Editor-in-chief
Prof. (Dr.) Putul Mahanta
Qualifications: MBBS, MD, PhD, FICFMT, FIAMLE
Professor and Head, Forensic Medicine
Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam, India
Email: editor@ijhrmlp.org

 

Prof. Mahanta obtained his MBBS degree from Gauhati Medical College under Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India in 1994; Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree (Forensic Medicine) from the same institute in 2001 under the same university; Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences, Guwahati, Assam, India in 2021.

He was awarded Fellow of Indian Association of Medico legal Expert (IAMLE) at 5th International Conference on Legal Medicine, Medical Negligence & Litigation in Medical Practice & 5th International Conference on Current Trends in Forensic Sciences, Forensic medicine & Toxicology held at the International Centre Goa, India from 25th to 27th Feb’14. Also, the Award of Distinguished Fellowship of Indian Congress of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology (ICFMT) was conferred in recognition & appreciation for outstanding contribution in the field of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology at the XIVth Annual National Conference of ICFMT held at SGT University, Gurgaon, India from 13th to 14th Nov’15.

Prof. Mahanta is the editor of the Modern Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. He has also edited another book on research methodology, Medical Writing: A Guide for Medicos, Educators, Researchers. Asia's most prominent medical publisher Jaypeebrother Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, India, publishes both of his books.

He has attended more than 60 CMEs cum Conferences accredited by the Medical Council of India (MCI) at State, National & International levels. He has presented more than 60 papers in different CMEs and Conferences accredited by MCI.

He has 60 published articles in the peer-reviewed indexed journals of national and international repute to his credit on health research, medical education, and medico-legal issues arising from day-to-day medical practice. Also contributed 58 textbook chapters to different textbooks.

He has been a guest lecturer at different government and private institutions to train various officers and doctors on medico-legal issues, health research and medical education.

He is the life member of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Indo Pacific Academy of Forensic Odontology, Indo Pacific Academy of Forensic Nursing Science, National Foundation of Clinical Forensic Medicine, Indian Association of Medico-Legal Experts, Life member of Medico-legal Society of Assam, Indian Medical Association, Indian Congress of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Founder Member of Academy of Health Research and Medical Education, Academy of Health Professions Educators and was the former Joint Secretary (East Zone) of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, the largest Academic Organization of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. He was the founder general secretary of the Medico-legal Society of Assam.

Managing Editors

Prof. (Dr) Nirmal Ch. Bhattacharyya MS, MCh
Former Professor of Paediatric Surgery
Former Principal cum Chief Supdt. TMCH, Tezpur, Assam, India
Medical Director, KGMT Multispecialty Hospital
Mother Teresa Road, Guwahati-781024, Assam, India
 
Dr. Nirmal Chandra Bhattacharyya received his MBBS degree from Gauhati Medical College, Assam, India, in the year 1973. Subsequently, he joined the prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh as a junior resident in the Department of General Surgery in the year 1975. He completed his M. S. in General Surgery in 1978 and M.Ch. in Pediatric Surgery from the same Institute in 1980. After a brief period of working as a Senior Resident in Pediatric Surgery in Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, he joined as Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery at St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore in 1981. He is credited with establishing the Pediatric Surgery unit in this Medical College, which became an M.Ch. Training centre. After two years of serving this institute, he moved to Tanzania to serve as a faculty in Muhimbili Hospital under the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Dar-es-Salaam. In 1985, he returned to India and joined the Government service as Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery in Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam. He started a small Pediatric Surgery unit in this College, which flourished to become a full-fledged department of Pediatric Surgery, serving the entire upper Assam population.
In 2002, he was posted in Gauhati Medical College as Professor & Head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery. He was instrumental in the up-gradation of the department to an M.Ch. Training centre for Pediatric Surgery in 2008. In the year 2011, he joined as the Vice-Principal of Gauhati Medical College and his existing responsibility as Professor & Head of Pediatric Surgery. During this period, he was also the Dean of Faculty of Medicine of Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences, Assam. In 2014, he was appointed as the Principal-cum-Chief Superintendent of the newly established Tezpur Medical College, Assam, where he continued till his retirement from Government service in December 2016. During this period, he has also guided several PhD students under Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences, Assam.
Post-retirement, Dr. Bhattacharyya continued to serve the Government as a senior consultant in the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Assam, offering his service to better Child Health management in the State till the end of the year 2018. Presently, he is the Medical Director of KGMT Multispecialty Hospital, is a charitable Trust hospital in Guwahati.
Dr. Bhattacharyya has extensive experience in pediatric and Neonatal Surgery, Medical education and Healthcare management. However, his primary interest is in the care of children born with congenital disabilities. He has published many peer-reviewed papers on various congenital defects in newborns and children and authored chapters in books on research methodology. He is a member of many professional bodies like ASI, IAP, IAPS etc., and he has organized several national and state-level conferences.


Prof. (Dr.) Amar Jyoti Patowary
Qualification: MBBS, MD (Forensic Medicine), FIAFM, FNFCFM, FIMSA
Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine
Controller of Examinations & Nodal Officer for Telemedicine & E-Hospital
North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS),
An Autonomous Institute and Centre of Excellence under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Govt. of India, Mawdiangdiang, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

 

Prof. Patowary obtained his MBBS degree from Gauhati Medical College under Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India, in 1993; a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the same institute in 1999. He was awarded Fellow of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine (FIAFM) at its 42nd  National Conference of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine at Cuttack in 2021. Also, the Award of Distinguished Fellowship of National Foundation of Clinical Forensic Medicine (FNFCFM) was conferred in recognition & appreciation for developing a new Autopsy Incision, the Cosmetic Autopsy Incision, in September 2011 at its 4th Annual Conference Clinforensicon 2011. He is also the Fellow of the International Medical Science Academy (FIMSA). Prof. Patowary has authored eight chapters in different undergraduate and Post-graduate books by different authors with 30 research papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He is resource faculty in numerous CME, Conferences and workshops both at the national and international level and involved in the training of the staff of different organizations on medico-legal issues, including the Police and Judicial officers, apart from teaching the subject Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. He is a guide for the PG in the Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences, Guwahati, Assam and North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. He is the life member of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Indian Society of Toxicology, Indo Pacific Association of Law, Medicine & Science, International Medical Science Academy, National Foundation of Clinical Forensic Medicine, Indian Association of Medico-Legal Experts, Medico-legal Society of Assam, Indian Medical Association, Founder Member of Academy of Health Research and Medical Education, Academy of Health Professions Educators and was the former Joint Secretary and Vice –President (East Zone) as well as presently Executive member (East Zone) of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, the largest Academic Organization of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology in India.


Dr Dhiraj Baruah, MBBS, MD, PDCC, FSCMR
Associate Professor, Radiology
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Divisions
Director, Thoracic Imaging
Vice-Chair, Quality and Safety
Medical University of South Carolina
96 Jonathan Lucas Street, CSB 211G, MSC 323
Charleston, SC, USA, 29425
Phone # (Office): 414 792 4363
Fax #: 843 792 1889

 

 

Dr Dhiraj Baruah received his MBBS degree from the Guwahati Medical College, India, in 1998 and MD (Radiology) from Assam Medical College, India, in 2004. He went for further training in India and the USA and joined the Medical College of Wisconsin as a faculty in 2012. While in Wisconsin, he took leadership responsibilities as Chief of Cardiothoracic Radiology (07/2017 – 06/2020), Chief of Emergency Radiology (07/2016 – 12/2019), Co-Director of Cardiac MRI (07/2017 – 06/2020),            Program Director, Scanlon Cardiothoracic Fellowship (07/2017 – 06/2020), Cardiothoracic lead for Center of Imaging Research (07/2014 – 06/2020). He moved to the Medical University of South Carolina in the year 2020. Presently, he has leadership responsibilities as Vice Chair of Quality and Safety and Division director, Thoracic Imaging. He is a current fellow of the Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Besides leadership activities, Dr. Baruah is also involved in editorial activities for different journals. He is a panel reviewer for the well-recognized radiology journal ‘Radiographics’. He is an associate editor of the journal Cureus. He is a current reviewer of the following journals - Radiology, Radiology – Cardiothoracic Imaging, Radiographics, European Journal of Radiology, Acta Radiologica. He received multiple awards for reviewing articles, including ‘Reviewer with distinction’ for ‘Radiology’. He is a question writer for the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Baruah published multiple peer-reviewed publications and presented numerous national and international invited faculty presentations. Dr. Baruah delivered an invited grand round talk at the ‘Yale university’ for ‘MR in lung cancer’. He was invited as a visiting faculty in Guilin Medical University in China in the year 2018. Dr. Baruah received awards from different national and international radiology societies, including ‘Magna Cum Laude’ from the largest radiology organization, ‘Radiology Society of North America’. Dr. Baruah mentors’ undergraduate students, medical students, residents, fellows in the USA and internationally. He is currently an assigned mentor for the ‘Society of Thoracic Radiology’, ‘Association of University Radiologists’ and American College of Radiology’. Dr. Baruah is an active member of different academic organizations, including ABR Cardiac certifying committee, AUR RRA task force on Academic-Corporate Partnerships: Artificial Intelligence, AUR RRA task force on Burnout, NASCI (North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging) Membership Committee, NASCI International Committee, NASCI Fellowship Committee, NASCI Publications & Guidelines Committee, ACR Economics Committee on Interventional and Cardiovascular Radiology, SCMR Public Relations committee, STR Adhoc Online Content Committee, Aquifer case editor (2021 – current) etc.

 


Dr Manoj Kumar Mohanty MBBS, MD
Professor and Head
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

 

Dr. Manoj Kumar Mohanty received his MBBS from Maharaja Krushna Chandra Medical College, Berhampur, Odisha and completed his MD in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology from the same medical college. He has a vast experience of more than 20 years in teaching and research in various institutes of national repute like Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, JIPMER, Puducherry and finally in AIIMS Bhubaneswar, where he joined in 2013. He is presently working as Professor and Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS Bhubaneswar. In addition to that, he also serves as the Dean (Examination), AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. He is a member of the board of studies for various Post-graduate courses at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. He has been guiding postgraduate students during their dissertation and research. He has been an external examiner of Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate Examinations in the various institutions of national repute. Further, he has been invited as a subject expert for faculty recruitment at many leading institutes. He has 69 publications and has presented many posters and scientific papers at various National and International conferences. He is a life member of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, the Indian Society of Toxicology, the Indian Medical Association and the Karnataka Medico-Legal Society. He has been deposed as an expert witness in various national and international courts. He was an external observer in the National Snakebite Conference held at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Ernakulum, sponsored by the World Health Organization. He is the vice president of the East zone of the Indian Society of Toxicology. He is one of the members of the national editorial advisory board of Journal of South Indian Medico-Legal Association, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology and Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine

 


Dr Narendra N Ganguly MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Jorhat Medical College and Hospital, Jorhat, Assam, India
 

Dr. Narendra N Ganguly MS (General Surgery), PhD (Pancreatico-biliary Diseases), Visiting fellow Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Trained in Laparoscopic basic surgery in England, Advanced Diplomat of Laparoscopic Surgery, Trained in NOTES, NOTUS, GSE team member to England under Rotary club in 1994, Trained in Revised basic program in teaching, Trained in Research methodology program by IBM, Trained in Research Methodology by the SSUHS, Trained in Teachers of the Teachers training by the SSUHS., Trained in Writing a Research Paper, Trained in the “ State of the art PhD research” by the SSUHS, Trained in SSPS in Medical Statistics by IBM, Trained and certified in the Basic course Bio-Medical Research methodology by ICMR/ NIE.

Dr. Ganguly Joined the Gauhati Medical College in Assam in 1981 with National Scholarship. He passed his MBBS in 1986 with university ranks in both the Second and Final MBBS examinations. He secured the gold medal for securing the Highest marks in Pharmacology. He did his MS in General Surgery and passed his final MS examination in 1990. He was for a short term the State Referral Surgeon in Arunachal Pradesh. He was engaged as an independent surgeon in the Departments of Surgery and the Orthopedics in the Ramakrishna Mission Hospital in Itanagar, the capital town of Arunachal Pradesh. He joined the Assam Medical College in Dibrugarh in 1993 as a Registrar of surgery. He learned Laparoscopic Surgery, which was slowly making inroads in India, to England in 1994 and learnt the Laparoscopic basic surgery there. He came back to join the teaching position in the Government Medical Colleges of Assam and has been engaged in teaching and research activities for over 28 years. He has undergone extensive training for skill up-gradation and teaching methodologies and participated in all the University-sponsored academic excellence programs.

A severe teacher and researcher, Dr. Narendra N Ganguly, has over ten original publications in various international journals. He has participated in multiple international and national academic programs as a speaker, Orator, and Presenter. Dr. Ganguly Is presently working as an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Jorhat Medical College for almost the last ten years. During his stay in Jorhat, He was the Staff president. He initiated many exciting academic and innovative programs. The JMCH Reflections is a zoom-based web learning program that was started under him, and probably this is the only such program with the Air of a talk show being conducted regularly. Speakers from the US of A, Brazil, and various other states of Assam have taken part in this program, and presently it is talk of the medical world program. An avid educationist, Dr. Ganguly also published many Educations related thought-provoking peer-reviewed research articles in various international journals.

He was the General Secretary of the Gauhati Medical College Teacher Association and was the key person to prepare two critical Bills. The Medicare Personnel Protection act Assam and the Medical College teachers’ service rule; are present acts now in the state of Assam.


Prof (Dr) Dipak Kumar Sarma
Qualifications: MBBS, MS (Gen Surgery), FAIS, FICS, FIAGES, FMAS.
Professor of Surgery and Head of the Department of Emergency Medicine
Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India

                       

Prof. (Dr.) Dipak Kumar Sarma obtained his MBBS degree from Gauhati Medical College under Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India, in 1984 and Master of Surgery (MS) degree in General Surgery from the same institute in 1988. He was awarded Fellow of Association of Surgeons of India (FAIS), International College of Surgeons, Indian section (FICS), Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons (FIAGES) and Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (FMAS).

Dr. Sarma is a life member of the Association of Surgeons of India (ex-Treasurer and Vice-President of its Assam Branch and Editor of its journal JASA for three years), International College of Surgeons (Indian section),  Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, Indian Society of Wound Management, Indian Medical Association, Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India, Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Indian Hernia Society, Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India, Indian Society of Ambulatory Surgery, Emergency Medicine Association of India, Asom Sahitya Sabha and Assam Science Society. Dr. Sarma is a member of the research degree committee of Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Sciences (SSUHS), Assam. He is a member of an Expert Group in Emergency medicine constituted by the National Medical Commission (NMC).

Dr Sarma is trained in a revised basic course in teaching in Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, and research methodology by the SSUHS. Dr. Sarma is an undergraduate examiner in Surgery in Gauhati University, SSUHS of Assam, West Bengal and Gujrat University. He is a postgraduate teacher and examiner of Surgery in SSUHS and postgraduate examiner of Emergency medicine in SSUHS, Kerela University and Diplomate of National Board. He was the organising secretary of FIAGES-2016 and EFIAGES-2017 of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons at Guwahati. Dr. Sarma presented many papers in the state, national and international conferences. He has several scientific publications in international, national and state medical journals. He has contributed to 5 chapters in four reference books of surgery. He is the reviewer of three medical journals. He has written a chapter on Medical Writing published by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi, India. He is a managing editor of the International Journal of health research and medicolegal practice (IJHRMLP) and an editorial board member of JASA (Journal of Assam Chapter of Association of Surgeons of India).

Dr. Sarma acted as a resource person, speaker and presenter in various CMEs and conferences. He has conducted a workshop in research methodology. Dr. Sarma is a prolific creative writer in the Assamese language. He is working for the popularisation of science amongst people.  He is a member of the state academic committee of the National childrens’ science congress in Assam. Dr. Sarma received Indian Medical Association ASB Academic Appreciation Award for Best Paper in 2000, S.D Sahewalla Memorial Trophy of IMA as Best Medical Literary Person of Assam in 2007 and Award of excellence in 2018 from the International Journal of health research and medicolegal practice.


Prof. (Dr.) Anku Moni Saikia
MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)
Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Gauhati Medical College
President of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorder Society of India, Guwahati Chapter
Ex-Registrar, Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences, Guwahati, Assam
 

Dr. Anku Moni Saikia received her MBBS degree from Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, Assam, in 1990 and an MD degree in Community Medicine from the same institute in 1999. She is the Prof. and Head of the Department of Community Medicine, Gauhati Medical College and current President of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorder Society of India, Guwahati Chapter and working for the welfare and care of dementia patients in particular and elderly in general. She has excellent academic experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates and research for more than 27 years. She mentors postgraduate students for their dissertation and research and guides PhD students under Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Saikia is also Academic Faculty for the course of Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM) under Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) since 2004. She is also trained on ‘Preventive Geriatrics’ at International Institute on Ageing, United Nations, Malta as an UN-sponsored candidate.

Dr. Saikia has authored four chapters in different undergraduate and postgraduate books with 31 national and international peer-reviewed index journals research publications. She has been a resource faculty for numerous CME workshops and Conferences at different reputed government and private institutions. She is also involved as a master trainer for various National Programmes such as NVBDCP, ICD-10, IYCN, casualty assessment of AEFI etc.

She is a lifetime professional member of Indian Association of Public Health, Indian, Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, Indian Academy of Geriatric, Breastfeeding, Promotion Network of India (BPNI) and Alzheimer and Related Disorder Society of India (ARDSI); besides these, she is also editorial board member and reviewer of highly Indexed journals like Indian Journal of Community Medicine, BMJ (open Access).  An Editorial board member of Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research, International Journal of Health Research and Medico-Legal Practice, Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research and Kenkyu Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research, she has reviewed many research articles to date.


Dr Deepjyoti Kalita MBBS, MD, PhD
Additional Professor, Microbiology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India
 

Dr Deepjyoti Kalita obtained his MBBS degree (1997) and MD (Microbiology) from Gauhati Medical College, India and then acquired a PhD in the area of molecular diagnosis of Hepatitis Viruses under a research grant from Dept. of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India. He got trained in molecular diagnostic techniques/ Molecular microbiology/ Sequencing/ NGS from various centres, including ICMR-RMRC (Dibrugarh & Bhubaneswar), NICED-Kolkata, AIIMS-New Delhi, CMC- Vellore, NCDC-New Delhi, Roche-Institute, Mahidol University (Thailand), Akershus University (Norway) etc.  He is also trained in evidence-based medicine from South East Asian Cochrane Centre for evidence-based practices at Vellore. Dr Kalita is the recipient of multiple travel grants from agencies like the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), AIIMS Rishikesh, Govt. of India etc. – enabling him to visit places like Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, Bangkok, Lorenskog etc. for academic purposes/presentations.

Dr. Kalita is currently working as an Additional Professor of Microbiology at AIIMS Rishikesh (since July 2020) and Principal Investigator cum In-charge of State Level Viral Research and Disease Laboratory at Rishikesh (for the State of Uttarakhand), India. Before this, he was an Associate Professor at AIIMS Rishikesh. Earlier, he worked as Associate Professor & Assistant Professor under Govt. of Assam. His current responsibilities include teaching/guiding undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students in Microbiology, Virology, evidence-based medicine, infection control, quality assurance etc.; Research in infectious disease/Microbiology; Patient care (laboratory diagnosis/infection control) etc. His main research areas are virology, autoimmune diseases, next-generation sequencing, quality assurance, infection control etc. Lab accreditation, medical education, religious studies etc., are his other areas of interest. Dr. Kalita receives research grants from multiple agencies – ICMR, DBT, DHR, AIIMS etc.  Currently, two MD students and one PhD scholar are working under the direct supervision (Principal supervisor) of Dr Kalita.   

 Dr. Kalita is a visiting scientist to KK lab, Guwahati Biotech Park, IIT-Guwahati, where he is involved in research on Mycobacterial TB dormancy and CD271 cells (Mesenchymal Stem cell). He established the autoimmune lab at AIIMS Rishikesh in 2016, and it is currently a well-equipped, fully functional 24x7 lab. He is also the in-charge of virology/ COVID-19 at AIIMS Rishikesh, where more than 3 lakh covid tests (RT PCR) was performed in one and a half year (so far).

Dr Kalita is involved with multiple collaborative research and project work as PI/Co-PI. He has more than 60 research articles on infectious diseases published in national and international indexed journals. Dr Kalita is a life member of the Indian Medical Association, Indian Association of Medical Microbiology, Indian Virology Society, Indian Immunology Society, American Society for Microbiology, European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID), Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) etc. Earlier, Dr. Kalita acted as a founding member and treasurer of North East Clinical Excellence Forum/NECEF (https://clinicalexcellence.in/) before leaving North East India to join the job AIIMS Rishikesh. 


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Dr Himamoni Deka MD, PGDGM, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy
Gauhati Medical College, Gauhati, Assam, India

 

Dr Himamoni Deka completed her MBBS and MD in Anatomy from Gauhati Medical College; Postgraduate diploma in Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM) in 2011 because of keen interest in elderly care. She is a member of India's Alzheimer's and related disorders society (ARDSI), Guwahati chapter.

Dr Deka had completed her PhD (Genetics) in 2017. To enrich herself with a further depth of knowledge, she underwent training in genetics at AIIMS New Delhi, PGIMER Chandigarh, Tata Memorial Mumbai. She has completed one ICMR funded project on genetics as Principal investigator and is presently also involved in two more ICMR funded projects as a co-investigator. She is currently working as an Associate Professor of Anatomy and In-charge HLA tissue typing and transplant immunology laboratory with a teaching and research experience of 13 years at Gauhati Medical College. She was a speaker/ Resource faculty for many National/ Regional workshops, Conferences and CMEs. She had chaired many scientific sessions in National and international conferences. She is working as an editorial board member of the International Journal of Health Research and Medico-Legal Practices (IJHRMLP). A reviewer of peer-reviewed journals like OJPAS (Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences ) and National Journal of Clinical Anatomy (NJCA) SOCA. She is a member of the Research degree committee and PhD guide from SSUHS.  She has 13 publications to her credit at different National and International journals. She has published peer-reviewed papers on health care and medical education. Dr Deka is an active member of the Society of Clinical Anatomists (SOCA), Anatomical Society of India(ASI) and many more national and international organizations/ societies.


Dr Mitrajit Sharma MBBS, MS (General Surgery)
Registrar, Department of Surgery
Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Assam

 

Dr Mitrajit Sharma received his MBBS from Gauhati Medical College and Hospital under Gauhati University in 2015. He earned his Master in Surgery from Gauhati Medical College under Srimanta Sankardev University of Health Sciences in 2020. Dr Sharma has recently joined as Registrar in the Department of Surgery, GMCH. He is actively involved with innovative and experimental hospital-based interventions in the department that could improve the outcome of surgical cases. Some of his works are based on tackling problems at the grassroots level and implementing those would drastically decrease the load in high-volume tertiary care centres. He has published several peer-reviewed papers in medical education, mental health and health care.


Dr. Utsav Parekh MBBS, MD, DNB, ACME (FIME)
Associate Professor,
Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology,
Pramukhswami Medical College & Shri Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, Gujarat, India.
 

Dr. Utsav Parekh obtained his medical degree in Forensic Medicine & Toxicology from the prestigious NHL Medical College, Gujarat (India), securing a gold medal in post-graduation. He has been appreciated by police and judiciary authorities for his contribution in a medicolegal field for more than ten years conducting medicolegal autopsies of all kinds to aid in the administration of justice. He conducted autopsies in many landmark cases. He authored 35 research publications in reputed national and international journals; out of which 22 publications are listed in PubMed (including but not limited to The Lancet, Forensic Science International, Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Medico-Legal Journal, Journal of the American College of Cardiology etc.) in collaboration with international authors. He attended 16 national and international conferences on forensic concerns. He has been invited as a scientific committee member and chairperson in international forensic conferences. His presentation on forensic education was awarded first prize at the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine (IAFM) national conference. He is a member of the editorial and reviewer board in many national and international forensic journals of repute. He contributed to an editorial article in the esteemed journal – Forensic Science International (FSI). He completed the Advanced Course in Medical Education (Fellowship in Medical Education) by National Medical Commission. He organized continuous professional development programs in the field. He has delivered expert talks as a guest speaker on various platforms. He authors chapters in well-regarded books on medical negligence and forensic pathology. He is appointed as a post-graduate teacher and allotted several academic appointments, including a member of the board of studies and convener of the committee at university. He is also appointed as a centre appraiser for the conduction of NEET-PG by the National Board of Examinations. He is a life member of many national and state organizations in the forensic field. He was felicitated with star faculty award and gold medals at the working institute. He has been involved with medical education and is dedicated to teaching, training, and practising forensic medicine and its growth for close to one decade.

 


Prof. (Dr.) Chandana Kalita
Qualification: BDS, MDS, PhD
Professor of Dentistry
Dibrugarh Dental College, Assam, India

 

Currently working as Professor and in charge of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Govt Dental College, Dibrugarh. Affiliated to Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences (SSUHS). She completed BDS from Regional Dental College, Guwahati, in 1988. She took a master’s degree from the Institute of Medical science of Banaras Hindu University in 1993 and a PhD from Guwahati University in 2011. Her topic for PhD is “Dental caries incidence of school-going children in and around Guwahati city”. She did PG Diploma in Clinical Research 2018- and a one-year fellowship in Dental Genetics in 2017-18. She has completed a Distance Learning course for International Certificate from Principals of Bioethics and Human Rights under the Department of Education UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa) in 2018. She is a PhD Guide of SSUHS (Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences. She has teaching experience of more than 30 yrs for UG and 23 years for PG courses. She is the Reviewer for JCD (PubMed), JMC and IJHRMLP. She served IDA, Assam State Branch in various capacities like Convenor CDE, CDH, Secretary and President. She was Scientific Co-chairperson 14th FODI & 7th IES National Conference, 1999. She was organising secretary in PG convention, NEIGRIMS, Shillong and Scientific chairperson of 35th IACDE National Conference. She has more than 26 publications in index journals. She received a Research grant for project work from ICMR and SSUHS. Her research project (as Principal Investigator) is (i) Antibacterial property of Tulsi, Neem and Posotya against oral microbes. (Grant sanctioned By Srimanta Sankaradeva University of health science). 2018 and (ii) Prevalence and correlates of dental caries among 2-5 years Children of Urban and Rural areas of Kamrup District, Assam, Northeast concept-ECD (Grant sanctioned By Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) New Delhi) in 2019; (iii) “Assessment of awareness of COVID 19 among the dental practitioner in Assam”. (Grant sanctioned By Srimanta Sankaradeva University of health science).2020


Dr Dilip Goswami obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S) degree in 1987 and Master of Dental Surgery (M.D.S.) in 2002 from Gauhati University. He was awarded a PhD degree in 2013 by Gauhati University for his clinical research under the guidance of Prof. N.N. Barman, Ex. Principal of  Gauhati Medical College. He was awarded best state president (Runners trophy) of the Indian Dental Association (2016-17).

Dr Goswami joined as a junior teacher in the Regional Dental College, Guwahati, in 1989 and became the Professor and H.O.D. of the Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology and is actively associated with post-graduate teaching. He has published two reference books for dental students. He has several publications in national and international journals. He also has several research paper presentations at national and international platforms, including papers at Federation Dentaire Internationale (FDI) in 2014. At present, he is involved in some research activities related to dentistry.


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