Qualification: M.B, B.S, Medicine (1997), (D.T.R.D.) TB and Chest diseases (2000), Master degree in Chest, National Board, New Delhi), D.N.B.(Chest), 2002, Pulmonology
Designation / Role: Scientist 'F'( Medical), Department of health research at ICMR-NIRT
Address: India

Dr. Narendran Gopalan, Scientist ‘F’( Medical), Senior Deputy Director

Administrative responsibilities:

  • SRC Institutional Ethics Committee, Member Secretary, 2012-Till date
  • Data Safety Monitoring Board Member Secretary, 2014-Till date
  • Translational Research Cell, Chair Person, 2012-Till date
  • Annual Day Celebration Committee, Chair Person, 2012-Till date

Membership of Professional Societies/Institutions:

  • Ex-affiliate member , Fellow of the American college of Chest physicians
  • Member, International AIDS Society 2012-2013, 2016-
  • Member of CDSCO monitoring committee Chennai – subject expert
  • Member MD chest curriculum, Dr.M.G.R Medical University 2013


  • Madras Medical College, Madras, M.B, B.S, Medicine, 1997
  • Madras Medical College, Madras, (D.T.R.D.) TB and Chest diseases, 2000
  • Institute of Thoracic Medicine, Madras Medical College, Madras (Master degree in Chest, National Board, New Delhi), D.N.B.(Chest), 2002, Pulmonology

Teaching experience:

  • Teaching faculty for HIV fellowship program – CDC , at tambaram
  • TRC teaching faculty to Chest, SPM and MD general medicine Post graduates and under graduates posted to NIRT from various medical colleges within India


  • Blacklock Thompson Gold medal in Surgery, Madras Medical College, Madras.
  • University first in D.T.R.D., Madras Medical College, Madras.
  • First Prize in Radiology, American college of Chest physicians, South India Chapter
  • Second Prize in Radiology, National Tuberculosis Conference, Madras, 2001.
  • NASI SCOPUS – National Young Scientist Award in Medicine for 2014 conducted by the National Science Academy of India , sponsored by Elsivier
  • Oral presentation at International Conferences:
  • First Author- Daily regimen is better than intermittent regimen in HIV with pulmonary TB –AIDS 2016 Durban, South Africa
  • First Author “Role of IL-6 as a predictor of paradoxical IRIS among a HIV-TB cohort in India” in the satellite conference –THSA20 presented at the AIDS 2012 conference at Washington DC, USA
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