert Explains: New insights on Covid-19, key learnings from managing it". 15 July 2020.

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