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Chairman Manipal Hospitals
Podcast host

Date & Time

Thu, 2 Apr 2020


Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org
How is a COVID-19 infection different from all the other respiratory illnesses prevalent across India? How can we ensure the maximum availability of medical professionals, hospital beds, ventilators, masks and personal protection equipment (PPEs) needed for a large-scale outbreak?
Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of the Manipal Group of Hospitals, speaks to host Pavan Srinath and provides clarity amidst chaos. Dr. Ballal is a Nephrologist, President of NatHealth and part of the COVID-19 national group in India. He is on Twitter at @drballalmanipal.
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Dr. Sudarshan Ballal

Chairman Manipal Hospitals

Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal was the best outgoing student (Blue Ribbon awardee) of the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and a recipient of many Gold Medals in MBBS and M.D. and later had his further training in the USA and had the distinction of being one of the few to be triple Board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology & Critical Care. He has the rare distinction of being appointed as Professor of Medicine with St. Louis University School of Medicine (USA) and is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Manipal University. He was conferred the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London for his contribution in Medicine.

After working as a Consultant in Nephrology and Transplantation at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, he moved back to India to head the Nephrology Unit at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. He has been with Manipal Hospital, Bangalore ever since its inception as the Director of Manipal Institute of Nephrology & Urology, later served Medical Director and Chairman of Medical Advisory Board and is currently holds the position of the Chairman, Manipal Hospitals, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Stempeutics Research Pvt. Ltd. (A Group Company of Manipal Education and Medical Group, Bangalore). He is currently also the President of NATHEALTH (Healthcare Federation of India, New Delhi).

He has won many awards including Rajyotsava, Aryabhata International award, DR. BC Roy award, Namma bengalurean, etc.

He was also nominated as a Member of the Senate of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and is a member of the senate of Manipal University, Karnataka. He has numerous publications, national and international journals. In addition to academic and clinical activities, Dr. Ballal has been actively involved in many Corporate Social Responsibilities through their family trust, “M/s. Belanje Sanjeeva Hegde Trust”.

Pavan Srinath

Podcast host