Dr Ritesh Agarwal, Associate Professor at the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, PGIMER has been awarded the National Academy of Sciences of India (NASI)-Scopus Young Scientist Award in the Medicine Category for the year 2011. Elsevier, the world’s leading research publisher of scientific information has announced the winners of the 6th annual NASI Scopus Young Scientist Awards.
Applicants from across the country were evaluated in two stages based on key criteria such as publication output, citations and other metrics based on Scopus data, as well as research quality and impact by fifty panelists. Following this the short listed candidates had to present their work in the presence of expert member panel. In the last six years, only four candidates have received this award in the Medicine category. The award was given for his outstanding research work in the field of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA).
He has more than 175 publications to his credit with an h-index of 19. Dr. Agarwal is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow, American College of Physicians, and American College of Chest Physicians. He is the coordinator of the International working group on allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis complicating asthmatics. The award was given away by the Honorable Secretary of Science & Technology, Government of India, and Dr. T Ramasami at New Delhi.