Dr Vivek Kumar Sharma

Name                                                  : Dr. Vivek Kumar Sharma

Position Title                                       : Professor & Head, Department of Physiology, AIIMS, Rajkot

Academic Qualifications                     : M.B.B.S., M.D. Physiology,

                                                              M.D. (Alternative Medicine), M.Sc. (Yoga Therapy),

                                                              PG Diploma ( Yoga Therapy),

                                                              PG Dip ( Health & Lifestyle Management)

Email: drviveksharmazen@gmail.com          

Current Address: Flat No. 1103, D-Block, Pentagon Tower, Mota Mauva, Rajkot

Date of Birth: 29.06.1973

Indian Medical Council Reg.No.: 18443




2003    Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in Medical Physiology

Delhi University, Lady Hardinge Medical College, India


1998    M.B.B.S.

Delhi University, University College of Medical Sciences, India




2016    “M.D. (Alternative Medicine)”, Gold Medalist

Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata, India


2016    “MSc Yoga Therapy”

Tamilnadu Physical Education and Sports University (TNPESU), Chennai, India


2016    “Post Graduate Diploma in Health, Fitness and Lifestyle Management”

Department of Physical Education, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India


2016    “Basic Life Support Provider Course”, accredited by American Heart Association

Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Skills Lab, Pondicherry, India


2015    “PG Diploma in Yoga Therapy”

Tamilnadu Physical Education and Sports University (TNPESU), Chennai, India


2015    Training in “Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring”

24 days training from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India


2015    “Certificate course in Team Physician Training”

AFC Medical Conference at Hotel Marriott, New Delhi

2015    “Certificate Program in Public Procurement (CPPP)”

W orld Bank and the partner institutions of Charter for Public Procurement Studies


2014    International Training Prog on “Procurement Management in Healthcare Sector”

HLL Academy, Ministry of Health & Family W elfare and W orld Bank, Kerala, India


2014    “Certificate Course in Neuro Linguistic Programming” School of Excellence & International Hypnotic Association


2011    “Basic and Advanced Training in Su Jok Therapy”

Educational department of International SuJok Therapy Association


2012    “National Sleep Medicine Course”

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India


2012    “Certificate Course on Basic Epidemiology”

Department of Preventive & Social Medicine held at JIPMER, Pondicherry, India


2012    “Certificate Training course in Advanced Biostatistics-Multiple Linear Regression, Linear Regression & Survival Analysis”,

Biostatics and Resource Training Centre, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India


2010 “Certificate course in Medical Educational Science for Health Professionals” 10 days training program in Medical Education from JIPMER, National Teachers Training Centre (NTTC), Pondicherry, India


2009    “National Re-orientation Training Programme (ROTP) on Yoga for AYUSH

/ Allopathy doctors”

Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi sponsored by Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family W elfare, Govt of India


2006 “Capsule course on Educational Science Technology”

3 days training program by Department of Medical Education, National Teachers Training Centre (NTTC), Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India


2002  “Certificate course in Acupuncture Training”

200 hours’ course conducted by Acupuncture Association of India



2002  Certificate course in “Prevention and Control of HIV / AIDS”

Lady Hardinge Medical College in collaboration with Delhi AIDS control society, Govt of Delhi, India


Areas of Interest: Lifestyle modification disorders, Excerise Physiology


Publications: Papers


1.Kumar A, Kumar P, Pareek V, Faiq MA, Narayan RK, Raza K, Prasoon P, Sharma VK. Neurotrophin mediated HPA axis dysregulation in stress induced genesis of psychiatric disorders: Orchestration by epigenetic modifications. J Chem Neuroanat. 2019 Sep 27;102:101688. doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2019.101688. [Epub ahead of print] (Impact Factor: 2.357)


2.Subramanian SK, Sharma VK, Arunachalam V, Rajendran R, Gaur A. Comparison of baroreflex sensitivity and cardiac autonomic function between adolescent athlete and non- athlete boys – A cross-sectional study. Front Physiol. 2019;10:1043. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.01043. eCollection 2019. (Impact Factor: 3.201)



3.Sharma VK, Savitha S, Vinod KV, Rajappa M, Subramanian SK, Rajendran R. Assessment of autonomic functions and its association with telomerase level, oxidative stress and inflammation in complete glycemic spectrum- an exploratory study. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2019 Mar - Apr;13(2):1193-1199. doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2019.01.011. Epub 2019 Jan 16. (Impact Factor: 2.361)



4.Vinayagam S, Panta SB, Badhe AS, Sharma VK. Heart rate variability as a predictor of hypotension after spinal anaesthesia in patients with diabetes mellitus. Indian J Anaesth. 2019 Aug;63(8):671-673. doi: 10.4103/ija.IJA_13_19


Publications: Books/ Chapters


o Kumar A., Kumari C., Mochan S., Kulandhasamy M., Sesham K., Sharma V.K. (2018) Endocrine System. In: Vonk J., Shackelford T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer, Cham https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3- 319-47829- 6_483-1


o Kumar A.,  Kumar P., Faiq M.A., Sharma VK., Sesham K., Kulandhasamy M. (2018) Hormones and Behavior. In: Vonk J., Shackelford T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer, Cham https://doi.org/10.1007/978- 3-319-47829-6_476-1




•Medical Council of India

•Indian federation of Sports Medicine (IFSM)

•Association of Biomedical Scientists (IABMS)

•Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India. (A.P.P.I.)

•Research Society for the Study of Diabetes (RSSDI)


Honours/ Awards

2018 “Professor R C Shukla” Oration Award for best Cardiovascular Research by Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India during APPICON 2018 in Manipal Medical College on 29.11.2018


2017 “Gold Medal in Alternative Medicine” & “Health Excellence Award” Awarded in January, 2017 by Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata, India


2014 Received First prize for oral paper presentation “Effect of Six Months of Structured Physical Activity on Perceived Stress, Executive Functions and Reaction Time in Adolescents" Association of Physiologist of Tamil Nadu (APTCON- 2014), Chennai, India


2014 Received First prize for oral paper presentation “Effect of Structured Physical Activity with Unstructured Physical Activity on Cognitive Functions and Cardio Respiratory Fitness in Adolescents” National conference of Golden ASSOPICON, JIPMER, Pondicherry


2018 Co-author for Oral Paper selected for “International Brain Research Organization Stipend Award” titled “Hacking a Brain for Contemptuous Interests: Ethical Risks of Advancing Neuroscience Techniques for Mind Control” that was presented during International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting held at San Diego, CA, USA from 1.11.18 to 2.11.18