- Dr. Suparno Chakrabarti was born in Kolkata (India) in 1964. He completed his post-graduation in Internal Medicine from PGIMER, Chandigarh in 1993 and left for CMCH, Vellore to train in Hematology and BMT. Dr. Chakrabarti returned to PGIMER after a year’s training in CMCH Vellore and was instrumental in setting up the department of CLINICAL HAEMATOLOGY. 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 post-transplant infections and reduced intensity transplantation and use of CAMPATH antibodies in transplant. With over 100 publications in the field and a similar number of presentations in International meetings and conferences, he stands as a leading international figure in the field of hematology and BMT. As recognition of his contribution in this field, Dr. Chakrabarti was awarded the FELLOWSHIP of the ROYAL COLLEGE OF PATHOLOGISTS (Hematologists).
- Dr. Chakrabarti had been the lead consultant in BMT at St George’s Hospital, London for several years. During this time, he was instrumental in setting up the Cord Blood Transplant Program in the unit. Following the successful use of Double-Cord Transplants in Minnesota, he initiated this program in his unit. He also made further contributions by innovating a tandem approach in transplanting patients with aplastic anaemia transforming to leukaemia. Another major development was his revelation on the use of ATG in aplastic anaemia pre-transplant and the risk of EBV-associated lymphoproliferative disease post-transplant.
- He has been invited worldwide to talk on these subjects and has been nominated in the expert committee for 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.
- In the honour of his late mother, Dr. Chakrabarti has set-up a charity for children suffering from BLOOD DISORDERS, the MANASHI CHAKRABARTI FOUNDATION. 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 his services should now be dedicated to his own countrymen.
Affiliations (Professional Memberships) & Certifications
- Member of the Working Party on Infectious Diseases of the European Blood and Marrow Transplantation Society
- Member of the Expert Working Committee of CIBMTR on POST-TRANSPLANT INFECTION PREVENTION
- International member of ASH (American Society of Haematology)
- Member of BSH (British Society of Haematology) and BSBMT (British Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation)
- Member of Scientific Working Group on ′QoL and Symptoms′ of European Haematology Association.
- Member of ASBMT (American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation)
- Peer reviewer for several scientific journals including BLOOD, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Haematological, British Journal of Haematology, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, JAMA, Lancet etc.
- The reviewer of grant proposals for AIRC (The Italian Association for the Search on the Cancer).
- Invited speaker at Asia-Pacific BMT Congress2002, Asian Transplant Congress, 2002, & EBMT workshop Milan, 2004.
- Editorial Board member for ′Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy (CSCRT) and several others
- Expert panel member on post-transplant infections of the Centre for International Bone marrow Transplant Registry, USA.
- Invited Guest Editor for several journals on special issues on Transplantation.
- Invited Faculty at Scientific Session on Hematopoeitic Stem Cell Transplantation, HEMATCON 2010 and ISHTMPGI 2011 organized by Indian Society of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine.