• Brief Profile


    Dr Dinesh Kumar Dhanwal is currently working as Prof. of Medicine and Endocrinologist at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. After completion of his graduation from Pt BD Sharma PGI, Rohtak he joined prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for his post graduation in Medicine. He later also completed his post doctoral DM in Endocrinology from AIIMS under the watchful eyes of world famous faculty members in Endorinology. Presently he is the only qualified endocrinologist at Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Hospitals including GB Pant Hospital. He is an award winning doctor from GNCT and has following awards to his credit: 1. Commonwealth Academic Fellowship from Commonwealth Commission, UK in 2009-10 2. AV Gandhi award for excellence in year 2003. This award is given to only one endocrinologist from India for research and outstanding contribution in the field of endocrinology and carries a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakhs. 3. Asia Oceania Distinguished Young Investigator Award from Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine in year 2001 and 2005. 4. Fellow of Indian College of Physicians in year 2009. Recent awards include 1. 27th Dr. S. Radha Krishnan memorial National teachers award 2011. 2. American Society of Bone Mineral Research travel grant award for year 2010 3. Guide to Dr Saroj Sahoo and Dr Mondal for Young investigator awards during International Osteoporosis Foundation – regional in Singapore 2010 and Gold Coast, Australia in 2011. 4. Many best paper awards in various National and International Conferences He is an outstanding researcher for original research as well for global clinical trials. He is first to demonstrate hypothalamic pituitary dysfunction in patients with tubercular meningitis, hypovitaminosis D in thyrotoxicosis. He is also pioneer in epidemiological research on osteoporosis and has recently demonstrated that hip fracture incidence rates in India are lower than West. He is involved in path breaking research in field of Type 1 DM by using immune modulators and this was in news in June 2010. Even there was a question in parliament last year on this new development. He is an excellent clinician and patients flock around him both in outdoors and indoors. His clinical practice is always patient centric. He is looking after endocrinology services at both Lok Nyak and GB Pant hospital. He is a very popular teacher among both undergraduate and post graduate students. Majority of his post graduate students are pursuing DM in various fields. He has immense contribution to community services. He is part of NRHM as a member for Non-Communicable Diseases Program including screening of slum population for diabetes which was inaugurated by Union Health Minister on World Diabetes Day 2010. Every year he organizes World Diabetes Day on 14th November which includes public education, public lecture, health camp and a walk to Rajghat for public awareness. As a part of community health education he has appeared on both print and news media notably regular expert with All India Radio, NDTV, Lokshabha TV and other channels. He is also endocrine expert with doctor NDTV.com a health site managed by NDTV and answers queries for Indians across world related to diabetes and endocrinologist. He is conducting community service by running a diabetes clinic/camp twice a month at Sector 9, Dwarka. This is a comprehensive clinic in which consultations, dietary advice, diabetic education and all the tests related to diabetes and thyroid disorders are provided free to the participants.

Questions Answered by me

It seems you have subclinical hypothyroidism (assuming that your T4 level is normal). This is a mild form of disease and needs treatment in your...

Answered on : 10 Jul 2011

Hypothyroidism especially autoimmune type (majority of cases have this type of disease) has a strong genetic background. This has been proven in...

Answered on : 15 Jun 2011

You have hyperthyroidism. The teratment options are medications (already taking), surgery and radioiodine treatment. Radioiodine treatment is one...

Answered on : 19 Apr 2011

These reports suggest that you have thyrotoxicosis but we need to find out the cause. Pregnancy itself can induce this condition due to high...

Answered on : 07 Apr 2011

The reports suggest that you are in remission (free of disease) but there are chances of relapse which you will know if you have symptoms of...

Answered on : 28 Mar 2011

Your report suggests that you have subclinical hypothyroidism and, normally it is without symptoms and usually does not need medications. But in...

Answered on : 17 Mar 2011

It would have been nice to know complete lipid profile as this LDL-cholesterol is very high and definitely needs treatment. The medications do...

Answered on : 13 Mar 2011

Allergy to thyroid hormones is extremely rare as this is a physiological hormone and treatment is replacement of deficient hormone. These symptoms...

Answered on : 13 Mar 2011

According to description given to have, you have hypothyroidism, endometrial tuberculosis and obesity. Regarding hypothyroidism, if your TSH is...

Answered on : 28 Feb 2011

There is serious doubt about the diagnosis of hypothyroidism as in majority of hypothyroid patients TSH is first to rise unless the defect is at...

Answered on : 27 Feb 2011
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