Bhaskar Dasgupta

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1952 –


Who is Bhaskar Dasgupta?

Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta is a leading rheumatologist and Head of Rheumatology at Southend University Hospital, Essex, a leading UK Rheumatology department, offering specialist services for inflammatory arthritides. He is regarded as one of the leading clinicians in his specialty worldwide, and has helped Southend University Hospital grow to become one of the foremost centres of Rheumatological advancement globally. The Unit is renowned for research, teaching and training.

Dasgupta, also Clinical Director of Research at the Hospital, was awarded an Honorary Professorship by the University of Essex – the hospital’s first professorship at a UK university, and has been key to forging strong links between the hospital and academia, with the relationship of the University of Essex and Southend Hospital. Under his leadership, the hospital has developed a research culture responsible for the second highest portfolio activity within the Essex & Hertfordshire CLRN.

An international expert in giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica, Professor Dasgupta is well known for his ground-breaking work on establishing criteria for diagnosing giant cell arteritis. Dasgupta and a cross border group of Doctors are seeking to educate their fellow medical professionals on the symptoms and prevent unnecessary blindness.

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on July 23, 2013


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