Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences

: 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 227-

Professor SD Seth: A Tribute

Subir K Maulik 
 Department of Pharmacology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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Prof. Subir K Maulik
Department of Pharmacology, AIIMS, New Delhi

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Professor Shiv Dayal Seth was born in Agra in 1937, did his MBBS from SN Medical College, Agra, and his MD in Pharmacology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. After a brief stint as an Assistant Professor in Ludhiana at Dayanand Medical College, he joined AIIMS as an Assistant Professor in 1965. He became a Professor and later the head of the department in 1993. He was also elected unopposed as the President of the Indian Pharmacological Society. He was a member of several prestigious committees such as the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Geneva, Drugs Technical Advisory Board, Investigational New Drug Committee, National Pharmacovigilance Steering Committee, and other committees of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, and the Ministry of Health. He founded the National Poisons Information Centre at AIIMS, and was also the Chairman of the Forum for Ethical Review Committee of India, Institutional Ethics Committee of ICMR, and Ethics Committees of National Institute of Medical Statistics, ICMR, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, and National Dope Testing Laboratory, New Delhi.

He established cardiovascular pharmacology as a very strong discipline at AIIMS along with Dr. SC Manchanda from the Cardiology Department.

After his superannuation, he joined the ICMR as the National Chair of Clinical Pharmacology. He mentored several MD, PhD, and MSc students and was a fellow in various academies. He edited a Textbook of Pharmacology, and is credited with more than 350 publications including research articles, books, and monographs.

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