Sujeet Jha moved from India to the UK in the mid-1990s to qualify for membership of the Royal College of Physicians, specialize in endocrinology and hone his skills as a diabetologist. Single, he pursued his aspirations, working in coaching roles across England including West Sussex, Somerset, Cardiff, London and North Lincolnshire, earning his membership in the process.
Sujeet returned to India and very quickly established his qualifications in diabetes medicine, as a diabetologist and head of endocrinology at Max Hospital. His passion for his chosen specialty and his tenacious pursuit of research and academia soon brought him to the enviable position of being one of the leading diabetes doctors in Delhi.
He set up the clinical research program at Max and was involved with Imperial College London, the UK Medical Research Council, the UK Health and Care Research Institute in Diabetes and Metabolic Disease. He has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals, i.a The nature swear Nature genetics.
A keen academic, he established basic medical training at Max with the Joint Royal College Training Board. He developed a relationship with RCP and established Max as an examination center for the MRCP(UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills—PACES), the only center in North India.
His untimely death left a tragic legacy of family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Vinitaa, and two sons, Aryan and Arnav.
Chief Director (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity) Max Hospital, Saket (b 1967; q SK Medical College, Muzaffarpur, India, 1994; FRCP), died while undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia on 26 March 2022