Dr. Gokul Nath

Dr. Gokul Nath

Nephrology| 38 Yrs
Doctor Education
MBBS, MD (Gen. Med.), DM, DNB (Nephro), FISN, FRCP
Apollo Hospitals Bannerghatta Road,Bengaluru
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KMC - 14786
English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil
About Dr. Gokul Nath

Dr (Prof) Gokulnath is a distinguished and highly experienced nephrologist in Bangalore, with over 30 years of expertise in the field. His extensive knowledge encompasses nephrology and kidney transplantation. Prior to his current role at Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, where he has been since 2014, he served as the Head of Nephrology at St John's Medical College for more than ten years.

Dr Gokulnath embarked on his medical journey by graduating from Mysore University in 1976. He pursued his postgraduate studies, earning an MD in medicine from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, in 1982. He further honed his skills through super specialization at the esteemed CMC Vellore, where he obtained his DM and DNB qualifications.

His dedication to the field of nephrology is underscored by his distinguished accolades, including the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians London (FRCP) and the Fellowship of the Indian Society of Nephrology (FISN). He has actively contributed to national nephrology and transplantation decision-making bodies, serving as a member and chairing committees tasked with formulating guidelines for the treatment of chronic kidney disease in India.

Dr Gokulnath has held various leadership positions within professional nephrology organizations and has previously served as the president of both the Indian Society of Peritoneal Dialysis and the Indian Society of Nephrology-Southern Chapter. His passion for teaching is evident through his extensive experience as a post-graduate teacher and guide in nephrology, as well as his role as a post-graduate examiner at various medical institutions nationwide, including PGI Chandigarh, SGPGI Lucknow, Nizams Institute Hyderabad, and the National Board of Examinations.

His contributions to the field are exemplified by his authorship of 15 chapters in nephrology textbooks, the publication of 182 research papers, and the delivery of 152 guest lectures and six orations. Furthermore, he has played a pivotal role as the principal investigator in 12 clinical trials. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to nephrology, he received the Presidential Award from the President of India in 2000 during his service in the Indian Air Force. Dr Gokulnath has also been honoured with the prestigious 'Dhronacharya' Award for his pivotal role in training nephrologists across India.

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Detailed Experience

1. Professor of Medicine/ Nephrology and Head of Department of Nephrology at Command Hospital, Air Force, Bangalore.

2. Senior Advisor of Medicine and Nephrology at Command Hospital (Eastern Command), Kolkata.

3. Professor and Head of Department of Nephrology at St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore (2003-2014)

4. Working in Apollo Hospitals Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore since last assignment

Awards & Achievements
Dr.(Prof) Gokulnath is an Eminent and Senior Nephrologist with more than Thirty years of experience in the Specialty. He has vast experience in the field of Nephrology & Transplantation, and was Professor Head of Nephrology at St John's Medical College for over a decade before his present tenure at Apollo hospitals, where he joined in the year 2014. He graduated from Mysore university in 1976 and acquired his postgraduate degree, MD medicine from Armed Forces Medical college Pune in 1982. He did super specialisation at prestigious CMC Vellore where he obtained his DM and DNB qualifications. He was also conferred fellowship of Royal college of physicians London, (FRCP) and Fellowship of Indian society of nephrology (FISN) He has been part of multiple National decision making bodies in the Field of Nephrology & Transplantation, as well as, has contributed as a member and chairman of Committees, drafting guidelines for treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease, in India. He has held various executive positions in professional bodies of Nephrology, and has been the past president of both the Indian Society of Peritoneal Dialysis and the Indian Society of Nephrology Southern Chapter. He has vast teaching experience and has been postgraduate teacher/guide in Nephrology as well as was post graduate Examiner in various medical institutions across the country including PGI Chandigarh, SGPGI Lucknow, Nizams institute Hyderabad and National Board of examinations. He has authored 15 chapters in Textbooks of Nephrology, published 182 research papers, delivered 152 guest lectures and 6 orations. In addition, he has been principal investigator in 12 clinical trials. For his contribution in the field of Nephrology while serving in the Indian Air force, he has received the presidential Award from President of India in the year 2000 (VSM) He has also received distinguished "Dhronacharya"award for his contributions in training Nephrologists across India.
Professional Memberships
  • Member of Indian Best Practice Guidelines for CKD 2005.Convener: Updates if Indian Best Practice Guidelines for CKD 2012.
  • Core Committee member of Indian Guidelines for Bone Mineral Diseases.
  • Core Member of PD working group - Improving PD practices in India.
  • Member of Sub- Group formed by FICCI for development of Standard Treatment Guidelines for selective common disease conditions in the country.
  • Member of Zonal Coordination Committee of Government of Karnataka for Organ Transplantation (ZCCK).
  • Key Opinion Leader Transplantation in India – recognized by The Transplantation Society.
  • Member of Expert Committee for framing guidelines for use of Vaptans in Nephrology
Trainings and Certifications
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians London (FRCP)
  • Fellowship of the Indian Society of Nephrology (FISN)
Research and Publications
  • Evaluation of Control of Diabetes Mellitus and Glycosolated Haemoglobin.Nortrypataline poisoning MJAFI 1987.
  • Chloroquin resistant falciparum malaria and chemotherapy Chemoprophylaxis in Botswana Botshelo.HIV status and herpes infection in Africans.
  • Psychometric evaluation in patients on Haemodialysis Acetate Vs Bicarbonate.Hepatitis ‘C’ – A growing concern in Haemodialysis JAPI, 1998.
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  • Nephrology and Kidney transplantation
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Dr Gokul Nath is a Nephrologist with over 38 Yrs. years of experience and has the following qualifications -MBBS, MD (Gen. Med.), DM, DNB (Nephro), FISN, FRCP

Dr Gokul Nath can speak English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil.

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