Dr. Shashank Joshi is a President IAD, Past President ESI and API, Member, COVID -19 Task Force, Maharashtra. MBBS, MD, DM, FACP, FRCP, FACE, An Indian endocrinologist, diabetologist and medical researcher. He was honoured by the Government of India, in 2014, by bestowing on him the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his services to the field of medicine. Graduated from Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals (MBBS) and did residency in Internal Medicine (MD) with Gold Medals and First Rank for excellence. A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, as well as a Fellow of the Indian College of Physicians (FICP) and American College of Physicians (FACP). A Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) and the Chair of AACE Indian Chapter. Affiliated to several leading hospitals of the city including Lilavati and Bhatia Hospitals. Faculty, Department of Endocrinology, Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. Visiting faculty to several Indian and International Universities and is actively involved with evidence based work in Endocrinology including Obesity, Diabetes, Growth, Thyroid, and Osteoporosis.