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Partha CHOUDHURY (India)

Concised CV (Partha S. Choudhury)

E-mail : pschoudhary@hotmail.com

Graduated (MBBS) from Jabalpur India, in 1985. Post graduate diploma in Radiation Medicine (DRM) in 1988 followed by DNB (Diplomate of National Board) in Nuclear Medicine in 1992. Total experience of 23 years in Clinical Nuclear Medicine out of which 20 years is in Nuclear Oncology.

Presently working as Director Department of Nuclear medicine at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and research centre New-Delhi, India. Joined the institution in February 1998.
Jan ‘96 – Dec ‘97 Clinical Fellow in St.Vincent’s Hospital, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia
2008 PET -CT training & observership at Klinikum rechts der Isar Technische Universitat Munchen Germany

Undertook an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical co-operation expert mission to University College Hospital, Ibadan Nigeria, in January 2005 ( Advise, infrastructure evaluation and work plan finalization mission )

Recipient of multiple IAEA travel grants. Last one in October 2015.
Recipient of UICC scholar award during the World Cancer Congress July ’06 Washington DC & August 2010 Shenzen China.
Recipient of the best poster award Lancet Medical Forum 2007 at Singapore, April 2007
Recipient of the “Asia Oceania Distinguished Young Investigators Award” of the Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine in 2004.
Recipient of the Society of Nuclear Medicine India Brig S.K. Majumdar memorial Oration Award 2015

Chief Scientific Investigator in the IAEA CRP ‘Standardisation & quality control of in-house prepared radiopharmaceuticals in Nuclear Oncology’ and the first co-investigator in the IAEA CRP ‘ Evaluation of a single utilization of pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism’.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Center, New Delhi is the site for the above two CRP’s

Investigator initiated prospective research project 18F-FDG (Fluoro-deoxy glucose) kinetics in infective and inflammatory pathology : Is it different from malignancy?
as Principal Investigator. We are evaluating the FDG kinetics in infective process especially in tuberculosis by semiquantitative methods to help increase the specificity of FDG in malignant disorders.

Investigator initiated prospective research project entitled Surgery & Radioiodine therapy combined within 1 week post thyroidectomy with recombinant TSH (r-TSH) stimulation versus the standard thyroxine abstinence protocol in differentiated thyroid carcinoma, initiated in 2011 and deals with the utility of exogenous TSH stimulation to facilitate radioiodine treatment in differentiated thyroid carcinoma. The study has been approved by ethics committee of the institute and is ongoing. The preliminary ongoing data has been presented in the Nuclear Medicine Update Singapore in March 2012 and will be presented in WFNMB 2014 in Cancun Mexico.

Expert lecturer for the IAEA “Regional training course in Nuclear Oncology” held in Dubai in December 2003.
Course director in the “IAEA Regional Training Course on Interventions in Nuclear Medicine” held in New Delhi in 2003.
Expert lecturer IAEA Regional Training Course in Coimbatore, India Sept 2015

Nominated participant from India for IAEA’s four Regional Training Courses viz Use of computers in Nuclear Medicine in Sydney in 1994, Radionuclide treatment of Liver Cancer in Singapore in 2000, Radiation protection in Nuclear Medicine in Manila in 2002 and Clinical applications of PET CT for Nuclear Medicine Physicians Chiba Japan in 2014

Member of the institutional review board (ethics committee), the medical audit committee,selection board for the consultants, radiation safety committee and bio-safety committee. Served as the convener of the ethics committee from 2002-2005.

Member of European Association of Nuclear Medicine & RSNA.
Member of Executive board (Secretary) of World Association of Radiopharmaceutical & Molecular Therapy (WARMTH).
Congress President : WARMTH annual conference (ICRT-2016) Kochi India Nov 2016
Life member Society of Nuclear Medicine (India) and ANMPI.

Invited external expert ( Nuclear Medicine ) in the assessment board for promotion / selection of scientists in Defence Research and Development Organisation ( DRDO ) Government of India,Ministry of defence and for selection of pool scientists in CSIR.

Member of Editorial board World Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

Publcations in reputed journals and presented papers and delivered invited talks in number of national and international conferences (details on request). The current ones (2016) are

1. Annual conference of Kuwait Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (KSNMMI) Kuwait, March 2016.
2. British Nuclear Medicine Society Annual meeting in Birmingham April 2016
3. Asian Nuclear Medicine Forum (ANMF-2016) Shanghai China May 2016
4. 15th Annual general meeting of ARCCNM in conjunction with 7th CJK society of Nuclear Medicine conference at Shenyang China July 2016
5. South African Society of Nuclear Medicine (SASNM 2016) at Pretoria SA in Sept 2016
6. Colombian Society of Urology meeting at Bogota Colombia October 2016

Special Interests :
1. PET-CT
2. PET-CT-MRI triple fusion
3. Radionuclide therapy : Thyroid cancer, Neuroendocrine tumors & Prostate Cancer