Randeep Guleria
Director at AIIMS, Delhi
In office
28 March 2017 – 24 March 2022
Preceded byM. C. Misra[1]
Succeeded by Dr. M Srinivas[2]
Personal details
Born (1959-04-05) 5 April 1959 (age 64)
Himachal Pradesh, India
Alma materIndira Gandhi Medical College
AwardsPadma Shri
Dr. B. C. Roy Award

Randeep Guleria is an Indian pulmonologist and the ex-director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi,[3][4] credited with the establishment of India's first centre for pulmonary medicines and sleep disorders at AIIMS.[5] He was honoured by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.[6]

Guleria is co-author of a book Till We Win: India's Fight Against The COVID-19 Pandemic. Randeep Guleria is son of Padma Shri Jagdev Singh Guleria, a cardiologist, and is elder brother to Padma Shri Sandeep Guleria, a surgeon.


An alumnus of the class of 1975 of St. Columba's School, Delhi,[7] Dr Guleria started his medical studies at IGMC, Shimla, affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University from where he received undergraduate degree in Medicine,[8] afterwards he attended the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh, from where he secured his MD in general medicine and DM in pulmonary medicine.[9][10] He joined the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and rose in ranks to become a professor and the head of the department of Pulmonology and Sleep Disorders.[9] He is associated with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a member of its Scientific Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE)[11] on immunization and influenza vaccination.[9][10] He also serves as a consultant to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna on issues related to radiation protection.[9][10]

Guleria was the personal physician to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India since 1998.[10] He is credited with efforts in establishing a centre for respiratory diseases and sleep medicine at AIIMS, which is reported to be a first in India.[5] He is a recipient of Raj Nanda Pulmonary Disease Fellowship from Raj Nanda Trust and the Royal College of Physicians, UK[9][10] and is an elected fellow (2011) of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS).[12] He sits on the editorial boards of a number of medical journals such as the Indian Journal of Chest Diseases, Lung India, JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association and Chest India.[10]

Randeep Guleria was included by the Government of India in the 2015 Republic Day honours list for the civilian award of Padma Shri.[6]

He has been awarded the prestigious Dr. B C Roy National Awards for the year 2014, under eminent medical person category by the Medical Council of India.[13][14][15][16]

See also


  1. ^ "Dr Randeep Guleria appointed new director of AIIMS". Hindustan Times. 24 March 2017.
  2. ^ "AIIMS gets a new director as Randeep Guleria's tenure ends". Business Today. 23 September 2022.
  3. ^ "AIIMS Pulmocrit". AIIMS Pulmocrit. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Randeep Guleria appointed as new AIIMS director". 24 March 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  5. ^ a b Chatterjee, Pritha (21 June 2011). "India's first centre for pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders soon". The Indian Express. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. 2015. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  7. ^ Aradhya Sharma (10 May 2017). "BEQUEST- St. Columba's School" – via YouTube.
  8. ^ "IGMC-Shimla". www.igmcshimla.edu.in. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Sehat". Sehat. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  10. ^ a b c d e f "Daiichi Sankyo India". Daiichi Sankyo India. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  11. ^ "SAGE". SAGE. 2015. Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  12. ^ "NAMS" (PDF). NAMS. 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Prez honours AIIMS chief Randeep Guleria with Dr. B C Roy award". Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  14. ^ "Covid cases haven't yet peaked or even plateaued: AIIMS director : The Tribune India". www.tribuneindia.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2020.
  15. ^ "Safety of Russia's Covid vaccine needs to be assured, says AIIMS director Randeep Guleria".
  16. ^ "An Expert Explains: New insights on Covid-19, key learnings from managing it". 15 July 2020.

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