Prof Shiv Kumar Sarin is the Senior Professor, Hepatology and Director, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi. He was instrumental in setting up the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, under the auspices of the Govt of Delhi. He has more than 560 publications to his credit, edited 13 books on liver diseases and contributed 85 chapters in various medical textbooks. He has helped develop 18 major guidelines; including six major Asian Pacific Treatment Guidelines in Liver diseases. He is credited with several new treatment protocols for liver diseases, specially variceal bleeding, liver regeneration, hepatitis B and acute-on-chronic liver failure.
Prof. Sarin has shown leadership roles in being the President of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Indian Association for the Study of the Liver, Asian Pacific Association of Liver (APASL), and Chairman Steering Committee of the APASL. He has been awarded the prestigious Henry L. Bockus Medal -2017 by World Gastroenterology Organization. He has been bestowed with Padma Bhushan by the Govt of India. He is also a recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, The World Academy of Medical Sciences (TWAS) International Prize, EASL International Recognition Award, Om Prakash Bhasin Award, Dhanvantri Medical Award, Ranbaxy Medical Sciences Award, and the ‘Best Teacher’ Award, besides being a founding Editor of Hepatology International. He developed with other Board of Governors the ‘Vision 2015’ document for Medical Education in India during his tenure as Chairman of Medical Council of India.