The President - CIB

The President (Shri Dr. Harsh Vardhan)
Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Educational M.B.B.S, M.S. (ENT)
Qualifications Educated at G.S.V.M. Medical College, Kanpur, U.P.
Profession Medical Practitioner
Consultant E.N.T. Surgeon

Positions Held

1993 - 2014 Member, Delhi Legislative Assembly (Five Terms)
1993 - 1998 Minister of Health, Education, Law & Justice & Legislative Affairs, Govt. of NCT of Delhi
May, 2014 Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
27 May 2014 - 9 Nov. 2014 Union Cabinet Minister, Health and Family Welfare
9 Nov. 2014 - 25 May 2019 Union Cabinet Minister, Science and Technology; and Earth Sciences
18 May 2017 - 25 May 2019 Union Cabinet Minister, Environment, Forest and Climate Change
May, 2019 Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
30 May 2019 onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Health and Family Welfare; Science and Technology; and Earth Sciences

Books Published

  • A Tale of Two Drops (English)
  • Kahaani Do Boondo Ki (Hindi)

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Several articles were published in scientific journals of Otolaryngology and regularly writing articles on subjects of health and national interest in various newspapers (dailies and weekly magazines).

Social And Cultural Activities
Actively associated with many social and professional organisations (details can be accessed on the Website

Special Interests
Activities pertaining to the field of health at national and international level particularly polio eradication, tobacco control, essential drug policy, organ donation, etc.

Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Music, films and social work

Sports and Clubs
Interested in Cricket, Lawn Tennis and Sports in general in a big way.

Countries Visited
Australia, Brazil, Bangladesh, Finland, France, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the People`s Republic of China), Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, U.K. and U.S.A.

Other Information
Served as Advisor to World Health Organization for many years and was member of many international technical committees.