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Prashant Jha

Dr. Prashant Jha is a physician, engineer, entrepreneur, inventor and medical editor.
He trained in Medicine in India, UK & USA and worked with Apollo Hospitals Group before training as an engineer at IIT Kanpur, India.
This followed a Post-Doctoral training at Stanford and an executive education at Harvard University.

Besides his role as senior editor for the BMJ in South Asia where he edits & curates South Asia awards, news, views and analysis, he works as a Consulting Professor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi. He is also the Director of innovation Fellowship - a Department of Biotechnology, Government of India program - where he trains next generation of med-tech leaders and invents low-cost, high impact medical devices for the world.

He tweets at and blogs at

Competing interests

I declare that that I have read and understood BMJ policy on declarations of interest. I hereby declare the following interests, according to the policy.

© I have the following interests to declare:


Ownership of Stocks: I own minority stocks in BHPL, a Government of India (DIPP) recognised start-up (company). The company does design of low-cost medical devices for feto-maternal monitoring - in order to make healthcare affordable at the bottom of the pyramid. I advise the company on clinical utility of of enabling technologies for benefit of bottom-of-pyramid healthcare workers (ASHA, Anganwadi and Primary physicians) and human-centric design aspects. As of November, 2017 BHPL doesn’t sell anything - either product(s) or service(s).


  1. Employment (part-time): Consulting Professor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. A Govt. of India run Public Hospital.
  2. DBT Grant: I direct an Innovation Fellowship, which is facilitated by an exclusive grant from Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Govt. of India.
  3. Adjunct Professor (Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovations), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
  4. Adjunct Professor (Medical Innovation Unit), Hiroshima University, Japan.
  5. Visiting Lecturer (Department of Physics), AALTO University, Helsinki.
  6. Visiting Professor (Digital Health), IIIT Delhi.


  1. Board Member, Governing Council (IC), IIT Patna
  2. Founder & Editor, BMJ Innovations
  3. Grant Reviewer: Biotechnology Ignition Grant, BIRAC, Government of India.
  4. Grant Reviewer: Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (A joint body to foster collaborative research between citizens of India and USA)