Dr Atul Sachdev
MBBS, MD, DM, MNAMS
MBBS
Government Medical College, & Punjabi University, Patiala.
Overall second best graduate of the 1981-85 batch in the university Secured first position in the first professional MBBS examination & second position in final professional MBBS examination of Punjabi University, Patiala. First positions in the Punjabi university, Patiala in the subjects of Medicine, Eye/ENT, 1981-85 batch.

Second positions in the Punjabi University in the subjects of Surgery, Midwifery and Anatomy, 1981-85 batch.

Distinctions in the subjects of Pathology & Microbiology, Community Medicine, Surgery, Midwifery & Gynecology.

Awarded university academic merit scholarship from 1981-84 by the Punjabi university.
MD Medicine
MD in internal medicine from PGIMER, Chandigarh from January 1987 to December 1989. Wrote a dissertation on Evaluation of effect of chloroquin on hexose monophosphate pathway (HMP) in normal individuals.
DM (Gastroenterology ) Superspecialisation in gastroenterology from PGIMER from July 1991 to September 1993.
Senior residency
Internal medicine from 1st January 1990 to 1st may 1991
Gastroenterology from 1st July 1991 to 16th September 1993
Senior lecturer
Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Chandigarh from 17th September 1993 till 8th June 1997. First Senior lecturer in medicine at the GMCH and played a pioneering role in the setting up of the department of medicine and the division of gastroenterology
Reader
Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Chandigarh from 8th June 1997 - 20th September 2001.
Professor
Department of Medicine, Government Medical College from 20th September, 2001 onwards
Head
Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Chandigarh from July 1999 to 23rd April 2013.
Director Principal
Selected as the Director Principal, GMCH, Sector 32 Chandigarh through UPSC. Joined as the Director Principal on 23rd April 2013.
Membership/Fellowships of societies   ♦ Life member of Indian Society of Gastroenterology (ISG)
  ♦ Life member of Indian Society for study of liver diseases (INASL)
  ♦ Life member of Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy of India (SGEI) and have been elected a member
    of the    governing body for the term 2003-2005
  ♦ Life member of Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  ♦ Life member of Association of Physicians of India (API)
  ♦ Fellow of Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine 2002
  ♦ Membership of National Academy of medical Sciences (2007)
  ♦ Fellowship of International Medical Specialities of India 2009
  ♦ Founder secretary, President elect and life member of the Gastrointestinal Infection Society of
     India (GISI)
  ♦ Elected President of Gastrointestinal Infection Society of India w.e.f. 01.04.2013.

Publications Over 85 publications in indexed national and international journals.
Lectures delivered/ papers presented/ sessions chaired Delivered lectures/chaired sessions at various regional and national conferences. Till date have delivered over 70 guest lectures in various fora.
Awards   ♦ Awarded a rotary international fellowship under the group study exchange to Indiana in USA in 1994.
    Visited various hospitals in USA & UK.
 ♦ Worked as a clinical attaché at the university hospital of Wales, Cardiff in UK in 1994
 ♦ Two of our papers got the best paper awards at the annual conference of Research society for study of
    diabetes in India (RSSDI) at Mumbai in October 2000. The titles of the papers are as follows:
  » (i)Towards lesser pain during blood sugar estimation. Bhalla A, Singh R, Sachdev A
  » (ii)Diabetic with an unusual joint complication. Singh R, Bhalla A, Lehl SS, Sachdev A
 ♦ One of our papers Remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting oedema (RS3PE) syndrome:
   a prospective follow up and ultrasound study got the IInd best paper award at the national conference
   of Indian Association of Rheumatologists at Delhi in November, 2003
 ♦ Fellowship of Indian Academy of Clinical medicine (FIACM)
 ♦ Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences in 2008
 ♦ Fellowship of International medical Specialities of India (FIMSA) in 2009
Honours   ♦ Expert for the poster presentation of papers at National conference of society of gastrointestinal
    endoscopy (SGEI) of India at Pune, 1998
  ♦ WHO sponsored film on OSCE - one of the members involved in making of a film on Objective
    Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), under the auspices of National Board Of examination in 1999.
  ♦ Member of the institutional ethical committee for human research of National Institute of
     Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) since June, 2001
  ♦ Assessor for the (international) Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, 2001
  ♦ Expert at the selection of professors & readers in medicine at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital
    at Ludhiana, 2002- 03
  ♦ NBE inspector since 1993
  ♦ Regular visiting professor at NIPER, Mohali
  ♦ Elected Member of board of studies of Punjab University for the faculty of medical sciences in 2003
  ♦ Member of the governing body of the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India, 2003 -05
  ♦ Contributed a chapter on Coeliac disease in India, Middle East and Africa in the book on Coeliac disease
     published by Elseiver, edited by Professor C Mulder from Amsterdam 2004
  ♦ Contributed a chapter on colonoscopy and related technique in the book released at the annual
     conference of SGEI in Kolkata, 2005
  ♦ Appointed a reviewer for "Neurology India" in 2006.
  ♦ Invited as an expert for the selection of faculty at PGIMER, Chandigarh in 2005 in the subject
    of medicine
  ♦ Appointed as inspector by the Medical Council of India for the inspection of medical colleges for
    their recognition
  ♦ Regular Faculty at national conferences of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology and Society
    of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India
  ♦ Appointed a reviewer for Journal of emergency medicine in 2007
  ♦ Founder secretary of Gastrointestinal Infection Society of India, 2007
  ♦ Appointed a reviewer for Journal of Pancreas in 2008
  ♦ Reviewer for Hepatology International in 2010
  ♦ President elect for Gastrointestinal infection society of India, 2011
  ♦ Member of the selection committee for the selection of PGIMS faculty Rohtak
  ♦ Member of the selection committee for the Baba Farid university of Health sciences, faridkot
  ♦ Invited as a guest faculty to speak on management of Idiopathic Ulcerative Colitis at the
     national conference of Srilankan Physicians conference, 2010
  ♦ External examiner for MD at PGIMER since 2011
  ♦ Appointed to the undergraduate committee of the Medical Council of India in December, 2011
  ♦ Invited to review the API textbook of Medicine by the ICMR, 2012
  ♦ Reviewer for IJMR, 2012   ♦ Invited as an expert for recruitment of doctors by the ESIC, Chandigarh
    2010- 12
  ♦ Invited as an expert for recruitment of doctors (medical officers and senior medical officers ) by the
    NIIT, Kurukshetra 2013
  ♦ Expert for selection of doctors by the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, Shimla, 2012
Extracurricular activities   ♦ Captained the cricket & lawn tennis team of the medical college
  ♦ University runner up in lawn tennis in the Punjabi university
  ♦ Awarded the college colour for the year 1984-85