Prof (Dr) Jagat Ram, Head of Ophthalmology at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has taken over as the new Director of PGI Chandigarh.

Dr Jagat Ram did MBBS from Medical College Shimla in 1978, followed by residency in Ophthalmology (MS) at PGIMER Chandigarh 1982. He was awarded WHO Fellowship in the field of Phacoemulsification at Storm Eye Institute, Charleston, USA in 1993-1994 and another in Pediatric Cataract Surgery in 1998 at the same Institute.

Dr Jagat Ram is recognized internationally for his outstanding contributions in the field of cataract and refractive surgery. He has conducted several thousands surgical procedures with intraocular lens implantation on patients and over 9,500 surgical procedures in children over a period of 37 years. He is recipient of 24 National and International Awards for his outstanding contribution and innovation.

With inputs from Kulbir S Kalsi.