A versatile personality, former head of the Deptt. of Neurology at the PGI Chandigarh for 27 years ; founder Principal-Director of Sector 32, Govt. Medical College, Hospital ; founder President of the Indian Academy of Neurology ; recipient of several prestigious awards, including Pelipa Surya Kumari Award, Dr. B.C. Roy National Award (1986), MS Sen Oration Award, Amrut Research Award and also Indian Council Medical Research and University Grants Commission awards and a visiting professor to a number of medical institutes the world over, Dr. J.S. CHOPRA IS ONE OF THE BEST NEUROLOGISTS IN THE WORLD, and the FIRST and the youngest Indian to receive fellowship of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburg in 1969.
HProf. Chopra is not only the FIRST INDIAN but also the FIRST ASIAN whose name for the presidential election was cleared by the nominating committee of the World The Mighty Sikhs / 224 Federation on Neurology in 1997. Again he is the FIRST ASIAN who was appointed Editor - in - Chief of the World Neurology, a journal of WFN, in 1998 for four years and management committee again decided to extend his term as Editor-in-Chief for another four years in 2002. He is the ONLY international neurologist who has been associated with the world body in one capacity or the other for the past 20 years. He is the FIRST INDIAN who was conferred with honorary membership of the American Academy of Neurology in 2002. He had also been the FIRST ex-officio Secretary, Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh Administration. He is again the FIRST neurologist from developing nations and Australasia (Australia and Asian Continents) who was in line to head the WFN, for which he was a strong contender.
In January 2007 he was awarded with Lifetime Achievement by Madras Neuro Trust. He was the FIRST Indian to become the Secretary General of XIV World Congress of Neurology held at New Delhi in 1989. Holding responsibilities of at least ten international journals and publishing books on Tropical Neurology, Dr. Chopra is the FIRST INDIAN neurologist to be honoured in the US. A professor emeritus at PGI and at the National Academy of Medical Science in New Delhi, Dr. Chopra was honoured with PADMA BHUSHAN on the eve of Republic Day in Jan 2002.Download Ebook to Read Continue