Dr. Pranab Kumar Chowdhury

Professional Profile

A qualified Rheumatologist and Physician with qualitative work experience of over 24 years in Medical Practice, General Administration & Supervision in Medical / Hospital environment. Proficient in Adult Rheumatology Non - Invasive Cardiology & Critical Care Medicine. Quality exposure in handling the administration functions in a hospital thereby attaining high patient satisfaction. Skilled in handling In / Out Patients, diagnosing illnesses, prescribing and administrating appropriate treatment/ medication for various ailments or diseases. A skilled communicator with exceptional presentation, analytical skills & establish beneficial relationships with key players in the medical fraternity with the capability to perform under stress & strenuous conditions.

 

Areas of Expertise

Medical Practice

  • Handling General Medicine cases & treating patients in various emergency/ ICU & giving instructions about preparing patients for operating theatres.
  • Consulting with specialists & medical professionals about patient care & anesthetists about operation & patient's treatment & instructing what care is to be given after an operation by nursing & medical staff.
  • Handling patient counselling sessions ensuring maximum patients' & attendants' satisfaction.
  • Co-ordinating with the emergency team to ensure prompt response to emergencies after history-taking, undertaking routine & diagnostic investigations & daily ward rounds.
  • Ensuring and monitoring administration of appropriate drugs to patients by examining patients, obtain medical histories, perform and interpret diagnostic tests.
  • Interacting with various patients on regular basis for preventive care and providing follow-up care for patients who are discharged from hospital.
  • Directing nurses in procedures for preoperative & postoperative care and operating room techniques.

Hospital Administration

  • Organizing the hospital in a scientific manner to facilitate the performance of various medical functions.
  • Sustaining the existing customer base & arranging the matters so that people work together effectively.
  • Matching jobs & individuals so that the job is performed effectively by the right person & working towards the development of the organisation.
  • Implementing Scientific Materials Management Techniques to save money spent on stores.

Career Highlights

Apr'1998 - Till Date Joint Chief Medical Officer and Consultant Physician / Rheumatologist Gujarat Refinery Hospital

 

The Growth Path:
04/1989-04/1991          MO-Guwahati Refinery Hospital
04/1991-04/1994          SMO-Guwahati Refinery Hospital
04/1994-04/1998          DCMO-Guwahati Refinery Hospital
04/1998-05/2007          JCMO-Guwahati Refinery Hospital
05/2007-05/2011          JCMO-Gujrat Refinery Hospital
05/2011-01/2012          JCMO-Guwahati Refinery Hospital
01/2012-31/2017           Additional Chief Medical Officer at Guwahati Refinery Hospital ltanat Rheumatologist and Physician
05/2017------------           Currently designation is Deputy general Manager Medical

Role:

  • Attending all Internal Medicine Patients.
  • Heading a Diabetic Clinic, Rheumatology Clinic, Cardiology Hypertension Clinic and an Occupational Health Center.

Major Accomplishments:

  • Started Rheumatology Clinic
  • Introduced Data Management for all diseases
  • Recipient of Metro A.Ogryzlo Fellowship from Canadian Arthritis Society Toronto Canada
    -A fellowship on Occupational Medicine was awarded by Central Labour Institute Bombay India

Oct'86-Mar'89      Medical and Health Officer
Rani Rural Health Training Centre, Assam, Guwahati

Role:

  • Managing the Patients Department.
  • Training the interns of the Gauhati Medical College about Preventive and Social Medicine.

Major Accomplishments:

  • Periodic Medical Check Up for all employees irrespective of age
  • Regular periodic auditing of the works done at the Hospital
  • Presented a Paper at the Asia Pacific League of Association of Rheumatologists (APLAR) at Kualalampur, Malayasia, 2007
  • Fellowship of American College of Rheumatology awarded in 2002

Nov'85-Oct'86         Medical Officer
East and Nursing Home, Guwahati, Assam

Role:

  • Attending the patients in the General Medical and Emergency Ward.

Apr'85-Nov'85         Senior Resident House Physician - Department of Nephrology
Gauhati Medical College, Assam

Role:

  • Handling patients in the ward and dialysis unit.

Oct'84-Mar'85         House Physician - Department of Cardiology
Gauhati Medical College, Gauhati, Assam

Role:

  • Managing the General and Intensive Cardiac Care Unit in the Department of Cardiology.

 

Mar'84-Sep'84         House Physician in General Medicine
Gauhati Medical College, Assam

Role:

  • Attending to in and out patients in Causality and Emergency cases.

 

Internship

Jan'83-Jan'84    Intern
Gauhati Medicine College, Gauhati

 

Training Programs

  • Attended Rheumatoid Arthritis : Optimizing Management through Education, The Meeting at Vienna Medical University ,Austria. Austrian Accreditation Council Allocated Cme Credits 12, in 17-18 March, 2007.
  • Received Training with fellowship in Rheumatology Metro. A. Ogryzlo Fellow in Adult Rheumatology, Arthritis society of Canada, University of Toronto, Canada(1999-2001) at the Toronto Western Hospital, Center for Prognosis of Rheumatic Diseases with Prof.Dafna Gladman.
  • Attended Clinical attachment in the Department of Cardiology in the Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Queensland, Australia under Prof. Malcolm West, in March 1997.

 

Presentation of Technical Papers

  • Study of Serum Immunoglobulings in a Amoebic Hepatitis and Liver Abscess Cases, a paper presented at the International conference of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow held in Madras, India in December 1992.
  • Study of Intravenous Chloroquine vs Oral Chloroquine in Malaria, a paper presented at the Associations of Physicians of India conference held at Kathmandu, Nepal in January 1996.
  • Leflunomide, An Effective Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients-An Experience in a Community Hospital, presented as a poster at the Aplar Congress, Kualalampur, Malayasia, August 1-5,2006.

 

Education

M.D. (General Medicine) Dibrugarh University, Assam 1990
M.B.B.S Dibrugarh University, Assam 1982

 

Membership

  • Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology
  • Life Member of the following:
    • Association of Physicians of India (API)
    • Indian Rheumatological Society
    • Critical Care Society of India

 

IT Skills

Proficiency in MS-Dos, Lotus, Windows & HTML Web Designing.

 

Personal Details

 

Date of Birth: 21st May, 1960
Address: #2, Bisnu Jyoti Path, JayaNagar, Sixmle, P.O.Khanapara, Opposite Ajay
Nursery, Guwahati-781022, Assam
Linguistic Abilities English, Assamese, Bengali and Hindi

 

References:

Prof.Bhabani Chakravarty MD
Prof and HOD , Deptt. Of Medicine,Guwahati Medical College
Guwahati, 78105, Assam, India. Ph: +913612450554

Dr.P.K.Saikia MD
Gujarat Refinery Hospital,Boroda, Gujarat,India ,391320
Ph: +919426411801

 

Prof. Dafna D. Gladman MD. FRCPC
Toronto Western Research Institute, Centre for Prognosis Studies in the Rheumatic Diseases
University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital399,Bathurst Street,1- 318, Toronto, ON, M5T 2S8 Canada Ph.416-603-5753,Fax.416-603-9387

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