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Prof. Surjit Singh MD, Department of Pediatrics and Chief, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Unit, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh. This is a 300 bedded facility providing highly specialized care to children. Apart from MD Pediatrics, we run 9 postdoctoral DM Programmes and 4 Fellowships in various super specialties of Pediatrics - the largest number of academic programmes in any department in India. Of these, 4 DM Programmes and the 4 Fellowships were initiated after I took over Chair of the department in October 2016. Presently we have 48 consultants, 132 junior residents and 64 senior residents. I have 480 research publications in peer reviewed journals to my credit. I have supervised 6 PhD theses, 8 DM theses and more than 50 MD theses. Helped set up Pediatric Immunology Unit at PGI in 1993. This is the first, and till date the only, such unit in our country. Initiated DM Programme in Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology in Jan. 2014 – this is the only such course in India. I have been nominated a member of Institute Body of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur (2020-2025). I am a Member, Governing Council, Indian College of Pediatrics (2020-2023).   International honours: President Asia Pacific Society for Immunodeficiencies (2020-2024). Co-ordinator for Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR) Centre of Excellence, in Rheumatology 2020-2023 – the first rheumatology unit in India to be so accredited. Orations: Roland Levinsky Memorial Lecture, Hong Kong Society for Immunology, Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hong Kong, 2016; Stuart Gan Memorial Lecture, 2019, Singapore Pediatrics Society; Dr.Cyrus Litkouhi Oration, UAE, 2021. Misc. honours: Associate Editor of International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases; Member of Editorial Board of Current Immunology Reviews; Review Editor for Pediatric Immunology as well as for Primary Immunodeficiencies for Frontiers in Immunology. Member of Medical Advisory Panel of the International Patient Organization for Primary Immunodeficiencies (IPOPI). Director, National Co-ordinating Centre (India) Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization (PRINTO), Genoa, Italy (2017-2021). Visiting Professor in Pediatrics: B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal; Department of Pediatrics, Shaanxi Provincial People’s Hospital of Xian, Jiaotong University, Xian, China. National honours: Was Principal Investigator, ICMR Centre for Advanced Research in Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (2015-2020). This was the first such centre in India. ICMR Awards: Chaturvedi Kalawati Jagmohan Das Memorial Awards by Indian Council of Medical Research (2009); Chaturvedi Kalawati Jagmohan Das Memorial Awards by Indian Council of Medical Research (2011). Misc. honours: Vice-President, Indian Rheumatology Association (2017-2019); President, Indian Society for Primary Immune Deficiency (2013-2014). Convener of National Immunization Committee of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (2003-04); President of Pediatric Rheumatology Society of India (2005-2006); Member of Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Immunization Practices, IAP, 2013-2014. Co-ordinator for a Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) Programme on Primary Immunodeficiencies, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Feb. 2019; President, Indian Society of Kawasaki Disease (2020-2022). Visiting Professor in Pediatrics: Department of Pediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangalore (2018-2019). Orations and awards by professional societies: Awarded James Flett Endowment Prize and Gold Medal (1985) by Indian Academy of Pediatrics; Zydus Oration (2003) and IRA Oration (2010) by Indian Rheumatology Association; Von Pirquet Oration (2003) and V. Raju Gold Medal (2004) by Indian College of Allergy and Applied Immunology; Balu Athreya Oration (2016) of Pediatric Rheumatology Society, Bangalore. Delivered the Dr. P.R. Dange Orations, Nagpur (2005 and 2015);  Dr. Tirumala Rao Memorial Oration, Vishakhapatnam (2008); Dr. H.K. Gaur Oration, Surat (2011); Dr. K.C. Chaudhuri Oration, Kolkata (2013); Dr. Sisir Kumar Bose Oration at Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, 2016; Dr. D.G. Benakappa Endowment Lecture, Bangalore Pediatric Society, Bangalore, 2017; Annual Rheumatology Oration at Christian Medical College, Vellore, 2017; Dr. Nirmal Miglani Oration, Jaipur, 2018; Dr. B.N. Dasgupta Oration at Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Bihar State Branch, Gaya, 2019; Dr T.S. Mallesh Memorial Oration, Bangalore Pediatric Society, Bangalore, 2020; Dr. H. Paramesh and Dr. D. Nagaraju Oration of Allergy and Applied Immunology Chapter Indian Academy of Pediatrics, 2020.   Administrative responsibilities undertaken at PGI Chandigarh: Joint Medical Superintendent (Procurement) from Sept. 2005-April 2009; Deputy Director Administration (DDA) from October 2010-December 2011; Chief Vigilance Officer of the institute from December 2009 to February 2016; Member of Education Committee of the institute since 2016; Secretary, Staff Council since 2017.