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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur


  • Dr (Prof) Prashant P. Joshi MD (Medicine), MSc (Clinical Epidemiology, UNC Australia), is a medical teacher par excellence, outstanding researcher, astute physician, and an able administrator with 40 years of teaching experience. He was Professor and Head of Department of General Medicine at AIIMS, Nagpur (2019- 2023); Indira Gandhi Govt Medical College, Nagpur (2008-2019) and Officer on Special Duty to Executive Director, AIIMS Nagpur (2023). He has over 200 research publications in prestigious, high-impact factor journals like JAMA, Lancet, NEJM, BMJ, etc. He has been the principal investigator/steering committee member / regional coordinator in numerous large, multi-centre, WHO-ICMR, CSIR-funded research projects and clinical trials. He is among the few researchers from the country to have featured in the top 2 % Most Influential Scientists in the 2023 Stanford University List.
  • Dr. Joshi is a recipient of the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship for training at the University of Newcastle, Australia under the GOI-USAID program. He is the Past President of the Academy of Medical Sciences, Nagpur (2006-2007) and the Diabetic Association of India, Nagpur (2017-18). He is the founding member of the Indian Clinical Epidemiology Network (IndiaCLEN); former Chairman Research Committee of IndiaCLEN and Director of the Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Govt Medical College, Nagpur (2001-2003). He was the temporary advisor to WHO on Trypanosomiasis and Non-Communicable Diseases and was a Consultant to the Govt. of India (GOI) on Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme. He has worked extensively during the COVID pandemic as a Task Force member and as a Nodal Clinical expert, and was awarded the COVID Warrior award at the hands of the Governor of Maharashtra, Hon. B S Koshyari in 2021 and by IMA. With his strategic vision, a wealth of experience, and steadfast commitment to innovation, Dr. Prashant P. Joshi is poised to lead the institute towards excellence in clinical care, medical education, research, and administration - the foundational pillars of medical governance.
  • Dr. Joshi's dream is to transform AIIMS Nagpur into a premier medical institution known for accessible and affordable tertiary-level patient care, pioneering research on regional and national health challenges, and delivering quality medical education that fosters future leaders in medicine.