Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan has over 40-year experience in higher education, scientific research and institutional governance. He is one of the top cited biomedical scientists who is Fellow of National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medical Sciences India. Until March 2021, he was Vice Chairman, University Grants Commission, and Chairman additional charge Indian Council of Social Science Research, Government of India. Currently, he is Chairman of the Interdisciplinary R&D Taskforce on Covid-19, and member, advisory committee constituted by the Ministry of AYUSH. He has worked as academic head of Manipal Education Group; Director, Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Bengaluru; Vice Chancellor, Deemed University in Pune, and visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla. He has worked on Boards of several Universities and member of important national committees of Ministry of AYUSH, Ministry of Education, University Grants Commission, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, Department of Science & Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Council of Medical Research Central and Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences. He has worked on several policy making committees and Taskforces of National Knowledge Commission, Planning Commission, NITI Aayog, Lancet Citizen’s Commission on Reimagining Indian Health System. He was temporary consultant to the WHO Geneva. He is recipient of many orations and awards including Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Award 2021, Dr. R.P.Devadas Oration 2020, V K Joag Best Teacher Award 2017, Waldemar Haffkine Oration 2014, Harihar Mukherjee Award 2015, Gopaldas Parikh Award 2015, Sir Ram Nath Chopra Oration 2013, Dr P.K. Devi Oration 2011, Dr C. Dwarkanath Oration 2008 just to mention a few. He has extensively travelled worldwide and delivered invited lectures at many national and international platforms including the United Nations, World Health Organization etc He has authored many books and chapters with reputed publishers. He has received several research grants, has guided 20 PhD students and holds 8 Indian Patents, 2 US Patents with over 9800 citations.