The new vice chancellor of Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University was announced as Dr. D. Shantharam on Monday.
He has taken charge from today (13th December 2012) as the eighth V-C of the university.
Dr. Shantharam, born in 1960, commenced his MBBS at the Madras Medical College in 1978. He completed the course in 1984 and did his post graduate diploma in diabetology from MMC in 1989. During the same year, he joined the State government medical service.
Between 1989 and 1994, he worked in various primary health centres and joined GH as a resident diabetologist on January 1, 1994. The same year he joined Apollo Hospitals as a consultant in diabetology. In 2004, he became professor of diabetology at MMC.
Dr. Shantharam did his MD in General Medicine from Kilpauk Medical College. He is the joint secretary of Diabetic Association of India, southern chapter. In 2011, he was awarded the university’s ‘best teacher’ and ‘best doctor’ awards.
His specialisations are diabetes in pregnancy, diabetic renal disease, diabetic foot and diabetes in heart.