Profile Summary

Medical Qualification:

  • MD – Sir J J Group of Hospitals, Grant Medical College, Mumbai (1974)
  • DVD – Mumbai University (1970)
  • DDV – College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai (1970)
  • MBBS - Sir J J Group of Hospitals, Grant Medical College, Mumbai (1969)

Designation: Consultant, Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine

Areas of Expertise:

  • Clinical care of HIV patients with multiple complications
  • Sequencing antiretroviral therapy in patients failing 1st line or 2nd line treatment
  • Early recognition of complications after starting antiretroviral therapy & appropriate management
  • Assisted pregnancy promoting especially for HIV positive discordant couples
  • Focus on challenges in Adolscent HIV management

Awards & Publications:

Awards & Publications:

  • Life Time Achievement Award – Outstanding contribution to HIV Medicine”, HIV Congress, Mumbai - March 2008
  • Honorary Fellow award”, College of Venereologists of Sri Lanka - October 2004
  • Award for “Pioneering work in field of HIV/AIDS” by ATG (AIDS Treatment Group, India) - January 2002
  • Awarded “Honorary Member” - The Latvian Association of Dermatology-Venereology, Latvia, Riga - September 21, 2000
  • Visiting Professor in Dermatovenereology & AIDS Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, USA - March 2001
  • Awarded “Dr. Ambady Oration Award” for outstanding achievement, 29th National Conference of IADVL, Agra - February 2001
  • National Consultant for Control of STDs & AIDS for West Bengal Sexual Health Project - Appointed by British Deputy High Commission- DFID
  • Appointed as Chief Physician in team organizing guidelines for “Management of Clinical HIV/AIDS Medicine” for National AIDS Control Organization, Union Ministry of Health, Government of India
  • Silver Jubilee Oration Award”, Institute of Venereology, Chennai, India (instituted by Indian Association of STD & AIDS)
  • Secured top rank in MD Dermatology-Venereology, University of Mumbai – May 1974
  • Recipient of Honorary International STDs/AIDS Diploma [Dip STDs/AIDS (Bangkok)]: Consortium of Thai Training Institutes for Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS (COTTISA) – May 2010
  • Dr. J.C. Patel- Dr. B. C. Mehta, JAPI Award 2008, Category: Best Case Report, Titled : Primary HIV-1 infection – A “Window of Opportunity “for Health Care Providers, J. Assoc. Physicians India 2008; 56(08): 628-632

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