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Dr. (Brig.) Ajay Malik

HOD & Senior Consultant/Lab Director, Pathology & Oncopathology

Department
Pathology

About  Dr. (Brig.) Ajay Malik

Dr. (Brig.) Ajay Malik is the head of the department, pathology & oncopathology, Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad. Having completed his MBBS and MD from the Armed Forces Medical College, Dr. Ajay Malik went on to pursue Postdoctoral Fellowship in Oncopathology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. 
In his 34-year-old career, he has performed various roles in a number of capacities across various military hospitals. With hundreds of publications to his credit, he is one of the most renowned professors and pathologists across the country. In his stint as the professor & head of the department, Pathology, Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, his role was to teach, guide, manage, conduct exams as well as supervise UG & PG students, technicians, paramedical, clerical & other staff. Dr. Ajay Malik also coordinated the NABL-accreditation process since Sep. 2018 including document preparation, submission, pre-assessment & assessment inspection by the assessors. 
As the Brigadier Medical, HQ Delhi Area, 2020, he looked after the medical cover arrangements of Delhi Garrison through Base Hospital, Army Hospital including the peripheral MI rooms, ECHS polyclinics and station health officers as well as organised medical cover for various ceremonial occasions like Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations, organising quarantine & isolation camps for contagious diseases like COVID-19.


Educational Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S., Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
  • M.D. (Pathology), Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (Oncopathology), A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi
  • Fellowship, Indian College of Pathologists, Chandigarh 
  • Fellowship, WHO Fellow (Mol Gen), Khon Kaen University, Thailand 

Experiences

  • Resident, Pathology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune- Dec. 1993 – Nov. 1996
  • Graded Spl Pathology, Military Hospital, Bagdogra- Dec. 1996 – Aug. 1998
  • Graded Spl Pathology, Indo-Bhutanese Friendship Hospital, Thimpu- Aug. 1998 – Aug. 2000
  • Graded/Classified Spl Pathology, Military Hospital, Bhatinda- Aug. 2000 – Jun. 2002
  • PDF Oncopathology, A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi- Jun. 2002 - Jun. 2004
  • Assistant/Associate Professor & Oncopathologist, INHS Asvini, Mumbai- Jun. 2004 - Jun. 2007
  • Associate Professor/Professor & Oncopathologist, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune- Nov. 2007-Aug. 2013
  • Officiating Registrar, Army College of Medical Sciences, Delhi Cantt- Dec. 2013
  • Prof & HOD Pathology, Army College of Medical Sciences, Delhi Cantt & Senior Advisor, Dept. of Pathology, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt- Sept. 2013 - Jul. 2017 
  • Officiating Brig., Administration & President Medical Boards, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt. (off & on) 2014 - 2017
  • Dean Academics & OI/C DNB Cell & AFMRC- Mar. 2015 – Jul. 2017 
  • Commandant, Military Hospital, Jammu- Jul. 2017 – Aug. 2018
  • Professor & HOD, Pathology, Consultant Oncopathology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune- Aug. 2018 – Dec. 2019
  • Professor & HOD, Pathology, Army College of Medical Sciences, Delhi Cantt- Dec. 2019 – Oct. 2021 
  • Brig. Medical, HQ Delhi Area- 2020 
  • Chairman, Institutional Ethics Committee, Base Hospital & Army College of Medical Sciences, Delhi Cantt- 2020
  • Convenor, National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi- 2020 
  • HOD & Senior Consultant/Lab Director, Pathology & Oncopathology, Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad – 2021 - Present

Accomplishments & Awards

  • Maj. Gen. CSV Subramaniam award for standing first in Grading & MD (Path), Pune University- 1996
  • First prize, Scientific quiz & Second prize, Kodachrome Slide Seminar, MAPCON- 1996
  • Best Paper Award, Histopathological & immunohistochemical study of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, APCON, 2004
  • Vice Chief of Army Staff Commendation- Jan. 2013 
  • NBE Award for best teaching DNB Institute in India, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt- 2015
  • Best AFMRC project award consecutively for 2 years: Project No. 3922/2014 – Aberrant immunophenotypic expression in acute leukemias & Project No. 4066/2015 – Flow cytometric diagnosis of NHL using FNAC & fresh tissue biopsy material
  • Best Reviewer award for Medical Journal of Armed Forces of India (MJAFI) at Armed Forces Medical Research conference, Pune

Educational Fellowships

  • Fellowship, Fellow of Indian College of Pathologists, Chandigarh- Dec. 2019
  • Fellowship, WHO Fellow (Mol Gen), Khon Kaen University, Thailand, 2012
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Oncopathology, A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi, Jun. 2002 – Jun. 2004

Research & Publications

  • Malik A., et al. ‘A clinicopathologic study of placentae of low birthweight and normal birth weight babies born at a tertiary care centre in western India’, Med J DY Patil Vidyapeeth 2021;14:166-71.
  • Malik A., et al. ‘The Robertsonian translocation of '21/22' in Nonobstructive Azoospermia: A Rare Case Report from India’, J Hum Reprod Sci. 2019 Jul-Sep;12(3):255-257.
  • Malik A., ‘Case of squamous cell carcinoma transformation in ovarian mature cystic teratoma’, Annals Pathol Lab Med. 2019; 6 (3): 44-47.
  • Malik A., et al. ‘Plasma cell neoplasm with varied morphology: A report of two cases’, J Lab Physicians, 2019 Jul-Sep;11(3):281-283.
  • Malik A., et al. ‘Ki67 Are we counting it right?’, Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2020 jan -Mar;63(1):98-99.
  • Malik A., et al. ‘Utility of glomerular morphometry in the diagnosis of pediatric renal disease’, MJAFI 2020.
  • Malik A., et al. ‘Clinicopathologic spectrum and treatment outcome of idiopathic steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome in children at tertiary care centre’, MJAFI 2020.
  • Malik A., et al. ‘Study of platelet indices in pregnancy induced hypertension’, Med J Armed Forces India. 2020 Apr;76(2):161-165.
  • Malik A., et al. ‘Evaluation of laboratory parameters as prognostic and predictive markers in SARS-COV-2 positive subset of immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients’, MJAFI 2020.
  • Malik A., et al. ‘Platelet indices and their kinetics predict mortality in patients of sepsis’, Indian J Hematol Blood Trans. IJHB-D-20-00805 
  • Malik A., et al. ‘Utility of Bronchoalveolar Lavage, Bronchial Brushing and Transbronchial Needle Aspiration in Non-Neoplastic Lung Diseases - A Single Centre Experience’, Med J of DY Patil 2020.
  • Malik A., et al. ‘Is Delhi an emerging scrub typhus hotspot? An entomological and zoonotic exploration of a scrub typhus outbreak’, J Vector Borne Diseases 2020.
  • Malik A., et al. ‘ABO-Rh blood groups significance in incidence, severity and outcome in RT-PCR confirmed SARS-Cov-2’, Peer review in MJAFI.
  • Malik A., et al. ‘Diagnostic utility of ERG expression in adenocarcinoma prostate: A tertiary care centre study’, International J Medical Sciences & Current Research (IJMSCR) 2021;4(1):388-98.
  • Malik A., et al. ‘Can flow cytometric monocytic HLA-DR expression in sepsis patients be used as a reliable indicator of survivability?’, The Open Biomarkers Journal 2021.
  • Malik A., et al. ‘Perception without preconception: Comparison between the human and machine learner in recognition of tissues from histological sections’, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Sept. 2021.

Leisure Pursuits

  • Dr. (Brig.) Ajay Malik prefers to do brisk walking/jogging, reading, watching movies besides playing basketball in his leisure time.