Dr Amitav Banerjee, MD - D Y Patil Medical College - Professor & Head

Dr Amitav Banerjee

MD

D Y Patil Medical College

Professor & Head

Pune, Maharashtra | India

Main Specialties: Epidemiology

Additional Specialties: Community Medicine, Epidemiology

Dr Amitav Banerjee, MD - D Y Patil Medical College - Professor & Head

Dr Amitav Banerjee

MD

Introduction

Joined the Indian Armed Forces in 1978 as medical officer.
As medical officer and subsequently as epidemiologist in the armed forces was exposed to a wide array of clinical and public health situations. Besides extensive clinical work in busy service hospital (including an ad hoc course and training in anaesthesia), also had first hand experience in aid to civil authorities during natural disasters such as floods. Later as epidemiologist with the Mobile Epidemiological team of the Armed Forces Central Epidemiological Surveillance and Centre at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, as principle investigator investigated and helped in control of outbreaks at different locations of the country such as outbreaks of pneumonia, hepatitis, typhoid, german measles and food poisoning. Also had opportunity to work on tribal malaria while posted in an air force station located in a tribal belt of Central India. Overall had a very satisfying and enriching professional career in the Indian Armed Forces. Took premature retirement from armed forces in 2005 to pursue a career in academics.
For the past 10 years or more working as Professor and subsequently as Head in Community Medicine at Dr DY Patil Medical College, Pune, India. The first six and a half years undertook routine work of teaching, an occasional research paper and guiding young students. However, since Jan 2012, took over as Editor in Chief of Medical Journal of Dr D Y Patil University. This is a challenging work as it involved providing a platform for sharing experiences and advances in medical sciences on a global scale. As editor in chief have managed to get over 2000 expert reviewers on board from over 75 countries. Striving to encourage young researchers to showcase their work for a global audience is the mission of the journal. The website of the journal is: http://journalonweb.com/mjdrdypu/

Primary Affiliation: D Y Patil Medical College - Pune, Maharashtra , India

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23Publications

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58PubMed Central Citations

Principles and practice of plagiarism: Perpetrators’ perspective

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Amitav Banerjee

J Pharmacol Pharmacother. 2015 Apr-Jun; 6(2): 61–62.

Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics.

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February 2017
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Perceived stigma among attendees of psychiatric and nonpsychiatric outpatients department in an industrial township: A comparative study.

Ind Psychiatry J 2015 Jan-Jun;24(1):70-5

Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0972-6748.160938DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4525436PMC
August 2015
2 Reads

Principles and practice of plagiarism: Perpetrators' perspective.

Authors:
Amitav Banerjee

J Pharmacol Pharmacother 2015 Apr-Jun;6(2):61-2

Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0976-500X.155480DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4419249PMC
May 2015
5 Reads
1 Citation

Outbreaks of rubella indicate epidemiological shift in age.

Authors:
Amitav Banerjee

Indian Pediatr 2015 Feb;52(2):169

Department of Community Medicine, Dr DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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February 2015
3 Reads
1 Citation
1.014 Impact Factor

Comments on investigating a community wide outbreak of hepatitis a in India.

Authors:
Amitav Banerjee

J Glob Infect Dis 2015 Jan-Mar;7(1):45-6

Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0974-777X.146379DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4338454PMC
February 2015
3 Reads

Outbreaks of rubella indicate epidemiological shift in age.

Authors:
Amitav Banerjee

Indian Pediatr 2015 Feb;52(2):169

Indian Pediatrics

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February 2015
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Comments on investigating a community wide outbreak of hepatitis a in India.

Authors:
Amitav Banerjee

J Glob Infect Dis 2015 Jan-Mar;7(1):45-6

Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

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January 2015
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Perceived stigma among attendees of psychiatric and nonpsychiatric outpatients department in an industrial township: A comparative stud

Ind Psychiatry J. 2015 Jan-Jun; 24(1): 70–75.

Industrial Psychiatry Journal

Introduction and Context: Stigma associated with psychiatric disorders and few somatic disorders such as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), tuberculosis and leprosy, adversely effects treatment seeking behavior, leads to concealment, and poor compliance with treatment. In busy outpatient departments (OPDs), the issue of stigma is likely to be overlooked. Materials and Methods: We carried out a cross-sectional study collecting data on an 8-item stigma scale from patients attending psychiatry and other OPDs of a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in an industrial township. Information was collected by face to face interview from 400 patients attending psychiatry OPD and 401 patients attending other OPDs. Validations of the scale were done by face, content, and construct validity. Reliability was appraised by Cronbach's alpha and Guttmann split-half coefficients. Significant differences in answers to the 8-item questionnaire were explored by Chi-square test for individual responses and Kruskal–Wallis test for difference in total stigma score. Results: Patients attending psychiatry OPD consistently gave responses indicating a greater degree of perceived stigma than those attending OPD for somatic disorders. This difference was almost 3–4 times more on most of the items (P < 0.001). Among somatic disorders, stigma was highest (even higher than psychiatric disorders) among STDs, tuberculosis and leprosy patients among these and psychiatric disorders the score was almost 3 times more compared to other somatic disorders (P < 0.001). The scale demonstrated good face, content, and construct validity. Reliability was also very high with Cronbach's alpha coefficient and Guttmann split-half reliability coefficient 0.932 and 0.901 indicating very good internal consistency of the 8-item scale. Conclusion: Stigma was higher among STD patients, tuberculosis, leprosy, and psychiatry patients as compared to patients suffering from somatic disorders. Assessment of stigma among these groups of patients can help in planning management and intervention to deal with stigma. This in turn can improve patient compliance. Keywords: Leprosy, psychiatry patients, sexually transmitted diseases, stigma, tuberculosis

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January 2015
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Profile of non-fatal injuries due to road traffic accidents from a industrial town in India.

Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2013 Jan;3(1):8-11

Department of Community Medicine, D Y Patil Medical College, Pune - 411018, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/2229-5151.109409DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665126PMC
January 2013
4 Reads
3 Citations

Behaviour related to safe driving among college youth in an industrial township.

Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2013 Jan;3(1):96-7

Department of Community Medicine, Terna Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/2229-5151.109435DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665132PMC
January 2013
3 Reads

Access to health services among slum dwellers in an industrial township and surrounding rural areas: a rapid epidemiological assessment.

J Family Med Prim Care 2012 Jan;1(1):20-6

Department of Community Medicine, D Y Patil Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/2249-4863.94444DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3893946PMC
January 2012
89 Reads
5 Citations

Dynamics of doctor-patient relationship: A cross-sectional study on concordance, trust, and patient enablement.

J Family Community Med 2012 Jan;19(1):12-9

Department of Community Medicine, D Y Patil Medical College, Pune, 411 018, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/2230-8229.94006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3326765PMC
January 2012
5 Reads
12 Citations

Objective structured clinical examination for undergraduates: is it a feasible approach to standardized assessment in India?

Indian J Ophthalmol 2011 May-Jun;59(3):211-4

Department of Ophthalmology, Pad. Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Dhankawadi, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0301-4738.81032DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3120241PMC
September 2011
3 Reads
4 Citations
0.930 Impact Factor

Gender differences in perception of workplace sexual harassment among future professionals.

Ind Psychiatry J 2011 Jan;20(1):21-4

Department of Community Medicine, MBBS Part III, D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0972-6748.98410DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3425241PMC
January 2011
4 Reads

Behavioral surveillance survey regarding human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome among high school and junior college students.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2010 Jan-Feb;76(1):33-7

Department of Community Medicine, D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune-18, Maharashtra, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0378-6323.58676DOI Listing
August 2010
4 Reads
1 Citation
1.325 Impact Factor

A study of physical activity habits of young adults.

Indian J Community Med 2010 Jul;35(3):450-1

Department of Community Medicine, DY Patil Medical College, Pune - 411 018, Maharashtra, India. E-mail:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0970-0218.69292DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2963899PMC
July 2010
192 Reads
1 Citation

Perception of violence against women among future health professionals in an Industrial Township.

Ind Psychiatry J 2010 Jul;19(2):90-3

Resident in Paediatrics, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0972-6748.90337DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3237137PMC
July 2010
3 Reads

Statistics without tears: Populations and samples.

Ind Psychiatry J 2010 Jan;19(1):60-5

Department of Community Medicine, D Y Patil Medical College, Pune, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0972-6748.77642DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3105563PMC
January 2010
89 Reads
4 Citations

Hypothesis testing, type I and type II errors.

Ind Psychiatry J 2009 Jul;18(2):127-31

Department of Community Medicine, D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune, India.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2996198PMC
July 2009
9 Reads
7 Citations

Can echocardiography be used for screening of rheumatic heart disease?

Indian J Community Med 2009 Jan;34(1):79

Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune - 411 018, Maharashtra, India. E-mail:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0970-0218.45386DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763660PMC
January 2009
3 Reads

Impact of doctor-patient communication on preoperative anxiety: Study at industrial township, Pimpri, Pune.

Ind Psychiatry J 2009 Jan;18(1):19-21

Department of Community Medicine, D Y Patil, Medical College, Pune - 411 018, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0972-6748.57852DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3016692PMC
January 2009
8 Reads
1 Citation

Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among health care workers in a teaching hospital in mumbai, India.

Indian J Community Med 2008 Jan;33(1):26-30

Department of Community Medicine, Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Pune - 411 018, Maharashtra, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0970-0218.39239DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2782223PMC
January 2008
3 Reads
14 Citations

Coronary heart disease: awareness of risk factors and lifestyle among school-going adolescents.

Indian J Med Sci 2007 Aug;61(8):474-6

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August 2007
3 Reads
4 Citations