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Prof. Sukumaran Anil, BDS, MDS, PhD, FDS RCPS (Glas),FDS RCS (Edin) FICD, FPFA, is currently serving as Director of Oral health Institute, Hamad Medical corporation, Doha , Qatar. He is a Professor and Senior Consultant in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. He received his Doctoral Degree in Dentistry (PhD), from University of Hong Kong in 2002. Further, he underwent one year advanced training at the UK center for Oral HIV research, Guys’ and St. Thomas’s hospital,  London.  Based on the contribution to the field Prof. Sukumaran received honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow (FDS, RCPS), and Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh ( FDS RCS), International College of Dentist (FICD) and Pierre Fauchard Academy (FPFA). He was a recipient of several awards for excellence in the field, Gold-medal winner (BDS-India), Ratan H. Doctor National Award (INDIA), Wang Gungwu Scholarship for Research Students (Hong Kong), Golden Quill award for research excellence from King Saud University, Riyadh. He has more than 30 years of undergraduate, postgraduate teaching experience and PhD supervision in various countries such as India, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, South Korea and USA. Previously, he served as full Professor at King Saud University, Riyadh for the past 10 years and worked as chairman and member of the National Accreditation (NCAAA), European and US accreditation for the courses at King Saud University. He is having a major role in developing a medical research facility (Biomaterials and Dental) for the medical division of the ministry of defense in Riyadh. He has published more than 350 research papers in high-impact journals- chapters and books in the field.