Debadatta  Panigrahi
  • Debadatta Panigrahi

  • Professor
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Prof. Panigrahi is medically qualified with a MBBS degree (basic medical degree), MD (Doctorate in Medical Microbiology) and FRCPath (Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists, London). Has teaching, clinical and research experience over 40 years. He has academic ranks as Professor and Chairman, Medical Microbiology (Postgraduate Medical Institute, India), Professor, Kuwait University (Health Sciences Center), Professor, Chairman of Clinical Sciences, Vice Dean and acting Dean (University of Sharjah, College of Medicine), Chief Academic Officer (RAK Medical University) and currently Professor (College of Medicine, Ajman University). He has vast research experience mostly in pediatric infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, novel diagnostic techniques and acid peptic diseases. Has published over 100 papers, presented research work in many international and national level meetings, has been an invited speaker and visiting professor to several institutions. He has received Lifetime achievement awards, distinguished clinician award and award as a distinguished academician. He has been practicing clinical microbiology for the last 30 years. Has been a consultant clinical microbiologist at India, Kuwait and the UAE. He is recipient of NIH fellowship of the USA and WHO fellowship, under whish worked for varied periods in the USA and Switzerland.

Education
  • F.R.C.Path. (U.K.), 2001 (November) (Fellow Royal College of Pathologists, London).
  • M.D. (Doctorate of Medicine) 1977 (January) First Postgraduate Institute of Med. Edu. & Research, Chandigarh, India.
  • M.B.B.S.(First Medical Degree), 1972 (September) , First MKCG Medical College, Berhampur University, India
Experience
  • Professor, College of Medicine, Ajman University, United Arab Emirates. 03.09.2019 till date.
  • Acting Dean, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, 1 September 2014 till 31.08.2015.
  • Chief Academic Officer (Associate Provost), RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Since 10 February, 2016 to 31 August 2019.
  • Vice Dean, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah. 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2014.
  • Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Chairman Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, From September 1, 2005 to 31.08.2015.
  • Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, Al Qassimi hospital, Sharjah, UAE, from January1, 2006 to 31.08.2015
  • Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Head of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Pathology, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Kingdom of Bahrain. November 3, 2004 to August 24, 2005
  • Part-time Professor, (Problem Based Learning Curriculum) Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain, January 2, 2005 to August 31, 2005
  • Professor, Microbiology, Kuwait University, Health Sciences Center, Faculty of Allied Health. May 15, 1996 to August 31, 2004
  • Associate Professor, Microbiology, Health Sciences Center, Kuwait Universi ty, Faculty of Allied Health. September 25, 1993 to May 14, 1996
  • Head, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Chandigarh, India. February 1, 1991 to September 24, 1993.
  • Additional Professor, Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Chandigarh, India. July 1, 1987 to September 24, 1993.
  • Associate Professor, Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Chandigarh, India. January 1, 1986 to June 30, 1987.
  • Assistant Professor, Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Chandigarh, India. August 11, 1981 to December 31, 1985.
Teaching Area
  • Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases
Research
  • Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.
  • RESEARCH PROJECTS IN PROGRESS 1.Vaginal dysbiosis and incidence of vaginal candida infections in UAE. A collaborative project with RAK Hospital and RAK Medical and Health Sciences University.
  • RESEARCH POJECT COMPLETED (MORE RECENTLY): Co-colonization of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin resistant Enterococci. 2006-2009: (Project funded by University of Sharjah, Project # 060902), Principal Investigator (Project completed, but work in the area is continuing)
  • GRANTS COMPLETED IIIa. As Principal investigator 1. Characterization of Helicobacter pylori and specific serological response in asymptomatic colonisation and infective upper gastrointestinal diseases. Funded by Indian Council of Medical Research, New-Delhi, India. Study conducted from July 1991 to June 1994. I was principal investigator till September 1993 when I left for Kuwait. D. Panigrahi , Pallab Roy and D. K. Bhasin.
  • IIIb. As CO-investigator: 1. Prevalence of HIV infection in pregnant women. Funded by Indian Council of Medical Research, New-Delhi, India Study conducted from March 1992 to December 1994 Sarla Gopalan, D. Panigrahi and P. Roy. (A collaborative project with the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) 2. Effect of bismuth subcitrate on blood counts, platelet count and platelet aggregation. Funded by Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India Study conducted from April 1991 to Match 1993 D. K. Bhasin, RavindraSarode and D. Panigrahi. (A collaborative project with the department of Gastroenterology) 3. Nosocomial Klebsiella infection. Funded by Indian Council of Medical Research, New-Delhi, India. Study conducted from August 1982 to December 1984. K.C.Agarwal, D. Panigrahi, Archana Ayyagari,P.Roy and S. K. Khanna. (A collaborative research project with department of Surgery) 4. Etiology and epidemiology of children diarrhoea- A community based study. Funded by Indian Council of Medical Research, New-Delhi, India. Study conducted from August 1981 to December 1984. K. C. Agarwal, D. Panigrahi, Archana Ayyagari and B. N. S. Walia. (A collaborative project with the department of Pediatrics)
  • Diarrhoeal diseases
  • Molecular diagnostic techniques.
  • Antimicrobial resistance survey
  • Acid Peptic diseases
  • Characterizing infertility and its associated genital bacteria and sociodemographic in the Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates: a case-control study. A collaborative project with RAKMHSU and UAE university (Funded by Zayed Centre for Higher studies)
  • Molecular characterization of Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in the United Arab Emirates. 2008-2010 (Project funded by University of Sharjah, Project # 070913), Principal investigator
  • Knowledge and attitudes towards probiotics and other modalities of complementary medicine: A survey of students in the medical sciences disciplines. 2008-2010: Project funded by University of Sharjah, Project # 070912) Co-principal investigator
  • Surveillance of bacterial and fungal hospital acquired infections. Funded by Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. Study conducted from April 1991 to March 1993. D. Panigrahi, A. Chakrabarti, N. Nayak and Pallab Roy.
  • Protective effect of outer membrane major variable proteins obtained from Bacteroides fragilis, growth with certain growth promoting factors. Funded by Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. Study conducted from April 1991 to March 1993. D. Panigrahi and Pallab Roy.
  • Outer membrane proteins of Bacteroides fragilis and their role in protection of infection. Funded by Indian Council of Medical Research, New-Delhi, India. Study conducted from July 1988 to December 1991. D. Panigrahi and Archana Ayyagari.
  • Study of pathogenic mechanism of infantile diarrhoea by strains of enteropathogenic E. coli. Funded by Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. Study conducted from April 1984 to March 1986. D. Panigrahi and Niranjan Nayak.
  • A study of bacteriology of drinking water supply in PGI. Funded by Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. Study conducted from April 1984 to March 1986. D. Panigrahi and N. Nayak.
  • Pathogenesis of bacterial diarrhoea in children - A hospital based study. Funded by Indian Council of Medical Research, New-Delhi, India. Study conducted from April 1982 to March 1985. D. Panigrahi, K. C. Agarwal, Archana Ayyagari and B. N. S.Walia.
  • Surveillance of emergence of multidrug resistant bacteria. World Health Organization. No financial commitments, only supply of materials. Man power provided by Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. Study conducted from January 1983 to December 1992. I was principal investigator for the period from February 1991 to December 1992. D. Panigrahi, K. C. Agarwal and Archana Ayyagari.
  • A study of antibiotic resistance and molecular epidemiological typing of Salmonella typhi strains isolated in Kuwait. Funded by Kuwait University. NPM 023. Study conducted from October 1995 to December 1997. D. Panigrahi, Patrick West and T. Chacko Mathew. .
  • A study on the association of anaerobic bacteria in pulmonary, intra- abdominal and intra-cranial infections in Kuwait. Funded by Kuwait University. NPM 034 Study conducted from October 1996 to May 1999. D. Panigrahi, T. D. Chugh, S. C. Sanyal and K. Ahmad
  • Characteristics of Acenetobacter isolated in a district hospital in Kuwait. Funded by Kuwait University. MH 025 Study conducted from September 1994 to August 1996. Patrick West, Tarek El-Ansari and D. Panigrahi
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • Debadatta Panigrahi, Mansour Al Zarouni, and Nihar Dash. Polymicrobial Urinary-Tract infections of in-patients – A 5-year retrospective study. 1st American Society for Microbiology conference on “Polymicrobial Infections” held at Washington DC, November 13-16, 2014
  • Debadatta Panigrahi, Mansour Al Zarouni, Nihar Dash and Faten Manssor Yasin. Identification and differentiation of Hospital-Acquired and Community Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus using molecular methods. 23rd Europian Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Berlin, 27-30 April, 2013
  • Nihar Dash, Mansour Al-Zarouni, Debadatta Panigrahi. Bacteriological Profile and Susceptibility Pattern of Neonatal Blood Stream Infections. (Abstract) 15th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) Bangkok, Thailand. June 13-16, 2012.
  • Nihar Dash, Mansour Al-Zarouni, Ashok Rattan, Debadatta Panigrahi. Bacteriological Profile and Susceptibility Pattern of Neonatal Blood Stream Infection in a referral teaching hospital in UAE. (Abstract) The 7th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Disease (WSPID) Melbourne, Australia, November 16-19, 2011.
  • 24. Prof. Debadatta Panigrahi, Guest lecture,“ Point of care testing in Microbiology: Paradigm shift”. Africa Health, 2011 Johannesburg, South Africa, May 9-11, 2011.
  • Prof. Debadatta Panigrahi, Guest lecture, “Control of antimicrobial resistance development in hospitals: The role of Health-care prosessionals”. Africa Health, 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa, May 9-11, 2011.
  • D.Panigrahi. “Assessment overview”, Speaker in the workshop on “Learning, Teaching and Assessment”, College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, October 9, 2010.
  • D. Panigrahi. “Infectional control program and antimicrobial resistance development”, guest lecturer at the 6th Emirates Medical Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17-19 October 2010
  • A. Senok, M. Al-Zarouni, N. Al-Zarouni and D. Panigrahi. Identification of extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae using Hyplex ESBL-ID multiplex PCR-ELISA system. 20th Europian Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Vienna, Austria, 10-13 April, 2010
  • N. Dash, H Al Jesmi, M Al Zarouni and D. Panigrahi. Prevalence of parasitic infections in the Ministry of Health hospitals in Sharjah, UAE: a 2 year retrospective study. Poster presentation; 14th International Congress on Infectious Diseases, Miami, USA, March 9-12, 2010.
  • Prof. Debadatta Panigrahi, Guest lecture, “The Landscape of Antimicrobial Resistance”, Arab Health Congress, January 27, 2010, Dubai, UAE. Also chaired the entire session on Laboratory Management.
  • Debadatta Panigrahi. Guest speaker, “ Rational Use of Antibiotics” at the seminar on Infectious Diseases, 10th October, 2009, Sharjah, UAE
  • Debadatta Panigrah, Mansour Al-Zarouni, Abiola Senok. “Molecular characterization of extended spectrum beta lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae isolated from clinical samples in the United Arab Emirates”, poster presentation 49th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobials Agents and Chemotherapy, Sanfrancisco, USA, Sept 12-15, 2009
  • Prof. Debadatta Panigrahi, Chaired the entire session on Laboratory Management at the Arab Health Conference, 28.1.09
  • Debadatta Panigrah, Mansour Al-Zarouni, Abiola Senok, , Nawal Matter Al-Mazroui. "Antimicrobial effect of honey obtained from the Arabian Gulf region against bacterial isolates from wound and pus". Poster presentation, 48th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobials Agents and Chemotherapy, Washington DC, USA, Oct. 25-28, 2008
  • D. Panigrahi and A. E. Jamsheer. Incidence of male gonococcal urethritis in two Gulf-Arab States. Poaster Presentation, 46th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobials Agents and Chemotherapy, September 26-30, 2006, San Francisco, USA
  • D. Panigrahi, V. O. Rotimi, Rita Dhar, Adel Ghali and T. D. Chugh. A study of the asociation of Anaerobes in Intra-abdominal, Intra-pulmonary and Intra-cranial infections in Kuwait and their susceptibility pattern. Poster presentation, Anaerobe Olympiad, June-July, 2002, Park City, Utah, USA
  • P.W.J.West, B.J.Danny and D. Panigrahi. Effect of membrane permeabilizers and metal chelators on antibiotic susceptibility of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. 22nd International Congress of Chemotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. June 30-July 3, 2001. Int J Antimicrob Agents 17 (Supp 1), s155 (2001)
  • D. Panigrahi, Patrick West, T.D.Chugh, T.Z.Dimitrov and Abdulaziz H. Al-Anezi. Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern, phage type and plasmid profiling of Salmonella paratyphi-A strains isolated in Kuwait. Interscience Congress on Antimicrobial agents and Chemotherapy, Toronto, Canada, 17-20, September, 2000
  • D. Panigrahi, V.A.Rotimi, T.D.Chugh, Rita Dhar, P.M.Dhar, Adel Ghali, Adel Saad, S.C.Sanyal and T.L.Varghese. Anaerobic bacterial flora of Intra-abdominal infections in Kuwait and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern. Interscience Congress on Antimicrobial agents and Chemotherapy, Sanfrancisco, USA, 26-29 October, 1999
  • 8. Kuwait. Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology D. Panigrahi. Multidrug resistant Salmonella typhi infection in meeting, Kansas City, USA, October 16-23, 1995.
  • D. Panigrahi. Molecular epidemiological typing as an effective tool for epidemiological investigations of Infectious diseases. Plenary talk. International Federation of Hospital Infection, Bejing, China. 1994
  • D. Panigrahi, Taruna Khanna N. K. Ganguly and S. Majumdar. Recognition of immunologically important antigens in Bacteroides fragilis infection - An experimental study in mice. International Congress for Infectious Diseases, Prague, 1994
  • D. Panigrahi, R. K. Ratho and Pallab Roy. Protein finger-printing as a tool for epidemiological typing of Acinetobacter species. International Congress for Infectious Diseases, Nairobi, 1992.
  • D. Panigrahi, N. Nayak and Pallab Roy. Incidence of children diarrhoea associated with Campylobacter in a North-Indian community. Commonwealth Conference on Malnutrition and Diarrhoea, New-Delhi, 1991.
  • D.Panigrahi, P.Roy, Arunalok Chakrabarti. Enterotoxigenic Klebsiella pneumonae in acute childhood diarrhoea. International Congress on Tropical Medicine and Malaria, Amsterdam, 1989.
  • D.Panigrahi, K.C.Agarwal, A.D.Verma, M.L.Dubey. Incidence of Shigellosis and multidrug resistant Shigellae - A ten years study. International Congress on Antibiotics and Chemotherapeutics, New-Orleans, USA, 1987.
  • D.Panigrahi, Marlyn Burk, H.Hariharan, Richard A. Finkelstein. Evaluation of immuno-dot- blot assay for the detection of Cholera related enterotoxin in Salmonella typhimurium.. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology, Washinbton DC, 1986.
  • National Conference Presentation:A.A.Dashti, P.W.J.West, D. Panigrahi and J.Y.Al-Duraij. Increasing incidence of Salmonella typhi with susceptibility to ciprofloxacin. Health Science Center, Kuwait University, Poster Day Presentation, Kuwait, May 2004
  • B. J. Denny, PWJ West and D. Panigrahi. The effect of Flavonoids against resistant bacteria. Health Science Center, Kuwait University, Poster Day Presentation, Kuwait, April 2002
  • PWJ West, B. J. Denny and D. Panigrahi. Effect of membrane permeabilizers on antibiotic susceptibility of Eschericia coli. Health Science Center, Kuwait University, Poster Day Presentation, Kuwait, April 2002
  • S. Vijayshree, N. Nayak, D. Panigrahi, S. Shegal. Role of cell surface antigens of V. cholerae 01 and non 01 serovers in intestinal adhesion. Annual meeting of the India Association of Medical Microbiology, Belgaun, India, 2000.
  • D. Panigrahi and Patrick West. Plasmid profiling and phage typing pattern of Salmonella paratyphi-A strains isolated in Kuwait. Annual Congres of the Indian Association of Pathology and Microbiology, Jodhpur, India, 1997.
  • Patrick West, D. Panigrahi, Rechad Dobarozic and Anton Nasrallah. Conventional antibiotic susceptibility test fails to detect clinically significant -lactamase activity in enterobacteriaceae. 10th Scientific Congress of the Kuwait Meidcal Association, Kuwait, 1997.
  • D. Panigrahi and Patrick west. Plasmid profiles of Salmonella typhi strains isolated in Kuwait. 20th National Congress of Indian Association of Medical Microbiology, Agra, India, 1996.
  • D. Panigrahi and Taruna Khanna. Protective effect of immunodominant outer membrane proteins (OMP) of Bacteroides fragilis. 7th Annual meeting of the Kuwait Medical Association, Kuwait, 1994.
  • D. Panigrahi, Faris Awni, Ilham Khoury and Abdul Aziz Al-Eneigi. Antibiotic sensitivity profile of clinical isolates in the Infectious Disease hospital, Kuwait, during 1992-93. 7th Annual Meeting of the Kuwait Medical Association, Kuwait 1994.
  • D. Panigrahi.Intra-abdominal wound infections. Guest Lecture. Annual Meeting,Ind. Assn. Path. Micro. 1994.
  • D.Panigrahi, Niranjan Nayak, N.K.Ganguly, Pallab Roy and Rupa Sehgal. A Cholera-Coli related enterotoxin production by different Shigella species. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Med. microbiology, 1993.
  • R.K.Garg and D.Panigrahi. Multiple drug resistance and genetic characterization of Salmonella typhimurium isolated at Chandigarh. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Path. Micro. 1992.
  • S.K.Garg, D.Panigrahi, R.P.Vashisht, Naresh Kumar and P.L.Sharma. Comparative bioavailability of cephalexin alone and in combination with probenecid in healthy male volunteers. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Pharmacology, 1991.
  • Sabnam Chadha, D. Panigrahi and Pallab Roy.Characterisation of Helicobacter pylori infection in acid-peptic diseases in North-India. Annual meeting, Ind. Assn. of Med. Microbiology, 1991.
  • Rupa Sehgal, D. Panigrahi, N. Nayak, N. K. Ganguly and R.Sehgal.Biological activities of Shigella toxin(s). Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Med. Microbiology, 1992.
  • D. Panigrahi. WHO Strategies for Vaccine Developments. Guest Lecture. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Med. Microbiology, 1992.
  • S. Misra, B.R. Thapa, D. Panigrahi, and S. Mehta. Treatment of enteric fever - what next ? Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Paediatric, 1991.
  • S.K.Garg, A.Chakrabarty, D.Panigrahi, M.Sharma, P.Talwar, N.Kumar and P.L.Sharma. Comparative bioavailability and in-vitro antimicrobial activity of two different brands of Rifampicin. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Pharmacology, 1990.
  • Parveen Kaur Kasturi, D.Panigrahi, N.K.Ganguly, Niranjan Nayak, Archana Ayyagari, Madhu Khuller. Enterotoxin production and mouse virulence of clinical isolates of Salmonella typhimurium.. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Path. Micro. 1990.
  • Parveen Sharma, B.K.Sharma, S.Sharma, I.J.Rawal, D.Panigrahi and N.K.Ganguly. Mechanism of protection provided by active immunization with porines in mice challenged with Salmonella typhi. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Med. Microbiology, 1989.
  • H.Hariharan and D.Panigrahi. Cholera like enterotoxin in certain Campylobacter jejuni strains. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Med. Microbiology, 1989.
  • D.Panigrahi, K.C.Agarwal, M.L.Dubey, J.C.Samantaraya. Comparison of three tests for the detection of Rota virus in feces with standard ELISA. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Med. Microbiology, 1985.
  • D.Panigrahi, M.L.Dubey, K.C.Agarwal. Antimicrobial susceptibility of enterotoxigenic Esch.coli. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Med. Microbiology, 1984.
  • D.Panigrahi, M.L.Dubey, K.C.Agarwal. Evaluation of three in vitro tests for the detection of heat-labile enterotoxin of Esch.coli. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Path. Micro. 1984.
  • D.Panigrahi, K.C.Agarwal, T.Kaur, A.Ayyagari, B.N.S.Walia. A study of Rota virus diarrhoea in children in North Indian community. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Path. Micro. 1983.
  • A.Ayyagari, S.Gangu, P.Sharma, V.K.Pancholi, D.Panigrahi, K.C.Agarwal and B.N.S.Walia. Detection of Campylobacter coli in diarrhoeal and non diarrhoeal children in India. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Path. Micro. 1982.
  • D.Panigrahi, B.P.Mukharjee and P Durairaj. An epidemiological study of enteric fever in Bhilli. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Communicable Diseases, 1980.
  • D.Panigrahi, K.C.Agarwal, R.Usha, R.K.Garg and Archana Ayyagari. Alpha and non-haemolytic Streptococcal bacteraemia. Annual Meeting, Ind Assn. Med. Micro. 1980.
  • Archana Ayyagari, D.Panigrahi, K.C.Agarwal. Sero survey of Diptheria antitoxin levels in and around Chandigarh. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Path. Micro. 1979.
  • D.Panigrahi, N.K.Ganguly, S.Sharma, R.C.Mahajan. Spectrum of Brucella antibodies in normal population of Chandigarh. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Path. Micro. 1978.
  • R.C.Mahajan, D.Panigrahi, R.E.Chandrani. Modified Stuarts medium - a transport and maintenance medium for Entamoeba histolytica. Annual Meeting, Ind. Assn. Microbiology, 1977.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Awards: 1. Award for “Excellence in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases”, Chennai, India, April, 2019, (Selected)
  • Guest of Honor and key-note speaker at Higher Education Leadership Meet at Chennai, India on 05.01.2019
  • Lifetime Achievement in Health and Medical Sciences Leadership Award” and Guest of Honor at Higher Education Leadership Meet (HELM), at Chennai, India on 6 January 2018
  • Middle East and Africa Region Education Leadership Award 2016, Dubai, for Excellence in Medical education.
  • Best Faculty researcher award, 2010, University of Sharjah, 2010
  • Fogarty International Fellowship Award (NIH), USA, 1985 to 1987
  • WHO fellowship in Immunology of Infectious Diseases, Lausanne, Switzerland, October-December, 1984
  • Memberships: Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists
  • Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists
  • Indian Association of Microbiology
  • Indian Medical Association
  • Indian association of Communicable Diseases
  • Indian Association of Hospital Infection
  • International Society for Infectious Diseases
  • International Association for Advancement of Science
  • International Federation of Hospital Infection Control
  • Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology, USA
  • Anaerobic Society of the Americas
  • American Society for Microbiology