Dr. H.Sudarshan Ballal was the best outgoing student (Blue Ribbon awardee) of the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and a recipient of many Gold Medals in MBBS and M.D. He had his further training in the USA and had the distinction of being one of the few to be triple Board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology & Critical Care. He has the rare distinction of being appointed as Professor of Medicine with St. Louis University School of Medicine (USA) and is also Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Manipal University. He was conferred the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, London for his contribution in Medicine. After working as a Consultant in Nephrology and Transplantation at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, he moved back to India to head the Nephrology Unit at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. He has been with Manipal Hospital, Bangalore ever since its inception and is currently holds the position of Chairman, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., and the Director of Manipal Institute of Nephrology & Urology. He is also a member of the Board of Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. A clinician par excellence, excellent teacher and a compassionate physician, he had set up the first postgraduate training Centre in Nephrology in Karnataka and performed the first cadaver kidney transplantation in Karnataka. He was awarded the prestigious Rajyothsava Award by the Government of Karnataka in 2005 for his contributions in the field of Medicine. He also has been bestowed with the prestigious Namma Bengaluru Awards 2009 for his Individual achievements. He was conferred with the prestigious doctors' award in memory of Dr. B. C. Roy by the government of Karnataka in 2010. Further, he was conferred with the Trinity Vaidya Rathna Award 2010 for the yeoman service to mankind by Trinity Health and Educational Trust. And also he was recognized for Sagar Awards 2010 and Aryabhata International Award in 2011 for his excellent service and contribution in the field of medicine. He has also been nominated as a Member of the Senate of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and is a member of the senate of Manipal University, Karnataka.