Cancer Care in India - Mammen Chandy, MD

Mammen Chandy


Agata Rocka Stadiem


Cancer Care in India - Mammen Chandy, MD

Join us for a Global Health Exchange lecture, co-sponsored by DGHI and Duke Cancer Institute. This event is free and open to the public so please spread the word to your colleagues and friends. Light lunch will be served.

About the speaker:

Mammen Chandy
Clinical Hematologist,
Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata

Mammen Chandy is the Director of Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata. He completed his MBBS and MD (Medicine) from Christian Medical College, Vellore. He then pursued further training in hematology at the Westmead Centre, Sydney, Australia and obtained his FRACP and FRCPA. He was awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (London) in 2010. He has been a faculty member in CMC Vellore since 1979 till his retirement in 2009. He was Head of the Department of Hematology in CMC Vellore from 1987 to 2007.

He has been a pioneer in developing the field of hematology and bone marrow transplantation in India and has led the largest and most successful bone marrow transplant service in India at CMC Vellore. He has also been responsible for setting up a bone marrow transplant centre in Muscat, Oman. He is the current chair of the Human Genome Task Force of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Gov t of India. 

His special interests include aplastic anemia, thalassemia, acute leukemia and stem cell transplantation.