Monday, August 7, 2017



Dr MS Khuroo ( MBBS, MD, DM, FRCP, FACP MACP...)

Dr. Mohammad Sultan Khuroo is a world renowned gastroenterologist from Kashmir who is a researcher , a teacher, and a grand Human being ; all in one. He was Born at Kraltengh Locality of Sopore  in an Educated   family .
He did his MBBS  and MD from GMC Srinmagar followed by a DM from PGI Chandigarh.           

He has been   Professor & Head Gastroenterology Department   at Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar and also a   Consultant & Head Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh ( Saudi Arabia ) . He left for saudi Arbia in 1995 and returned in 2005. 0n his return to Kashmir, India, Prof Khuroo established a tertiary Care Digestive Diseases Center in Srinagar. Apart from excellent patient care, this center conducts extensive educational courses for the medical fraternity). The center continues to indulge in research programs related to hepatitis E, hepatobiliary parasites and upper GI cancer and is collaborating with national and international organizations.

Author of more than 300 research papers that earned him national and international fame , it was the discovery of hepatitis E virus which established him as a discoverer world over . His other contribution in the  areas   of “Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic Ascariasis”, “Hepatic Vein thrombosis in pregnancy”, “Portal Biliopathy”, “PAIR for Hydatid Liver” and “PPI in peptic ulcer bleeding  ”  brought him  into the world  League of Original researchers in the field  Medical science .
Dr. Saleem Kamili, Ph.D.  and presently chief, Division of Viral Hepatitis, CDC Atlanta, Georgia ( USA )  adds :

“ I have had the distinct honour of being Dr. Khuroo’s Ph.D. student (1992 to 1996). This period I spent with him as a student taught me a life-time lesson on how to pursue scientific research and gave me a rare opportunity to know Dr. Khuroo as a person. This genius of a man with a superpower memory could remember everything I narrated during my presentations and would ask “go back to page this, go back to paragraph this or that, make this or that change”.  I find Dr. Khuroo had contacts and collaborations with the most prestigious research centres in the world.  Dr. Khuroo is a person of great character and integrity and during his time as Director, SKIMS achieved new heights and excellence in providing the best of care to its patients. Even when Dr. Khuroo was in Riyadh, he never stopped thinking about improving the health care in the valley. He wrote a comprehensive health care policy document that could serve as the guiding principal and could usher Kashmir valley in the 21st century state of the art medicine.”

He continues to   spend from his earnings for promotion of Original research  . He continues to help the needy and  poor without making any publicity or noise about it. He continues to be a  simple ,  smiling , helpful family man .  A man of truth and crystal clear Integrity .

Respect, regards and best wishes for his long life...

(Autar Mota )

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