Dr. D K Gupta is Professor and Head of the Paediatric Surgery Department at AIIMS. Dr D K Gupta has been involved with the paediatric surgical care, postgraduate teaching and research since July 1979. He has been president of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons, SAARC Associations of Paediatric Surgeons, Asian Association of Paediatric Surgeons and president elect of World Federation of the Associations of Paediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS). Dr Gupta has been instrumental in planning and initiating the stem cell research in paediatrics, preparing the curriculum for Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Diplomate of National Board for the uniform standard of teaching and training in paediatric surgery in medical colleges across the country. Dr Gupta has published over 260 scientific publications, 188 book chapters and 10 reference books and has delivered many orations and guest lectures in India and overseas. Apart from being the editor in chief of the Journal of Paediatric Surgical Specialties, he is on the editorial board of over 10 international journals. Recently, Dr Gupta was nominated for the highest award from the European Association of Paediatric Surgeons for 2012.