Biography

Amitava Dasgupta received his undergraduate education in India and came to the US in 1980. He received his PhD in Chemistry from Stanford University and completed his Clinical Chemistry/Toxicology fellowship from The University of Washington at Seattle. His first faculty appointment was at The University of Chicago as the Assistant Professor of Pathology. Dr. Dasgupta directs clinical chemistry, toxicology and point of care services at the Laboratory Services of Memorial Hermann-TMC. In addition he is also the Medical Director of the limited services laboratory of the TIRR-Memorial Hospital. More recently in October 2008, he assumed the responsibility of the director of the HPLC Drug Monitoring Laboratory in the Division of Immunology and Organ Transplantation.

Dr. Dasgupts’s research interest is in the field of toxicology. He is on the editorial board of American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Clinica Chimica Act and Journal of Clinical Laboratory Medicine. He has published over 175 papers in peer reviewed journals, many book chapters and edited four books as well as written two books. In 2009 he received Irvine Sunshine Award from the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology for his outstanding contributions in clinical toxicology research.

Education

Senior Fellow
Clinical Chemistry, Department of Laboratory Medicine University of Washington, 1988
Ph.D.
Organic Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1986
M.S.
Analytical Chemistry. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1981

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Clinical Toxicology, Clinical Chemistry, Point of Care Services, Drug Monitoring Lab, Immunology and Organ Transplantation

Additional Information

Licenses and Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Chemistry

Clinical Chemistry 1991

Toxicological Chemistry 1993

Clinical Chemist, NRCC 1988

Toxicological Chemist, NRCC  1989

California Clinical Chemist Scientist License

Current Professional Affiliations

American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Fellow, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry

International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology

Academy of Clinical Laboratories Physicians and Scientists

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Honors and Awards

American Association for Clinical Chemistry 2010: Outstanding Contributions in Education Award

International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT) 2009: Irvine Sunshine Award for outstanding contributions in clinical toxicology.

May 17, 2005: Congressional Testimony before the Committee on Energy and Commerce: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, WashingtonDC; Topic: Effectiveness of cleansing agents and urinary adulterants to beat tests for the presence of illicit drugs.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry 2003: International Travel Fellowship Award.

International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT) 2003: International Traveling Lectureship Award.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry-Texas Section 2002: Outstanding Clinical Chemist Award.

International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT) 1997: Young Investigator Award.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: Outstanding Speaker Award (Speaker score 90% or above): 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry 1993: George Grannis Award for Research by a young investigator.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry 1991: Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator.

American Association for Clinical Chemistry-Chicago Section 1990: Young Clinical Chemist Research Award

Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, 1988: Young Investigator Award with Distinction

1987: Young investigator Award

American Journal of Nursing: 2010 Book of the Year Award (2nd place, three books were awarded) in “Consumer Health” category for the book “Prescription or Poison: Benefits and Dangers of Herbal Remedies” Published by Hunter House Press, Alameda, CA in 2010.

ForeWord Review: 2010 Book of the Year Award: Finalist in Health Category for the book “Prescription of Poison: Benefits and Dangers of Herbal Remedies”

ForeWord Review: 2011 Book of the Year Award: Finalist in Health Category for the book “Science of Drinking: How alcohol affects your body and mind” (Rowman and Littlefield, Publisher, New York, Lanham, Toronto, 2011)”