Health And Wellness

Covid, Controversies and Economic Challenges are more than ever paramounted. Our focus on Health and Wellness is now facing unprecedented challenges. NABC 22 has outlined this year’s panel discussion on topics related to such challenges and to be prepared for what the future has to offer.

Co-Chair

Jayati Rakhit
Jayati Rakhit MD. FACC

Dr. Rakhit is an Interventional Cardiologist at St. Vincent Charity hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and Co- Director at Ohio Hospital in Rajarhat, Newtown in Kolkata. She graduated from Calcutta Medical College and did her post-graduation training from Columbia University in New York, Case Western Reserve University Hospitals in Cleveland, and University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She is a very experienced Cardiologist specializing in interventional Cardiology and has been in practice for more than 25 years. She is highly regarded by her peers and patients.

Kallol Chattopadhay
Kallol Chattopadhay  Bio-Pharma Executive

Kallol Chattopadhay (“Kal Chatto”), M.S.Pharm. is an Adjunct Professor, School of Pharmacy, Chapman University,Irvine, CA and a Bio-Pharma executive with 30 plus years of professional experience in leading international Biotech, Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences companies. Kal’s core competencies include:P&L , M&A ,Clinical Research & Medical Education managements. Kal has demonstrated excellent entrepreneurship skills as he co-founded successful CROs namely Ecron Acunova by taking the company to top 3 position amongst nearly 100 CRO’s in India. Kal served Amgen Inc. (1988 – 2005) in several leadership capacities and directly contributed to the paramount success of Amgen!

Kal Chatto has served on boards of leading professional organizations and pharmacy schools. Kal has been invited to speak at numerous Bio-Pharma meetings and symposia such as BIO, APhA, FIP World Congress, IPSF World Congress, EPSA, Bio-Asia, etc. He was selected as one of the top executives to serve the Presidential Round-table, USA Kal Chatto received numerous honors and accolades. In 2005, He was the first recipient of the FIP Distinguished Service Award and the prestigious ACCP Award. In the House of Lords, London, Kal received the “Pravasi Rattan Award-2018”. In 2019 he received the Hind Rattan Award (one of the highest Indian diasporic awards granted NRIs to recognize outstanding services, achievements and contributions for keeping the “Flag of India High).

Kallol Chattopadhyay received his B.Pharm from I.I.T, Banaras Hindu University, India and M.S. in Pharmacy Administration from the Long Island University, New York. He has also completed Executive Management Programs from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California and the Anderson School of Management, UCLA., Los Angeles, CA.

Speakers

Kunal Sarkar
Kunal Sarkar FRCS(ED), FRCS (Glasg)

Dr. Kunal Sarkar trained and worked in Cardiac Surgery in the UK ( London, Liverpool , Hull) for more than 10 years. He was the former faculty of Imperial College London. Member European Academy ( European Association of CT Surgeons) and Society of  Thoracic Surgeons USA. Currently he is one of the leading Cardiac Surgeons of India and past President of Indian Association of  Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS). Leading exponent of coronary bypass surgery and  complex adult cardiac operations. Currently Senior Vice Chairman and Chief Cardiac Surgeon of Medica Hospitals Pvt Ltd,  Kolkata and Chairman – Kolkata Heart Foundation(KHF) and President elect of Society of  Coronary Surgeons of India. 

Rupali Basu
Dr Rupali Basu (Managing Director & CEO, Woodlands)

Dr Rupali Basu, an expert in the healthcare sector in India, is currently the Managing Director & CEO, Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital Ltd, Kolkata. Dr Basu is a medical graduate from R G Kar Medical College, Kolkata and has post graduate training in Health and Hospital Management from Harvard and Delhi Universities. 

Dr Basu is known for her pioneering work in bringing Quality Systems and Accreditation in Healthcare in India. Her contribution to developing Superspeciality Tertiary Care hospital services in Eastern India, specifically Cancer, Cardiac and Emergency care, is instrumental in bringing back the confidence of people in healthcare in the Region. 

Anjan Gupta
Anjan Gupta MD, FACC, FSCAI

Dr. Gupta is an Interventional Cardiologist at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals in Cleveland Ohio and Director of the Cardiac catheterization Laboratory at UH Portage. He graduated from Calcutta Medical college and did his post-graduation training from Cleveland Clinic Ohio and University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and presented in National Meetings of American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. He is an Executive Board member at the American heart Association and the Executive Leadership team at Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute in University Hospitals. He has been recognized as “Top Doctor” InMilwaukee and Cleveland Magazine multiple times.

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Dr. Turja Chakrabarti MD

Dr. Turja Chakrabarti is a physician and assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco, in the Department of Internal Medicine. He is also a research investigator at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He focuses on studying lung cancer to develop novel and innovative therapies. 

Dr. Chakrabarti founded Pratit International, an organization dedicated to bridging global health disparities since 2007. Pratit International provides comprehensive primary medical care to over 2,500 patients living in vulnerable communities in Kolkata and its surroundings. Dr. Chakrabarti aims to expand cancer prevention and screening programs in these communities to ensure early detection, proactive treatment, and even potential cures. He is pleased to collaborate with NABC to advance the cause of cancer care in Bengal and globally.  

Dr.Brojesh C Pakrashi
Dr.Brojesh C Pakrashi

Dr.Brojesh C Pakrashi is a physician and a practicing cardiologist experienced in invasive and non-Invasive Cardiology.

Dr. Pakrashi graduated from the University of Calcutta Medical College, India.

After initial training in Internal Medicine, he joined the Cardiology program at the SSKM  Post graduate medical Institute Calcutta, Subsequently, He proceeded to United Kingdom, for postgraduate studies in Edinburgh University. He worked at different Hospitals in England including Leeds University Hospital where he received advanced training in invasive Cardiology and was appointed as Senior Registrar and held an Academic Position as Instructor of Medicine at the Leeds University .Dr.Pakrashi qualified to obtain Memberships separately from three Royal College of Physicians (London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow ) and Was Elected to be a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC ) in 1986. He has authored many Publications in peer-reviewed Journals.

He was invited to join the faculty at West Virginia University in 1976 as an Associate professor in Cardiology. After spending several years, he moved to Cleveland and joined St. Vincent Charity Hospital and University Hospital, Parma, Ohio as Staff Cardiologist and also joined a specialty Private Cardiology group.

Currently, his special interest is in Preventive Cardiology, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, and Heart Failure.

Dr.-Deb-Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Deb Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Mukhopadhyay did M.B.B.S. from N.R.S. Medical College and Hospital under Calcutta University. He was awarded gold medal for his excellent performance. He was the best student in Medicine in his class. Subsequently he did M.D in Internal Medicine from the prestigious A.I.I.M.S. (All India Institute Of Medical Sciences), New Delhi. He then joined Gastroenterology Residency at S.G.P.G.I.M.S, Lucknow, India. In a pursuit of higher training, he did Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY HSC Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York. He then completed his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. He is practicing Gastroenterology in Las Vegas for about 23 years. He is a faculty member of GME Residency and Fellowship programs under HCA consortium affiliated with University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada. He actively teaches Gastroenterology Fellows, Internal Medicine Residents and General Surgery Residents. He is a member of American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is Board Certified in Gastroenterology with American Board of Internal Medicine. He was given Top Doctor Award in Las Vegas. He has published many original articles and case reports in Peer Reviewed American and International Journals.
Dr. Neeta Singla
Dr. Neeta Singla
Dr. Singla is a Board Certified Pulmonologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist at Valley Coastal Bend VA hospital in Austin, Texas. She is also Board Certified in Critical Care Medicine and in Internal Medicine. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India. She completed her clinical fellowship and residency at University of Texas at Houston Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas. She was in private practice for over 25 years and treated patients at Cypress Fairbanks Hospital, North Cypress Medical Ctr., Methodist Willowbrook hospital, Tomball Regional hospital, St Luke’s Health – The Vintage hospital, and NW Kindred hospital facilities in Houston, Texas. She also practiced as a Director of Critical Care Medicine and Director of Sleep Lab at Cy-fair Hospital in Houston, Texas. She is a very experienced pulmonologist with critical care and pulmonary sleep medicine experiences and very highly regarded by her patients and peers. She is very pleased to participate in NABC 22 to advance pulmonary disease awareness in the US and beyond.