Meet Prof. Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari, MBBS, PhD

Expert, World Health Organization

Prof. Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari, MBBS, PhD A physician and health informatics educationist, regarded as a pioneer in spreading awareness of health informatics in India. He is an independent Consultant for Digital Health Standards, and a global Expert, Roster for Digital Health, World Health Organization (WHO).

He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (FIAHSI, 2021). He is a Visiting Professor: Chitkara University, Chandigarh; Goa Institute of Management; Apollo Health Education and Research Foundation, India. 

He has been a member of the Board of Governor, Health City University College of Medicine, Saint Lucia [2018-2020]. He is a Distinguished Fellow, HITLAB and IMA Honorary Professor [2017-2020]. He is a Founder Member of HL7 FHIR Foundation. 

He has been the Dean (Academics and Student Affairs) and Professor (Health Informatics) in the International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Delhi (August 2017 to September 2018). From January 2013 till August 2017, he had been the Project Director, Centre for Health Informatics, National Health Portal, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India. He is also the Founder Director of Supten Institute. 

Prior to that, he had a wide and varied experience in both healthcare and technology academia, in India and abroad. He has numerous international scholarly publications, including books. 

He was [2015-2018] an Expert Advisor in the e-Learning Advisory Group (ELAG) of SNOMED-CT. He is a member of the Expert Committee for Implementation of Standards for Electronic Health Records, and, member of Project Review and Steering Committee for the Indian NRC of SNOMED-CT, MoHFW. He is also a member of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for various committees like Health Informatics and Chairperson for LITD-35 on Active Assisted Living (AAL). 

He is a Former Chairman [2013-2015] for Health Level Seven (HL7) India and a Former President of the Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI) [2016]. He has been a Faculty and Fellow (2007-2009) of PSG-FAIMER Regional Institute, Coimbatore. He has received the Ashoka Changemakers Certificate of Distinction in 2017. He is also the recipient of the prestigious SSLSM Award (2000-2001) from the National Academy of Medical Sciences, India. 

 

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