25 Facts About Ambrish Mithal


Ambrish Mithal is an Indian endocrinologist and the Chairman and Head of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Max Healthcare- Pan-Max, Saket, New Delhi, where he started working in December 2019.


Ambrish Mithal secured the master's degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and subsequently worked at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow and, later, at Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi before joining Medanta the Medicity as Chairman, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes where he worked from 2009 to 2019.


In September 2020 Dr Ambrish Mithal became the first Indian to be chosen for the Laureate Award for International Excellence in Endocrinology by the Endocrine Society.


In 2019, Dr Ambrish Mithal was nominated to the Governing Council of the National Health Authority, the apex body involved in implementing the ambitious population health coverage plan of the government.


Ambrish Mithal has been appointed President, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Gorakhpur.


Dr Ambrish Mithal was awarded the International Osteoporosis Foundation President's award in March 2016.


In March 2017 Dr Ambrish Mithal was awarded the B C Roy award by the President of India for his contribution to the development of endocrinology in India.


Ambrish Mithal has won numerous awards from medical and social bodies throughout his career.


Dr Ambrish Mithal is keenly interested in spreading awareness about endocrine disorders among the general public.


Ambrish Mithal writes a regular column in the OPEN magazine, frequently contributes articles in Hindi to the Dainik Jagran, and has been on numerous health shows on TV.


Ambrish Mithal has hosted a show called 'Beat Diabetes' on NDTV from 2016 onwards, and is frequently interviewed on most other national channels including Doordarshan.


Ambrish Mithal contributes from time to time to other leading magazines like India Today and The Week, along with popular daily newspapers.


Dr Ambrish Mithal has made pioneering contribution to the development of the speciality of endocrinology in India in all its aspects- academic, clinical and social- and has played a key role in placing Indian endocrinology on the global map.


Ambrish Mithal was awarded the prestigious Fogarty fellowship to conduct research at Harvard Medical School, where he worked on the calcium sensing receptor.


In 1997, Dr Ambrish Mithal established India's first bone density measurement system and osteoporosis service in SGPGIMS Lucknow.


Ambrish Mithal was the first Indian to be trained in bone density measurement, as a JICA fellow, in Japan.


Dr Ambrish Mithal was the first to establish osteoporosis as a serious health problem in India that affects an estimated 50 million people, and among the first to establish the existence of widespread vitamin D deficiency in India.


Ambrish Mithal is a strong advocate of vitamin D fortification, and has actively lobbied with the government in this regard.


Ambrish Mithal has led a nutrition and growth program for underprivileged children in two schools.


Dr Ambrish Mithal is the first Indian to serve on international bodies like the WHO Global Task force on Osteoporosis and Committee of Scientific Advisors, Asia Pacific Advisory Council and Board of Governance of the International Osteoporosis Foundation.


Ambrish Mithal has served two terms as Editor in Chief- Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism.


Dr Ambrish Mithal is recognised as an able and popular mentor - students trained by him over the last 25 years occupy positions of importance across the globe.


Dr Ambrish Mithal is the first and only Indian to receive the "Boy Frame Award" of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, in 2004.


Ambrish Mithal received the International Osteoporosis Foundation Health Professional Awareness award in 2005.


Ambrish Mithal has received numerous awards from various Indian associations, including Doctor of the year, "Distinguished contribution in the field of medicine", "Medical statesman of the year" and others.