Shashank R. Joshi MBBS, MD, DM, FACP, FRCP, FACE, is a Faculty of Endocrinology at Grant Medical College and is a Consulting Endocrinologist at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, India. His private practice is at Joshi Clinic. He is the President of Indian Academy of Diabetes and Past President of Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) and All India Association of Advancing Research in Obesity. He is the Vice President of the Association of Physicians of India.
He graduated from Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals (MBBS) and did residency in Internal Medicine (MD) with Gold Medals and First Rank for excellence. Later he did an Endocrinology Fellowship (DM) at Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, as well as a Fellow of the Indian College of Physicians (FICP) and American College of Physicians (FACP). He is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) and the Chair of AACE Indian Chapter.
Dr. Joshi’s endocrinology research studies have addressed a broad range of topics, including Diabetes, Obesity, Thyroid disorders, Osteoporosis, and Growth. He has more than 400 research publications in these areas, and he is a visiting faculty member at several Indian and international universities. He is the emeritus Editor theJournal of the Association of Physicians of Indiaand Consultant Editor ofIndian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. His special areas of work are the Asian Indian phenotype (thin-fat Indian), co-morbidities in hypothyroidism and the impact of vitamin D deficiency on bone health in Asian Indians. He has done work on twin epidemics of diabetes and hypertension in India and Adult Growth Hormone deficiency. Dr. Joshi also has authored more than 18 books and monograms on areas of medicine, diabetes, obesity, short stature, thyroid and osteoporosis for medical students and post graduates.
Dr. Joshi is now committed to medical education and research training and capacity building for diabetes and endocrine care in India. He is closely involved in writing guidelines of diabetes, obesity and thyroid for Asian Indians. He is a huge proponent of Impact of Lifestyle on Metabolic and Endocrine health and is involved with guidelines on physical activity and transcultural algorithms in nutrition. He currently chairs the Research Committee for grants of the RSSDI.
Dr. Joshi is married to Shilpa RD who is a Diabetes Educator and Dietician and together they share the joy of their daughters Samika and Spandana.