Fellowship & Membership

  • Member of the Jury for Namma Bengaluru Foundation Awards
  • Member of the Jury for Healthcare Awards sponsored by CNBC-TV18 & ICICI Lombard
  • Conferred with FRCP by The Royal College of Physician, London
  • MRCP Examiner
  • National Board of Examination – DNB Examiner & Inspector
  • Senate Member of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
  • Past Senate Member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS)
  • Past Member of the State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) from the Civil Society, Karnataka
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine for St. Louis University Medical Centre, USA, Adjunct Professor of Medicine of the Manipal University, Manipal, India
  • Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tulu
  • Field of Expertise

  • Renal Sciences, Nephrology
  • Awards & Achievements

  • Rajyotsava Award 2005
  • Aryabhata International Award 2010
  • Dr. BC Roy Award 2010 by Govt of Karnataka
  • Namma Bengaluru Awards 2010
  • Trinity Vaidya Rathna Award 2010
  • Sagar Awards 2010
  • Baliyendra Award 2012
  • Teacher of Excellence Award by National Board of Examinations 2014
  • Sampaje Yakshotsava Silver Jubilee Award 2015
  • New Year Award 2016 by Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • Doordarshan Chandana Awards 2017
  • Karavali Siri Award 2017
  • The Life-time Achievement Award 2018
  • Outstanding Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of Professional distinction and service to Humanity by KMC, Manipal and Mangalore
  • Dr. TMA Pai Gold Medal for the best outgoing for the year 1976
  • Talks & Publications

  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal interaction of a live session to discuss the role of CytoSorb device to regain control in critically ill COVID-19 patients covered in Banaglore Mirror today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we need to allay the fear and paranoia around the virus in a series of Future Positive articles to the Bangalore Mirror Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive podcast to the Prajavani in busting the myths around the finl rites of a covid positive patient and do not attach any stigma rather respect he stressed Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive interview to THE ECONOMIC TIMES today says " The time has come to reevaluate the pandemic & if Dharavi infection is sort of plateaued , this means there is hope for every other city!! Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a video message shares insights and lessons learnt during the pandemic to The ET Health World Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal at the Reboot Karnataka Conclave says we shoud create wellness instead of only treating illness in Times of India today Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal comments on how flu shots can be our primary protection against any viral respiratory illnesses in TOI & ET today - National Edition Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal appears in a Talk Show on the speculations regarding the new RLF-100 drug to treat Covid -19 while sharing his insights about the various myths and realities around Coronavirus in NDTV HINDI Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article says"The LIVES OF COVID PATIENTS ARE PRECIOUS SO ARE THE LIVES OF NON-COVID PATIENTS TOO" in Deccan Herald OP-ED page today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal shared his opinion on the National Digital Health Mission by PM Modi on I Day garners coverage Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal writes a thought provoking article on ‘Do COVID Lives matter more than the others?’ in THE WEEK- Current Issue Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says he is seeing an impressive trend in Covid Death Rates across Southern States Fall Below National Average in the Economic Times today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says risk of frontline workers can jeopardize India's Covid fight to The Times of India Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says " Need to have viable universal health scheme in the country" exclusive article in PTI & Outlook today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in conversation with Shereen Bhan on CNBC-TV18 to discuss the COVID-19 trajectory in India Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal shares his insights on World Health Organztion recommended steroid for treating critically ill Covid-19 patients on NDTV Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says its better to get tested and consult a doctor when in doubt because of the similarity of common cold, COVID-19 symptoms leading to confusion to THE HINDU today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal discussing if Steroids are effective in saving the lives of serious corona patients in NDTV/India -HINDI Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says protests and rallies are super spreaders so he urges people to remain indoors and take ample precaution against the fast spreading virus in TOI today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we should look at addressing the root cause in eradicating the drug menace in the society rather than hold a few prominent names responsible in a digital campaign- DRUG FREE BANGALORE by Vijaya Karnataka Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says we should encourage more low cost or no frills hospitals to providing universal healthcare under the Ayushman Bharath scheme to HINDU BUSINESS LINE Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal cautions citizens on the second wave of infection advised to practice safety norms in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on the importance of addressing other illnesses during the present COVID-19 times in Udayavani-All Karnataka Edition Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says Covid -19 patients with pre existing kidney disease are a vulnerable group to THE HINDU Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal said any investigational therapy should be adopted rationally commenting on the use of Plasma Therapy in treating Covid -19 infections to NDTV -Interview Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says diet alone cannot be a reason for any serious kideny ailments however following a good diet always helps in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says it appears we are seeing the second wave in the cities too strongly suggesting that we cannot let our guard down for some time to come in THE ECONOMIC TIMES TODAY Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a thought provoking authored article "DO COVID LIVES MATTER MORE THAN THE OTHERES"? in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, continues to emphasize the importance of social distancing and wearing a mask to protect ourselves from the ongoing pandemic in Udayavani today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says reverse quarantine is good option to contain the spread of the virus among the elderly and for patients suffering from comorbid conditions in Udayavani today- Pg. 1 Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal at FICCI HEAL 2020 said the most important realization during the pandemic was to keep the employees as well as their families motivated to ET HR WORLD Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article on "How can we resolve India's healthcare crisis" in ECONOMIC TIMES WEALTH today -National Edition
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  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a column by invitation to share his views to curb the drug menace - The well being of citizens must be at the heart of every nations agenda he says to the BANGALORE MIRROR -Authored Piece Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article on "How can we resolve India's healthcare crisis" in ECONOMIC TIMES WEALTH today -National Edition Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal speaks to India Ahead Channel on Hospitals experiencing a shortage of Ventilator Beds as a concern and how being cautious in the containing the spread of the virus will help the current situation Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal shares his views on why COVID-19 Crisis is 'Getting Worse' in Karnataka on TV 9 Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says early diagnosis and management can be implemented in districts with VC & e- ICU as a PPP model bw Karnataka Govt & private hospitals in Times of India today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says with early discharge of stable patients we could free up almost 50% of hospital beds to THE HINDU today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says growing awareness of Covid -19 is definitely seeing a downward trend int eh spread of infection however continue to stay alert to THE MINT Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says hospitals are the biggest consumers and have no qualms about locally made products as long as they meet standards to THE ECONOMIC TIMES -PRIME Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal warns citizens ahead the festival season to be careful and urges people to observe the festivities with utmost precautions to avoid the spread of covid -19 infections in PRAJAVANI Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on Health insurance for everyone, Why IT is important in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal said we can't discard the trial either but we must take it with a pinch of salt on experts disagree with WHO study, swear by remdesivir in TIMES OF INDIA today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal talks about the importance of post mortem on Covid positive patients to study for better outcomes in the living covid patients in Vijay Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal urges citizens to follow Covid Norms , avoid large gatherings to maintain social distancing till the real vaccine is available Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we are fortunate to see a decline in the infections however we could not let our guard down as Winter is coming in BANGALORE MIRROR today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says health is in the hands of the people with the current ongoing second wave of coronavirus, insists on practicing social distancing & wearing masks in UDAYAVANI today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in the EDIT PAGE of DECCAN HERALD on -Our healthcare's weakest link - THE MISSING MIDDLE Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal was on CNBC TV 18 on Manipal Hospitals to acquire 100% stake in Columbia Asia; says deal is strategic and clinical fit Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal along with health experts advised Karnataka to follow the Hyderabad model of tracking down persons likely to spread infection in The Bangalore Mirror Click Here
  • Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal says we need to strengthen our primary care and public healthcare infrastructure significantly in THE MINT today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Pfizer claims our corona vaccine is 90 percent effective in NDTV India Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal advised the citizens ahead of Diwali saying we should look at controlling crowd without affecting livelihood to NDTV Click Here
  • Pandemic brings cadaver organ donations to a halt- Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals and Dr Vishwanath S, HOD & Consultant - Nephrology, Transplant Physician, Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says we should all get to work on flattening the inequality curve in an article to THE WEEK Click Here
  • Watch Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive and insightful webinar on PANDEMIC & BEYOND & recognizing India's Top Healers by THE WEEK Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said, "No matter how mighty your military is or how big your economy, it comes down to health care system in the country addressing a Webinar hosted by THE WEEK - Beyond Pandemic in Current Issue. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q&A column on various awareness regarding kidney health in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to insist on taking necessary precautions, ensuring social distance, wearing mask and frequent hand wash to the citizens to prevent second wave in TOI today. Click Here
  • VIAL FEVER - Dr Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Hospitals. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal, says Covid Grip on Most Southern States Seen Loosening to THE ECONOMIC TIMES today- An exclusive. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says December is crucial for the interruption of the second wave in Udayavani. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal shares his views in an interview on UK approves world's first Covid vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech pharma in TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal to address the post Covid preparedness specific to healthcare to rebuild Bengaluru at an offline event along with health minister of Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said authorities should ensure that polls do not lead to another surge esp when we are seeing a decline in cases to THE HINDU. Click Here
  • Dr h Sudarshan Ballal invited to be the chief guest at the 'Vijaya Karnataka'- Bangalore Kattona Banni campaign tomorrow at 5 pm. Click Here
  • Doctors see fall in viral infections- Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals and Dr Sheetal Chaurasia, Consultant - Pulmonary Medicine, Manipal Hospitals Whitefield. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal addressed the gathering at the Rebuild Bengaluru Program along with the health minister covered extensively in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A from the citizens on Kidney related issues in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal opines on State Govt Plans to Usher in PPP Model in Healthcare to THE ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal addressing citizen connect column in the form of a regular Q & A column every Friday in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on - A successful union of public and private sectors is need of the hour in THE HINDU today. Click Here
  • Watch Dr H Sudarshan Ballal sharing his thoughts as part of the COVID-19 E-Conclave on INDIA AHEAD. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal as part of discussion in rebooting the healthcare in Karnataka covered in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says the pandemic effect was devastating in many ways but it also taught us humans many lessons that we should not forget as a year end message to the readers - THE WEEK- Current Issue on stands. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we haven't got much information on the new mutant virus however we should continue to exercise caution in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on some of the symptoms found in Mutant Corona Infections on NEWS FIRST-LIVE (Kannada). Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview explains the Nature of Mutant Coronavirus on SUVARNA NEWS (Kannada). Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a year end authored article to the readers on The Unique Corona Pandemic & the Lessons Learnt in UDAYAVANI today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says " The need of the hour is to improve primary and public healthcare. Also, healthcare in rural areas needs priority" in BANGALORE MIRROR today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal allaying fears about the new mutant virus in an interview on Suvarna TV and NewsFirst live. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal reiterates practice safety measures and avoid unnecessary panic about the new mutant virus in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a an exclusive year end message to the citizens of Karnataka on The way ahead: What pandemic has taught us in TIMES OF INDIA today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says PPP model should be adopted to vaccinate 1.4 billion people in an interview on CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says continue to follow the safety measures and don’t let your guard down as yet to stop spreading of new virus in Prajavani - Industry Story. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 (Promo)- Pls subscribe to watch complete episode on JAN 1 2021@ 5 Pm. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 - PART ONE. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 - PART TWO. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal on the lessons we should not forget the Pandemic taught us as a New Year Thought in ET Health World. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal speaks to UDAYAVANI on the preparedness of the vaccination drive in Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a regualr weely Q & A column answering a pataient query on Kidney Stones in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an Opinion Piece on How the United States lost its old glory in BANGALORE MIRROR Today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal reassures the citizens of India that the vaccine is safe to be administered and he is willing to take the vaccine whichever the Govt makes available on priority in TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal answering a readers query on kidney health in a regular Q & A column in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Vaccine Rollout and efficacy being debated on Public TV.(Part-1) Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal sharing an informative and encouraging session along with other experts on covid-19 Vaccine ‘Covaxin’ on Public TV (Part-2) . Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on reassuring the citizens about the safety of the vaccine and the mild side effects ahead of the vaccine rollout in the state on NEWS FIRST. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A column giving solutions to patients queries in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal leads by example by taking the first shot in Bangalore ahead of vaccination drive in the state & described the moment as RED LETTER DAY for INDIA covered extensively in print media. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal says when it comes to vaccination , societal benefit should override personal choices to ECONOMIC TIMES today. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Sudarshan Ballal on NATHEALTH Thought leadership series moderating on "THE EVOLVING GLOBAL COVID VACCINE LANDSCAPE - THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR A PANDEMIC EXIT STRATEGY" tomorrow at 7 pm. Registration is free. Please find link below. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal instills confidence among citizens to go ahead and get vaccinated as their turn comes and not to fall prey to rumors in UDAYAVANI.
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  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says right now there has to be confidence building among people trough mass awareness campaigns to ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal giving solution to patient kidney related queries in a regular Q n A column in VIJAYA KARNATAKA every friday. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal leads the way - was one among the leading Dr's of the country to take the first Jab speaks to India Today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal say with the advent of vaccine , let's use all our MIGHT to fight the scourge of Covid -On Reality Check: Why India is Vaccine Hesitant on NDTV. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal offers solution to patients queries on various chronic kidney conditions on VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says Health is the pillar of the country's development & overall a positive budget. Click Here
  • Pls watch Dr. Sudarshan Ballal along with other industry stalwarts on a Budget Town hall in a interesting discussion on CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal on Budget 2021says " Most proactive Budget for the healthcare industry in a long time" in DECCAN HERALD. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal representing the healthcare sector and sharing his views on the Union Budget 2021 on NDTV. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says over all a positive budget and healthcare has been given the importance it deserves. I would give it a score of 8/10 on Power TV. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A column addressing patients seeking solutions to their kidney issues in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal moderated a session on future of the evolving Covid vaccine landscape covered in the Sunday Guardian. Click Here
  • Sudarshan Ballal offers his advise to ailing patients in an exclusive Q & A column every week in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says" Karnataka should promote universal healthcare where the state is already a leader, and give it the boost it deserves" ahead of the State Budget in THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says it is heartening to see a decreasing trend of Coronavirus infection since October in Karnataka in Udayavani. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to reiterate on the safety measures in the wake of the Covid Surge to the citizens of karnataka on NEWS 18. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Covid 19 surge in India, 4 states become focus on the battle on Urban debate in MIRROR NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on What's behind the surge in Covid cases in many states? on INDIA AHEAD. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview speaks about the preparedness at the network of Manipal Hospitals in India welcoming the Govt move to rope In Private Sector To Expand Vaccination Drive in CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to advise the citizens to follow covid appropriate behavior in the wake of the Covid surge in E TV & Samyuktha Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says "Covid vaccination should be like any other intramuscular vaccination, the process should be as simple as a walk-in"! while taking all the necessary precautions to THE MINT. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal welcomes the privatisation of Vaccination, says "It is more of a social responsibility and not a profit making venture" to TOI today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says a Doctors certificate for co-morbidities good for 45-60 age group and age verification through ID proof will speedup the vaccination drive in TOI today -National. Click Here
  • Dr.Sudarshan Ballal allaying the doubts and fears of the citizens ahead of the nation wide covid vaccination 2.0 on MIRROR NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an continuous effort encouraging citizens to take the jab on National TV and also addressing their doubts and queries on vaccination this noon on TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says It is a dream come true to tackle the pandemic through the vaccination process ahead of the Vaccination drive today in THE TIMES OF INDIA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal urges people with co morbidities to take Covid-19 vaccine without hesitation in ET HEALTHWORLD. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on the roadmap to India's Covid 19 Vaccination drive ahead of the vaccination 2.0 on CNBC TV 18 this morning at 9 am. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal continues to offer solutions to patients suffering from kidney related issues in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said, "We took it slow as it always takes 2-3 days for any new vaccination programme to stabilise" to ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here

    Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tulu
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Member of the Jury for Namma Bengaluru Foundation Awards
  • Member of the Jury for Healthcare Awards sponsored by CNBC-TV18 & ICICI Lombard
  • Conferred with FRCP by The Royal College of Physician, London
  • MRCP Examiner
  • National Board of Examination – DNB Examiner & Inspector
  • Senate Member of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
  • Past Senate Member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS)
  • Past Member of the State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) from the Civil Society, Karnataka
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine for St. Louis University Medical Centre, USA, Adjunct Professor of Medicine of the Manipal University, Manipal, India
  • Field of Expertise

  • Renal Sciences, Nephrology
  • Awards & Achievements

  • Rajyotsava Award 2005
  • Aryabhata International Award 2010
  • Dr. BC Roy Award 2010 by Govt of Karnataka
  • Namma Bengaluru Awards 2010
  • Trinity Vaidya Rathna Award 2010
  • Sagar Awards 2010
  • Baliyendra Award 2012
  • Teacher of Excellence Award by National Board of Examinations 2014
  • Sampaje Yakshotsava Silver Jubilee Award 2015
  • New Year Award 2016 by Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • Doordarshan Chandana Awards 2017
  • Karavali Siri Award 2017
  • The Life-time Achievement Award 2018
  • Outstanding Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of Professional distinction and service to Humanity by KMC, Manipal and Mangalore
  • Dr. TMA Pai Gold Medal for the best outgoing for the year 1976
  • Talks & Publications

  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal interaction of a live session to discuss the role of CytoSorb device to regain control in critically ill COVID-19 patients covered in Banaglore Mirror today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we need to allay the fear and paranoia around the virus in a series of Future Positive articles to the Bangalore Mirror Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive podcast to the Prajavani in busting the myths around the finl rites of a covid positive patient and do not attach any stigma rather respect he stressed Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive interview to THE ECONOMIC TIMES today says " The time has come to reevaluate the pandemic & if Dharavi infection is sort of plateaued , this means there is hope for every other city!! Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a video message shares insights and lessons learnt during the pandemic to The ET Health World Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal at the Reboot Karnataka Conclave says we shoud create wellness instead of only treating illness in Times of India today Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal comments on how flu shots can be our primary protection against any viral respiratory illnesses in TOI & ET today - National Edition Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal appears in a Talk Show on the speculations regarding the new RLF-100 drug to treat Covid -19 while sharing his insights about the various myths and realities around Coronavirus in NDTV HINDI Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article says"The LIVES OF COVID PATIENTS ARE PRECIOUS SO ARE THE LIVES OF NON-COVID PATIENTS TOO" in Deccan Herald OP-ED page today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal shared his opinion on the National Digital Health Mission by PM Modi on I Day garners coverage Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal writes a thought provoking article on ‘Do COVID Lives matter more than the others?’ in THE WEEK- Current Issue Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says he is seeing an impressive trend in Covid Death Rates across Southern States Fall Below National Average in the Economic Times today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says risk of frontline workers can jeopardize India's Covid fight to The Times of India Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says " Need to have viable universal health scheme in the country" exclusive article in PTI & Outlook today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in conversation with Shereen Bhan on CNBC-TV18 to discuss the COVID-19 trajectory in India Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal shares his insights on World Health Organztion recommended steroid for treating critically ill Covid-19 patients on NDTV Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says its better to get tested and consult a doctor when in doubt because of the similarity of common cold, COVID-19 symptoms leading to confusion to THE HINDU today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal discussing if Steroids are effective in saving the lives of serious corona patients in NDTV/India -HINDI Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says protests and rallies are super spreaders so he urges people to remain indoors and take ample precaution against the fast spreading virus in TOI today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we should look at addressing the root cause in eradicating the drug menace in the society rather than hold a few prominent names responsible in a digital campaign- DRUG FREE BANGALORE by Vijaya Karnataka Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says we should encourage more low cost or no frills hospitals to providing universal healthcare under the Ayushman Bharath scheme to HINDU BUSINESS LINE Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal cautions citizens on the second wave of infection advised to practice safety norms in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on the importance of addressing other illnesses during the present COVID-19 times in Udayavani-All Karnataka Edition Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says Covid -19 patients with pre existing kidney disease are a vulnerable group to THE HINDU Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal said any investigational therapy should be adopted rationally commenting on the use of Plasma Therapy in treating Covid -19 infections to NDTV -Interview Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says diet alone cannot be a reason for any serious kideny ailments however following a good diet always helps in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says it appears we are seeing the second wave in the cities too strongly suggesting that we cannot let our guard down for some time to come in THE ECONOMIC TIMES TODAY Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a thought provoking authored article "DO COVID LIVES MATTER MORE THAN THE OTHERES"? in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, continues to emphasize the importance of social distancing and wearing a mask to protect ourselves from the ongoing pandemic in Udayavani today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says reverse quarantine is good option to contain the spread of the virus among the elderly and for patients suffering from comorbid conditions in Udayavani today- Pg. 1 Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal at FICCI HEAL 2020 said the most important realization during the pandemic was to keep the employees as well as their families motivated to ET HR WORLD Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article on "How can we resolve India's healthcare crisis" in ECONOMIC TIMES WEALTH today -National Edition
  • Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a column by invitation to share his views to curb the drug menace - The well being of citizens must be at the heart of every nations agenda he says to the BANGALORE MIRROR -Authored Piece Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article on "How can we resolve India's healthcare crisis" in ECONOMIC TIMES WEALTH today -National Edition Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal speaks to India Ahead Channel on Hospitals experiencing a shortage of Ventilator Beds as a concern and how being cautious in the containing the spread of the virus will help the current situation Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal shares his views on why COVID-19 Crisis is 'Getting Worse' in Karnataka on TV 9 Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says early diagnosis and management can be implemented in districts with VC & e- ICU as a PPP model bw Karnataka Govt & private hospitals in Times of India today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says with early discharge of stable patients we could free up almost 50% of hospital beds to THE HINDU today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says growing awareness of Covid -19 is definitely seeing a downward trend int eh spread of infection however continue to stay alert to THE MINT Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says hospitals are the biggest consumers and have no qualms about locally made products as long as they meet standards to THE ECONOMIC TIMES -PRIME Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal warns citizens ahead the festival season to be careful and urges people to observe the festivities with utmost precautions to avoid the spread of covid -19 infections in PRAJAVANI Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on Health insurance for everyone, Why IT is important in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal said we can't discard the trial either but we must take it with a pinch of salt on experts disagree with WHO study, swear by remdesivir in TIMES OF INDIA today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal talks about the importance of post mortem on Covid positive patients to study for better outcomes in the living covid patients in Vijay Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal urges citizens to follow Covid Norms , avoid large gatherings to maintain social distancing till the real vaccine is available Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we are fortunate to see a decline in the infections however we could not let our guard down as Winter is coming in BANGALORE MIRROR today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says health is in the hands of the people with the current ongoing second wave of coronavirus, insists on practicing social distancing & wearing masks in UDAYAVANI today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in the EDIT PAGE of DECCAN HERALD on -Our healthcare's weakest link - THE MISSING MIDDLE Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal was on CNBC TV 18 on Manipal Hospitals to acquire 100% stake in Columbia Asia; says deal is strategic and clinical fit Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal along with health experts advised Karnataka to follow the Hyderabad model of tracking down persons likely to spread infection in The Bangalore Mirror Click Here
  • Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal says we need to strengthen our primary care and public healthcare infrastructure significantly in THE MINT today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Pfizer claims our corona vaccine is 90 percent effective in NDTV India Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal advised the citizens ahead of Diwali saying we should look at controlling crowd without affecting livelihood to NDTV Click Here
  • Pandemic brings cadaver organ donations to a halt- Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals and Dr Vishwanath S, HOD & Consultant - Nephrology, Transplant Physician, Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says we should all get to work on flattening the inequality curve in an article to THE WEEK Click Here
  • Watch Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive and insightful webinar on PANDEMIC & BEYOND & recognizing India's Top Healers by THE WEEK Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said, "No matter how mighty your military is or how big your economy, it comes down to health care system in the country addressing a Webinar hosted by THE WEEK - Beyond Pandemic in Current Issue. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q&A column on various awareness regarding kidney health in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to insist on taking necessary precautions, ensuring social distance, wearing mask and frequent hand wash to the citizens to prevent second wave in TOI today. Click Here
  • VIAL FEVER - Dr Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Hospitals. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal, says Covid Grip on Most Southern States Seen Loosening to THE ECONOMIC TIMES today- An exclusive. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says December is crucial for the interruption of the second wave in Udayavani. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal shares his views in an interview on UK approves world's first Covid vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech pharma in TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal to address the post Covid preparedness specific to healthcare to rebuild Bengaluru at an offline event along with health minister of Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said authorities should ensure that polls do not lead to another surge esp when we are seeing a decline in cases to THE HINDU. Click Here
  • Dr h Sudarshan Ballal invited to be the chief guest at the 'Vijaya Karnataka'- Bangalore Kattona Banni campaign tomorrow at 5 pm. Click Here
  • Doctors see fall in viral infections- Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals and Dr Sheetal Chaurasia, Consultant - Pulmonary Medicine, Manipal Hospitals Whitefield. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal addressed the gathering at the Rebuild Bengaluru Program along with the health minister covered extensively in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A from the citizens on Kidney related issues in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal opines on State Govt Plans to Usher in PPP Model in Healthcare to THE ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal addressing citizen connect column in the form of a regular Q & A column every Friday in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on - A successful union of public and private sectors is need of the hour in THE HINDU today. Click Here
  • Watch Dr H Sudarshan Ballal sharing his thoughts as part of the COVID-19 E-Conclave on INDIA AHEAD. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal as part of discussion in rebooting the healthcare in Karnataka covered in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says the pandemic effect was devastating in many ways but it also taught us humans many lessons that we should not forget as a year end message to the readers - THE WEEK- Current Issue on stands. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we haven't got much information on the new mutant virus however we should continue to exercise caution in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on some of the symptoms found in Mutant Corona Infections on NEWS FIRST-LIVE (Kannada). Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview explains the Nature of Mutant Coronavirus on SUVARNA NEWS (Kannada). Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a year end authored article to the readers on The Unique Corona Pandemic & the Lessons Learnt in UDAYAVANI today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says " The need of the hour is to improve primary and public healthcare. Also, healthcare in rural areas needs priority" in BANGALORE MIRROR today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal allaying fears about the new mutant virus in an interview on Suvarna TV and NewsFirst live. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal reiterates practice safety measures and avoid unnecessary panic about the new mutant virus in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a an exclusive year end message to the citizens of Karnataka on The way ahead: What pandemic has taught us in TIMES OF INDIA today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says PPP model should be adopted to vaccinate 1.4 billion people in an interview on CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says continue to follow the safety measures and don’t let your guard down as yet to stop spreading of new virus in Prajavani - Industry Story. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 (Promo)- Pls subscribe to watch complete episode on JAN 1 2021@ 5 Pm. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 - PART ONE. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 - PART TWO. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal on the lessons we should not forget the Pandemic taught us as a New Year Thought in ET Health World. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal speaks to UDAYAVANI on the preparedness of the vaccination drive in Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a regualr weely Q & A column answering a pataient query on Kidney Stones in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an Opinion Piece on How the United States lost its old glory in BANGALORE MIRROR Today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal reassures the citizens of India that the vaccine is safe to be administered and he is willing to take the vaccine whichever the Govt makes available on priority in TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal answering a readers query on kidney health in a regular Q & A column in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Vaccine Rollout and efficacy being debated on Public TV.(Part-1) Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal sharing an informative and encouraging session along with other experts on covid-19 Vaccine ‘Covaxin’ on Public TV (Part-2) . Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on reassuring the citizens about the safety of the vaccine and the mild side effects ahead of the vaccine rollout in the state on NEWS FIRST. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A column giving solutions to patients queries in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal leads by example by taking the first shot in Bangalore ahead of vaccination drive in the state & described the moment as RED LETTER DAY for INDIA covered extensively in print media. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal says when it comes to vaccination , societal benefit should override personal choices to ECONOMIC TIMES today. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Sudarshan Ballal on NATHEALTH Thought leadership series moderating on "THE EVOLVING GLOBAL COVID VACCINE LANDSCAPE - THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR A PANDEMIC EXIT STRATEGY" tomorrow at 7 pm. Registration is free. Please find link below. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal instills confidence among citizens to go ahead and get vaccinated as their turn comes and not to fall prey to rumors in UDAYAVANI.
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  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says right now there has to be confidence building among people trough mass awareness campaigns to ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal giving solution to patient kidney related queries in a regular Q n A column in VIJAYA KARNATAKA every friday. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal leads the way - was one among the leading Dr's of the country to take the first Jab speaks to India Today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal say with the advent of vaccine , let's use all our MIGHT to fight the scourge of Covid -On Reality Check: Why India is Vaccine Hesitant on NDTV. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal offers solution to patients queries on various chronic kidney conditions on VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says Health is the pillar of the country's development & overall a positive budget. Click Here
  • Pls watch Dr. Sudarshan Ballal along with other industry stalwarts on a Budget Town hall in a interesting discussion on CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal on Budget 2021says " Most proactive Budget for the healthcare industry in a long time" in DECCAN HERALD. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal representing the healthcare sector and sharing his views on the Union Budget 2021 on NDTV. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says over all a positive budget and healthcare has been given the importance it deserves. I would give it a score of 8/10 on Power TV. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A column addressing patients seeking solutions to their kidney issues in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal moderated a session on future of the evolving Covid vaccine landscape covered in the Sunday Guardian. Click Here
  • Sudarshan Ballal offers his advise to ailing patients in an exclusive Q & A column every week in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says" Karnataka should promote universal healthcare where the state is already a leader, and give it the boost it deserves" ahead of the State Budget in THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says it is heartening to see a decreasing trend of Coronavirus infection since October in Karnataka in Udayavani. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to reiterate on the safety measures in the wake of the Covid Surge to the citizens of karnataka on NEWS 18. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Covid 19 surge in India, 4 states become focus on the battle on Urban debate in MIRROR NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on What's behind the surge in Covid cases in many states? on INDIA AHEAD. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview speaks about the preparedness at the network of Manipal Hospitals in India welcoming the Govt move to rope In Private Sector To Expand Vaccination Drive in CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to advise the citizens to follow covid appropriate behavior in the wake of the Covid surge in E TV & Samyuktha Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says "Covid vaccination should be like any other intramuscular vaccination, the process should be as simple as a walk-in"! while taking all the necessary precautions to THE MINT. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal welcomes the privatisation of Vaccination, says "It is more of a social responsibility and not a profit making venture" to TOI today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says a Doctors certificate for co-morbidities good for 45-60 age group and age verification through ID proof will speedup the vaccination drive in TOI today -National. Click Here
  • Dr.Sudarshan Ballal allaying the doubts and fears of the citizens ahead of the nation wide covid vaccination 2.0 on MIRROR NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an continuous effort encouraging citizens to take the jab on National TV and also addressing their doubts and queries on vaccination this noon on TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says It is a dream come true to tackle the pandemic through the vaccination process ahead of the Vaccination drive today in THE TIMES OF INDIA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal urges people with co morbidities to take Covid-19 vaccine without hesitation in ET HEALTHWORLD. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on the roadmap to India's Covid 19 Vaccination drive ahead of the vaccination 2.0 on CNBC TV 18 this morning at 9 am. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal continues to offer solutions to patients suffering from kidney related issues in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said, "We took it slow as it always takes 2-3 days for any new vaccination programme to stabilise" to ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here

    Field of Expertise

  • Renal Sciences, Nephrology
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Member of the Jury for Namma Bengaluru Foundation Awards
  • Member of the Jury for Healthcare Awards sponsored by CNBC-TV18 & ICICI Lombard
  • Conferred with FRCP by The Royal College of Physician, London
  • MRCP Examiner
  • National Board of Examination – DNB Examiner & Inspector
  • Senate Member of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
  • Past Senate Member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS)
  • Past Member of the State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) from the Civil Society, Karnataka
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine for St. Louis University Medical Centre, USA, Adjunct Professor of Medicine of the Manipal University, Manipal, India
  • Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tulu
  • Awards & Achievements

  • Rajyotsava Award 2005
  • Aryabhata International Award 2010
  • Dr. BC Roy Award 2010 by Govt of Karnataka
  • Namma Bengaluru Awards 2010
  • Trinity Vaidya Rathna Award 2010
  • Sagar Awards 2010
  • Baliyendra Award 2012
  • Teacher of Excellence Award by National Board of Examinations 2014
  • Sampaje Yakshotsava Silver Jubilee Award 2015
  • New Year Award 2016 by Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • Doordarshan Chandana Awards 2017
  • Karavali Siri Award 2017
  • The Life-time Achievement Award 2018
  • Outstanding Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of Professional distinction and service to Humanity by KMC, Manipal and Mangalore
  • Dr. TMA Pai Gold Medal for the best outgoing for the year 1976
  • Talks & Publications

  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal interaction of a live session to discuss the role of CytoSorb device to regain control in critically ill COVID-19 patients covered in Banaglore Mirror today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we need to allay the fear and paranoia around the virus in a series of Future Positive articles to the Bangalore Mirror Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive podcast to the Prajavani in busting the myths around the finl rites of a covid positive patient and do not attach any stigma rather respect he stressed Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive interview to THE ECONOMIC TIMES today says " The time has come to reevaluate the pandemic & if Dharavi infection is sort of plateaued , this means there is hope for every other city!! Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a video message shares insights and lessons learnt during the pandemic to The ET Health World Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal at the Reboot Karnataka Conclave says we shoud create wellness instead of only treating illness in Times of India today Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal comments on how flu shots can be our primary protection against any viral respiratory illnesses in TOI & ET today - National Edition Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal appears in a Talk Show on the speculations regarding the new RLF-100 drug to treat Covid -19 while sharing his insights about the various myths and realities around Coronavirus in NDTV HINDI Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article says"The LIVES OF COVID PATIENTS ARE PRECIOUS SO ARE THE LIVES OF NON-COVID PATIENTS TOO" in Deccan Herald OP-ED page today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal shared his opinion on the National Digital Health Mission by PM Modi on I Day garners coverage Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal writes a thought provoking article on ‘Do COVID Lives matter more than the others?’ in THE WEEK- Current Issue Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says he is seeing an impressive trend in Covid Death Rates across Southern States Fall Below National Average in the Economic Times today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says risk of frontline workers can jeopardize India's Covid fight to The Times of India Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says " Need to have viable universal health scheme in the country" exclusive article in PTI & Outlook today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in conversation with Shereen Bhan on CNBC-TV18 to discuss the COVID-19 trajectory in India Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal shares his insights on World Health Organztion recommended steroid for treating critically ill Covid-19 patients on NDTV Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says its better to get tested and consult a doctor when in doubt because of the similarity of common cold, COVID-19 symptoms leading to confusion to THE HINDU today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal discussing if Steroids are effective in saving the lives of serious corona patients in NDTV/India -HINDI Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says protests and rallies are super spreaders so he urges people to remain indoors and take ample precaution against the fast spreading virus in TOI today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we should look at addressing the root cause in eradicating the drug menace in the society rather than hold a few prominent names responsible in a digital campaign- DRUG FREE BANGALORE by Vijaya Karnataka Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says we should encourage more low cost or no frills hospitals to providing universal healthcare under the Ayushman Bharath scheme to HINDU BUSINESS LINE Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal cautions citizens on the second wave of infection advised to practice safety norms in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on the importance of addressing other illnesses during the present COVID-19 times in Udayavani-All Karnataka Edition Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says Covid -19 patients with pre existing kidney disease are a vulnerable group to THE HINDU Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal said any investigational therapy should be adopted rationally commenting on the use of Plasma Therapy in treating Covid -19 infections to NDTV -Interview Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says diet alone cannot be a reason for any serious kideny ailments however following a good diet always helps in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says it appears we are seeing the second wave in the cities too strongly suggesting that we cannot let our guard down for some time to come in THE ECONOMIC TIMES TODAY Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a thought provoking authored article "DO COVID LIVES MATTER MORE THAN THE OTHERES"? in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, continues to emphasize the importance of social distancing and wearing a mask to protect ourselves from the ongoing pandemic in Udayavani today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says reverse quarantine is good option to contain the spread of the virus among the elderly and for patients suffering from comorbid conditions in Udayavani today- Pg. 1 Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal at FICCI HEAL 2020 said the most important realization during the pandemic was to keep the employees as well as their families motivated to ET HR WORLD Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article on "How can we resolve India's healthcare crisis" in ECONOMIC TIMES WEALTH today -National Edition
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  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a column by invitation to share his views to curb the drug menace - The well being of citizens must be at the heart of every nations agenda he says to the BANGALORE MIRROR -Authored Piece Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article on "How can we resolve India's healthcare crisis" in ECONOMIC TIMES WEALTH today -National Edition Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal speaks to India Ahead Channel on Hospitals experiencing a shortage of Ventilator Beds as a concern and how being cautious in the containing the spread of the virus will help the current situation Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal shares his views on why COVID-19 Crisis is 'Getting Worse' in Karnataka on TV 9 Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says early diagnosis and management can be implemented in districts with VC & e- ICU as a PPP model bw Karnataka Govt & private hospitals in Times of India today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says with early discharge of stable patients we could free up almost 50% of hospital beds to THE HINDU today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says growing awareness of Covid -19 is definitely seeing a downward trend int eh spread of infection however continue to stay alert to THE MINT Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says hospitals are the biggest consumers and have no qualms about locally made products as long as they meet standards to THE ECONOMIC TIMES -PRIME Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal warns citizens ahead the festival season to be careful and urges people to observe the festivities with utmost precautions to avoid the spread of covid -19 infections in PRAJAVANI Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on Health insurance for everyone, Why IT is important in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal said we can't discard the trial either but we must take it with a pinch of salt on experts disagree with WHO study, swear by remdesivir in TIMES OF INDIA today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal talks about the importance of post mortem on Covid positive patients to study for better outcomes in the living covid patients in Vijay Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal urges citizens to follow Covid Norms , avoid large gatherings to maintain social distancing till the real vaccine is available Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we are fortunate to see a decline in the infections however we could not let our guard down as Winter is coming in BANGALORE MIRROR today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says health is in the hands of the people with the current ongoing second wave of coronavirus, insists on practicing social distancing & wearing masks in UDAYAVANI today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in the EDIT PAGE of DECCAN HERALD on -Our healthcare's weakest link - THE MISSING MIDDLE Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal was on CNBC TV 18 on Manipal Hospitals to acquire 100% stake in Columbia Asia; says deal is strategic and clinical fit Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal along with health experts advised Karnataka to follow the Hyderabad model of tracking down persons likely to spread infection in The Bangalore Mirror Click Here
  • Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal says we need to strengthen our primary care and public healthcare infrastructure significantly in THE MINT today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Pfizer claims our corona vaccine is 90 percent effective in NDTV India Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal advised the citizens ahead of Diwali saying we should look at controlling crowd without affecting livelihood to NDTV Click Here
  • Pandemic brings cadaver organ donations to a halt- Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals and Dr Vishwanath S, HOD & Consultant - Nephrology, Transplant Physician, Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says we should all get to work on flattening the inequality curve in an article to THE WEEK Click Here
  • Watch Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive and insightful webinar on PANDEMIC & BEYOND & recognizing India's Top Healers by THE WEEK Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said, "No matter how mighty your military is or how big your economy, it comes down to health care system in the country addressing a Webinar hosted by THE WEEK - Beyond Pandemic in Current Issue. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q&A column on various awareness regarding kidney health in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to insist on taking necessary precautions, ensuring social distance, wearing mask and frequent hand wash to the citizens to prevent second wave in TOI today. Click Here
  • VIAL FEVER - Dr Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Hospitals. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal, says Covid Grip on Most Southern States Seen Loosening to THE ECONOMIC TIMES today- An exclusive. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says December is crucial for the interruption of the second wave in Udayavani. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal shares his views in an interview on UK approves world's first Covid vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech pharma in TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal to address the post Covid preparedness specific to healthcare to rebuild Bengaluru at an offline event along with health minister of Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said authorities should ensure that polls do not lead to another surge esp when we are seeing a decline in cases to THE HINDU. Click Here
  • Dr h Sudarshan Ballal invited to be the chief guest at the 'Vijaya Karnataka'- Bangalore Kattona Banni campaign tomorrow at 5 pm. Click Here
  • Doctors see fall in viral infections- Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals and Dr Sheetal Chaurasia, Consultant - Pulmonary Medicine, Manipal Hospitals Whitefield. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal addressed the gathering at the Rebuild Bengaluru Program along with the health minister covered extensively in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A from the citizens on Kidney related issues in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal opines on State Govt Plans to Usher in PPP Model in Healthcare to THE ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal addressing citizen connect column in the form of a regular Q & A column every Friday in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on - A successful union of public and private sectors is need of the hour in THE HINDU today. Click Here
  • Watch Dr H Sudarshan Ballal sharing his thoughts as part of the COVID-19 E-Conclave on INDIA AHEAD. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal as part of discussion in rebooting the healthcare in Karnataka covered in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says the pandemic effect was devastating in many ways but it also taught us humans many lessons that we should not forget as a year end message to the readers - THE WEEK- Current Issue on stands. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we haven't got much information on the new mutant virus however we should continue to exercise caution in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on some of the symptoms found in Mutant Corona Infections on NEWS FIRST-LIVE (Kannada). Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview explains the Nature of Mutant Coronavirus on SUVARNA NEWS (Kannada). Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a year end authored article to the readers on The Unique Corona Pandemic & the Lessons Learnt in UDAYAVANI today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says " The need of the hour is to improve primary and public healthcare. Also, healthcare in rural areas needs priority" in BANGALORE MIRROR today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal allaying fears about the new mutant virus in an interview on Suvarna TV and NewsFirst live. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal reiterates practice safety measures and avoid unnecessary panic about the new mutant virus in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a an exclusive year end message to the citizens of Karnataka on The way ahead: What pandemic has taught us in TIMES OF INDIA today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says PPP model should be adopted to vaccinate 1.4 billion people in an interview on CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says continue to follow the safety measures and don’t let your guard down as yet to stop spreading of new virus in Prajavani - Industry Story. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 (Promo)- Pls subscribe to watch complete episode on JAN 1 2021@ 5 Pm. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 - PART ONE. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 - PART TWO. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal on the lessons we should not forget the Pandemic taught us as a New Year Thought in ET Health World. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal speaks to UDAYAVANI on the preparedness of the vaccination drive in Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a regualr weely Q & A column answering a pataient query on Kidney Stones in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an Opinion Piece on How the United States lost its old glory in BANGALORE MIRROR Today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal reassures the citizens of India that the vaccine is safe to be administered and he is willing to take the vaccine whichever the Govt makes available on priority in TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal answering a readers query on kidney health in a regular Q & A column in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Vaccine Rollout and efficacy being debated on Public TV.(Part-1) Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal sharing an informative and encouraging session along with other experts on covid-19 Vaccine ‘Covaxin’ on Public TV (Part-2) . Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on reassuring the citizens about the safety of the vaccine and the mild side effects ahead of the vaccine rollout in the state on NEWS FIRST. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A column giving solutions to patients queries in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal leads by example by taking the first shot in Bangalore ahead of vaccination drive in the state & described the moment as RED LETTER DAY for INDIA covered extensively in print media. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal says when it comes to vaccination , societal benefit should override personal choices to ECONOMIC TIMES today. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Sudarshan Ballal on NATHEALTH Thought leadership series moderating on "THE EVOLVING GLOBAL COVID VACCINE LANDSCAPE - THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR A PANDEMIC EXIT STRATEGY" tomorrow at 7 pm. Registration is free. Please find link below. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal instills confidence among citizens to go ahead and get vaccinated as their turn comes and not to fall prey to rumors in UDAYAVANI.
  • Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says right now there has to be confidence building among people trough mass awareness campaigns to ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal giving solution to patient kidney related queries in a regular Q n A column in VIJAYA KARNATAKA every friday. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal leads the way - was one among the leading Dr's of the country to take the first Jab speaks to India Today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal say with the advent of vaccine , let's use all our MIGHT to fight the scourge of Covid -On Reality Check: Why India is Vaccine Hesitant on NDTV. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal offers solution to patients queries on various chronic kidney conditions on VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says Health is the pillar of the country's development & overall a positive budget. Click Here
  • Pls watch Dr. Sudarshan Ballal along with other industry stalwarts on a Budget Town hall in a interesting discussion on CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal on Budget 2021says " Most proactive Budget for the healthcare industry in a long time" in DECCAN HERALD. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal representing the healthcare sector and sharing his views on the Union Budget 2021 on NDTV. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says over all a positive budget and healthcare has been given the importance it deserves. I would give it a score of 8/10 on Power TV. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A column addressing patients seeking solutions to their kidney issues in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal moderated a session on future of the evolving Covid vaccine landscape covered in the Sunday Guardian. Click Here
  • Sudarshan Ballal offers his advise to ailing patients in an exclusive Q & A column every week in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says" Karnataka should promote universal healthcare where the state is already a leader, and give it the boost it deserves" ahead of the State Budget in THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says it is heartening to see a decreasing trend of Coronavirus infection since October in Karnataka in Udayavani. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to reiterate on the safety measures in the wake of the Covid Surge to the citizens of karnataka on NEWS 18. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Covid 19 surge in India, 4 states become focus on the battle on Urban debate in MIRROR NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on What's behind the surge in Covid cases in many states? on INDIA AHEAD. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview speaks about the preparedness at the network of Manipal Hospitals in India welcoming the Govt move to rope In Private Sector To Expand Vaccination Drive in CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to advise the citizens to follow covid appropriate behavior in the wake of the Covid surge in E TV & Samyuktha Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says "Covid vaccination should be like any other intramuscular vaccination, the process should be as simple as a walk-in"! while taking all the necessary precautions to THE MINT. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal welcomes the privatisation of Vaccination, says "It is more of a social responsibility and not a profit making venture" to TOI today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says a Doctors certificate for co-morbidities good for 45-60 age group and age verification through ID proof will speedup the vaccination drive in TOI today -National. Click Here
  • Dr.Sudarshan Ballal allaying the doubts and fears of the citizens ahead of the nation wide covid vaccination 2.0 on MIRROR NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an continuous effort encouraging citizens to take the jab on National TV and also addressing their doubts and queries on vaccination this noon on TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says It is a dream come true to tackle the pandemic through the vaccination process ahead of the Vaccination drive today in THE TIMES OF INDIA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal urges people with co morbidities to take Covid-19 vaccine without hesitation in ET HEALTHWORLD. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on the roadmap to India's Covid 19 Vaccination drive ahead of the vaccination 2.0 on CNBC TV 18 this morning at 9 am. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal continues to offer solutions to patients suffering from kidney related issues in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said, "We took it slow as it always takes 2-3 days for any new vaccination programme to stabilise" to ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here

    Awards & Achievements

  • Rajyotsava Award 2005
  • Aryabhata International Award 2010
  • Dr. BC Roy Award 2010 by Govt of Karnataka
  • Namma Bengaluru Awards 2010
  • Trinity Vaidya Rathna Award 2010
  • Sagar Awards 2010
  • Baliyendra Award 2012
  • Teacher of Excellence Award by National Board of Examinations 2014
  • Sampaje Yakshotsava Silver Jubilee Award 2015
  • New Year Award 2016 by Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • Doordarshan Chandana Awards 2017
  • Karavali Siri Award 2017
  • The Life-time Achievement Award 2018
  • Outstanding Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of Professional distinction and service to Humanity by KMC, Manipal and Mangalore
  • Dr. TMA Pai Gold Medal for the best outgoing for the year 1976
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Member of the Jury for Namma Bengaluru Foundation Awards
  • Member of the Jury for Healthcare Awards sponsored by CNBC-TV18 & ICICI Lombard
  • Conferred with FRCP by The Royal College of Physician, London
  • MRCP Examiner
  • National Board of Examination – DNB Examiner & Inspector
  • Senate Member of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
  • Past Senate Member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS)
  • Past Member of the State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) from the Civil Society, Karnataka
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine for St. Louis University Medical Centre, USA, Adjunct Professor of Medicine of the Manipal University, Manipal, India
  • Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tulu
  • Field of Expertise

  • Renal Sciences, Nephrology
  • Talks & Publications

  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal interaction of a live session to discuss the role of CytoSorb device to regain control in critically ill COVID-19 patients covered in Banaglore Mirror today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we need to allay the fear and paranoia around the virus in a series of Future Positive articles to the Bangalore Mirror Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive podcast to the Prajavani in busting the myths around the finl rites of a covid positive patient and do not attach any stigma rather respect he stressed Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive interview to THE ECONOMIC TIMES today says " The time has come to reevaluate the pandemic & if Dharavi infection is sort of plateaued , this means there is hope for every other city!! Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a video message shares insights and lessons learnt during the pandemic to The ET Health World Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal at the Reboot Karnataka Conclave says we shoud create wellness instead of only treating illness in Times of India today Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal comments on how flu shots can be our primary protection against any viral respiratory illnesses in TOI & ET today - National Edition Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal appears in a Talk Show on the speculations regarding the new RLF-100 drug to treat Covid -19 while sharing his insights about the various myths and realities around Coronavirus in NDTV HINDI Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article says"The LIVES OF COVID PATIENTS ARE PRECIOUS SO ARE THE LIVES OF NON-COVID PATIENTS TOO" in Deccan Herald OP-ED page today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal shared his opinion on the National Digital Health Mission by PM Modi on I Day garners coverage Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal writes a thought provoking article on ‘Do COVID Lives matter more than the others?’ in THE WEEK- Current Issue Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says he is seeing an impressive trend in Covid Death Rates across Southern States Fall Below National Average in the Economic Times today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says risk of frontline workers can jeopardize India's Covid fight to The Times of India Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says " Need to have viable universal health scheme in the country" exclusive article in PTI & Outlook today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in conversation with Shereen Bhan on CNBC-TV18 to discuss the COVID-19 trajectory in India Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal shares his insights on World Health Organztion recommended steroid for treating critically ill Covid-19 patients on NDTV Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says its better to get tested and consult a doctor when in doubt because of the similarity of common cold, COVID-19 symptoms leading to confusion to THE HINDU today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal discussing if Steroids are effective in saving the lives of serious corona patients in NDTV/India -HINDI Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says protests and rallies are super spreaders so he urges people to remain indoors and take ample precaution against the fast spreading virus in TOI today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we should look at addressing the root cause in eradicating the drug menace in the society rather than hold a few prominent names responsible in a digital campaign- DRUG FREE BANGALORE by Vijaya Karnataka Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says we should encourage more low cost or no frills hospitals to providing universal healthcare under the Ayushman Bharath scheme to HINDU BUSINESS LINE Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal cautions citizens on the second wave of infection advised to practice safety norms in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on the importance of addressing other illnesses during the present COVID-19 times in Udayavani-All Karnataka Edition Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says Covid -19 patients with pre existing kidney disease are a vulnerable group to THE HINDU Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal said any investigational therapy should be adopted rationally commenting on the use of Plasma Therapy in treating Covid -19 infections to NDTV -Interview Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says diet alone cannot be a reason for any serious kideny ailments however following a good diet always helps in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says it appears we are seeing the second wave in the cities too strongly suggesting that we cannot let our guard down for some time to come in THE ECONOMIC TIMES TODAY Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a thought provoking authored article "DO COVID LIVES MATTER MORE THAN THE OTHERES"? in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, continues to emphasize the importance of social distancing and wearing a mask to protect ourselves from the ongoing pandemic in Udayavani today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says reverse quarantine is good option to contain the spread of the virus among the elderly and for patients suffering from comorbid conditions in Udayavani today- Pg. 1 Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal at FICCI HEAL 2020 said the most important realization during the pandemic was to keep the employees as well as their families motivated to ET HR WORLD Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article on "How can we resolve India's healthcare crisis" in ECONOMIC TIMES WEALTH today -National Edition
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  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a column by invitation to share his views to curb the drug menace - The well being of citizens must be at the heart of every nations agenda he says to the BANGALORE MIRROR -Authored Piece Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article on "How can we resolve India's healthcare crisis" in ECONOMIC TIMES WEALTH today -National Edition Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal speaks to India Ahead Channel on Hospitals experiencing a shortage of Ventilator Beds as a concern and how being cautious in the containing the spread of the virus will help the current situation Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal shares his views on why COVID-19 Crisis is 'Getting Worse' in Karnataka on TV 9 Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says early diagnosis and management can be implemented in districts with VC & e- ICU as a PPP model bw Karnataka Govt & private hospitals in Times of India today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says with early discharge of stable patients we could free up almost 50% of hospital beds to THE HINDU today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says growing awareness of Covid -19 is definitely seeing a downward trend int eh spread of infection however continue to stay alert to THE MINT Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says hospitals are the biggest consumers and have no qualms about locally made products as long as they meet standards to THE ECONOMIC TIMES -PRIME Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal warns citizens ahead the festival season to be careful and urges people to observe the festivities with utmost precautions to avoid the spread of covid -19 infections in PRAJAVANI Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on Health insurance for everyone, Why IT is important in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal said we can't discard the trial either but we must take it with a pinch of salt on experts disagree with WHO study, swear by remdesivir in TIMES OF INDIA today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal talks about the importance of post mortem on Covid positive patients to study for better outcomes in the living covid patients in Vijay Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal urges citizens to follow Covid Norms , avoid large gatherings to maintain social distancing till the real vaccine is available Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we are fortunate to see a decline in the infections however we could not let our guard down as Winter is coming in BANGALORE MIRROR today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says health is in the hands of the people with the current ongoing second wave of coronavirus, insists on practicing social distancing & wearing masks in UDAYAVANI today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in the EDIT PAGE of DECCAN HERALD on -Our healthcare's weakest link - THE MISSING MIDDLE Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal was on CNBC TV 18 on Manipal Hospitals to acquire 100% stake in Columbia Asia; says deal is strategic and clinical fit Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal along with health experts advised Karnataka to follow the Hyderabad model of tracking down persons likely to spread infection in The Bangalore Mirror Click Here
  • Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal says we need to strengthen our primary care and public healthcare infrastructure significantly in THE MINT today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Pfizer claims our corona vaccine is 90 percent effective in NDTV India Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal advised the citizens ahead of Diwali saying we should look at controlling crowd without affecting livelihood to NDTV Click Here
  • Pandemic brings cadaver organ donations to a halt- Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals and Dr Vishwanath S, HOD & Consultant - Nephrology, Transplant Physician, Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says we should all get to work on flattening the inequality curve in an article to THE WEEK Click Here
  • Watch Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive and insightful webinar on PANDEMIC & BEYOND & recognizing India's Top Healers by THE WEEK Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said, "No matter how mighty your military is or how big your economy, it comes down to health care system in the country addressing a Webinar hosted by THE WEEK - Beyond Pandemic in Current Issue. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q&A column on various awareness regarding kidney health in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to insist on taking necessary precautions, ensuring social distance, wearing mask and frequent hand wash to the citizens to prevent second wave in TOI today. Click Here
  • VIAL FEVER - Dr Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Hospitals. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal, says Covid Grip on Most Southern States Seen Loosening to THE ECONOMIC TIMES today- An exclusive. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says December is crucial for the interruption of the second wave in Udayavani. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal shares his views in an interview on UK approves world's first Covid vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech pharma in TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal to address the post Covid preparedness specific to healthcare to rebuild Bengaluru at an offline event along with health minister of Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said authorities should ensure that polls do not lead to another surge esp when we are seeing a decline in cases to THE HINDU. Click Here
  • Dr h Sudarshan Ballal invited to be the chief guest at the 'Vijaya Karnataka'- Bangalore Kattona Banni campaign tomorrow at 5 pm. Click Here
  • Doctors see fall in viral infections- Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals and Dr Sheetal Chaurasia, Consultant - Pulmonary Medicine, Manipal Hospitals Whitefield. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal addressed the gathering at the Rebuild Bengaluru Program along with the health minister covered extensively in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A from the citizens on Kidney related issues in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal opines on State Govt Plans to Usher in PPP Model in Healthcare to THE ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal addressing citizen connect column in the form of a regular Q & A column every Friday in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on - A successful union of public and private sectors is need of the hour in THE HINDU today. Click Here
  • Watch Dr H Sudarshan Ballal sharing his thoughts as part of the COVID-19 E-Conclave on INDIA AHEAD. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal as part of discussion in rebooting the healthcare in Karnataka covered in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says the pandemic effect was devastating in many ways but it also taught us humans many lessons that we should not forget as a year end message to the readers - THE WEEK- Current Issue on stands. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we haven't got much information on the new mutant virus however we should continue to exercise caution in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on some of the symptoms found in Mutant Corona Infections on NEWS FIRST-LIVE (Kannada). Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview explains the Nature of Mutant Coronavirus on SUVARNA NEWS (Kannada). Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a year end authored article to the readers on The Unique Corona Pandemic & the Lessons Learnt in UDAYAVANI today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says " The need of the hour is to improve primary and public healthcare. Also, healthcare in rural areas needs priority" in BANGALORE MIRROR today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal allaying fears about the new mutant virus in an interview on Suvarna TV and NewsFirst live. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal reiterates practice safety measures and avoid unnecessary panic about the new mutant virus in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a an exclusive year end message to the citizens of Karnataka on The way ahead: What pandemic has taught us in TIMES OF INDIA today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says PPP model should be adopted to vaccinate 1.4 billion people in an interview on CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says continue to follow the safety measures and don’t let your guard down as yet to stop spreading of new virus in Prajavani - Industry Story. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 (Promo)- Pls subscribe to watch complete episode on JAN 1 2021@ 5 Pm. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 - PART ONE. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 - PART TWO. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal on the lessons we should not forget the Pandemic taught us as a New Year Thought in ET Health World. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal speaks to UDAYAVANI on the preparedness of the vaccination drive in Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a regualr weely Q & A column answering a pataient query on Kidney Stones in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an Opinion Piece on How the United States lost its old glory in BANGALORE MIRROR Today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal reassures the citizens of India that the vaccine is safe to be administered and he is willing to take the vaccine whichever the Govt makes available on priority in TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal answering a readers query on kidney health in a regular Q & A column in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Vaccine Rollout and efficacy being debated on Public TV.(Part-1) Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal sharing an informative and encouraging session along with other experts on covid-19 Vaccine ‘Covaxin’ on Public TV (Part-2) . Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on reassuring the citizens about the safety of the vaccine and the mild side effects ahead of the vaccine rollout in the state on NEWS FIRST. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A column giving solutions to patients queries in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal leads by example by taking the first shot in Bangalore ahead of vaccination drive in the state & described the moment as RED LETTER DAY for INDIA covered extensively in print media. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal says when it comes to vaccination , societal benefit should override personal choices to ECONOMIC TIMES today. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Sudarshan Ballal on NATHEALTH Thought leadership series moderating on "THE EVOLVING GLOBAL COVID VACCINE LANDSCAPE - THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR A PANDEMIC EXIT STRATEGY" tomorrow at 7 pm. Registration is free. Please find link below. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal instills confidence among citizens to go ahead and get vaccinated as their turn comes and not to fall prey to rumors in UDAYAVANI.
  • Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says right now there has to be confidence building among people trough mass awareness campaigns to ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal giving solution to patient kidney related queries in a regular Q n A column in VIJAYA KARNATAKA every friday. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal leads the way - was one among the leading Dr's of the country to take the first Jab speaks to India Today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal say with the advent of vaccine , let's use all our MIGHT to fight the scourge of Covid -On Reality Check: Why India is Vaccine Hesitant on NDTV. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal offers solution to patients queries on various chronic kidney conditions on VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says Health is the pillar of the country's development & overall a positive budget. Click Here
  • Pls watch Dr. Sudarshan Ballal along with other industry stalwarts on a Budget Town hall in a interesting discussion on CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal on Budget 2021says " Most proactive Budget for the healthcare industry in a long time" in DECCAN HERALD. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal representing the healthcare sector and sharing his views on the Union Budget 2021 on NDTV. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says over all a positive budget and healthcare has been given the importance it deserves. I would give it a score of 8/10 on Power TV. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A column addressing patients seeking solutions to their kidney issues in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal moderated a session on future of the evolving Covid vaccine landscape covered in the Sunday Guardian. Click Here
  • Sudarshan Ballal offers his advise to ailing patients in an exclusive Q & A column every week in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says" Karnataka should promote universal healthcare where the state is already a leader, and give it the boost it deserves" ahead of the State Budget in THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says it is heartening to see a decreasing trend of Coronavirus infection since October in Karnataka in Udayavani. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to reiterate on the safety measures in the wake of the Covid Surge to the citizens of karnataka on NEWS 18. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Covid 19 surge in India, 4 states become focus on the battle on Urban debate in MIRROR NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on What's behind the surge in Covid cases in many states? on INDIA AHEAD. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview speaks about the preparedness at the network of Manipal Hospitals in India welcoming the Govt move to rope In Private Sector To Expand Vaccination Drive in CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to advise the citizens to follow covid appropriate behavior in the wake of the Covid surge in E TV & Samyuktha Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says "Covid vaccination should be like any other intramuscular vaccination, the process should be as simple as a walk-in"! while taking all the necessary precautions to THE MINT. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal welcomes the privatisation of Vaccination, says "It is more of a social responsibility and not a profit making venture" to TOI today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says a Doctors certificate for co-morbidities good for 45-60 age group and age verification through ID proof will speedup the vaccination drive in TOI today -National. Click Here
  • Dr.Sudarshan Ballal allaying the doubts and fears of the citizens ahead of the nation wide covid vaccination 2.0 on MIRROR NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an continuous effort encouraging citizens to take the jab on National TV and also addressing their doubts and queries on vaccination this noon on TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says It is a dream come true to tackle the pandemic through the vaccination process ahead of the Vaccination drive today in THE TIMES OF INDIA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal urges people with co morbidities to take Covid-19 vaccine without hesitation in ET HEALTHWORLD. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on the roadmap to India's Covid 19 Vaccination drive ahead of the vaccination 2.0 on CNBC TV 18 this morning at 9 am. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal continues to offer solutions to patients suffering from kidney related issues in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said, "We took it slow as it always takes 2-3 days for any new vaccination programme to stabilise" to ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here

    Talks & Publications

  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal interaction of a live session to discuss the role of CytoSorb device to regain control in critically ill COVID-19 patients covered in Banaglore Mirror today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we need to allay the fear and paranoia around the virus in a series of Future Positive articles to the Bangalore Mirror Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive podcast to the Prajavani in busting the myths around the finl rites of a covid positive patient and do not attach any stigma rather respect he stressed Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive interview to THE ECONOMIC TIMES today says " The time has come to reevaluate the pandemic & if Dharavi infection is sort of plateaued , this means there is hope for every other city!! Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a video message shares insights and lessons learnt during the pandemic to The ET Health World Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal at the Reboot Karnataka Conclave says we shoud create wellness instead of only treating illness in Times of India today Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal comments on how flu shots can be our primary protection against any viral respiratory illnesses in TOI & ET today - National Edition Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal appears in a Talk Show on the speculations regarding the new RLF-100 drug to treat Covid -19 while sharing his insights about the various myths and realities around Coronavirus in NDTV HINDI Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article says"The LIVES OF COVID PATIENTS ARE PRECIOUS SO ARE THE LIVES OF NON-COVID PATIENTS TOO" in Deccan Herald OP-ED page today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal shared his opinion on the National Digital Health Mission by PM Modi on I Day garners coverage Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal writes a thought provoking article on ‘Do COVID Lives matter more than the others?’ in THE WEEK- Current Issue Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says he is seeing an impressive trend in Covid Death Rates across Southern States Fall Below National Average in the Economic Times today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says risk of frontline workers can jeopardize India's Covid fight to The Times of India Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says " Need to have viable universal health scheme in the country" exclusive article in PTI & Outlook today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in conversation with Shereen Bhan on CNBC-TV18 to discuss the COVID-19 trajectory in India Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal shares his insights on World Health Organztion recommended steroid for treating critically ill Covid-19 patients on NDTV Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says its better to get tested and consult a doctor when in doubt because of the similarity of common cold, COVID-19 symptoms leading to confusion to THE HINDU today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal discussing if Steroids are effective in saving the lives of serious corona patients in NDTV/India -HINDI Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says protests and rallies are super spreaders so he urges people to remain indoors and take ample precaution against the fast spreading virus in TOI today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we should look at addressing the root cause in eradicating the drug menace in the society rather than hold a few prominent names responsible in a digital campaign- DRUG FREE BANGALORE by Vijaya Karnataka Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says we should encourage more low cost or no frills hospitals to providing universal healthcare under the Ayushman Bharath scheme to HINDU BUSINESS LINE Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal cautions citizens on the second wave of infection advised to practice safety norms in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on the importance of addressing other illnesses during the present COVID-19 times in Udayavani-All Karnataka Edition Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says Covid -19 patients with pre existing kidney disease are a vulnerable group to THE HINDU Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal said any investigational therapy should be adopted rationally commenting on the use of Plasma Therapy in treating Covid -19 infections to NDTV -Interview Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says diet alone cannot be a reason for any serious kideny ailments however following a good diet always helps in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says it appears we are seeing the second wave in the cities too strongly suggesting that we cannot let our guard down for some time to come in THE ECONOMIC TIMES TODAY Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a thought provoking authored article "DO COVID LIVES MATTER MORE THAN THE OTHERES"? in Vijaya Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, continues to emphasize the importance of social distancing and wearing a mask to protect ourselves from the ongoing pandemic in Udayavani today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal says reverse quarantine is good option to contain the spread of the virus among the elderly and for patients suffering from comorbid conditions in Udayavani today- Pg. 1 Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal at FICCI HEAL 2020 said the most important realization during the pandemic was to keep the employees as well as their families motivated to ET HR WORLD Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article on "How can we resolve India's healthcare crisis" in ECONOMIC TIMES WEALTH today -National Edition
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  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a column by invitation to share his views to curb the drug menace - The well being of citizens must be at the heart of every nations agenda he says to the BANGALORE MIRROR -Authored Piece Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive authored article on "How can we resolve India's healthcare crisis" in ECONOMIC TIMES WEALTH today -National Edition Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal speaks to India Ahead Channel on Hospitals experiencing a shortage of Ventilator Beds as a concern and how being cautious in the containing the spread of the virus will help the current situation Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal shares his views on why COVID-19 Crisis is 'Getting Worse' in Karnataka on TV 9 Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says early diagnosis and management can be implemented in districts with VC & e- ICU as a PPP model bw Karnataka Govt & private hospitals in Times of India today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says with early discharge of stable patients we could free up almost 50% of hospital beds to THE HINDU today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says growing awareness of Covid -19 is definitely seeing a downward trend int eh spread of infection however continue to stay alert to THE MINT Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says hospitals are the biggest consumers and have no qualms about locally made products as long as they meet standards to THE ECONOMIC TIMES -PRIME Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal warns citizens ahead the festival season to be careful and urges people to observe the festivities with utmost precautions to avoid the spread of covid -19 infections in PRAJAVANI Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on Health insurance for everyone, Why IT is important in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal said we can't discard the trial either but we must take it with a pinch of salt on experts disagree with WHO study, swear by remdesivir in TIMES OF INDIA today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal talks about the importance of post mortem on Covid positive patients to study for better outcomes in the living covid patients in Vijay Karnataka today Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal urges citizens to follow Covid Norms , avoid large gatherings to maintain social distancing till the real vaccine is available Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we are fortunate to see a decline in the infections however we could not let our guard down as Winter is coming in BANGALORE MIRROR today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says health is in the hands of the people with the current ongoing second wave of coronavirus, insists on practicing social distancing & wearing masks in UDAYAVANI today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in the EDIT PAGE of DECCAN HERALD on -Our healthcare's weakest link - THE MISSING MIDDLE Click Here
  • Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal was on CNBC TV 18 on Manipal Hospitals to acquire 100% stake in Columbia Asia; says deal is strategic and clinical fit Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal along with health experts advised Karnataka to follow the Hyderabad model of tracking down persons likely to spread infection in The Bangalore Mirror Click Here
  • Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal says we need to strengthen our primary care and public healthcare infrastructure significantly in THE MINT today Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Pfizer claims our corona vaccine is 90 percent effective in NDTV India Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal advised the citizens ahead of Diwali saying we should look at controlling crowd without affecting livelihood to NDTV Click Here
  • Pandemic brings cadaver organ donations to a halt- Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals and Dr Vishwanath S, HOD & Consultant - Nephrology, Transplant Physician, Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says we should all get to work on flattening the inequality curve in an article to THE WEEK Click Here
  • Watch Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in an exclusive and insightful webinar on PANDEMIC & BEYOND & recognizing India's Top Healers by THE WEEK Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said, "No matter how mighty your military is or how big your economy, it comes down to health care system in the country addressing a Webinar hosted by THE WEEK - Beyond Pandemic in Current Issue. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q&A column on various awareness regarding kidney health in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to insist on taking necessary precautions, ensuring social distance, wearing mask and frequent hand wash to the citizens to prevent second wave in TOI today. Click Here
  • VIAL FEVER - Dr Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Hospitals. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal, says Covid Grip on Most Southern States Seen Loosening to THE ECONOMIC TIMES today- An exclusive. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says December is crucial for the interruption of the second wave in Udayavani. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal shares his views in an interview on UK approves world's first Covid vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech pharma in TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal to address the post Covid preparedness specific to healthcare to rebuild Bengaluru at an offline event along with health minister of Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said authorities should ensure that polls do not lead to another surge esp when we are seeing a decline in cases to THE HINDU. Click Here
  • Dr h Sudarshan Ballal invited to be the chief guest at the 'Vijaya Karnataka'- Bangalore Kattona Banni campaign tomorrow at 5 pm. Click Here
  • Doctors see fall in viral infections- Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman of Manipal Hospitals and Dr Sheetal Chaurasia, Consultant - Pulmonary Medicine, Manipal Hospitals Whitefield. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal addressed the gathering at the Rebuild Bengaluru Program along with the health minister covered extensively in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A from the citizens on Kidney related issues in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal opines on State Govt Plans to Usher in PPP Model in Healthcare to THE ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal addressing citizen connect column in the form of a regular Q & A column every Friday in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an authored article on - A successful union of public and private sectors is need of the hour in THE HINDU today. Click Here
  • Watch Dr H Sudarshan Ballal sharing his thoughts as part of the COVID-19 E-Conclave on INDIA AHEAD. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal as part of discussion in rebooting the healthcare in Karnataka covered in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says the pandemic effect was devastating in many ways but it also taught us humans many lessons that we should not forget as a year end message to the readers - THE WEEK- Current Issue on stands. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says we haven't got much information on the new mutant virus however we should continue to exercise caution in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on some of the symptoms found in Mutant Corona Infections on NEWS FIRST-LIVE (Kannada). Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview explains the Nature of Mutant Coronavirus on SUVARNA NEWS (Kannada). Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a year end authored article to the readers on The Unique Corona Pandemic & the Lessons Learnt in UDAYAVANI today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says " The need of the hour is to improve primary and public healthcare. Also, healthcare in rural areas needs priority" in BANGALORE MIRROR today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal allaying fears about the new mutant virus in an interview on Suvarna TV and NewsFirst live. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal reiterates practice safety measures and avoid unnecessary panic about the new mutant virus in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a an exclusive year end message to the citizens of Karnataka on The way ahead: What pandemic has taught us in TIMES OF INDIA today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says PPP model should be adopted to vaccinate 1.4 billion people in an interview on CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says continue to follow the safety measures and don’t let your guard down as yet to stop spreading of new virus in Prajavani - Industry Story. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 (Promo)- Pls subscribe to watch complete episode on JAN 1 2021@ 5 Pm. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 - PART ONE. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Ballal in a candid conversation on Dr Kamini Rao's Master Class | Episode 7 - PART TWO. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal on the lessons we should not forget the Pandemic taught us as a New Year Thought in ET Health World. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal speaks to UDAYAVANI on the preparedness of the vaccination drive in Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in a regualr weely Q & A column answering a pataient query on Kidney Stones in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an Opinion Piece on How the United States lost its old glory in BANGALORE MIRROR Today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal reassures the citizens of India that the vaccine is safe to be administered and he is willing to take the vaccine whichever the Govt makes available on priority in TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal answering a readers query on kidney health in a regular Q & A column in VIJAYA KARNATAKA today. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Vaccine Rollout and efficacy being debated on Public TV.(Part-1) Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal sharing an informative and encouraging session along with other experts on covid-19 Vaccine ‘Covaxin’ on Public TV (Part-2) . Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on reassuring the citizens about the safety of the vaccine and the mild side effects ahead of the vaccine rollout in the state on NEWS FIRST. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A column giving solutions to patients queries in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal leads by example by taking the first shot in Bangalore ahead of vaccination drive in the state & described the moment as RED LETTER DAY for INDIA covered extensively in print media. Click Here
  • Dr H Sudarshan Ballal says when it comes to vaccination , societal benefit should override personal choices to ECONOMIC TIMES today. Click Here
  • Watch Dr Sudarshan Ballal on NATHEALTH Thought leadership series moderating on "THE EVOLVING GLOBAL COVID VACCINE LANDSCAPE - THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR A PANDEMIC EXIT STRATEGY" tomorrow at 7 pm. Registration is free. Please find link below. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal instills confidence among citizens to go ahead and get vaccinated as their turn comes and not to fall prey to rumors in UDAYAVANI.
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  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says right now there has to be confidence building among people trough mass awareness campaigns to ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal giving solution to patient kidney related queries in a regular Q n A column in VIJAYA KARNATAKA every friday. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal leads the way - was one among the leading Dr's of the country to take the first Jab speaks to India Today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal say with the advent of vaccine , let's use all our MIGHT to fight the scourge of Covid -On Reality Check: Why India is Vaccine Hesitant on NDTV. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal offers solution to patients queries on various chronic kidney conditions on VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal says Health is the pillar of the country's development & overall a positive budget. Click Here
  • Pls watch Dr. Sudarshan Ballal along with other industry stalwarts on a Budget Town hall in a interesting discussion on CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal on Budget 2021says " Most proactive Budget for the healthcare industry in a long time" in DECCAN HERALD. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal representing the healthcare sector and sharing his views on the Union Budget 2021 on NDTV. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says over all a positive budget and healthcare has been given the importance it deserves. I would give it a score of 8/10 on Power TV. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in a regular Q & A column addressing patients seeking solutions to their kidney issues in Vijaya Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal moderated a session on future of the evolving Covid vaccine landscape covered in the Sunday Guardian. Click Here
  • Sudarshan Ballal offers his advise to ailing patients in an exclusive Q & A column every week in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says" Karnataka should promote universal healthcare where the state is already a leader, and give it the boost it deserves" ahead of the State Budget in THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says it is heartening to see a decreasing trend of Coronavirus infection since October in Karnataka in Udayavani. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to reiterate on the safety measures in the wake of the Covid Surge to the citizens of karnataka on NEWS 18. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on Covid 19 surge in India, 4 states become focus on the battle on Urban debate in MIRROR NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on What's behind the surge in Covid cases in many states? on INDIA AHEAD. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview speaks about the preparedness at the network of Manipal Hospitals in India welcoming the Govt move to rope In Private Sector To Expand Vaccination Drive in CNBC TV 18. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal continues to advise the citizens to follow covid appropriate behavior in the wake of the Covid surge in E TV & Samyuktha Karnataka. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says "Covid vaccination should be like any other intramuscular vaccination, the process should be as simple as a walk-in"! while taking all the necessary precautions to THE MINT. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal welcomes the privatisation of Vaccination, says "It is more of a social responsibility and not a profit making venture" to TOI today. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says a Doctors certificate for co-morbidities good for 45-60 age group and age verification through ID proof will speedup the vaccination drive in TOI today -National. Click Here
  • Dr.Sudarshan Ballal allaying the doubts and fears of the citizens ahead of the nation wide covid vaccination 2.0 on MIRROR NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an continuous effort encouraging citizens to take the jab on National TV and also addressing their doubts and queries on vaccination this noon on TIMES NOW. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal says It is a dream come true to tackle the pandemic through the vaccination process ahead of the Vaccination drive today in THE TIMES OF INDIA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal urges people with co morbidities to take Covid-19 vaccine without hesitation in ET HEALTHWORLD. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal in an interview on the roadmap to India's Covid 19 Vaccination drive ahead of the vaccination 2.0 on CNBC TV 18 this morning at 9 am. Click Here
  • Dr. Sudarshan Ballal continues to offer solutions to patients suffering from kidney related issues in VIJAYA KARNATAKA. Click Here
  • Dr Sudarshan Ballal said, "We took it slow as it always takes 2-3 days for any new vaccination programme to stabilise" to ECONOMIC TIMES. Click Here
  • Awards & Achievements

  • Rajyotsava Award 2005
  • Aryabhata International Award 2010
  • Dr. BC Roy Award 2010 by Govt of Karnataka
  • Namma Bengaluru Awards 2010
  • Trinity Vaidya Rathna Award 2010
  • Sagar Awards 2010
  • Baliyendra Award 2012
  • Teacher of Excellence Award by National Board of Examinations 2014
  • Sampaje Yakshotsava Silver Jubilee Award 2015
  • New Year Award 2016 by Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • Doordarshan Chandana Awards 2017
  • Karavali Siri Award 2017
  • The Life-time Achievement Award 2018
  • Outstanding Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of Professional distinction and service to Humanity by KMC, Manipal and Mangalore
  • Dr. TMA Pai Gold Medal for the best outgoing for the year 1976
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Member of the Jury for Namma Bengaluru Foundation Awards
  • Member of the Jury for Healthcare Awards sponsored by CNBC-TV18 & ICICI Lombard
  • Conferred with FRCP by The Royal College of Physician, London
  • MRCP Examiner
  • National Board of Examination – DNB Examiner & Inspector
  • Senate Member of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
  • Past Senate Member of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS)
  • Past Member of the State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) from the Civil Society, Karnataka
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine for St. Louis University Medical Centre, USA, Adjunct Professor of Medicine of the Manipal University, Manipal, India
  • Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tulu
  • Field of Expertise

  • Renal Sciences, Nephrology
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