I am Dr. Harendra Kumar Yadav, presently working as Associate Professor of Pathology, at Sarojini Naidu Medical Collge, Agra (U.P.) since Dec 2010. It is a Government institution & among first three Medical Colleges of our country. My father, Late Sri Hari Vilas Singh Yadav was a village development officer (V.D.O.), He was my source of inspiration and motivated me to become a Doctor. My Mother Smt. Satyawati is a home-maker and a very simple person. I’m happily married to Dr. Neetu Yadav, B.D.S., Dental surgeon wand owns her own clinic and co-owner of Sampoorna Diagnostic Centre at Agra, and we are blessed with a Son who is in 3rd standard at a very prestigious school of Agra.
1. Why have you chosen this field of specialty?
To be very honest, I wanted to be an Orthopedic Surgeon or Pediatrician and was getting D.Ortho & DCH, but my teachers guided me to go for M.D. (Pathology) which was available at my rank through open category, but slowly I realized that Pathology is fascinating subject if you go in depth.
2. What is your professional experience as in your profession ?
After finishing my M.D. in the year 2008, I joined P.G.I.M.E.R. & Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi and worked till 20th Dec’ 2010 and was fortunate to got selected for the post of Lecturer through U.P. Public Service Commission, Allahabad and joined present institute on 21st Dec’2010 and subsequently got promoted to present post in Dec 2017. At PGIMER & Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, I was unanimously elected as; President of Resident Doctors Association (RDA) for the year 2009.
3. What are the unique and different skills you have in your profession ?
At my present institution, I started bone marrow biopsy procedures in my department. I’m interested in Oncopathgology and plan to start Immunohistochemistry and research lab at my institution whenever I get an opportunity. I’m Officer Incharge of 24 hours Pathology Lab & was officer Incharge of Blood Bank of our college for 05 years (from May 2013 to June’2018), I myself is a regular voluntary blood donor and have donated 29 times so far. Every year I donate blood on my father’s death anniversary for the peace of his sacred soul who sacrificed his life for humanity and on the birthday of my son for his long life and bright future.
4. Please share your journey of life till now. ?
I was born in a village called Khamini, of Jasrana Tehsil, District Firozabad in a family with an agricultural background. My father was a Government employee as I mentioned above. Though I was not interested to become a Doctor & wanted to try civil services, my father convinced me to be become a Doctor and serve the society. To fulfill father’s dream, I cleared entrance examination in 1996 and joined M.B.B.S. at prestigious Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Manipal University), though later in same, I was selected in UP CPMT also but was not getting good college, so my father asked to stay back at KMC. After just 02 months at Medical College, I got shocking news of my life that my father has been killed by some criminals because he was supporting poor villagers of our village against their illegal activities like extortion, land grabbing & harassing poor females. I wanted to leave and M.B.B.S. to take care of my family since I was the only brother of my three sisters (out of which 02 were unmarried), but my family & father’s close friends convinced me to pursue my studies and fulfill my father’s dream. I worked hard in all adverse conditions and got M.D. (Pathology) done and joined the present institution. Since we had good agricultural background build up by my father & my Tauji Late Sri Nathu Ram Yadav, we got my sisters happily married and I got married To Dr. Neetu Yadav, B.D.S. (Dental Surgeon). With the blessings of Lord Krishna, I got selected through UPPSC.
5. What is your planning for the future?
I’ll continue to work in Government Medical College, Agra to serve poor and needy especially from rural areas. If a got the opportunity for higher administrative posts after becoming Professor, I’ll try to do full justice with them and will always work for the needy.
6. Your ways of handling emergencies and the workload?
I love to handle multiple tasks assigned to me at my Medical; College. I’m actively involved in an administrative team of our institution since 2011, at present I’m Officer Incharge of 24 hours Pathology Lab and college Buildings. Previously I was officer Incahrge of Blood Bank & O.P.D of our Medical College. I handle all situations with determination and work hard for my present Government job to do the justice with it.
7. What is your routine on daily basis?
I start my day with reading newspapers & dropping my son to school, I reach early at my workplace and stay back for the full time in college and get involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teachings along with the routine reporting in various labs; hematology, cytology & histopathology. In evening, I stay at home and spend time with my family.
8. Do you have any weakness or strength?
My strength is my capabilities to work hard in any circumstances.My motto is to “work Pro establishment” rather than keep finding faults with the system. As such, there is no defined weakness, as I have faced so many challenges in my life after the death of my father.
9. Achievements till date:
I was awarded for regular voluntary donation by Amar Ujala foundation & by my Medical College. I was President of Resident Doctors Association at RML hospital, New Delhi in 2009. At present, I’m an examiner for MBBS examinations at various Medical Colleges & Universities. I have presented many papers at various conferences and have more than 10 publications in National & International Journals.
10. What is your ability to face the challenges both professional and personal?
My ability to face the challenges both professional and personal. I believe in team-work, at the institution I always give; feeling of ownership to my fellows for better outcomes and always support my juniors & subordinates. I’m very hard working which is key to my success.
11.Is this your dream job?
My Dream job is to become Principal/ Dean of Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra and regain glorious past of this prestigious institution.
12.As your profession do you have any preferences?
As my profession, I have few preferences: To develop my department like other prestigious Medical Colleges and it makes it a reference center for my subject.
13.What is one of your key message/advice to fellow Yaduvanshis?
My key message/advice to fellow Yaduvanshis: Educate children for their bright future and support each other, for whatever & wherever we can do in our capabilities. Develop a strong network in all sectors.
14.Your contact details including email.