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Dr. Barnali Das

Consultant - Laboratory Medicine
MBBS, MD, DNB (Medical Biochemistry), CCCR (Clinical Research), PGDHHM (Hospital & Health Care Management), Green Belt (Six Sigma)

Expertise

Clinical Chemistry, Immunology, Autoimmune Markers, Endocrinology, Standardization & Harmonization of Immuno assays, Laboratory Quality Management, Lean Six Sigma in Hospital & Diagnostic Sector.

Services Offered

Clinical Biochemistry, Immunology, Immunofluorescence microscopy for autoimmune diseases, Hormonal assay, Tumour marker, Allergy testing, Prenatal screening, Electrophoresis, HPLC and many others (350 different bioassay & immunoassay parameters)

Languages spoken

Hindi, English, Bengali

Dr. Barnali Das is the technical committee member in International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine's (IFCC's) six members Committee on Standardization of Thyroid Functions Tests (C-STFT) worldwide and the corresponding Member for IFCC Committee for Reference Interval & Decision Limit (IFCC C-RIDL). She is the only Asian member in the IFCC C-STFT. She is National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL) Assessor and College of American Pathologist (CAP) Inspector. She is also the Joint Secretary of Consortium of Accredited Health Care Organization (CAHO).

Dr. Barnali Das has done her M.B.B.S. from Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi and MD and DNB (Biochemistry) from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi. Subsequently, she has done management development training from IIT Bombay, and also pursued courses in Clinical Trial and PGDM in Hospital & Health Care Management. She has done Green Belt (Six Sigma) from Indian Statistical Institute. She has also completed courses in Quality Management, such as College of American Pathologist's comprehensive Team Leader Study; ISO 15189, 2012 and many others.

Dr. Barnali is recipient of two oration awards and seven international and five national awards & grants from American Association of Clinical Chemistry, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine, Asia Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry, Reliance Group Corporate Social Responsibility (The Woman of Substance Award), Association of Clinical Biochemists of India, Association of Medical Biochemists of India.

Dr. Barnali has many publications in high impact factor international journals & national journals (recent ones are European Thyroid Journal, Clinical Biochemistry etc). She has delivered 92 invited talks & plenary lectures; 2 orations and chaired 37 sessions in conferences in different countries. She has authored one book and contributed many articles & views in magazines and newspapers (Times of India first page, Hindustan Times, Express Health Care, CLN News etc.).

Since last few years she is invited to conduct American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) short course on "Lean Six Sigma" AACC annual meeting in US (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia in 2016 and Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta in 2015). Her short course was highlighted by CLN News, US.

Dr. Barnali was the organizing secretary of 2 international conference under the auspices of IFCC in 2014 & 2015 and International conclave on TQM in 2012 in Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai. She has also organized 8 national conferences & seminars. As a member of IFCC Committee on Standardization of Thyroid Function Test (C-STFT), she has conducted free thyroid screening camp in Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai since many years. Her work was highlighted in prestigious newspaper Times of India on the occasion of World Thyroid Day.

She is invited as reviewer for Clinical Biochemistry (Elsevier ), Clinical Chemistry (Elsevier), Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Indian Journal of Community Medicine.

Prior to joining Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute, Dr. Das was supervising Biochemistry and RIA Chemiluminescense divisions of SRL Ranbaxy, Mumbai. Earlier she was a lecturer in TNMC & Nair Hospital, Mumbai and Senior Resident in MAMC and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi.

Through her research, she has proposed a novel index on coronary artery disease named Lipid Pentad Index (LPI), which was published in high impact international journal and highlighted in many newspapers & newsletters and acclaimed by the International Atherosclerosis Society & American association of Clinical Chemistry.

Academics/Research/Awards

  • Dr. Barnali is recipient of Seven International and Five National Awards & Grants from American Association of Clinical Chemistry, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine, Asia Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry, Reliance Group Corporate Social Responsibility, Association of Clinical Biochemists of India, Association of Medical Biochemists of India.
  • Dr Das has been awarded the Dr. T. N. Pattabhiraman Oration Award. This award is conferred by the ACBI to a person of eminence who has contributed significantly to the growth and practice of laboratory medicine in the areas of research, diagnostics and teaching. Through this oration the Association honours the distinguished scientists to deliver lecture on subjects of interest to laboratory medicine community.
  • Dr. Ajit Singh Saini Oration Award by AMBI.
  • IFCC Development of Quality Competence in Medical laboratories (DQCML) Award & Travel Grant in International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & EuroMedLab, Berlin.
  • Asia Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry Young Scientist Scholarship in 11th APCCB, Beijing.
  • American Assocition of Clinical Chemistry Gallwas Award & Membership Grant twice.
  • Reliance Group Corporate Social Responsibility: The Woman of Substance Award, 2012
  • Pitabus Jamuna Burma Memorial Award by ACBI.
  • Dr. C. Sita Devi Award by ACBI
  • Brig. Ramesh Sinha Memorial Certificate & Gold Medal, by AMBI.

Articles

  • Times of India 1st Page (All over India edition & Mumbai edition): Hospital test worth Rs 200 can rule out heart attacks.
  • Hindustan Times: Heart attacks going undiagnosed in women?
  • Times of India: Enigma behind thyroid function tests – Standardization efforts.
  • Express Healthcare: Filtering Value
  • CLN News, US: Improving your Lab management strategy
  • European Thyroid Journal & Clinical Biochemistry: A progress report of IFCC committee for Standardization of thyroid function tests.
  • Techagappe Coverstory: Simple steps to standardize your liver profile
  • Clinical Biochemistry: Lipid Pentad Index: A novel biomarker of premature CAD.And many others

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