Dr. Paul has been a member of the faculty at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for over three decades and head of the Department of Pediatrics for several years.
Apart from being an eminent neonatologist, Dr. Paul has contributed to national programmes including reproductive and child health; and nutrition. He has chaired academic and selection committees of AIIMS, Raipur; chaired Technical Resources Group on Child Health, MoHFW,and co-chaired Himachal Pradesh State Commission on Health.
An expert committee chaired by him on Mid Day Meal Program, formulated new nutrition guidelines for food served in the schools under this programme nationwide. A well known researcher and public health exponent, Dr. Paul has over 350 publications to his credit and is a recipient of the prestigious Dr. B R Ambedkar Centenary Award for excellence in Biomedical Research by ICMR and Public Health Champions Award by WHO.