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AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST - RESEARCH ACTIVITIES :
   
Diabetic Foot- Was  involved with running of the Diabetic Foot Clinic, the first hospital based foot clinic in Eastern India, in Peerless Hospital. Was involved in a pilot project on the effect of locally applied glyceryl trinitrate on toe blood pressure in critically ischaemic diabetic foot, when working with Prof Phillip Wiles in North Manchester General Hospital, UK.

Diabetes and Myocardial Infarction - Done a medical audit on hyperglycaemia and the adherence to DIGAMI protocol in post myocardial infarction patients at North Manchester General Hospital, UK.

Dyslipidemia and Diabetes - was involved in data collection in CARDS study   while working with Prof Phillip Wiles in North Manchester General Hospital, UK.

Obesity & Childhood Diabetes - was involved in a cross-sectional and longitudinal study among school children in Kolkata to evaluate the prevalence of childhood obesity and diabetes and other comorbidities.

Diabetes and Pulmonary Tuberculosis- Study undertaken as a part of MD (General Medicine) to assess the clinical correlation between pulmonary tuberculosis and diabetes with special reference to the clinical response to treatment, including the sputum conversion time. Published in JAPI, 1993.

Disorders of pituitary including prolactinoma- Paper on diagnostic difficulties presented at the annual meeting of The Endocrine Society, Denver, USA, June 20- 23, 2001.

Growth disorders including adult growth hormone deficiency.

Reproductive Endocrinology and postmenopausal hormonal dysfunction.

Lead investigator in IMPROVE, IMPACT & ACHIEVE Trials organized by m/s Novo Nordisk & EDGE Study organized by M/sNovartis Ltd. Also a member of the National Faculty in DIABCARE ASIA study. Was a part of the National Consensus Group on Guidelines for Management of Type 1 Diabetes, held during the Seventh National Insulin Summit at Hyderabad
   
TEACHING ACTIVITIES :
   

Joint Moderator of the Diabetes Today: An EASD India Programme held at The Park Hotel, Hyderabad on 17th January,2015

Examiner MRCP (Ireland) Clinicals held in AMRI Hospitals,Kolkata, December, 2009 and at MGM Medical College Hospitals, Navi Mumbai on 24th January,2015

Session Chairperson of the “8th NIS Dialogue- Improving current diabetes management: What does the future hold?” seesion at the National Insulin Summit, on 14th December,2014 at Hyatt Regency Gurgaon

Faculty Trainer for the Certificate Course in Evidence Based Diabetes Management(CCEBDM), organized by the Public Health Foundation of India for 4 consecutive years (August 2010- July2011, December 2011-November 2012 , February 2013- January 2014 & March 2015- February 2016).

Faculty of iLead Training Programme for Physicians conducted by South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies (SAFES) at Guwahati on 21st December 2014

Faculty Trainer in the Workshop on Diabetic foot in the Lilly Regional Diabetes Update held at The Park Hotel, Kolkata on 3rd March, 2013

Faculty teacher, Indian Chapter, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland for candidates appearing in MRCP (Ireland) Examinations since 2005.

Faculty teacher in the first overseas training session organized by the Indian Chapter, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland , held at Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 12-13,2010.

Chief Organizer, International Workshop on Diabetic Foot, held at AMRI Hospital, Institute of Diabetes and Hormonal Diseases, on 14th-15th January, 2010

Faculty Trainer, Workshop on Diabetes, organized by Diabetes Association of India, held at Park Hotel, Kolkata on 17th of January, 2010 and 24th June,2012(sponsored by M/s Novartis Pharma ltd)

Faculty, “Update on Diabetes Management, Get to Goal… Gain Control “organized by Diabetes Association of India, (Sponsored by M/s Novartis Pharma) held at Taj Bengal Hotel, Kolkata on 25th of April, 2010

Qualified as Staged Diabetes Management Trainer ( Certified by International Diabetes Centre, Park Nicollet, Minnesota, USA) for the Treat-to –target Programme (March 2004)

   
MEMBERSHIP OF ASSOCIATIONS :
   
  1. European Association for the Study of Diabetes.
  2. American Association of Clinical Endocrinology.
  3. Endocrine Society of India- formerly Hon Jt Secretary, Bengal Chapter; currently member of the Executive committee.
  4. Diabetic Association of India- currently, member, Executive Committee, West Bengal chapter.
  5. Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India.
  6. Indian Menopausal Society.
  7. Royal College of Physicians Association of Eastern India - formerly, the Hon Secretary.
  8. Indian Chapter of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland; currently a member of the national core committee and Joint Secretary (Examinations)& Chief Coordinator  for the MRCP Examinations, held in India.
  9. Honorary Treasurer & Member, Central Core Committee, Integrated Diabetes & Endocrine Academy.
   
HOBBIES AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES :
   
Listening to music—Indian and Western Classical
Photography
Reading non fictional books, particularly on world & Indian history
 
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