Dr AG Unnikrishnan is an endocrinologist and CEO of Chellaram Diabetes Institute, Pune, a leading diabetes institute in India and an IDF-certified centre for education and excellence in diabetes care. He heads clinical care, research, education and also oversees a philanthropic rural diabetes care program at the Institute. The Institute’s work in remote communities via mobile diabetes clinics operating in a hub and spoke manner in remote parts of Western India has been widely appreciated.
He has published the largest multicentre study of subjects with pancreatitis and pancreatic diabetes worldwide, in addition to his many other publications. He is also the former editor-in-chief and founder editor of the Journal of Thyroid Research and Practice. He is executive editor of Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. He has more than 160 publications in Indexed Journals.
He has received the Subash Mukherjee Oration award of the Endocrine Society of India, and the Srivastava Award of the RSSDI (India's largest diabetes society) for his contribution to diabetes in India. He has also received the Jacob Memorial Prize for the best patient care awarded by the Christian Medical College, Vellore, in 1998. He received the Fellowship Award of the RSSDI in 2017, and the Dr Sam GP Moses oration award by the Diabetes Association of India in 2018. Recently he received Diabetes Excellence Award at Digital Diabetes Summit at Hyderabad, 2019.