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Dr. Ambrish Mithal


Chairman , MBBS, MD, DM, 33 years of experience

Gurgaon , India

About Doctor

  • Dr. Ambrish Mithal is a famed endocrinologist in India, with an experience of over 33 years.

  • He has won many awards, including: 

    • Honored by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Bhushan, the third-highest Indian civilian award

    • Doctor of the Year award by the Delhi Medical Association.

    • BC Roy Award by the President of India, 2017 

    • International Osteoporosis Foundation President’s award in March 2016

  • He has many firsts to his credit:

    • Established India’s first bone density measurement system and osteoporosis service in SGPGIMS Lucknow.

    • First Indian to be trained in bone density measurement, as a JICA fellow, in Japan.

    • First to establish osteoporosis as a serious health problem in India that affects an estimated 50 million people,

    • First to establish the existence of widespread vitamin D deficiency in India. 

    • First Indian to serve on international bodies like the WHO Global Taskforce on Osteoporosis and Committee of Scientific Advisors, Asia Pacific Advisory Council and Board of Governance of the International Osteoporosis Foundation

    • First and only Indian to receive the “Boy Frame Award” of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, in 2004.

  • He is a principal investigator in several diabetes drug trials.

  • He has served two terms as Editor in Chief- Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

  • He has been President of is the Endocrine Society of India, Indian Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ISBMR), and Bone and Joint Decade. 

  • He writes a regular column in the OPEN magazine and has been on numerous health shows on TV.  

  • He has noteworthy articles in various print media like Times of IndiaHindustan Times and India Today 

  • His expertise lies in Diabetes, Thyroid, and Hormone disorders including osteoporosis.

  • He has secured a Master’s Degree in DM (Endocrinology) from the prestigious All India Medical Institute. Following which he did his Fogarty Fellowship from Harvard Medical School, USA & JICA Fellowship from Japan.


Evaluation of new therapies for diabetes,
Vitamin D nutrition in Indians and the prevention of osteoporotic fractures

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Work Experience of Dr. Ambrish Mithal

Chairman, Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon, 2019

Senior Consultant, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, 2009

Senior Resident, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow , 1998


  • MBBS, 1980, Kanpur University
  • MD, 1984, Kanpur University
  • DM, 1987, AIIMS, New Delhi


1. Padma Bhushan by President of India, 2015
2. B.C. Roy Award by Medical Council of India, 2015
3. Fogarty Fellow at Harvard Medical School, 1993-94
4. JICA fellow, Japan, 1996-97
5. Boy Frame Award- American Society for Bone Mineral Research 2004
6. President’s Award by International Osteoporosis Foundation, 2016
7. International Osteoporosis Foundation Health Professional Awareness award (for ISBMR) in 2005
8. “Global Vitamin D Status’ was awarded the Springer citation prize in 2013

Paper Published

  • Increased Prevalence of self-reported fractures in Asian Indians with Diabetes. Source: Asian Indians. March, 2020

  • Practice guidelines for enternal nutrition management in dysglycemic critically III patients: A relook for Indian scenario. Source: Indian J Crit Care Med. Dec, 2019

  • Effect of Empagliflozin on Liver Fat in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial (E-LIFT Trial). Source: Diabetes Care. August 04, 2018

  • Pitfalls in interpreting interventional studies for osteoporosis. Source: Clin Cases Miner Bone Metab. September-December 14, 2017

  • Efficacy of micellized vs. fat-soluble vitamin D3 supplementation in healthy school children from Northern India. Source: J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. December 01, 2016

  • Hemoglobin E disease and glycosylated hemoglobin. Source: Indian J Endocrinol Metab. September-October 19, 2015

  • Cross-cultural variation in symptom perception of hypoglycemia. Source: J Midlife Health. July 04, 2013

  • Endocrinology and the essential list. Source: Indian J Endocrinol Metab. December 16, 2012

  • Bone health in healthy Indian population aged 50 years and above. Source: Osteoporos Int. November 22, 2011

  • Osteoporosis in Indians. Source: Indian J Med Res. March 12, 2008

  • Paget’s disease in India. Source: J Assoc Physicians India. July 05, 2006





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