Suparno Chakrabarti was born in Kolkata, India, in 1964. He completed his postgraduation in internal medicine from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India, in 1993, and left for the Christian Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Vellore, India, to train in haematology and BMT. He is athe Head and the Director of Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Peerless Hospital and BK Roy Research Centre, Kolkata, India, and the President of the Manashi Chakrabarti Foundation (a charity for blood diseases). He was instrumental in setting up the Department of Clinical Haematology at PGIMER. In 1998, he left for the UK to undertake a fellowship in BMT at Birmingham Heartland’s Hospital and Bristol Children’s Hospital for 5 years. During this period his clinical and laboratory research in the field of BMT led to several breakthroughs such as in the field of posttransplant infections and reduced intensity transplantation and use of Campath antibodies in transplant. With over 100 publications in the field and similar number of presentations in international meetings and conferences, he stands as a leading international figure in the field of haematology and BMT. As recognition of his contribution in this field, Dr. Chakrabarti was awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists. He has been invited worldwide to talk on these subjects and has been nominated in the expert committee for the European and international bone marrow transplant organizations. He has been on the editorial committee of many international journals and acts as a reviewer for international cancer organizations. Having achieved all possible laurels in the field of BMT, Dr. Chakrabarti has left the job of heading the BMT Unit at St. George’s Hospital in London in order to provide this service to the people of West Bengal as he felt the his services should now be dedicated to his own countrymen.
Biography Updated on 22 July 2009