Dr Randeep Guleria, Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, is an MD in Medicine and the first DM in Pulmonary Medicine in the country. A leading and world recognized pulmonologist, he has been the chairperson and member of various policy and health forums. He has been a member of Joint Monitoring Group of Govt of India created for pandemic and outbreak management in India since 2005 and has been at the forefront of the Government of India efforts on COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and response in the country. He has published more than 350 research papers and popular articles in reputed National and International medical journals. Recipient of many awards and honours including the ‘Padma Shri’ (2015), ‘Dr. B.C. Roy National Award’ in the category of Eminent Medical Person (2014), Times Healthcare achievers award in the ‘Legends’ category (2017), ‘Doctor of the Decade’ award by the Indian Medical Association (2017) and “National Excellence Award” by the TP Jhunjhunwala Foundation (2017-2018), Dr. Guleria has delivered more than 8 national orations.