Dr. Barnali Das

Dr. Barnali Das

Lead Consultant

  • Biochemistry, Immunology & Toxicology

MBBS, MD, DNB (Biochemistry), PGDHHM

  • YEARS OF PRACTICE: Around 20 years.
  • GENDER: Female
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Hindi, English, Bengali
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Biography

Dr. Barnali Das is lead consultant, leading Biochemistry, Immunology & Toxicology sections of Laboratory Medicine. She is also Quality Improvement Champion: Jan, 2021 onwards and Member of Institutional Ethics Committee – Academics: 2018 onwards. Other responsibilities she holds are:Executive Member, Scientific Division of International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine (IFCC): 2018 onwards; First Chair of American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC), India Section: 2018 onwards; Member of ICMR Task Force for Establishment of Reference Interval in Indian Population (TERIIP): 2022 onwards; Corresponding Member of IFCC Committee for Reference Interval & Decision Limits (C-RIDL): 2014 onwards; Member of AACC Subcommittee of Global Affairs: 2022 onwards; NABL Technical Assessor: 2011 onwards; College of American Pathologist Inspector: 2011 onwards; Editorial Board Member (Reviews Editor) of Practical Laboratory Medicine (PLM), Elsevier: 2021- 2024; Founding Member of Member, CAHO. She is in the Scientific Program Committee of IFCC WORLDLAB – EUROMEDLAB2023 in Rome. Dr. Barnali is recipient of three oration awards and seven international and eight national awards.

My Mantra

“To be better than I used to be. Let’s be humble, be passionate and always try to give 100% whatever I do.”

AREA(S) OF INTEREST:

Clinical Chemistry, Immunology, Autoimmune Markers, Standardization & Harmonization of Immuno assays; Cardiac Markers (High Sensitive Troponins), Neuroimmune Markers, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and ICH Biomarkers, Laboratory Quality Management, Lean Six Sigma Implementation, Covid 19 Routine Lab Biomarkers, Thyroid Function Test, Glycated Hemoglobin Harmonization and Hemoglobinopathy, Population Based Reference Interval Establishment, Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Total Lab Automation, Clinical Decision Support and Digital Health etc.

TREATMENTS/PROCEDURES OFFERED:

Clinical Biochemistry, Immunology, Immunofluorescence microscopy for autoimmune diseases, Hormonal assay, Tumour marker, Allergy testing, Prenatal screening, Electrophoresis, HPLC and many others (350 different bioassay & immunoassay parameters)

NAME OF INSTITUTE(S):

    Dr. Barnali Das has done her M.B.B.S. from Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi and MD and DNB (Biochemistry) from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi. She have also completed Post graduate diploma in hospital & healthcare management (PGDHHM) and certificate course in clinical research (CCCR). Subsequently, she has done management development training programs from IIT Bombay and IIM-Indore and Six Sigma Green Belt Training from ISI.

    She has also completed courses like Post Graduate Excellence Program on Atopic Disorders from Boston University School of Medicine, American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Point of Care (POCT) Course, several Courses in Quality Management, such as College of American Pathologist's comprehensive Team Leader Study; ISO15189, 2012 and many others.

Dr. Barnali is recipient of three oration awards and seven international and eight national awards from

  • College of American Pathologist (CAP Inspector Excellence Honour),
  • American Association of Clinical Chemistry (Outstanding Speaker Award),
  • 2022 Certificate of honor for Excellence Prize (Immunology Case Study) and 3rd Prize ( Biochemistry Case Study) for International Laboratory Medicine Case Contest organized by International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), CAHO- Consortium of Accredited Health care Organization, IACPaLM (Indonesian Association of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine), TBD (Turkish Biochemical Society) and Mindray.
  • 2022 “APAC Leadership Award” in APAC HealthTech Innovation Conclave organized by Dell Technologies and Intel.
  • 2020 & 2021 Univants of Healthcare excellence Global Achievement Award. The UNIVANTS of Healthcare Excellence Program is founded by the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), AACC (American Association for Clinical Chemistry), EHMA (European Health Management Association), Modern Healthcare, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), and the Institute of Health Economics (IHE); each in partnership with Abbott(one of the 7 teams earning the achievement honour amongst 180 initiated applications from 141 countries) by Univants of Healthcare excellence. This is also the first healthcare institution recognised from India, second in Asia.
  • International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine (IFCC Development of Quality Competence in Medical Laboratories- DQMCL Award),
  • Asia Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry (Young Scientist Scholarship),
  • Reliance Group Corporate Social Responsibility (The Woman of Substance Award),
  • Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital Oration Award, 2021,
  • Dr. T. N. Pattabhiraman Oration Award, 2014 byAssociation of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI),
  • PitabusJamuna Burma Memorial Award, 2007by ACBI,
  • Dr. C. Sita Devi Award, 2005 by ACBI and
  • Dr. Ajit Singh Saini Oration Award, 2014 by Association of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI),
  • Brig. Ramesh Sinha Memorial Certificate & Gold Medal by AMBI.
  • “Express HealthcareDiagnostic Leadership Award in Achiever Category” from Indian Express Group,
  • Zee Business National Healthcare Leadership Award in ‘Woman Leadership Category’.
  • Recently she has received ‘Global Investigator Award’ in LMCE KSLM Laboratory Medicine Congress & Exhibition 2021 & 62nd Annual Meeting, October, 2021.
  • She is recipient of ‘2021 The White Knight Award, Healthcare Heroes of India’ by Metropolis Healthcare for COVID task force work.
  • Under her leadership, the Biochemistry and Immunology Department of KDAH has been awarded the 2021 Diagnostic Leadership Award, under the category of Pioneering Smart Lab Department, organized by EletsEHealth in association with NABL.
  • 2019 “Healthcare Leader in Quality & Management” Award from 9th MT India Healthcare Award in Voice of Healthcare (VOH) conference,
  • Asia Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry (APFCB Young Scientist Scholarship),
  • ‘Custodians of Humanity Award 2021’ by Integrated Global Healthcare Mission (IGHM) for COVID Task Force Work.
  • She has been honored as “Best Docs/ Top Doctors Mumbai 2022, 2021 & 2020” in the General Pathology field in the magazine ‘Outlook’ and in the ‘India Today’.
  • She is collaborating projects with IIT Bombay and other institutes.
  • She is guide for Msc., PhD,BTechand MTech students.
  • Recipient of several national & international research grants.
  • Co-Principal Investigators of two digital health projects at Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH) at IIT Bombay (Developing AKI electronic alert model and Machine Learning based Covid biomarker risk stratification).
  • Her biography featured in a book named “And So Can You” (where 17 successful doctors share their inspiring stories).
  • She has many research publications in international & national journals (like Clinical Chemistry, European Thyroid Journal, Clinical Biochemistry, Indian Heart Journal, IJCB and IJMB etc.). Her work featured in many news articles in Times of India first page, Hindustan Times, DainikJagran, Express Healthcare, CLN News, IFCC enews and cover story of many other magazines.
  • She has delivered more than 100 invited talks & plenary lectures; 3 orations and chaired more than 50 sessions in conferences in different countries.
  • She has delivered lectures, short courses and webinars in conferences in US, Europe, SriLanka, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, South Africa, Singapore, Phillipines, Indonesia and other countries. Her AACC University short course was recognized as “Best of AACC”.
  • Dr. Barnali was the organizing secretary of 5 conferences, 3 symposiums and several webinars in India under the auspices of IFCC and AACC. As a member of IFCC C-STFT, she has conducted free thyroid screening camps in Mumbai, India.
  • Approved as teacher of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, 2007.
  • Faculty, Membership of Indian Board of Clinical Biochemistry (MIBCB) Course under Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI).
  • She is a guide for PhD and MSc students and teacher of MD, DNB, MBBS, BTech, MTech. and MSc. Students.
  • Associated with VigyanJyoti Program in IIT under DST scheme to mentor, empower and motivate girls from KendriyaVidyalayas from different parts of India to opt for medicine and science.
  • Served as honorary doctor in Mobile medical service in the slum areas of Bhatti mines & Ashok Nagar, Delhi, conducted by Ramakrishna Mission Free TB Clinic & Medical Center.

Lead Consultant, heading Biochemistry, Immunology& Toxicology Department, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute, Mumbai, India.

  • Quality Improvement Champion of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute (KDAH), Mumbai, India: Jan, 2021 – till now.
  • Clinical Biochemist in SRL Ranbaxy, Mumbai: 2007 -2008.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Kasturba Medical College, MAHE, Manipal.
  • Lecturer in TNMC B.Y.L Nair Charitable Hospital: 2006 – 2007.

Organizational Experience

  • West Zone Secretary, ACBI, 2022 Onwards.
  • Executive Member, Scientific Division, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), 2018 – 202Chair, American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Indian Section.
  • Member, Subcommittee of Global Affairs (SGA), AACC, 2022 Onwards.
  • Member, ICMR Taskforce on Establishment of Reference Intervals in Indian Population (TERIIP).
  • National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL) Assessor: 2011 onwards.
  • College of American Pathologist Inspector: 2011 Onwards Member, IFCC Committee on Standardization of Thyroid Functions Tests (C-STFT), 2011 – Dec, 2017.
  • Founding Member & Life Member, CAHO.
  • Corresponding Member for IFCC Committee for Reference Interval & Decision Limit (IFCC C-RIDL), 2014 - Till date.
  • Reviews Editor, Practical Laboratory Medicine, Elsevier: 2021- 2024.
  • Chair of Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine (JABLM): 2020-2022.
  • Scientific Program Committee of IFCC EuroMedLab 2023 in Rome.
  • Co-Principal Investigator at Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH) at IIT Bombay: 2021 onwards. Collaborating in projects of IIT Bombay.
  • Member, Institutional Ethics Committee – Academics, KDAH: 2018 – till now.

Dr. Barnali Das has done her M.B.B.S. from Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi and MD and DNB (Biochemistry) from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi. Subsequently, she has done management development training from IIT Bombay, and also pursued courses in Clinical Trial and PGDM in Hospital & Health Care Management. She has done Green Belt (Six Sigma) from Indian Statistical Institute. She has also completed courses in Quality Management, such as College of American Pathologist's comprehensive Team Leader Study; ISO 15189, 2012 and many others.

Academics/Research/Awards

  • Dr. Barnali is recipient of Seven International and Five National Awards & Grants from American Association of Clinical Chemistry, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine, Asia Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry, Reliance Group Corporate Social Responsibility, Association of Clinical Biochemists of India, Association of Medical Biochemists of India.
  • Dr Das has been awarded the Dr. T. N. Pattabhiraman Oration Award. This award is conferred by the ACBI to a person of eminence who has contributed significantly to the growth and practice of laboratory medicine in the areas of research, diagnostics and teaching. Through this oration the Association honours the distinguished scientists to deliver lecture on subjects of interest to laboratory medicine community.
  • Dr. Ajit Singh Saini Oration Award by AMBI.
  • IFCC Development of Quality Competence in Medical laboratories (DQCML) Award & Travel Grant in International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & EuroMedLab, Berlin.
  • Asia Pacific Federation of Clinical Biochemistry Young Scientist Scholarship in 11th APCCB, Beijing.
  • American Assocition of Clinical Chemistry Gallwas Award & Membership Grant twice.
  • Reliance Group Corporate Social Responsibility: The Woman of Substance Award, 2012
  • Pitabus Jamuna Burma Memorial Award by ACBI.
  • Dr. C. Sita Devi Award by ACBI
  • Brig. Ramesh Sinha Memorial Certificate & Gold Medal, by AMBI.

She has been honored as “ Best Docs Mumbai 2022, 2021 & 2020” in the General Pathology field in the magazine ‘Outlook’ and “Top Doctors Mumbai 2022, 2021, 2020” in the ‘India Today’.

Mention in the:

  • Times of India 1st Page (All over India edition & Mumbai edition): Hospital test can rule out heart attacks.
  • Hindustan Times: Heart attacks going undiagnosed in women? Times of India: Enigma behind thyroid function tests – Standardization efforts.
  • Express Healthcare: Filtering Value CLN News, US: Improving your Lab management strategy
  • European Thyroid Journal & Clinical Biochemistry: A progress report of IFCC committee for Standardization of thyroid function tests.
  • Coverstory: Simple steps to standardize your liver profileClinical Biochemistry: Lipid Pentad Index: A novel biomarker of premature CAD.
  • Cover story: Standardization and Harmonization of Biochemistry & Immunoassays; Covid Biomarkers.
  • Lab leadership during Pandemic in Clinical Laboratory News, Clinical Chemistry.

And many others

PUBLICATIONS

  • Lipid Pentad Index: A novel biomarker of premature CAD. Clinical Biochemistry, 2007, 40 (1-2): 18-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2006.08.016
  • Stem cells: A new promise. Indian Journal of Medical Biochemistry, 2007; Vol 11, No.2, 2007.
  • Validation Protocol: First Step of a Lean-Total Quality Management Principle in a New Laboratory Set-up in a Tertiary Care Hospital in India. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 2011, 26 (3): p235–243. doi: 10.1007/s12291-011-0110-x
  • A Progress Report of the IFCC Committee for Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests. European Thyroid Journal, 2014; 3: p109–116. DOI: 10.1159/000358270
  • Harmonization of Serum Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Measurements Paves the Way for the Adoption of a More Uniform Reference Interval. Clinical Chemistry, 2017; Volume 63, Issue 7: p1248–1260, DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2016.269456.
  • Monitoring the Stability of the Standardization Status of FT4 and TSH Assays by Use of Daily Outpatient Medians and Flagging Frequencies. Clinica Chimica Acta; 2017, Volume 467: p 8-14. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2016.04.032.
  • Standardization of free thyroxine measurements paves the way for the adoption of a more uniform reference interval. Clinical Chemistry, 2017; Volume 63, Issue 10: p1642–1652, DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2017.274407
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 Levels in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients of India. Indian Journal of Nephrology, 2017; 27 (1): p9-12. doi: 10.4103/0971-4065.177137
  • Lipid pentad index: A better index of dyslipidemias in children of premature coronary artery disease patients in India. ATHEROSCLEROSIS SUPPLEMENTS, 2006, Volume 7, Issue 3, p70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2006.08.016
  • ST2 elevation in heart failure, predictive of a high early mortality. Indian Heart Journal, 2018; 70(6): p822-827. DOI: 10.1016/j.ihj.2018.08.019
  • Comparison of Diagnostic Accuracy of Active B12 (Holotranscobalamin) and Total Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) and Verification of Active B12 Test. Indian Journal of Medical Biochemistry, 2020; 24(1): p25–31. https://www.ijmb.in/doi/IJMB/pdf/10.5005/jp-journals-10054-0133
  • Cardiac biomarkers in patients with COVID-19.IJMB, 2020; 24(2): p43–49. DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10054-0157
  • Evaluation of the Role of Routine Laboratory Biomarkers in COVID-19 Patients: Perspective from a Tertiary Care Hospital in India. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 2021; 36(4): p473–484. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12291-021-00978-x

Newspaper & Magazine Articles:

  • AACC Clinical Laboratory News (CLN): From Routine Analytes to Cytokines: Diagnosticians Deliver Value to COVID-19 Diagnosis, Management, and Risk Assessment.
  • Express Healthcare: Routine lab markers in COVID 19 patients: Chasing the storm in Indian perspective.
  • Medical Buyer: Resilience is the key to decode lab diagnostics during COVID.
  • DainikJagran: News Article in Hindi.
  • Mindfocus Interview: Harmonisation and Standardisation of laboratory testing is the need of the hour.
  • Cover story TechAgappe: Race against Covid 19: redefines the role of laboratory physicians.
  • IndiaMedToday Cover story: Covid 19 Laboratory Diary: This too shall pass.
  • Express Healthcare: A race against time: Chasing Procalcitonin biomarker in early sepsis diagnosis.
  • Merillife: Innovation and Laboratory Management Strategies: Role of Lean-six sigma and Brain to brain loop of Laboratory Testing.
  • Medical Buyer: In quest of Laboratory Management Reform.
  • Times of India 1st Page (All over India edition & Mumbai edition): Hospital test worth Rs 200 can rule out heart attacks.
  • Hindustan Times: Heart attacks going undiagnosed in women?
  • Times of India: Enigma behind thyroid function tests – Standardization efforts.
  • Express Healthcare: Filtering Value.
  • Medical Buyer: Adding value to laboratory testing.
  • CLN News, US: Improving your Lab management strategy.
  • TechagappeCoverstory: Simple steps to standardize your liver profile.
  • Medical Buyer: The Oddyssey of Clinical Chemistry And Immunoassay Test Results: Harmonisation of Discordant Notes.
  • Medgate Today: Harmonisation and Standardization of Laboratory Testing is the Need of the Hour.
  • eHEALTH: Total Laboratory Automation (TLA) and AI: Connecting the Brain to Brain Loop for Lab Testing.
  • Express Healthcare: Harmonisation of discordant notes of cardiac markers and its implications for clinical decisions in cardiovascular disease
  • CLN News on Univants award: Interdisciplinary teams show tenacity in the pursuit of quality.
  • IFCC enews: Increased detection of acute myocardial infarction in women using sex-specific upper reference limits
  • CLN Daily, 7th June, 2022: A Global Perspective on Clinical Laboratory Leadership and Management During a Pandemic.
  • Biography has been featured in a book named “And So Can You” (where 17 successful doctors share their inspiring stories).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Life Member of ACBI, AMBI, ACCLMP and CAHO.
  • Member of AACC.
  • Executive Member, Scientific Division, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), 2018 – 202Chair, American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Indian Section.
  • Member, Subcommittee of Global Affairs (SGA), AACC, 2022 Onwards.
  • Member, ICMR Taskforce on Establishment of Reference Intervals in Indian Population (TERIIP).
  • West Zone Secretary, ACBI.
  • West Zone Representative, Diagnostic Division of CAHO.
No. Journal Code Department Type Download
1 10 Laboratory Medicine National Download

Publication/Talk Title : Comparison of Diagnostic Accuracy of Active B12 (Holotranscobalamin) and Total Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) and Verification of Active B12 Test

Journal Published : Indian Journal of Medical Biochemistry, 2020; 24(1): p25–31

2 09 Laboratory Medicine National Download

Publication/Talk Title : Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 Levels in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients of India

Journal Published : Indian Journal of Nephrology, 2017; 27 (1): p9-12

3 08 Laboratory Medicine International Download

Publication/Talk Title : A Progress Report of the IFCC Committee for Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests

Journal Published : European Thyroid Journal, 2014; 3: p109–116

4 07 Laboratory Medicine International Download

Publication/Talk Title : Lipid Pentad Index: A novel biomarker of premature CAD

Journal Published : Clinical Biochemistry, 2007, 40 (1-2): 18-24

5 06 Laboratory Medicine International Download

Publication/Talk Title : Standardization of free thyroxine measurements paves the way for the adoption of a more uniform reference interval

Journal Published : Clinical Chemistry, 2017; Volume 63, Issue 10: p1642–1652

6 05 Laboratory Medicine International Download

Publication/Talk Title : Harmonization of Serum Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Measurements Paves the Way for the Adoption of a More Uniform Reference Interval

Journal Published : Clinical Chemistry, 2017; Volume 63, Issue 7: p1248–1260, DOI: 10.1373/clinchem.2016.269456

7 04 Laboratory Medicine National Download

Publication/Talk Title : Evaluation of the Role of Routine Laboratory Biomarkers in COVID-19 Patients: Perspective from a Tertiary Care Hospital in India

Journal Published : Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 2021; 36(4): p473–484

8 03 Laboratory Medicine National Download

Publication/Talk Title : ST2 elevation in heart failure, predictive of a high early mortality

Journal Published : Indian Heart Journal, 2018; 70(6): p822-827

9 02 Laboratory Medicine International Download

Publication/Talk Title : Lipid pentad index: A better index of dyslipidemias in children of premature coronary artery disease patients in India

Journal Published : ATHEROSCLEROSIS SUPPLEMENTS, 2006, Volume 7, Issue 3, p70

10 01 Laboratory Medicine International Download

Publication/Talk Title : Monitoring the Stability of the Standardization Status of FT4 and TSH Assays by Use of Daily Outpatient Medians and Flagging Frequencies

Journal Published : Clinica Chimica Acta; 2017, Volume 467: p 8-14

11 127 Laboratory Medicine National Download

Publication/Talk Title : Validation Protocol: First Step of a Lean-Total Quality Management Principle in a New Laboratory Set-up in a Tertiary Care Hospital in India

Journal Published : Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry

12 49 Laboratory Medicine International Download

Publication/Talk Title : A Progress Report of the IFCC Committee for Standardization of Thyroid Function Tests

Journal Published : European Thyroid Journal

13 28 Laboratory Medicine International Download

Publication/Talk Title : Monitoring the Stability of the Standardization Status of FT4 and TSH Assays by Use of Daily Outpatient Medians and Flagging Frequencies

Journal Published : International Journal of Clinical Chemistry and Diagnostic Laboratory Medicine

14 19 Laboratory Medicine International Download

Publication/Talk Title : Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 Levels in Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients in India

Journal Published : Indian Journal of Nephrology

15 15 Laboratory Medicine International Download

Publication/Talk Title : Harmonization of Serum Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Measurements Paves the Way for the Adoption of a More Uniform Reference Interval

Journal Published : Clinical Chemistry

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