Dr. I. C. Verma is currently the head of Department of Genetic Medicine at Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. He was earlier Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics in AIIMS, New Delhi. He received genetics training in the UK, USA & Switzerland. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has received a number of national awards – Ranbaxy Science Award, ICMR, NAMS and BC Roy Medical Council award. He is a Member and Vice-chairman of the Ethics Committee of the International Human Genome Organization (HUGO) and serves as an adviser in genetics to the WHO in Geneva, and to Roche Genetics in Basel. He has recently been mentioned in The Limca Book of Records 2003 as a pioneer in genetics in India. He has vast experience in genetic counseling, serving about 2000 cases with genetic problems every year, and bringing the benefits of genetics and genomics to large number of patients.