Prof. Rajendra Prasad, Director Medical Education, and Professor & Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Era’s Lucknow medical college and hospital, Lucknow, former Director, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute (VPCI), Delhi, former Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, K.G.’s Medical University, Lucknow and former Director, U.P Rural Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Saifai, did his MBBS in 1974 and MD in 1979 from K.G.MedicalCollege, Lucknow. He received advanced training in Pulmonary Medicine including Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy and Lung Cancer from Japan. He has been an honorary consultant to Armed Forces Medical Services, India in Respiratory Diseases. Professor Prasad is currently, Vice-chairman National Task Force for the involvement of medical Colleges in the National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP) and Senior Vice Chairman UPTB Association. He has been International Governor of the American College of Chest Physicians (USA). He has the unique distinction of being president of all major scientific bodies in the field of Pulmonary Medicine in India as the National College of Chest Physicians India, Indian Chest Society, Indian College of Allergy, Asthma & Applied Immunology, and Indian Association for Bronchology and Tuberculosis Association of India. Besides several prestigious fellowships of reputed National and International organizations, he was awarded Fellowship of the National Academy of Medical Sciences India, American College of chest physicians, USA, and Royal College of physicians and surgeons, Glasgow and London. He has supervised about 200 Researches and Published 400 original articles, reviews, and book chapters. He also authored 11 books including 4 books on Tuberculosis and an Atlas on Fiber Optic bronchoscopy based exclusively on Indian patients. He has presented over 1850 guest lectures, scientific papers and chaired Scientific Sessions at various National and International meetings. Professor Rajendra Prasad is an eminent Chest Physician of our country possessing more than 45 years of illustrious teaching, research, and administrative experience. Apart from being a Clinician par excellence, he is also a very popular Medical teacher in Pulmonary Medicine. He has devoted all his energy to Promoting Medical education, patient care, and research. Within 14 years of heading the department at KG Medical University; he has successfully transformed the department of Tuberculosis into the well-recognized department of Pulmonary Medicine by introducing and developing more than half a dozen specialist services including Video Bronchoscopy first of its kind in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Medical Thoracoscopy, Thoracic Oncology Unit, Air Pollution related disease diagnostic center and Sleep Lab. He is popularly known as the father of Pulmonary Medicine in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Professor Prasad has been a mentor to many students who are now assuming important positions in Pulmonary Medicine throughout the country. He is easily accessible to the common man and Widely respected all over the country. Prof. Prasad has been a recipient of more than 60 awards including Dr. B.C Roy National Award, NCCP(I) M.M. Singh Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award of National College of Chest Physicians, Life Time Achievement Award for Indian Association for Bronchology, Vigyan Gaurav Award of Council of Science and Technology, Government of Uttar Pradesh, UP Ratna Award, O.A.Sarma Oration Award, M. Santosham Oration Award, D.N.Shivpuri Oration Award, ICS Honour Lecture Award, Dr. Reddy’s Lung Cancer Oration Award, Prof. Raman Viswanathan Memorial Chest Oration Award, TAI Oration Award of Tuberculosis Association of India for developing and popularizing Pulmonary Medicine in India.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad's fields of interest are Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Allergy, Interstitial lung disease, Tuberculosis.