Dr. Amitava Dasgupta


Position:
Director of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Specialty:
Toxicology, Clinical Chemistry
Affiliation:
University of Texas - Health Sciences in Houston

Dr. Amitava Dasgupta was born in Calcutta, India, and came to the United States in 1980 at age 22. He received his Ph.D. in 1986 in Chemistry from Stanford University and completed his postdoctoral training in Clinical Chemistry from the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington at Seattle. He is board certified in both Toxicology and Clinical Chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. Currently, he is a tenured Full Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston and the Director of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratory of Memorial-Hermann Laboratory Services. Dr. Dasgupta’s major focus of research is in the field of toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring. He has published 201 scientific papers; written many invited review articles and abstracts; and edited, co-edited, co-authored and written a total of 19 books. He is on the Editorial Board of five major journals including the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Clinica Chimica Acta and Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis. He is the recipient of the 2009 Irvine Sunshine Award from the International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT) for outstanding contribution in clinical toxicology, and in 2010 he received the AACC Outstanding Contribution to Education Award.