Dr. Sujata Dhanuka - Navi Mumbai
General Manager - Diagnostics
Dr Sujata Dhanuka is the Head of Operations at Lupin Diagnostics.
She graduated from Seth G.S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, in 1998 with distinctions in Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, and Pharmacology. She completed her MD (Pathology) in 2001. She is also a dual major in Marketing and Strategy and Leadership from Indian School of Business (ISB), 2010.
Dr. Dhanuka has vast experience in operations management and strategy planning for administration of healthcare services. She has managed many NABL and CAP accredited laboratories. Her forte lies in upgrading the current systems with help of automation and introducing strategic changes to make the laboratories more compliant with quality standards as well as service efficient.
Dr. Pushkar Gadkari - Navi Mumbai
Zonal Technical Head
Dr. Pushkar Gadkari is the Zonal Technical Head – West Zone, and heads the National Reference Laboratory in Mumbai. He has more than 11 years of experience in hematopathology, biochemistry, immunoassays, immunofluorescence, electrophoresis, serology, clinical pathology, lab management, and NABL and NABH accreditation. His core area of interest is hematopathology. He has completed his MD in Pathology from Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai, and MBBS from Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai. In the past, he has been associated with SRL Diagnostics, Dr Lal Pathlabs, and Bombay Hospital in various capacities. He is a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the Association of Practicing Pathologists of India (APPI), The Pathologists Association (TPA), Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (IAPM), and Mumbai Hematology Group (MHG).
Dr. Namrata Parag Londhe
Head of Department- Cytogenetics
Dr. Namrata Parag Londhe is the Head of Department - Cytogenetics. She has more than 15 years of experience. Her core interests are Cytogenetics and Molecular genetics. She has done her Ph.D. in Lifesciences (Human molecular genetics) from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. . In her previous stints, she was associated with Igenetic Diagnostics, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Centre, and SRL Diagnostics. She is a life member of the Indian society of Human Genetics and the Association of Practicing PhD in Medical Sciences. She has presented her work at many national and international conferences.
Dr. Harshali Anant Patil - Navi Mumbai
Head of Department – Molecular
Dr. Harshali Anant Patil is the Head of Department, Molecular Diagnostics at National Reference Laboratory, Lupin Diagnostics, Mumbai. She has done her PhD in Life Sciences from Deakin University, Australia and has over 15 years of experience in Molecular Diagnostics. Her main area of work in Molecular Diagnostics includes Cancer Genetics, Constitutional Genetics and Molecular Microbiology. She has expertise in developing and implementing molecular assays across different molecular platforms like Real Time PCR, Sanger sequencing, and Next Generation Sequencing. She was previously associated with NABL and CAP accredited diagnostics laboratories of Reliance Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai and Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai. She has publications in peer-reviewed international journals and has also been a recipient of international travel awards from ESMO and EMBL for presentation of her work. She has undergone training in Laboratory Quality Management Systems from NABL and CAP and is a member of the Molecular Pathology Association of India (MPAI).
Dr Smita Suresh Pol - Navi Mumbai
Head of Department - Histopathology
Dr. Smita Suresh Pol is the Head of Department, Histopathology, at National Reference Laboratory. She has done an MD in Pathology from Grant Medical College, Mumbai; an MBBS from VMGMC, Solapur, and a Fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology from Seth G. S. Medical College, Mumbai. She has more than 8 years of experience in Histopathology, Cytopathology, Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry, and Cytogenetics. She has previously worked with SRL Diagnostics and was an Assistant Professor at Grant Medical College, Mumbai. She has several presentations and publications in national and international conferences and journals and is a member of the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (IAPM) and the International Academy of Pathology - Indian Division (IAP-ID).
Dr. Bijayesh Haldar - Kolkata
Department Head - Microbiology
Dr. Bijayesh Haldar is the Head of Department, Microbiology at Regional Reference Laboratory, Lupin Diagnostics, Kolkata. He has done his PhD in Microbiology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He Did his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA and Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA. He has over 15 years of experience in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology. His main area of work in includes Virology, Neuroimmunology, Immunology and Molecular Biology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and Stem Cell Biology. He has vast expertise in developing and implementing Molecular and Immunnological assays across different molecular and immunological platforms like PCR, Real Time PCR, Sanger sequencing and Next Generation Sequencing, Flow Cytometry, ELISpot assays, Intracellular cytokine assays, Western blotting, ELISA, Immunoflourescence, Agglutination and Precipitin tests, Virus Neutralization Assay, Immunohistochemistry. He also had working experience of BSL-3 Laboratory. He was previously being associated with the Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratories (VRDL) by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) at Malda Medical Colleage and Hospital, Malda, West Bengal as Scientist. He has publications in peer-reviewed international journals and has also been recipient of Fellowship from AIDS International Training & Research Program, Fogarty International Center/ National Institutes of Health (FIC/NIH). He has also been recipient of international travel awards from NIH Office for AIDS Research (OAR) and NIDA-Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Workgroup Sponsored Early Career Investigator Conference Award for presentation of his work. He was a member of American Society for Microbiology, New York Academy of Science and Society on Neuro Immune Pharmacology (SNIP).
Dr Rohita Kumar
Chief of Lab – SL Pune
Dr. Rohita Kumar is the Chief of Lab – SL Pune. She has more than 5 years of experience in handling technical as well as the administrative aspect of the Laboratory. She has completed her MD in Pathology from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai and MBBS from Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur. She has been awarded with “Shri Vitthal Bakre Memorial Gold Medal “for standing First in MD Pathology. In Past she has been associated with Kasturba hospital Mumbai and Dr Lal Path labs Pune. Her keen area of interest is Hematopathology. She has undergone trainings in Laboratory Quality Management Systems. She has done presentations at various National level conferences.
Dr. Md Ehtesham
Zonal Technical Head – East Zone
Dr. Md Ehtesham is the Zonal Technical Head – East Zone, and heads the Regional Reference Laboratory in Kolkata. He graduated from KMCH, Katihar in 2002 with distinction in Biochemistry. He has done his MD in Pathology from Sri Ramachandra University in 2008. He was associated with SRM Medical College as an Assistant Professor, Chennai and later joined AMRI Hospital, Dhakuria, Kolkata. He was associated with C K Birla Hospital, Kolkata (CMRI & B M BIRLA HEART RESEARCH CENTRE) for 10 years. He has more than 13 experience in hematopathology, histopathology, biochemistry, immunoassays, serology, clinical pathology, lab management, NABL, NABH and CAP accreditation. He has publication in peer – reviewed journal for his work in Neuropathology and also been recipient of ICMR grant for his thesis work on Neuropathology. He is a member of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (IAPM), Calcutta Association of Practicing Pathologist (CAPP), West Bengal Doctor Forum (WBDF), and AMD Kolkata.
Dr. Ripunjoy Deka - Guwahati
Chief of Lab of RL Guwahati, Assam
Dr Ripunjoy Deka is the Chief of Lab of RL Guwahati, Assam. He has done
- MBBS from Guwahati medical college and hospital ( GMCH) , Assam
- MD pathology from Assam medical college and hospital ( AMCH ) , Dibrugarh , Assam
He is having 11 years experience as Consultant Pathologist and Quality Manager , Alcare diagnostic and research centre , Guwahati and 5 years experience as Lab Head Apollo diagnostics , Guwahati. His area of expertise : Hematopathology , Clinical pathology , Biochemistry , Cytology , Quality management systems and special interest in Histopathology . Trained as ISO 15189 requirements.
Dr. Shivani Singh - Dhanbad
Chief of Lab of RLM-Sadit diagnostics, Dhanbad
Dr Shivani Singh is the Chief of Lab of RLM-Sadit diagnostics, Dhanbad. She has done her MBBS from Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal following which she did her one year rotatory internship at Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna. She did her MD in Pathology from Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, West Bengal. After completing her MD she has received Training in histopathology as Observor at Sir Gangaram Hospital , New Delhi and Senior Residency at AIIMS, Patna. Before joining Lupin she had been working as Chief of lab , HLM- Harsh hospital, Dr lal path labs, Purnea, Bihar. She has publications in peer reviewed journals and actively participates in National and International Seminars and Conferences. She is life member of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists.
Dr. Koushik Samanta - Burdwan
Chief of Laboratory of HLM CAMRI in BURDWAN
Dr. Koushik Samanta is the Chief of Laboratory of HLM CAMRI in BURDWAN. He has 3 years' experience in hematopathology, biochemistry, immunoassays, coagulation, serology, cytopathology and clinical pathology. His core area of interest is hematopathology. He has completed his MD in Pathology from RG KAR MEDICAL COLLEGE, KOLKATA and MBBS from BURDWAN MEDICAL COLLEGE, BURDWAN. In previous stints he has been associated with DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY, KG HOSPITAL, CLW. Prior to this, he was associated with TAMLUK BLOOD BANK, Purba Medinipur District Hospital.
Dr. Sagar Kulat
HLM MacCare Superspeciality Hospital, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
Dr. Sagar Kulat is the Chief of the Laboratory- HLM Maccare Superspeciality Hospital, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. He Completed his MBBS as well as MD in Pathology from Prestigious twin institutions of Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M Hospital, Mumbai. He has vast experience of institutional management, working in medical administration of KEM Hospital for about a year as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology. In the past he has been associated with A.G Diagnostics, Pune. He has undergone training in Laboratory Quality Management Systems (ISO 15189-2012). He has done presentations at various National level conferences. His Keen areas of interests are Hematopathology, Serology and Cytology.
Dr. Piyush Deshpande
Chief of Lab – SL Andheri
Dr. Piyush Deshpande is the Chief of Lab- Andheri SL. He has more than 6 years experience handling medical, administrative and managerial duties in the lab as well as the organization. He is specialized in biochemistry, specialized biochemistry, haematology, Hb electrophoresis, serology and clinical pathology. He has done his MBBS from Govt. Medical college, Miraj and MD in Pathology from Bharti Vidyapeeth, Pune. In his previous stints, he has worked with Suburban Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd and Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai. He has also worked as Assistant professor in Vedanta Institute of Medical sciences. He has special interest in building on his medical expertise as well as further developing skills based on the administrative and business aspects of the industry. He is a member of the Association of Practicising Pathologists of India (APPI), Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Borivali Medical Brotherhood (BMB).
Dr. Suyasha Thorat
Head of Department, Microbiology and Serology
Dr. Suyasha S. Thorat is the Head of Department, Microbiology and Serology at National Reference Laboratory, Lupin Diagnostics, Mumbai. She has graduated in 2008 from RCSM,Government Medical College, Kolhapur and did her MD in Microbiology in 2015 from RGUHS, Bangalore. She has worked as an Medical Officer at Rural Health Centres and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre from 2009 to 2011. After which she joined as an Assistant Professor (Microbiology) at HBT Medical College & Dr.R.N Cooper Hospital, Mumbai from 2016 to 2021. She was the Joint secretary for Hospital Infection Control Committee, Nodal officer for Biomedical waste management and COVID-19 for DR.R.N Cooper Hospital. She has been a part of faculty for training of HEALTHCARE WORKERS during COVID-19 pandemic and also for MCGM Nursing staff in collaboration with ECHO India. She has undergone trainings in Laboratory Quality Management Systems.