Ashok KHURANA (India)
Dr. Ashok Khurana commenced his medical studies at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India in 1975, and, after completing his MBBS went on to do a post graduate (MD) degree in Radiology which he completed in 1984. During this period he had the unique experience of establishing the ultrasound services at this premier institution under the guidance of Prof. Sneh Bhargava who is widely regarded as the “guru” of contemporary medical imaging in India. It was during this time that he also had the opportunity to train at the ultrasound department of the Herlev Hospital in Denmark under the tutelage of Prof. Hans Henrik Holm, a pioneer in ultrasound technology and its medical applications. Armed with this experience he went on to establish a private medical facility in New Delhi, with the vision of providing world class ultrasound services.
Apart from running this facility, Dr. Ashok Khurana has to his credit, several academic and technological firsts in the city, including transrectal scans, transvaginal scans, color Doppler, 3D and 4D ultrasound and ultrasound guided surgical procedures.
He has authored two medical text books, one on 3D and 4D ultrasound and the other on breast ultrasound. He has contributed several articles on ultrasound in prestigious medical journals. This includes pioneering work in cancer of the uterus. Dr. Khurana is currently the Secretary of the Society of Fetal Medicine. He is a member of several academic societies where he has lectured extensively, conducted training workshops and chaired several scientific sessions. These include the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indian Radiological and Imaging Association, Indian Medical Association, Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India, Indian Academy of Human Reproduction and the Indian Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. He is also a member of the FOGSI Genetic and Fetal Medicine Committee for which he conducts several academic exercises. His ultrasound facility is accredited by FOGSI for training programs. Dr. Khurana is also the former Clinical Director of the Test-Tube Baby facility of the Institute for Fertility Fulfillment, former President of the Indian Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Delhi Chapter and former Secretary, Indian Radiological and Imaging Association, Delhi branch.