Dr Sabyasachi Sengupta
Associate Editor at Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
Dr. Sabyasachi Sengupta currently the Associate Editor of the Indian journal of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Sengupta went on to do a postdoctoral research fellowship at the world-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. He also did a one-year course in Biostatistics at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. During his stint at Hopkins, Dr. Sengupta was exposed to a very systematic and organized way of doing research. He was fortunate to be mentored by very experienced researchers at Hopkins such as Dr Pradeep Ramulu (Chief, glaucoma service) and Dr Friedman (Head, Dana Center). This experience made Dr. Sengupta well versed with the infrastructure and support required to conduct world-class clinical research, which he aspires to catalyze in India and the rest of the developing world.
Currently, he is a practicing ophthalmologist and retina specialist at Future Vision Eye Care, Mumbai, India and has been involved with clinical research since 2005, ever since he began his residency in Ophthalmology at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER, Pondicherry). He continued his residency going on to become a Diplomate of National board from Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, India and was awarded a gold medal by the National Board of Examinations. Despite having a rigorous clinical schedule, Dr. Sengupta was successful in publishing 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals during his residency. Following his residency, Dr. Sengupta went on to do a research & clinical fellowship at the renowned Sankara Nethralaya, where he was simultaneously involved in patient care and clinical research and was successful in publishing 12 papers over a two-year period.
On his return to India from Johns Hopkins, Dr. Sengupta served as Head of Research at Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry for over 2 years. While at Aravind, he was able to streamline and galvanize the research department, including defining roles for research coordinators, data entry personnel and clerical staff. He is also credited with establishing the Ethics Committee at Aravind, Pondicherry as per the Drugs Controller General of India guidelines. At Aravind, Dr. Sengupta mentored many aspiring physicians in designing and conducting their own studies and ultimately publishing their papers. The publication productivity of Aravind, Pondicherry grew under the influence of Dr. Sengupta’s efforts. Lastly, he was successful in forming high value collaborations with Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan and The Camera Culture Group, MIT.
He has also been an invited speaker in many different research oriented forums, including the Indian Journal Of Ophthalmology Session at the All India Ophthalmic conference and other Research Methodology workshops.
Till date, Dr. Sengupta has published more than 80 papers in top rated peer-reviewed journals including Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Eye and the British Journal of Ophthalmology. He also serves as a reviewer for all the above-mentioned journals and many other journals as well. He is currently the Associate Editor of the Indian journal of ophthalmology. He is part of the international reviewer board for the Research Council and Grant Review Board, Health and Medical Research Fund, Government of Hong Kong. Additionally, he serves on the research and advisory board of medical start up companies in his endeavor to forge successful academia – industry partnerships.
Having experienced different clinical and research settings during his training, including governmental (JIPMER), non – profit organizations (Aravind and Sankara Nethralaya) and arguably the best research organization globally (Hopkins), Dr. Sengupta feels well equipped to offer tailor – made research solutions for eager clinicians from diverse backgrounds.