Profile Summary

Medical Qualification: M.D., FACP

Designation: Director, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism

Years of Experience: 55 years

Areas of Expertise:

Special area of expertise in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism

  • Care of critically ill diabetics
  • Advanced Diabetes Foot care and Footwear planning
  • Patient education and empowerment
  • Insulin Pump therapy including newer semi-automated pumps.


Dr. H. B. Chandalia along with his colleague, Dr. PR. Krisanaswamy at Jaslok Hospital, he was instrumental in introducing the glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) test in India in the year 1980. His research interests have been glycation, lactic acidosis, obesity and diabetes education. He has published more than 84 articles and authored, edited or contributed to more than 54 books. He has additionally been the Editor of the International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries (IJDDC), a scientific journal under the aegis of RSSDI for more than twenty years and has been responsible for molding it into a world class journal. He is now listed as Founder Editor of the same journal.

His painstaking effort towards self-management and empowerment of the patient as well as patient education is evident from his keen interest in being the editor of Diabetes Today, a lay magazine for people with diabetes running into its 27th year of publication. Another such outstanding example is the book "Conquest of Diabetes by Diet and Exercise" which is running into its fourth edition. He is a Patron of Research Society for the study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI), a 7000 strong association of Diabetologists. He also managed the Research Society, Grant Medical College for several decades. He established a national organization called Association of Diabetes Educators (ADE).

Awards & Publications:


84 Research Papers & 54 Authorships or Contributions to Book

Academics and Training:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Alabama Medical center, Birmingham, U. S. A. 1967


  • Instructor & later Assistant Professor of Medicine, Endocrine-Metabolic Division, University of Alabama Medical center, Birmingham, U. S. A, (1968-1970)
  • Ex. Hon. Prof. Of Medicine & Diabetes, Grant Medical college Mumbai (30 years)

Awards & Organizations:


  • Medical Excellence Award by Association with Harvard Medical International, February 2005.
  • Healthcare Personality of the Year (supported by Quality Council of India) by FICCI, 2011.
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group, India, Lifetime Achievement Award, 10th National Conclave; 2015.
  • RSSDI Distinguished Service Award, 43rd Annual Conference of RSSDI, Lucknow; 30th October-1 November 2015.
  • 14 Additional Awards and Named Orations; 2 Additional lifetime achievement awards

Organizational Work:

  • Patron, Research Society for the study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI)
  • Founder Editor of International journal diabetes in developing countries (IJDDC)
  • RSSDI Text book of Diabetes, Executive Editor First & Second Editions & Editor-in-chief 3rd ¬†Edition 2014
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Chairman, Friends of Grant Medical College & JJ Hospital trust since 2016


  • Member, American Diabetes Association
  • Member, Association of Physicians of India
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Member, Endocrine Society of India
  • Founder Fellow Indian College of Physician
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