Dr Muralidhar Joshi is the President of ISA, He is considered as one of the pioneers practising Pain management in Asia.
He graduated from Government Medical College Bellary, Gulbarga University in Karnataka, India. He completed his post-graduation in Anaesthesiology from Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. He was awarded a medal in the MD examination. He went onto finish the Diplomate of National Board in Anaesthesiology from National Board of Examination, New Delhi.
He has published his articles in various national & international journals. He has contributed book chapters in medical & scientific publications. He has authored six books. He was instrumental in starting various teaching programme like online pain course, fellowship in pain management, in the country for the first time.
In view of his contribution to academics and scientific knowledge propagation, he has been aptly awarded ‘ISA AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE for the year 2010’ by National Body of Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists.