Name Of The Department :
Department Of Gastroenterology, SCB MC, Cuttack
The Department of Gastroenterology was started by Prof. SL Bose in 1980. It is one of the oldest departments of Gastroenterology in the country. Subsequently Prof SL Bose was joined by Dr. B.K. Satapathy and Dr. S.K. Acharya to take the Gastroenterology department forwards. Dr. S.K. Acharya later left the institution to join AIIMS, New Delhi. Dr. S.P. Singh then joined the Department in 1990, and along with Dr. B.K. Satapathy managed the department until they were joined by Dr. C.R. Panda, who is spearheading the endoscopy services of the department. The Department provides basic and advanced gastroenterology services not only to people of Odisha, but also caters to the needy population of neighbouring states especially Bengal and Jharkhand.
The DM Course in Gastroenterology was started in the Department in 2010, and the alumni of the Department are now leading the Gastroenterology revolution in the state. Every year 3 gastroenterologists pass out with DM from this Department to strengthen the Gastroenterology services of our State. The Department has organized numerous CME programs and conferences, but the major conferences organised by the Department include the Annual Indian Society of Gastroenterology Conference in 1995 and the Annual Indian National Association for Study of the Liver Conference in 2010, The International Peptic Ulcer Symposium in 1995 and the National Taskforce Meetings of H. Pylori, HCC and NAFLD.
Today, the Department is in the forefront in South Asia in the field of Hepatology research especially in NAFLD, Hepatitis B, and ACLF. The postgraduates of the Department regularly participate in National and International Conferences and win prizes for their presentations. A major feather in the cap is the fact that the World Hepatitis Day was first started in 2001 by this Department as “World Hepatitis B Eradication Day”. Further in 2017, Prof SP Singh also won the ISG SR Naik award for the research publications of the Department and later the ISG Zydus Oration for the Department’s academic contributions in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The open access journal Hepatitis B Annual is also published from the Department of Gastroenterology. The Head of Department, Prof. S.P. Singh is currently not only the President Elect of the Indian National Association for Study of the Liver [INASL] but is also the President of the South Asian Association for Study of the Liver [SAASL].
|Department Started :||Department Started By Whom :||Current Hod :|
|1980||Prof. Dr. SL Bose||Prof Dr. S P Singh|
Facilities Available Including Investigation :
Endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP