Faculty Member


Dr. Ram Prakash Agrawal

Dr. Ram Prakash Agarwal earned his M.Sc. degree from Lucknow University and Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University. He has held faculty positions at the IIT {ISM), Dhanbad, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Brown University, Providence, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami. Currently, he is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami. In addition, he has served as a Visiting Professor of Oncology at Sri Ramachandra University of Chennai, and the Visiting Professor of Biochemistry at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. For the last fifty years, Dr. Agarwal has been working in the field of anti-cancer and anti-HIV drug development- from preclinical to clinical trials. He is a member of the Cancer Center, Center for AIDS Research, and the Bioethics Program at the University of Miami. He has been involved in a number of research projects and has presented his work nationally and internationally, authored more than 100 research papers, book chapters, and reviews. He has also served as a reviewer and on the Member of Editorial Boards of various scientific journals and the Study Sections of NIH. He is one of the cofounders and former President of the American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research in the USA. In addition, Dr. Agarwal has a keen interest in bioethics, spirituality and Integrative Medicine, especially in Ayurveda and Yoga as a therapeutic tool in the care of cancer and AIDS. He has published this work and presented it as a plenary session speaker in International conferences. He played an important role in the establishment of an educational program in Bioethics in Biomedical Research in India through the CITI-India program. Dr. Agarwal is active in the Hindu community both locally and globally. His main mission has been to explore and propagate the scientific basis of the Vedic culture and its relevance to the modern world. He is a former national President of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, Chairman of the Advisory Board of VHP, founding member and member of the Board of Directors of Hindu University of America, and a Member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Spiritual Studies at Florida International University, Miami. He has traveled to more than 20 countries of all the six continents, lectured on various subjects, and presented Hindu view at the interfaith dialogue.

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