Dr. Ajit Sood

Professor & Head, Department of Gastroenterology

About me

A small introduction about my self

Dr. Ajit Sood

Professor & Head, Dept. of Gastroenterology (MD, DM)

  Address:   6-E, Tagore Nagar, Ludhiana-141001

   Phone:   0161-2301749

  Email:  ajitsood10@gmail.com


Dr. B C Roy National Award

Category of research project

Dr. B C Roy National Award in the category of research project, 2003.


Dr. B C Bansal & Uma Bansal Oration

Academy of Clinical Medicine

Dr. B C Bansal & Uma Bansal Oration 2004. Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine.


Astra Zeneca Oration

ISG conference, October 2008

Astra Zeneca Oration : ISG conference, October 2008, Delhi. Celiac Disease in India : Need for more awareness.


SL Bose Oration

IBD in India

SL Bose Oration : “IBD in India: Are we any different from west?” Orissa Chapter of Gastroenterology; August 2008.


Zydus-Alidac oration

Indian Society Gastroenterology

Zydus-Alidac oration – Indian Society Gastroenterology, 2011.


Work Experience

2003 -

Professor & Head

Dept. of Gastroenterology

Professor & Head, Dept. of Gastroenterology, DMC & H, Ludhiana from 12.11.2003 till date.

1997 - 2003
6.11 Years

Reader & Head

Dept. of Gastroenterology

Reader & Head, Dept. of Gastroenterology, DMC & H, Ludhiana : 10.1.1997 – 11.11.2003 - 6 years 11 months.

1991 - 1997
6 Years

Lecturer & Head

Dept. of Gastroenterology

Lecturer & Head, Dept. of Gastroenterology, DMC & H, Ludhiana : 29.1.1991 - 9.1.1997 - 6 years.

1989 - 1991
2 Years

Senior Resident

Dept. of Gastroenterology

Senior Resident, Dept. of Gastroenterology PGIMER, Chandigarh : 29.1.1989 - 28.1.1991 - 2 years.

1984 - 1989
4.5 Years

Consultant (Lecturer)

Medicine (Endoscopy)

Consultant (Lecturer) Medicine (Endoscopy), DMC&H, Ludhiana :1.8.1984 - 28.1.1989 - 4 years 5 months.

1984 - 1984
7 Months


Post-PG Medicine

Registrar Post-PG Medicine, DMC&H, Ludhiana : 1.1.1984 - 31.7.1984 – 7 months

1981 - 1983
3 Years



Registrar Medicine , DMC&H, Ludhiana : 1.1.1981 - 31.12.1983 - 3 years

35 Years


Total teaching

Total teaching exp- till jan 2013
Gastroenterology – 35 years

Education & Diplomas


Dayanand Medical College & Hospital Ludhiana


MD (Medicine)

Dayanand Medical College & Hospital Ludhiana


DM (Gastroenterology)

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Chandigarh,




Hum Genet. 2014 July 1

Juyal G1, Mondal M, Luisi P, Laayouni H, Sood A, Midha V, Heutink P, Bertranpetit J, Thelma BK, Casals F. Population and genomic lessons from genetic analysis of two Indian populations. Hum Genet. 2014 July 1.


Ann Gastroenterol . 2014

Sood A, Amre D, Midha V, Sharma S, Sood N, Thara A, Bansal M, Juyal G, Thelma BK, Seidman E. Low hygiene and exposure to infections may be associated with increased risk for ulcerative colitis in a North Indian population. Ann Gastroenterol. 2014;27(3):219-223.


Indian J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jan

Sood A, Midha V, Sharma S, Sood N, Bansal M, Thara A, Khanna P. Infliximab in patients with severe steroi-refractory ulcerative colitis: indian experience. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jan;33(1):31-4. doi: 10.1007/s12664-013-0372-8.


Indian J Gastroenterol. 2012 Dec

Ramakrishna BS1, Makharia GK, Abraham P, Ghoshal UC, Jayanthi V, Agarwal BK, Ahuja V, Bhasin DK, Bhatia SJ, Choudhuri G, Dadhich S, Desai DC, Dhali GK, Goswami BD, Issar SK, Jain AK, Kochhar R, Kumar A, Loganathan G, Misra SP, Pai CG, Pal S, Pulimood A, Puri AS, Ramesh GN, Ray G, Singh SP, Sood A, Tandan M; Indian Society of Gastroenterology Task Force on Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Indian Society of Gastroenterology consensus on ulcerative colitis. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2012 Dec;31(6):307-23. doi: 10.1007/s12664-012-0259-0.


PLoS One. 2012

Fransen K, Mitrovic M, van Diemen CC, Thelma BK, Sood A, Franke A, Schreiber S, Midha V, Juyal G, Potocnik U, Fu J, Nolte I, Weersma RK Limited evidence for parent-of-origin effects in inflammatory bowel disease associated loci. PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e45287. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045287. Epub 2012 Sep 27.


Gastroenterology. 2012 Aug

Sands BE1, Sandborn WJ, Creed TJ, Dayan CM, Dhanda AD, Van Assche GA, Greguš M, Sood A, Choudhuri G, Stempien MJ, Levitt D, Probert CS. Basiliximab does not increase efficacy of corticosteroids in patients with steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis. Gastroenterology. 2012 Aug;143(2):356-64.e1. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2012.04.043.


Gut. 2012 May

Rogler G, Bernstein CN, Sood A, Goh KL, Yamamoto-Furusho JK, Abbas Z, Fried M. Role of biological therapy for inflammatory bowel disease in developing countries. Gut. 2012 May;61(5):706-12


Am J Gastroenterol. 2011

D'Haens GR, Panaccione R, Higgins PD, Vermeire S, Gassull M, Chowers Y, Hanauer SB, Herfarth H, Hommes DW, Kamm M, Löfberg R, Quary A, Sands B, Sood A, Watermeyer G, Lashner B, Lémann M, Plevy S, Reinisch W, Schreiber S, Siegel C, Targan S, Watanabe M, Feagan B, Sandborn WJ, Colombel JF, Travis S. The London Position Statement of the World Congress of Gastroenterology on biological Therapy for IBD with the European Crohn's and Colitis Organization: when to start, when to stop, which drug to choose, and how to predict response? Am J Gastroenterol. 2011 Feb;106(2):199-212


PLoS One. 2011 Jan

Juyal G, Prasad P, Senapati S, Midha V, Sood A, Amre D, Juyal RC, Bk T. An investigation of genome-wide studies reported susceptibility Loci for ulcerative colitis shows limited replication in north indians. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 31;6(1):e16565.

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