Doctor's Profile

Dr. Rekha Harish


Professor, Department of Paediatrics

Reg. Number: DMC-88892


A graduate and post graduate from KGMC Lucknow with a brilliant academic career,served in

various teaching cadres at GMC Jammu for 36 years,developed the dept to a 420 bedded dept with

3 NICUs,1 PICU,Hemophilia Day care Centre,Thalassemia Day care centre,DEIC,NRC and was

 instrumental in bringing down the mortality rates drastically.Represented state in Indian Academy

 of Pediatrics as EB Member,rose to become VICE PRESIDENT IAP NZ 2019,recd Fellowship of

 IAP 2013,remained Chairperson of TF Prevention of childhood Obesity then NCDs 2015-17 &

2017-19, Nominated to FSSAI Expert Group for laying guidelines for National School Canteen

 Guidelines in PIL filed by Uday Pai Foundation seeking ban in and around schools 2013,

Nominated to FSSAI Expert Group for laying guidelines for Front Of Pack Labelling

Nominated Expert from India-Technical Advisory Group Non Communicable Disorders Asia Pacific Pediatric

Association 2020,Recd Women Achievers Award twice-Rotary International J& k,Beti bachao Beti Padhao J&K Govt.

Area of Interest

  • Childhood Obesity
  • Non communicable diseases
  • Asthma
  • Hemophilia
  • Thalassemia
  • Nutrition & Food
  • School Canteen Guidelines

Educational Qualifications

Degree Year Name of College & University Registration Number Date of Registration
MD 1982 KGMC Lucknow DMC-88892
MBBS 1977 KGMC Lucknow DMC-88892

Deatils of Teaching Experience

Designation* Institution From To Duration
Professor HIMSR, New Delhi 01-03-2019 Till Date
Professor GMC Jammu 20-11-2009 31-12-2018 9 Years 1 Month
Associate Professor GMC Jammu 10-03-2002 19-11-2009 7 Years 8 Months
Assistant Professor GMC Jammu 09-01-1994 09-03-2002 8 Years 2 months
Tutor GMC Jammu 28-09-1988 08-01-1994 5 Years 3 Months
Senior Resident GMC Jammu 20-031984 22-04-1987 3 Years 1 Month
Junior Resident KGMC Lucknow 01-01-1979 31-12-1981 3 Years


Membership of Academic Bodies Societies

  • Life Member Indian Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member Central IAP Executive Board 2010 , 2012
  • National Convener IAP National Task Force for Prevention of Childhood Obesity 2012-15
  • Member IAP Committee for Nutrition Advocacy 2018-19
  • Advisor IAP Task Force for Prevention of NCDs 2016-19
  • Vice President North Zone Indian Academy Of Pediatrics 2019
  • Chairperson IAP National Task Force for Prevention NCDs in Childhood 2019-21
  • Chairperson NCD Prevention Academy- IAP Subspeciality Chapter 2021-23
  • Member NCD Technical advisory group Asia Pacific Pediatric Association 2020
  • Member Expert Working Group for Thresholds in Front of Pack labeling FSSAI2020-21

Invited Talks and Lectures

  • Invited to talk on Complimentary Feeding in EPIC 1000 Empowering Parents in 1000 days on 18-7-21
  • Invited to talk on Adressing Childhood Obesity through FOP Labeling-National webinar Organised by AIIMS Rishikesh 27th may 21
  • Invited to talk on Need for effective FOP Labeling to discourage Junk Food consumption in Children-International Webinar CSE-4-3-21
  • Invited to conduct Panel discussion on Junk Food-PROTOCON 14-12-20
  • Invited to conduct Panel discussion on Obesity in Central zone PEDICON 2019
  • Invited to talk on Junk Food & Panelist NATIONAL FOOD ENCLAVE by CSE Delhi 15-3-2019
  • Invited to conduct Panel discussion on Metabolic Syndrome-PEDICON Nagpur 4-1-2018
  • Invited to talk on various issues in several IYCF conferences
  • Invited to talk on various issues every year in National PEDICONS since 2010
  • Invited to conduct IYCF Workshop on 7-1-19 Indore PEDICON Talks on KMC Care and Junk Food
  • Invited to conduct Panel discussion on Adolescent Health in PCNI 2019
  • Invited to talk on various issues in PCNIs whenever held
  • Invited to talk Guest of Honour in Haryana State Con Faridabad 9-5-19

Workshops/ CMEs/ Conference Organised

  • National Webinar on Sugars,sweetening Agents & Health 7-3-21
  • Webinar on NCD Prevention and launch of my Subspeciality Chapter in IAP-7-3-21
  • National Recipe Contest for Indian academy of pediatrics based on scientific recommendations feb 2021
  • Workshop on Newborn Hearing Screening at HIMSR-2019
  • Organised several workshops on MAA Program,F-IMNCI,IMNCI,Intensified Diarrhoea Training,MR Campaign,AFP Workshop etc of NHM

Workshops/ CMEs/ Conference Attended

  • 3rd Meeting of India Expert Advisory Group on Measles Rubella [WHO,UNICEF,MOHFW] 19-20 feb 2019