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Residential Address : 102, Beuna Vista, Gen. J. Bhosle Marg, Mumbai 400021.
M.: 09821131213 Tel. : 22021817, 22022171. Fax. : 22855225
email: drlele@vsnl.net

Born on 16th January 1928 (Hyderabad city, AP)
Married July 1950, Wife Suneeta and 3 Children : Swati, Madhumati, Vikram
M.B.,B.S.(Osm.), DTM & H (Eng.), MRCP (Edin.), FRCP(London)
Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences, India
Founder Fellow of All India Institute of Diabetes
Founder Fellow of Indian College of Physicians
Colombo Plan Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine, Canada,1966 - 67
Former President of Society of Nuclear Medicine, India 1989
Former Editor-in-chief, Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine,1990 - 96
First President, Indian Medical Informatics Association started in 1993
First President, Nuclear Cardiological Society of India started in 1994
First President, Society for Free Radial Research of India started in 2000
Member of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, DAE, Govt. of India for 1990-2001.
Member of Editorial Board
- Journal of Nuclear Medicine, USA
- Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, USA

Hon. Chief Physician & Director of Nuclear Medicine & Ex-Medical Director,
Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai.
Director of Nuclear Medicine and RIA dept., Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai
Emeritus Professor of Medicine (for life) and Ex - Dean
Grant Medical College and Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai
Emeritus Professor: National Academy of Medical Sciences, India.
President, Independent  Ethics Committee, India, started in 1999.
Member, Rotary Club of Bombay District 3140.
Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Haffkine Institute of Research, Training & Testing, Mumbai,

• Received the Rotary Club's Distinguished Community Service award in 1990.
• 1st recipient of "Gifted Teacher Award" instituted by Association of Physicians of India, 1991
• Padma Bhushan Award, 1992 by the President of India
• Dhanvantari Award, 1997, by the Governor of Maharashtra State
• Hon. Degree of "Doctor of Science"- NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, 2000
• Homi Bhabha Life time achievement award Indian Nuclear Society 2008.

BOOK PUBLICATIONS: Over 100 Scientific papers and 9 Books
• Principles & Practices of Nuclear Medicine, 1984, Arnold Heinemann
• Ayurveda & Modern Medicine, 1986, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan-2nd Edition 2001
• Computers in Medicine, 1988, 8th Reprint 1997, Tata McGraw Hill
• Medical Profession & the Law, 1992, 2nd Ed. 1993, Sajjan Sons
• Clinical Science & Clinical Research, 1993, 2nd ed. 2008 National Book Depot
• Rural Reconstruction: Challenges & Opportunities, 1996, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
This book is now available on-line in Million Book Digital Library Carnegie Melon, University Pittsburgh, USA
• Clinical Approach, 1997, Oxford University Press, Paperback ed. 2000, 2nd ed 2007 National Book Depot.
• Computers in Medicine: Progress in Medical Informatics: Tata McGraw Hill, January 2005. 3rd reprint 2009.
• Principles & Practice of Nuclear Medicine & Correlative Medical Imaging, 2009, Jaypee Brothers. 2nd ed. 2011.

Important recent publications in relation to Metabolic Syndrome :
1. Causation, prevention and reversal of vascular endothelial dysfunction. J Assoc Physicians India. 2007 Sep; 55:643-51.
2. Association of Adipocytokine (leptin, adiponectin, TNF), Insulin and Proinsulin with Diabetes
The Mumbai Obesity Project. JAPI 2006, Sept, 54, 689-696.
3. Proinsulin, C peptide, glucagons, TNF, adiponectin, AMPK; six ignored players in T2DM; JAPI 2010 Jan.
4. Ancient Indian Insights and Modern Discoveries in Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Control JAPI; Jan 2012,60, 30-37.
5. Beyond reverse pharmacology: Mechanism-based screening of Ayurvedic drugs (Haffkine Oration); JAIM, October 2010,
Vol. 1, Issue 4, 257-65.
6. Four new approaches for validation of Aurvedic herbal drugs IJAR, Vol. 1 Issue 3 pg., July-Sept. 2010, 136-137.

Research Projects:
Currently undertaken with DBT / DST grants under leadership of Dr. Lele, Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council,
Haffkine Institute, Mumbai
1. Radiolabelling (Tritium & C14) of Ayurvedic herbal drugs and whole body autoradiography to study their bio-distribution in small animals.
2. Inverted loop technique to assess bioavailability of Ayurvedic Herbal Drugs.
3. Mechanism-based screening of Ayurvedic herbal drugs with radioligand displacement from receptors.
4. In-vivo PET & optical imaging in Transgenic mice with Alzheirmer's Disease to test the effectiveness of10Ayurvedic Medhya Rasayans for prevention and reversal.
5. Down syndrome. Alzheimer's Disease: Prospective study to assess benefits of Ayurvedic Medhya rasayans for prevention and reversal. FDG PET/CT imaging for follow-up.

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