Harpinder Singh Chawla
Born (1950-03-15) 15 March 1950 (age 73)
OccupationDental surgeon
Known forPediatric dentistry
SpouseKiran Chaudhary
ChildrenOne son and a daughter
Parent(s)Sukhdev Singh Chawla
Iqbal Kaur Chawla
AwardsPadma Shri Punjab Ratan
WebsitePersona blog

Harpinder Singh Chawla is an Indian dental surgeon, medical researcher and writer, known for his work in pediatric dentistry.[1] Born on 15 March 1945 to Sukhdev Singh and Iqbal Kaur Chawla in Amritsar, the temple town in the Indian state of Punjab, he graduated in Dentistry from the Government Dental College and Hospital, Amritsar in 1967. He did his post graduation in the speciality of pedodontics and preventive dentistry from the same college in 1970. He joined Institute of Medical Education and Research in 1970.[citation needed]He started his career as a registrar at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh in 1970 and worked in several capacities such as lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor and professor[citation needed] and is the incumbent Head of the Oral Health Science Center of PGIMER.[2]

Chawla is known to have been involved in medical research and has published his research findings as several articles in peer reviewed journals.[3][4] He is a former president of the Asian Academy of Preventive Dentistry and a member and elected Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)[5] as well as the Indian Society Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry.[citation needed] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2007, for his contributions to Indian medicine.He was also bestowed with the Punjab Ratan in 2006[6] He is married to Kiran Chaudhary and the couple has a son and a daughter.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ "Dr. Harpinder Singh Chawla on Medical Directory". Dr Connect. 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  2. ^ "A date with new-age dental restorative techniques". Tribune. 14 May 2001. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  3. ^ "On PubFacts". PubFacts. 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Publications". Government Medical College and Hospital. 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  5. ^ "List of Fellows - NAMS" (PDF). National Academy of Medical Sciences. 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.