Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari, MBBS, PhD

Project Director, Centre for Health Informatics of the National Health Portal

Prof. Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari has been a hardcore academician since the last 16 years and is regarded as a pioneer in spreading awareness of health informatics in India. Currently he is the Project Director of the Centre for Health Informatics of the National Health Portal at the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi. He had been the Founding Director of CAL2CAL Institute and the Founding Professor and Head of the Department of Health Informatics at Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences, Dhaka, Bangladesh. With his past faculty positions with the IIT (Kharagpur), the Manipal, Amrita and PSG groups, and post-doctoral positions in the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, he has had a wide and varied experience in both healthcare and technology academia. He is a Fellow and Faculty of the PSG-FAIMER South Asia Regional Institute.

Chairman [2011-2013] and also the Chair, Education Committee [2009-2013] for Health Level Seven (HL7) India.

Vice President of the Indian Association for Medical Informatics [2011-2013].

Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Journal of Medical Informatics [2007- 2010]

He has written a book “A Short Introduction to Biomedical Engineering” (Universities Press / CRC Press) and has edited another book “Depression and Dementia: Progress in Brain Research, Clinical Applications and Future Trends” (Nova, USA).

He has numerous publications and awards for medical informatics and education. He has been selected as one of the fifty best teachers in the country by the Department of Atomic Energy, in July-August 2004. He has been awarded the prestigious “SSLS Memorial Award 2000-2001” from the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), for research in Biomedical Engineering. He is a member of the Expert Committee on Standards for Electronic Medical Records, Working Groups on Indian Health Information Network Development (iHIND) and Health Literacy and Portal, of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Globally he is an emissary of health informatics standards in the form of being an HL7 Ambassador – a select representative of the global standards HL7 for healthcare.