Dr. ( Col ) Deepak Ku Mishra, MD

Senior Consultant & Professor ( Lab Haematology & Mol Genetics ),
Head, Dept of Laboratory Haematology,
Director, Department of Laboratory Sciences,
TATA Medical Center,
West Bengal, INDIA.

Dr. (Col.) Deepak Kumar Mishra did his MD Pathology in 1990 from the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune. He went on to do his Post Doctoral Fellowship in Hematology from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi in 1998. He was a UICC Fellow at the Kings College School of Medicine, London, UK( 2001); and at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA ( 2007 ). He has been a visiting Fellow at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York (2000), and at the MDS Centre in Stanford Univ School of Medicine, USA( 2003). He has been a visiting faculty at University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Worcester, MA, USA (2006) and at the Dept of Haematology, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore (2003).

He served the armed forces for more than 25 years and has been an academic faculty in several prominent military academic and clinical institutions including AFMC, Pune, Armed Forces Transfusion Centre, New Delhi, and Army Hospital (Research & Referral), New Delhi ; where he was responsible for setting up a state - of - the-art diagnostic hematology and stem cell laboratories. His last appointment was, as the Senior Adviser & Professor ( Pathology & Haematology ) at the Army Hospital (Research & Referral), New Delhi . He is the Past - President of the Indian Society of Haematology & Blood Transfusion and the Honorary Secretary of the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists. He was the Past-Editor of the Indian Journal of Haematology & Blood Transfusion and the Past - Associate Editor of the Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology. He is a post-graduate / post-doctoral teacher and examiner in Pathology / Haematology to many universities / institutions in India.

His main areas of research interest are myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), minimal residual disease in leukaemias, and stem cell research. He is the chair of the ICMR Task Force sub-committee on MDS and convener of the Indian MDS Registry. He is a member of the Science & Education Committee of the International Society of Haematology ( ISH ).