Dr. D. Nageshwar Reddy Biography, Wiki | Dr. Duvvuru Nageshwar Reddy

Dr. Nageshwar Reddy is a renowned Indian gastroenterologist, a Padma Shri awardee, and the Chairman and Managing Director of the Global Hospitals Group. He is a leader in the field of digestive diseases and hepatology.

He is well known for his research in the field of advanced endoscopy and is credited with performing the first endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in India. Dr. Nageshwar Reddy is the Chief of Gastroenterology & Therapeutic Endoscopy in India.

He completed his graduation degree with an internal medicine degree from Kurnool Medical College, a Master’s degree from Madras Medical College, and a D.M. in Gastroenterology from PGIMER in Chandigarh.

Afterward, he served as a Professor of Gastroenterology for Andhra Pradesh Health Sciences, then went on to found the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, a highly specialized hospital for gastrointestinal issues. Now he is the Chairman and founder of the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology (AIG) at Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India.

Asian Institute of Gastroenterology (AIG) is considered one of the best and biggest Gastroenterology hospitals in the world. It was established as a new concept of daycare unit where major Endoscopic surgical procedures could be done on the basis of outpatient without resorting to hospitalization.

He started his professional career at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad. He then moved on to work at the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology and the Global Hospitals Group. Under his leadership, Global Hospitals Group has become a leading name in multi-specialty medical care, with several hospitals and clinics across India.

Full nameDr. Duvvuru Nageshwar Reddy
ProfessionDoctor (MBBS, MD, DM)
Current positionChairman
Famous asChief of Gastroenterology & Therapeutic Endoscopy
Experience42 Years
Specialist36 Years
Father’s nameDr. Duvvuru Bhaskar Reddy
Grandfather’s nameDr. Govinda Reddy
Marital statusMarried
WifeDr. Carol Ann Reddy
HometownAndhra Pradesh, Chittoor district, Vennanthur (Vennanthur now in Tamil Nadu)
PassionReading books related to philosophy
ReligionHinduism
NationalityIndian
About Dr. D. Nageshwar Reddy

He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, and he was given the world’s highest gastroenterology award in Shanghai, China, at a function held in September 2013.

Further Reading:  Dr. Rakesh Tandon Biography, Achievements, Contribution, Family | Dr. Rakesh Kumar Tandon Story, Wiki/Bio

The American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) awarded Dr. Reddy the Master Endoscopist Award in 2009, the highest award in the field of endoscopy in the world, and is also termed the “Nobel Prize of Endoscopy“.

He was conferred with the Rudolf V. Schindler Award, the highest category in the prestigious Crystal Awards named after Dr. Schindler who is considered “the father of gastroscopy” by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

His main area of research and interest has been in G.I. Endoscopy, particularly in Therapeutic Pancreatic Biliary Endoscopy (TPBE) and Innovations in Transgastric Endoscopic Surgery (TES).

He is on the Editorial Board of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Digestive Endoscopy, World Journal of Gastroenterology, World Gastroenterology News, Gastroenterology Today, Recent Patents on Medical Imaging, and Gastrohep.com (GastroHep is part of a partnership between Wiley and Hindawi).

He was the President of the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India in 2001. He has been a visiting faculty for over 200 international endoscopy workshops and a forum member of the Asian Endoscopy Masters Forum.

His father Dr. D. Bhaskar Reddy, a retired Director of Medical and Health Services, former Vice-Chancellor of Nagarjuna University, and former director of NIMS breathed his last in Hyderabad on the 15th of March 2011.

Academic Backgrounds

  • Medical college – M.B.B.S Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical
  • Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Specialization M.D Madras Medical College, Madras

Specialization

  • Gastroenterology D.M and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Further Reading:  Dr. Ramesh Roop Rai Biography — Gastroenterologist and General Physician Doctor

Degrees

  • MD
  • DM
  • D.SC
  • FAMS
  • FRCP
  • FASGE
  • FACG
  • MWGO

Achievements

  • Professional experience as associate professor of Gastroenterology at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad.
  • Professor of Gastroenterology Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

Awards and honors

Undergraduate Gold Medals

  • 1974 – Nizam Sugar Factory Gold Medal for Pre–Clinical Experiences
  • 1974 – Indian Academy for Advancement of Medical Education Gold Medal for First M.B.B.S
  • 1976 – Indian Medical Association Prize for Honors in M.B.B.S
  • 1976 – Dr.Soma Sundar Rao Gold Medal for Pathology
  • 1977 – Annapurna Memorial Prize for Medicine
  • 1978 – Nizam Sugar Factory Gold Medal for Medicine
  • 1978 – Dr. S. Pinakapani Gold Medal for Medicine
  • 1978 – Dr. P. Siva Reddy Gold Medal for Best Out-Going Student in M.B.B.S
  • 1978 – Philips Blue Ribbon for the Outstanding Student in M.B.B.S

Awards for contribution to gastroenterology

  • 1991 – Japanese Endoscopy Research Foundation Award
  • 1992 – The Indian Society of Gastrointestinal Society gives Olympus Mitra Endoscopy Award for disseminating knowledge and expertise in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy throughout India
  • 1995 – Dr. B. C. ROY AWARD for the Development of Specialties Highest medical award in the country given by the Indian Medical Council
  • 1995 – Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India Award
  • 1996 – Vidya Ratan Award for outstanding Gastrointestinal Service to the Community
  • 1996 – AP Academy of Science Award for Outstanding Medical Scientist given by Andhra Pradesh
  • 2002 – Padmashri Award One of the Highest Civilian Award given by the Government of India
  • 2004 – Elected as Honorary Life Member American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • 2004 – Dhanwantri Award for outstanding achievement in medicine by All India Coal Medical Conference (Indian Medical Association, M.P.Chapter) held in Ranchi
  • 2009 – Life Time Achievement Award at Chennai Digestive Diseases Week 2009 by Tamilnadu Chapter of I SG and World Gastroenterology Association
  • 2009 – Master Endoscopist Award by American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • 2011 – International Service Award by American Society of Gastroenterology (DDW Crystal Awards)
  • 2013 – World’s highest gastroenterology award in Shanghai, China
  • 2016 – Padma Bhushan by the Government of India
Further Reading:  Dr. Rakesh Tandon Biography, Achievements, Contribution, Family | Dr. Rakesh Kumar Tandon Story, Wiki/Bio

Awards in the Academy of Sciences

  • 1999 – Selected as Endoscopy Grand Master by Asia Endoscopy Masters Forum 1999 – 2008
  • 2002 – The Padma Shri Award, it’s one of the Highest Civilian Award given by the Government of India
  • 2002 – Francisco Roman Award for Lifetime Achievement in Medicine given by the Philippines Society of Gastroenterology, Philippines
  • 2004 – Elected as Honorary Life Member American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy for lifetime achievement in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (there are only 10 Gastroenterologists in the world who have been given this honor over the last 50 years up to 2004)
  • 2004 – Dhanwantri Award for outstanding achievement in medicine by All India Coal Medical Conference (Indian Medical Association, M.P.Chapter) held in Ranchi

Comment in context of awards: He said, all the awards I received have my wife’s sacrifice and contribution who also plays an important role in getting such incredible awards.

Mission

Dr. Reddy said, “After attaining 70 years of age I will take a rest from the medical field and start to put interests and efforts into the research field of medical science.

At present 40 people at the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology are doing research on Diabetes and after 10 years he decided to start a research institute in Hyderabad on foods we take daily.

Journals

He has published over 670 papers in National and international peer-reviewed journals and has contributed chapters in 20 International Text Books on Gastroenterology and has edited 8 G.I. Endoscopy Text Books.

He is the peer reviewer of the following Journals:

  • Lancet
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • World Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Indian Journal of Gastroenterology

Appointment address and contact details

Door No 6-3-661, Main Road
Opposite Erramanzil Bus Stop, Beside Red Rose Restaurant Lane
Hyderabad
Somajiguda, Telangana 500082
India

Author

    by
  • Shivam Singh Rajpoot

    The founding-editor of Biographya Media Network. My interest in writing knowledgeful content, stories, and blogs inspire me to keep writing for you. We love to hear your response and feedback on this page, please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas on this story which I always value the most.

Leave a Reply