Dr Suresh Samuel David, former medical director, Pushpagiri Medical College Hospital, Kerala, took over charge as the Medical Director of Princess Durru Shehvar Children’s & General Hospital, Purani Haveli, Hyderabad. Dr David, a renowned surgeon has served several medical colleges and hospitals as head of the department and medical director. He had been a consultant of St Peters Hospital in UK. He is a physician specializing in emergency medicine and is credited with founding the department of emergency medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore.
Dr David has published three medical books – Handbook of Emergency Medicine, Textbook of Emergency Medicine and Clinical Pathways in Emergency Medicine. The former two publications are reported to be the first handbook and textbook on emergency medicine by an Indian author. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. He was awarded the ‘Leadership in Emergency Medicine’ by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, former President of India, in 2015 at Regional Conference in Emergency Medicine held at Madurai. – The Hans India