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Vijay Viswanathan

Vijay Viswanathan
Head & Chief Diabetologist, M.V. Hospital for Diabetes & Prof.M.Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre, Chennai, India


Dr. Vijay Viswanathan is the Head & Chief Diabetologist at M.V. Hospital for Diabetes & Prof.M.Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre (WHO Collaborating Centre for Research, Education and Training in Diabetes), Chennai. He was awarded Ph.D in medicine by Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, for the study of Diabetic Nephropathy, in Type 2 Diabetes. He is an exemplary academician, a Member of the National Governing Body of the Association of Physicians of India, an eminent diabetologist with experience of 24 years and trained over 2000 physicians in preventing foot amputation related to diabetes. He is a recipient of many prestigious awards and honors for his novel contributions in the areas of research on diabetes and its complications and credited with about 200 Research publications in Socioeconomics of Diabetes, Diabetic Foot, Diabetic Nephropathy, Diabetes and TB in peer-reviewed National and International scientific journals and has also contributed about 15 book chapters. To mention a few, he was honored as ?Adjunct Professor? by the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, and was awarded with Dr. B.R. Sengupta Oration Gold Medal 2006, Prof. P.J. Mehta Oration Award 2009, Prof. Sam G.P. Moses Oration Award 2011 by RSSDI, He was honored with the first VIVIAN FONSECA SCHOLAR AWARD by the American Diabetes Association in 2013 for his Research work in Diabetes and TB.

Research Interest

Early diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Kidney Disease, Genetics of Diabetic Nephropathy , Early diagnosis and Management of Diabetic Foot Disease, Design of Special footwear in Indian Patients with diabetic foot problems, Organ Donation after brain death.