Gupta Rajeev MD, PhD
VICE PRESIDENT (Community Programs)
Director, Research & Academics, Senior Consultant Chairman, Research Development Unit, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences
Field of Expertise
Department of Medicine, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur 302017, Academic & Research Development Unit, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur 302033, Rajasthan
Dr Rajeev Gupta is currently Chairman, Preventive Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Research at Eternal Heart Care Centre and Research Institute, Mount Sinai New York Affiliate, Jaipur, India. He is Chair of Research and Development Unit at Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur and Co-Chair of Hypertension Group at Indian Council of Medical Research, Government of India, New Delhi. His others positions are Distinguished Scientist, Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur and Chair, Centre for Development Communications NGO, Jaipur. He teaches medicine for National Board of Examinations, Government of India and was faculty in medicine (Professor) at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College affiliated to Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur.
He is pioneer in cardiovascular epidemiology in India. Jaipur Heart Watch study, which he began in 1990 and still leads, is the longest ongoing cardiovascular epidemiological study in the country. He is a member of steering committee of such landmark international epidemiological studies such as PURE, INTERSTROKE, CREATE, etc. He has participated in numerous path-breaking national and international research studies and clinical trials. He has more than 750 publications of which 500+ are original articles and reviews in peer reviewed journals including Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, BMJ and Circulation. His research funders include National Institutes of Health, USA (NHLBI and NIDDK), Indian Departments of Health Research- Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Science and Technology and other philanthropies.