Professor Guleria is Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and was instrumental in establishing the first centre for pulmonary medicines and sleep disorders at AIIMS. He is a member of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Scientific Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) concerned with immunisation and flu vaccination. He is a life member of the Association of Physicians of India, the National College of Chest Physicians of India, the Indian Chest Society and is a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna on matters relating to protection against radiation. Professor Guleria is also, currently, a member of the task force for Covid management in India.
He is personal physician to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India from 1998 until 2004 and has been asked by the Indian Government to meet various national and international dignitaries, including Mr Koirala, former Prime Minister of Nepal.
Professor Guleria is a member of many influential committees in the Indian Government, including the Joint Monitoring Committee, to monitor outbreaks of new diseases, including pandemics, bird flu, Ebola, etc. and to formulate a policy to control antibiotic resistance in India. He is a member of the Program Advisory Committee on Health Science of the Department of Science and Technology; a member of the Project Review Committee of the Indian Council of Medical Research; a member of the Project Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Virology and a member of the Project Advisory Committee on Nutritional Profile of Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya of the ICMR; a member of the Selection Committee for the International Commonwealth Fellowship. He is a fellow and member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, International Medical Science Academy, Indian Association of Sarcoidosis and other Granulomatous Disorders, the Association of Physicians of India, the National
College of Chest Physicians of India, Indian Chest Society and AIDS Society of India. Further, he is on the editorial board of several medical journals, among them, ‘Indian Journal of Chest Disease’, ‘Lung India’, ‘Journal of American Medical Association (India)’ and ‘Chest (India)’.
His research findings have been published in numerous books and articles, a selection of which are given below. Among his many awards and offices, he is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) and has received the Raj Nanda Pulmonary Disease Fellowship from Raj Nanda Trust and the Royal College of Physicians, UK. In 2015 the Indian Government awarded him the Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award. He is a board member of medical journals, including ‘Chest India’, ‘Lung India’, ‘Indian Journal of Chest Diseases’ and ‘Journal of American Medical Association’.