Dr AK Agarwal MBBS, MS Former President Delhi Medical Council. He started his academic career at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences where he worked as a Senior Resident from 1977-80. In 1981 he joined Maulana Azad Medical College as a Lecturer and over time, rose to the post of a Director Professor in ENT and DEAN of the same institution. Dr. Agarwal holds an overall teaching experience of over 30 years and has been involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Dr. Agarwal has been a pioneer in the field of Prevention of Deafness in the country and in the South East Asia region as well. He is an Additional Director General Incharge & the National level Coordinator for the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness that was started by the Government on a pilot basis in 2006 and has now been integrated with the National Rural Health Mission. Earlier, Dr. Agarwal took the lead in coordinating the Shravan Shakti Abhiyan being run by the Govt. of Delhi. He is also the Secretary General of the Sound Hearing 2030 initiative, WHO supported the programme to look into the Prevention of Deafness at various levels in the South East Asia Region. Dr. Agarwal served as Head of ENT department at MAMC for many years and as Medical Superintendent of the Lok Nayak Hospital in 2003-4.