Dr. Chandrakumar Shamnugam has won “outstanding researcher award “of ASTRA 2023 under ASIA’s OUTSIANDING RESEARCHER AWARD in PATHOLOGY. Dr Shanmugam is a doctor by profession hailing from Hyderabad, Telangana, India.Dr. Shanmugam pursued his undergraduate degree (MBBS) from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India and post graduation (MD) in the field of Pathology from JIPMER, Pondicherry. Additionally, he has MBA degree in the field of hospital, healthcare and research management. He was granted post doctoral fellowship in oncological pathology and cancer research at University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Dr.Shanmugam is meritorious throughout his career and was honored with several national and international awards and gold medal. Dr.Shanmugam well known in the field of oncology and has attended over 35 national and international conferences/conventions as speaker and delegate. He has authored over 65 research papers with over 1000 citations in very high impact journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research and Cancer to name a few. He is also in editorial and review boards of few oncology and infectious disease related journals.CurrentlyDr Shanmugam serves as Professor of Pathology and Director of IQAC, MNR Medical College & Hospital. He is eminent and popular teacherand is involved in teaching/mentoring Medical under and postgraduate students. He is also the chairperson of Dissertation/Thesis committee, research and medical education co-ordinator in the same Institute. The various accolades received by him includes Best Poster award in international cytology conference, 2003, Dr DJ Reddy gold medal in 2004, Scholar in Training award by AACR, USA, Best Teacher Award by MNR Educational Trust, Hyderabad, Telangana and Outstanding researcher award by VD GOOD factory an NGO in Tamilnadu.