Monday 31 August 2015

Padamshree Professor Amod Gupta Retires From PGI after Serving 42 Years

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Chandigarh 31st August:- Prof. Yogesh Chawla, Director PGI honoured Prof. Amod Gupta, Head, Department of Ophthalmology and nine officers/officials on their superannuation today by presenting mementoes to them.  Sushil Thakur, Financial Adviser handed over beneficiary cheques comprising GPF, gratuity and group insurance. Respective Heads of Departments wished them well in life by presenting bouquets to them.

Prof Amod Gupta retired from the services of the Institute after serving for 42 years.  He joined PGI in the year 1973 and has been continuously serving since then.  He is an iconic figure among the medical fraternity across India and World.  He rose to become the Dean at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (India). He has been at the forefront of clinical research in Ophthalmology and especially in the field of retinal and uveal diseases. He raised the Advanced Eye Centre in 2006, one of the most advanced ophthalmic centres for patient care, training and research in India.

In the last nearly 25 years, he has discovered new diseases, their clinical manifestations and new management strategies, which have brought about paradigm shift in the management of several blinding diseases. His researches have been recognized internationally. He has published more than 308 original research papers in national and international journals, which have been extensively cited (Scopus 3067,) with an H index of 28. His coauthored books on 'Optical Coherence Tomography', 'Diabetic Retinopathy' and "Uveitis: Text and Imaging" are read all over the world.

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