Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan
Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan
Professor and Former Director, Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences
Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, INDIA
Dr. Patwardhan is a biomedical scientist who is Fellow of National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medical Sciences India. Currently, he is Chairman (Additional Charge), Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi and member, National Board of Examination. He worked as academic head of Manipal Education Group; Director, Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Bengaluru; Vice Chancellor, Deemed University in Pune, and visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla.
He has worked on Boards of several Universities and member of important national committees of the University Grants Commission, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, Department of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences and Indian Council of Medical Research. He has worked on several policy making committees and Taskforces of National Knowledge Commission, Planning Commission, NITI Ayog and Ministry of AYUSH. He has made original contributions in evidence-based Ayurveda especially in Ayurvedic biology, ethnopharmacology, natural product drug development and integrative approaches to improve public health system.
His pioneering work on novel concepts such as Therapeutic Adjuvants, AyuSoft, AyuGenomics Reverse Pharmacology, Network Pharmacology are widely recognized. He is founder Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine published by Elsevier and is on Editorial Boards of many reputed Journals. He is recipient of many orations and awards including Sir Ram Nath Chopra Oration, Waldemar Haffkine Oration, Dr C. Dwarkanath Oration, Dr P.K. Devi Oration, and V K Joag Best Teacher Award.
The WHO, Geneva awarded him a study on the role of traditional medicine in public health. His recent scholarly books ‘Integrative Approaches for Health’ and ‘Innovative Approaches to Drug Discovery’ both published by Academic Press Elsevier have received excellent reviews. His World View article on predatory journals published in NATURE has been widely appreciated. It is noteworthy that his 20 articles have been cited more than 100 times. He has received several research grants and has guided 20 PhD students and holds 8 Indian Patents, 2 US Patents with over 8500 citations.