Dr Varinder Singh, Director Professor of Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Assoc Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, N Delhi, INDIA.
He trained at the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College at N Delhi. He had the opportunity to work with the Pediatric Chest Disease unit at their leading Lok Nayak Hospital for 6 years before he joined as a Pediatric Consultant at the National Institute of TB and Respiratory Diseases at Delhi. This position helped him to sharpen his skills of respirology and TB. He led the pediatric services in this hospital for 5 years; during which time he also coordinated the massive training effort of the Country’s TB programme. He then moved on to the current Institute to follow his passion of clinical teaching and research in 1998. He is recipient of the Commonwealth Academic staff fellowship in 2003 under Prof Andrew Bush at Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK. He currently runs the respiratory and bronchoscopy services at a major children’s hospital at Delhi. He has been instrumental in developing regional and National guidelines on Asthma, TB and Respiratory Infections. He is currently championing the cause of Rational Antimicrobial use. He is a founder member and currently the President of the Asian Pediatric Pulmonary Society. He has been in leadership positions for the Indian Academy of Paediatrics National Respiratory Chapter too. He has been member of the Editorial Board of -Pediatric Respiratory Review, Indian Pediatrics, Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics, etc. He has been time and again involved with CIPP as a faculty since 2006.