K. Srinath Reddy

K. Srinath Reddy, MD, DM, MSc

  • Titles:
  • President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
  • Adjunct Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy
  • Education:
  • MD (Medicine), All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • DM (Cardiology), All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • MSc (Epidemiology), McMaster University, Hamilton
  • MBBS, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, a cardiologist and epidemiologist, is an Adjunct Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Associated Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Prof.K. Srinath Reddy is the President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and formerly headed the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Under his leadership, PHFI has established five Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPHs) in India to advance multi-disciplinary public health education, research, health technologies and implementation support for strengthening health systems. He served as the First Bernard Lown Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in (2009-13) and is additionally an Adjunct Professor at Harvard, Sydney and Emory Universities. He is a member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which assisted the United Nations in the evolution of the Sustainable Development Goals. He co-chairs its Health Thematic Group. He was President of the World Heart Federation (2013-15).

He is a Foreign Associate Member of the National Academy of Medicine, USA.  Prof. Reddy chaired the Core Advisory Group on Health and Human Rights for the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India and recently advised NHRC on protection of human rights during the Covid-19 pandemic. He chaired the High-Level Expert Group on Universal Health Coverage for the Planning Commission of India and has served on many WHO expert panels. He has published more than 570 scientific papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals. He is author of the book ‘Make Health in India: Reaching A Billion Plus.’ He is on the editorial board of several national and international journals.

He was awarded the WHO Director General’s Award (2003) and the Luther Terry Medal of the American Cancer Society (2009) for outstanding contributions to global tobacco control.  He also received the Queen Elizabeth Medal for Health Promotion (2005).  He is a Fellow of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and has received several honorary doctorates.

He graduated in medicine with an MBBS degree from the Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad. He trained as an internist and cardiologist at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi with MD and DM degrees.  He has an M.Sc. in clinical epidemiology (health research methodology) from McMaster University in Canada.

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