Govt appoints Dr. Shariq Rashid Masoodi as Dean of Medical Faculty at SKIMS

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Dr. Shariq Rashid Masoodi, Professor and Head of the Department of Endocrinology at SKIMS, has been named Dean of the Medical Faculty at SKIMS.

Renowned as J&K’s leading endocrinologist, Dr. Masoodi has significantly contributed to SKIMS’ development at various levels.

Dr. Masoodi boasts an impressive academic background and extensive postgraduate training. He earned his M.B.B.S. in December 1987 from Government Medical College Srinagar, under the University of Kashmir. He then completed his M.D. in Medicine in April 1993 at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, affiliated with SKIMS Deemed University.

Pursuing further specialization, Dr. Masoodi received a D.M. in Endocrinology in December 2003 from the esteemed Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh.

Additionally, he obtained a Fellowship in Personalized and Genomic Diabetes Medicine in August 2014 from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, demonstrating his commitment to staying at the forefront of medical advancements.

Currently, Dr. Masoodi is a key figure in Endocrinology, with a distinguished career marked by diverse roles and achievements. Apart from leading the Department of Endocrinology, he oversees Pediatric Endocrinology services at SKIMS, specializing in diabetes and endocrine disorders in children. His ethical commitment is evident through his role as a Founding Member of the Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) at SKIMS and Chair of several other Ethics Committees in Jammu & Kashmir.

He also serves as Chairman of the Medical Board at SKIMS, Convenor of the Data Safety & Monitoring Board (DSMB), and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Sciences (JMS).

Internationally, he is a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition.

Dr. Masoodi’s research has been widely recognized, with numerous publications in high-impact journals, over 24,647 citations, and an h-index of 38, making him one of the leading researchers in medical sciences in the region. Currently he is active member of International Endocrine Society (ESI) USA & life member of various societies including Endocrine Society of India (ESI), Research society for study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI), Association of Physiciansof India (API), Bone and Mineral Research Society of India (ISBMR)—(KNO)

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