Amitabha Basu

Amitabha Basu

MBBS, MD, M. Clin.Ed

School of Medicine

Dean of Basic Sciences, Professor Pathology and the Chair.


Pathology and Clinical Nutrition


Dr. Amitabha Basu, MBBS, MD (Path), MClinEd (Edin), is the Dean of Basic Sciences. He joined the SMUSOM faculty in June 2006. His areas of expertise include medical education, pathology and clinical nutrition. Dr Basu has more than a decade of training and experience as a histopathologist in various hospitals in India and Nepal.

He has been awarded several Golden apple awards during his time at SMUSOM. In addition to his teaching, which spans over two decades, he has extensive experience in research on clinical teaching in medicine, faculty development, curriculum reform, and innovations in medical education. His research activities span both anatomical pathology and medical education, and they have been published in various national and international journals, namely the Am J Clin Pathol, British Medical Journal, Indian Journal of Applied Research etc. He has presented at several medical conferences, including the IAMSE, Ottawa Conference organized by AMEE and American Cytopathology.

Dr Basu's research interests and presentations include assessment, peer tutoring, academic in virtual environments and team-based learning. He also serves as a reviewer of pathology articles and is the author of several books on Pathology. Dr Basu is currently pursuing a degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Edinburgh, which is due to be completed in 2022. An avid family man, Dr Basu believes in team effort, consistency and nurturing and developing physician-leaders.

Additional Information:

- Instructor, BLS – American Heart Association.

- ESME Certificate in Medical Education (ESME Leadership in Medical Education).

- Various CME courses from Harvard University.

- Record of achievement Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control.

Teaching and assessment, curriculum designing and execution, educational research, public speaking and Histopathologist.
Recipient of Several SMU Golden Apple Awards and Dean's Awards, Reviewer of Medical Science Educator, Visiting Fellowship in Gynecological Pathology (Massachusetts General Hospital), Cayman Mentoring Award.
More than a dozen publications in various international journals including Journal of Cytology, American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Annals of Tropical Medicine, Public Health, BMJ, The FASEB Journal, Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences | Published by Wolters Kluwer ‐ Medknow, Indian Journal Of Applied Research, etc.
Dr Basu's research interests include assessment, peer tutoring, academic in virtual environments and team-based learning.

Service Learning: A Framework for Enhancing Learning Opportunity at A Caribbean Medical School at 2020 IAMSE Virtual Conference, to be held June 15-18, 2020.

Perception on Interprofessional Education (IPE): An analysis of reflected essays by Basic Science students at IAMSE19 in Roanoke.

Motivations, expectations, and experiences of new peer tutors in a Caribbean medical school at 2018 IAMSE Annual Meeting to be held in Henderson, NV, USA.
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