Dr. S. K. Jindal, MBBS, MD(Medicine), FAMS, FCCP, FNCP, with an illustrious experience of more than 4 decades, is the Medical Director & Sr. Consultant Pulmonology at Jindal Clinics, Chandigarh. Formerly, Dr. Jindal was associated, as a Professor & Head of the Department of Pumonology, with the prestigious institute of the continent PGIMER, Chandigarh from where he superannuated from service on April 30th, 2014.
Dr. Jindal is a distinguished medical teacher and clinician who headed the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India from 1988 to 2014. He got the department recognized as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Capacity Building in Chronic Respiratory Diseases in 2008-9. He had introduced the post-doctoral (DM) course in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine in India for the first time in 1989. With over 40 years of experience, he has guided and mentored a large number of pulmonary physicians and other trainees now occupying prestigious positions in different hospitals and institutions both in India and abroad.
To his credits, he was honored with the Outstanding Educator Award (2011) for scientific contributions by the American Thoracic Society. He has also received Honors from other International Bodies such as the American College of Chest Physicians, USA (Governor’s Community Service Award and End-of-life Commendation) and International Union Against TB & Lung Diseases, France (Best Scientific Contributions in Non-tuberculous Lung Diseases). He has also been awarded by many national agencies, including the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian Council of Medical Research and Association of Physicians of India. The Indian Chest Society honored him with the prestigious Life-time Achievement Award in 2011.
Dr Jindal was the President of the Indian Chest Society and other National Associations including the Indian Association of Bronchology and Indian Association for Sarcoidosis and Granulomatous Lung Diseases. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, the American College of Chest Physicians and of several other scientific and professional organizations. He has also served on the Scientific and Academic Committees of several national and international organizations.
Being an excellent researcher, he has undertaken several investigational projects, including large multi-centre studies sponsored by national and international agencies. He has also pioneered guidelines for management of different lung diseases, as well as published over 320 scientific papers and reviews.
Above all, Dr. Jindal has been the Associate Editor of two important and widely read journals - Chest (USA) and International Journal of TB & Lung Diseases and a member of Editorial Boards of several other journals such as Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, Expert Reviews in Respiratory Medicine, Journal of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Journal of Association of Physicians of India, Lung India and Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences. He is the current Editor-in-chief of Chest India. Besides his books “Oxygen Therapy” and ‘Quit Smoking- Why and How?” he has edited a comprehensive, two-volume Text Book, a Hand Book in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and a book on Oxidative Stress in Respiratory Diseases.
For the Scientific contribution by the American Thoracic Society