Head of Department
Dr Niranjan Bhattacharya, DSc, MD, MS, FACS, FICS, FICOG, FSOG
Basic Academic Background Of Dr. Niranjan Bhattacharya :

Dr Bhattacharya graduated in medicine (MBBS) in the year 1975, securing the first place in Final MBBS and second place from First MBBS to Final MBBS  (University medal from North Bengal University).

He did M.D. in Obstetrics/ Gynaecology from IPGMER, Calcutta University, in 1981 and received the best thesis medal.

He did M.S. in General Surgery from IPGMER, Calcutta  University in 1984 and received the best thesis medal.

He became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) in 1998.

He  received the degree of Doctor of Science in Medical Science (D.Sc.) from Calcutta University in 2002.

Dr Bhattacharya received the Coates Medal for “most notable contribution made to the medical sciences in the preceding seven years”, at the Annual Convocation of Calcutta University in March 2004.

Postdoctoral training from University of Berkley, Univ of California (Microsurgery Ralph Davis Medical Centre) USA,University of Bologna (Cancer detection Techniques) Italy, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Robotic and laser assisted surgery, University of Kiel, Germany.

Dr Bhattacharya was the Visiting Professor Ob/Gyn University of Boston USA (2005-2006).
Visiting Professor, Stem Cell Science, Presidency University , Calcutta (2010-12)
Invited lecture on Stem Cell application at University of London, St George’s Hospital, University of Harvard, Chinese University of Hong Kong etc.

Completed Projects’ Name : Where Dr Bhattacharya  was the Principal Investigator. An Environmental Study on Arsenic Induced Varying Degree Toxicities in Mice Model and its Attempted Recovery with Cord BloodSponsoring Organisation : Department of Environment, Govt. of West BengalTenure : 3 Years  Vide G. O. No. EN/P/245/1E-40/2002 dated 06.03.2003Amounting Rs. 2,51,000.00Project Associate : Dr. S. P. DasAppointment Letter No. : 413-IWMED/3P-27/03-04 (257) dated 31.03.2003Principal Investigator: Dr. Niranjan Bhattacharya  Project Name : A Hospital Based Epidemiological and Nutrition Survey of Advanced Cancer of Calcutta and 24-Parganas (South) Sponsoring Organisation : Department of Science and Technology,  Govt. of West BengalTenure : 3 Years  Project Scientist : Dr. Rajrani MitraAppointment Letter No. : 053-IWMED/3P-47/01-02 (197) dated 28.05.2001Principal Investigator: Dr. Niranjan Bhattacharya Project Name: A Study on Human Umbilical Cord Blood Transfusion in Case of Bone Marrow SuppressionSponsoring Organization: Department of Science and TechnologyTenure: 3 yearsProject Associates: Dr. U. Mani, Dr. A.B. GhoshVide G.O. Order No. 495/ST/P/S&T/9G-10/99 dated 25.3.99, and subsequent order dated 8.2.2000, then 30.8.2001, then 26 March 2002.Principal Investigator: Dr. Niranjan BhattacharyaThere are two global patent applications:  along with Prof. M.K. Chettri and Prof. K.L. Mukherjee and the Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of West Bengal, vide [1] 123/CAL/2001 – on  Placental Umbilical Cord Whole Blood Transfusion, [2] 412/CAL/2001 (with the same group) on Pre-immune and hypo-immune human fetal whole thymus transplant in surgically prepared subcutaneous axillary fold.

Academic activities involving the new field of Research :

(a) The following doctors and other researchers are currently enrolled for Ph.D. degrees under joint supervision of Dr. Niranjan Bhattacharya and senior professors at various universities in the state. Some other doctors are at present waiting for enrollment.
1) Dr. Anuradha Das, M.D.(Radiotherapy),under Dr Dr. N. Bhattacharya, co-supervisor: Prof. Kanailal Mukherjee.
2) Dr. A.B. Ghosh, M.D. (Path.), supervisor: Prof. Subir Dutta; co-supervisor: Dr. Niranjan Bhattacharya.
3) Dr. S.P. Das, M.S. (Orth.), Supervisor: Prof. B.K. Dutta; Co-supervisor: Dr. N. Bhattacharya.
4) Dr. Ranjit Nandi, M.D. (G&O), under Dr. N. Bhattacharya,  co-supervisor: Prof. M.K. Chettri.
5) Dr. Banya Biswas, M.D. (G&O), under Dr. N. Bhattacharya,  co-supervisor: Prof. K. Sarkar.
6) Dr. M. Bhattacharya, under Dr. N. Bhattacharya,  co-supervisor: Prof. S.Pal
7) Dr. S. Upadhyay, co-supervisor: under  Dr. N. Bhattacharya,  Dr. S. Pal.
8) Dr. A. Chatterjee, M.D. (G&O), under  Dr. N. Bhattacharya,  co-supervisor: Prof. K. Sarkar.
9) Mr. B. Samanta, under  Dr. N. Bhattacharya,  co-supervisor: Prof. M. Chatterjee.
10) Ms. A. Bhadra, under Dr. N. Bhattacharya,  co-supervisor: Prof. M. Chatterjee.

Support Infrastructure :
 
(b) The animal experiments have been recognized by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Govt. of India (Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals [CPCSEA]). Our registration number is 572/02/AB/CPCSEA.  
 
(c) All animal experiments with cord blood work was placed before an institutional animal ethical committee headed by Prof. K.L. Mukherjee. The hospital had a human ethical committee headed by Prof. M.K. Chettri.

(d) All cord blood transfusion to volunteers with anemia (Less than 8gm percent Haemoglobin) or fetal tissue transplant in case of neurodegenerative diseases passed through an ethical committee headed by Prof M.K.Chettri  along with other senior members including a sitting additional District Judge from the Alipore Court, Calcutta (after taking necessary permission from Calcutta High Court).

Publications & References :

Cord blood transfusion related International publications
Bhattacharya N, Mukherijee K, Chettri MK, Banerjee T, Mani U, Bhattacharya S.Related Articles, Links
A study report of 174 units of placental umbilical cord whole blood transfusion in 62 patients as a rich source of fetal hemoglobin supply in different indications of blood transfusion.
Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2001;28(1):47-52.

PMID: 11332589 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Bhattacharya N.
Placental umbilical cord whole blood transfusion: a safe and genuine blood substitute for patients of the under-resourced world at emergency.
J Am Coll Surg. 2005 Apr;200(4):557-63.

PMID: 15804470 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Bhattacharya N.
Placental umbilical cord blood transfusion in transfusion-dependent beta thalassemic patients: a preliminary communication.
Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2005;32(2):102-6.

PMID: 16108392 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Hassall O, Bedu-Addo G, Adarkwa M, Danso K, Bates I., Umbilical-cord blood for transfusion in children with severe anaemia in under-resourced countries.
Lancet. 2003 Feb 22;361(9358):678-9.

PMID: 12606183 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Related Articles, Links
Bhattacharya N.,Placental umbilical cord whole blood transfusion.J Am Coll Surg. 2004 Aug;199(2):347-8. No abstract available. PMID: 15275897 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Riordan NH, Chan K, Marleau AM, Ichim TE.,,Cord blood in regenerative medicine: do we need immune suppression?
J Transl Med. 2007 Jan 30;5:8.

PMID: 17261200 [PubMed - in process]Chaudhuri A, Hollands P, Bhattacharya N.Placental umbilical cord blood transfusion in acute ischaemic stroke.
Med Hypotheses. 2007 Jun 1; [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 17544590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]Chaudhuri A.Treating stroke in the 21st century.Lancet. 2007 Mar 31;369(9567):1079-80. No abstract available.

PMID: 17398301 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINEBhattacharya N, Placental umbilical cord blood transfusion: a new method of treatment of patients with diabetes and microalbuminuria in the background of anemia.
Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2006;33(3):164-8.

PMID: 17089581 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Bhattacharya N, Placental umbilical cord blood transfusion: A novel method of treatment of patients with malaria in the background of anemia.
Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2006;33(1):39-43.

PMID: 16761538 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Bhattacharya N, A preliminary study of placental umbilical cord whole blood transfusion in under resourced patients with malaria in the background of anaemia.
Malar J. 2006 Mar 23;5:20.

PMID: 16556316 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Bhattacharya N, Placental umbilical cord whole blood transfusion to combat anemia in the background of advanced rheumatoid arthritis and emaciation and its potential role as immunoadjuvant therapy.
Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2006;33(1):28-33.

PMID: 16761535 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Bhattacharya N, Transient spontaneous engraftment of CD34 hematopoietic cord blood stem cells as seen in peripheral blood: treatment of leprosy patients with anemia by placental umbilical cord whole blood transfusion.
Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2006;33(3):159-63.

PMID: 17089580 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Bhattacharya N, Placental umbilical cord whole blood transfusion to combat anemia in the background of tuberculosis and emaciation and its potential role as an immuno-adjuvant therapy for the under-resourced people of the world. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2006;33(2):99-104.

PMID: 16903247 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Bhattacharya N, A preliminary report of 123 units of placental umbilical cord whole blood transfusion in HIV-positive patients with anemia and emaciation.
Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2006;33(2):117-21.

PMID: 16903252 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Bhattacharya N, A study of placental umbilical cord whole blood transfusion in 72 patients with anemia and emaciation in the background of cancer.
Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2006;27(2):155-61.

PMID: 16620060 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Bhattacharya N, Spontaneous transient rise of CD34 cells in peripheral blood after 72 hours in patients suffering from advanced malignancy with anemia: effect and prognostic implications of treatment with placental umbilical cord whole blood transfusion.
Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2006;27(3):286-90.

PMID: 16800261 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]   Human Fetal tissue transplant international publications Related Articles, Links Bhattacharya N.,: Fetal cell/tissue therapy in adult disease: a new horizon in regenerative medicine.Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2004;31(3):167-73. Review.

PMID: 15491058 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Related Articles, LinksBhattacharya N.Bhattacharya N.Rheumatoid arthritis.N Engl J Med. 2004 Sep 23;351(13):1360-1; -1.

PMID: 15390368 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Bhattacharya N, Chhetri MK, Mukherjee KL, Ghosh AB, Samanta BK, Mitra R, Bhattacharya M, Bhattacharya S, Bandopadhyaya T.Can human fetal cortical brain tissue transplant (up to 20 weeks) sustain its metabolic and oxygen requirements in a heterotopic site outside the brain? A study of 12 volunteers with Parkinson's disease.Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2002;29(4):259-66.

PMID: 12635741 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Related Articles, Links Bhattacharya N, Chhetri MK, Mukherjee KL, Das SP, Mukherjee A, Bhattacharya M, Bhattacharya S.,Human fetal adrenal transplant: a possible role in relieving intractable pain in advanced rheumatoid arthritis.Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2002;29(3):197-206.

PMID: 12519043 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Bhattacharya N.,Fetal tissue/organ transplant in HLA-randomized adult vascular subcutaneous axillary folds: preliminary report of 14 patients.Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2001;28(4):233-9. PMID: 11838747 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Bhattacharya N, Mukherjee KL, Chettri MK, Banerjee T, Bhattacharya S, Ghosh A, Bhattacharya M.,A unique experience with human pre-immune (12 weeks) and hypo-immune (16 weeks) fetal thymus transplant in a vascular subcutaneous axillary fold in patients with advanced cancer: a report of two cases.Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2001;22(4):273-7. PMID: 11695808 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Books Published :
With co-editor Prof Phillip Stubblefield, Emeritus Professor, University of Boston and Harvard,  Dr  Niranjan Bhattacharya  edited 3 important books depicting global research in Stem Cell biology and published by top notch medical publisher,  Springer -Verlag International,  viz. :
Frontiers of Cord Blood Science - by Niranjan Bhattacharya, Phillip Stubblefield, 2009 Regenerative Medicine using Pregnancy Specific Biological Substance - by Niranjan Bhattacharya,  Phillip Stubblefield 2011 Human Fetal Tissue Transplantatio - by Niranjan Bhattacharya, Phillip Stubblefield 2013
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