Dr. Sudarshan Ballal,is the Chairman, Manipal Hospital. A recipient of many Gold Medals in MBBS and M.D., Dr. Ballal later had his further training in the USA and had the distinction of being one of the few to be triple Board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology & Critical Care. He has the rare distinction of being appointed as Professor of Medicine with St. Louis University School of Medicine (USA) and is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Manipal University. He was conferred the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London for his contribution in Medicine. He has been with Manipal Hospital, Bangalore ever since its inception. He is also a member of the Board of Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd and has now taken over as The Chairman of the Board of Manipal Hospitals . He set up the first postgraduate training Centre in Nephrology in Karnataka and performed the first cadaver kidney transplantation in Karnataka. His awards include Rajyothsava Award by the Government of Karnataka in 2005; Namma Bengaluru Award 2009, Doctors’ award in memory of Dr. B. C. Roy by the government of Karnataka in 2010, Trinity Vaidya Rathna Award 2010 by Trinity Health and Educational Trust, recognized for Sagar Awards 2010 and Aryabhata International Award in 2011 for his excellent service and contribution in the field of medicine. He has also been nominated as a Member of the Senate of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and is a member of the senate of Manipal University, Karnataka. He has numerous publications, national and international journals.