Subrat Kumar Acharya

Dr. Subrat Kumar Acharya (born 1 November 1951) is a gastroenterologist and liver transplant physician, a physician scientist, a prolific writer and a passionate teacher. Apart from his professional prowess as a clinician, Prof. S.K. Acharya is well known for his compassion and patient-centric approaches in treating complex diseases. His ability to analyse the problems of his patients, to present precise and well-thought-out diagnosis, and to suggest the best possible treatment tailored to patients’ individual needs has earned him the reputation of a prominent gastroenterologist. In addition, he is known to spend time and effort in clarifying patient concerns.

Prof S. K. Acharya is also a revered teacher. He has trained many young doctors who now carry his legacy forward across the world. After providing almost 40 years of public service at AIIMS, New Delhi, he now serves as the Pro Chancellor KIIT University Bhubaneswar and HOD Gastroenterology and Hepatology PBMH KIMS(KIIT University, Bhubaneswar) and Executive Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

In 2012 he was appointed director of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, but chose to continue his service as the Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at AIIMS New Delhi.


  • Padma Shree, 2014
  • Mitra Olympus Endoscopy Award
  • P N Berry Award
  • Commonwealth Medical Fellowship Award
  • Om Prakash Memorial Award
  • Best Young Investigator Award by Asia-Pacific Association for Study of the Liver
  • Samanta Chandrasekhar Award, 2003