For his contribution to the field of medicine, Dr Yogesh Chawla, director, PostGraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, was awarded Padma Shri by the President in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Earlier in 2011, Dr Chawla was also awarded the Blumberg Oration on ‘Hepatitis-B Eradication’ by Kalinga Gastroenterology Foundation at Cuttack.
He had received the prestigious Dr BC Roy Medical Council of India Silver Jubilee Research Award-1999 for research in the field of hepatology.
His ICMR awards include MN Sen Oration Award (1997) for his work on ‘Portal Hemodynamics’ and Amrut Mody Unichem Prize, Gastroenterology-1999, for his work on ‘Ectopic Varices in Portal Hypertension’.
The Indian Society of Gastroenterology conferred on him the Parke Davis Oration Award on ‘NonCirrhotic Portal Hypertension in India’ at Cochin, 2002-2003, Olympus J Mitra Award for disseminating knowledge and expertise of GI Endoscopy, 1999-2000, and Pfizer Amir Chand Trophy for the department for outstanding original contribution in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, 1999-2001.