Location: Harpenden, United Kingdom
Debabrata Chatterjee, CHM, FRCS, FRCSE, FICS, D.Sc.Hons., Surgeon, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in general surgery.
With more than 40 years of professional excellence in the healthcare industry, Dr. Chatterjee has served as a teacher, researcher, and service administrator throughout the United Kingdom since 1965. Formerly a medical practitioner in South Uist, Scotland, from 1982 to 2002, he previously served Sacred Heart Hospital, Spire Harpenden Hospital, North West Thames Regional Health Authority, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Plymouth General Hospital, and Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh as a consultant and general surgeon from 1977 to 2002. A lecturer, consultant, and general surgeon with the University Hospital of the West Indies in Jamaica, he also served as an assistant general surgeon in Northern Ireland from 1971 to 1974, a senior surgical registrar, tutor and First Assistant in The University College hospital, Cork in surgery in Ireland from 1970 to 1971, and a surgical registrar in London, Liverpool and Leeds from 1965 to 1970. He commenced his career as a Senior House Surgeon and House Surgeon of Surgery, House Surgeon of Medicine, gynecology, orthopaedics, and urology at the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital and Kent Hospitals from 1960 to 1964.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Chatterjee was an examiner at the University of the West Indies from 1974 to 1977, a university undergraduate and postgraduate teacher from 1965 to 1981, and a professor of surgery for the Government of West Bengal, Calcutta. Notably, he was a distinguished emeritus professor for The Bibliotheque: World Wide Society and a researcher in his field.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Chatterjee pursued a formal education, receiving a Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Calcutta in 1960. He followed these accomplishments with a research fellowship at the University of Liverpool from 1965 to 1967. Soon thereafter, he earned a Master of Surgery from the University of Liverpool in 1973. After obtaining some hands-on experience in the field, he returned to his education and completed coursework in law at the University of London from 2002 to 2006, and Islamic Studies in Spain from 2006 to 2009. He received an honorary doctorate from the International Institute for Advanced Studies in 2016.
Now in retirement, Dr. Chatterjee has dedicated much of his time and expertise to the study of philosophy, authoring several books and essays, such as “Philosophical Basis of Mahayana Buddhism” in 2010 and Essays on Philosophy and Literature in 2016, Papers and Lectures on a variety of subjects, such as “Perpetual Peace of Kant,” in 2003 – to date and continuing. A contributor of articles to professional journals, he also penned ten books of verse throughout his career. In addition, Dr. Chatterjee maintains affiliation with several organizations, including as a Charles Darwin associate with the New York Academy of Sciences in 1999. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the British Science Association, a Life Member of the Jamaican Cancer Society, a Life Member Rationalist Press Association and British Humanist Movement. In addition, he was a founding member of the British Association of Surgical Oncology and the British Society of Minimal Invasive Surgeons.
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to medicine, Dr. Chatterjee has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career. Elected a fellow of several societies, including the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal Society of Medicine, the International College of Surgeons, and the Association of Surgeons of Great Britian and Ireland, he has won the Outstanding Scholar Award from the International Institute for Advanced Studies every year since 2002. In addition, he won the Glory of India Award from the India International Friendship Society in 2005, the Distinguished Professor Award by The Bibliotheque: World Wide Society in 2003, and Best Teacher Award from the University of the West Indies in 1976. Earlier in his career, he received several grants from such institutions as The University of the West Indies, the Medical Education and Research Council in Belfast, Ireland, the Medical Research Council of Ireland, and the University of Liverpool.
Attributing his success to his persistence and ability to try new things, Dr. Chatterjee is the father of three children and two grandchildren. He has been selected for inclusion into several editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World. Looking toward the future, Dr. Chatterjee hopes to pursue with studies, writings and Lecturing in Philosophy and Literature, The New Features and Popular features.
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