Dr. Amitabha Ghosh

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Dr. Amitabha Ghosh

Experience :
28 Years
Education :
MBBS MD MRCP CCST FRCP FRCP
Specialization :
Neurosurgery
Department :

Introduction

Special Interests:

  • Memory disorders and other disorders of cognition; Alzheimer's disease;
  • Frontemporal dementia;
  • Parkinsonism and related disorders;
  • Stroke (and its effects on cognition)

Fellowships and Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Member, World Federation of Neurology - Research Group on Aphasia and Cognitive Disorders
  • Member, Asian Society against Dementia
  • CME Convener, Association of Neuroscientists of Eastern India
  • Member, American Academy of Neurology
  • Member, Executive Committee, Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society of India
  • Member, IAN Subsection on Cognitive Neurology

Awards and Achievements

  • Best Audit Award in the Northwest of England Ophthamology audit Meeting, UK, 2000.
  • Silver Casket in Pathology and Microbiology.
  • National Science Talent Search Scholarship, Government of India.

Unique Contribution

  • Mukherjee O, Das G, Sen S, Dutt A, Alladi S, Ghosh A,C9orf72 mutations may be rare in frontotemporal lobar degeneration patients in India. Amyotrophh Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener 2015 Jan-Feb; 17(1-2):151-3. Epub 2015 Oct 14 PubMed PMID: 26465714. doi:10.3109/21678421.2015.1074706
  • Fukuhara R, Ghosh A, Fuh JL, Dominguez JC, Ong A, Dutt A, Liu YC, Tanaka H, Ikeda M.Family history of frontotemporal lobar degeneration in Asia - an international multi-center research. Int Psychogeriatrics 2014; 23:1-5
  • Ghosh A, Dutt A, Bhargava P, Rao PS, Using the revised diagnostic criteria for frontotemporal dementia in India: evidence of an advanced and florid disease. Plos ONE 2013; 8(4): e60999. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060999
  • Ghosh A, Dutt A, Bhargava P, Snowden J, Environmental dependecy behaviour in frontotemporal dementia:have we been underrating them? J Neurol 2013; 260:861-868; doi:10.1007/s00415-012-6722-0
  • Das G, Sadhukhan T, Sadhukhan D, Biswas A, Pal S,Ghosh A, Das SK, Ray K, Ray J, Genetic study on frontotemporal lobar degeneration cases of India. Parkinnsonism Relat Disord 2013; 19(4):487-489. doi; 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2012.11.015
  • Ghosh A. Endocrine, metabolic, nutritional and toxic disorders leading to dementia ANN Ind Acad Neurol 2010;13:S63-S68

Research:

  • Principal Investigator of the country's first multi-centric study on the molecular characterization of frontotemporal lobar degeneration and related disorders. This study, with a research grant from the Indian Council for Medical Research(ICMR), has been successfully concluded.
  • Co-Principal Investigaror for the development of a comprehensive neuropsychological tool box for Indian patients. This work, commissioned by the Neurology Task Force, ICMR , Has been successfully concluded.
  • My team and I are also studying behavioural and cognitive peculiarities in frontotemporal dementia in Indian patients. Wer have already described variations that differ from those described in the international literature.

Ongoing Research:

  • Principal Investigator of the country's first multi-centric study on the molecular characterization of frontotemporal lobar degeneration and related disorders. This study, with a research grant from the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR),has been successfully concluded.
  • Co-Principal Investigator for the development of a comprehensive neuropsychological toolbox for Indian patients. This work, commissioned by the Neurology Task Force, ICMR, has been successfully concluded.
  • My team and I are also studying behavioural and cognitive peculiarities in frontotemporal dementia in Indian patients. We have already described variations that differ from those described in the international lilterature.

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