Dr. Rupjyoti Talukdar, Director Pancreatology

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Dr. Rupjyoti Talukdar


Director Pancreatology



Clinical Pancreatologist (Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, USA)

Clinician Scientist & Head Pancreas Research Group & Div. of GUT Microbiome Research

Professional Synopsis:

Dr. Rupjyoti Talukdar is a highly accomplished physician who had done his MBBS and MD (Internal Medicine) from Guwahati Medical College, Assam. After completion of MD, he pursued Senior Residency in Gastroenterology at PSRI, New Delhi. Following senior residency, he joined the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, the USA as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. After completion of his post-doc, Dr. Talukdar joined the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA, where he completed his Advanced GI- Pancreatology Fellowship. He also held the designation of Instructor of Medicine at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education (MSGME). After joining the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology in 2011, he spent a short stint as a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He has a rich clinical experience of 14 years post-MD and has expertise in handling the most complex cases in the subject.

During his training period and thereafter, besides patient care, he has been spearheading several research areas in pancreatology such as the elucidation of the early molecular events in acute pancreatitis, identification of prognostic markers and therapeutic targets in acute pancreatitis, gut microbiota and GI/pancreatic diseases, stellate cells in the pathogenesis of chronic pancreatitis, pain mechanisms and management in chronic pancreatitis, depression and quality of life in chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic genetics. He is among the handful clinicians in India who are involved in bench research and heads his own group of basic science researchers. His research group is the first in India to have isolated pancreatic stellate cells from human and murine pancreas. He is also a member of the pancreatic islet transplantation team at the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology.

He has extensively published original research articles, invited reviews, and editorials in high impact international and national journals. He also has several book chapters and health-related articles for the general public to his credit. He serves as Associate Editor for the journal BMC Gastroenterology, an editorial board member for the journal Pancreatology and reviewer for at least 17 international and 2 national journals. He is an active member of several professional organizations such as the American Gastroenterological Association, International Association of Pancreatology, American Pancreatic Association, Indian Society of Gastroenterology, and Association of Physicians of India. He is also a member of the working committee on SIBO in gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Talukdar is being invited regularly as a speaker at several GI conferences and continuing medical education (CME) meetings.

Areas Of Interest/ Expertise:

  1. Acute pancreatitis
  2. Chronic pancreatitis
  3. Autoimmune pancreatitis
  4. Cystic lesion of pancreas
  5. Pancreatic tumour/cancer
  6. Gut microbial dysbiosis in pancreatic diseases
  7. Pancreatic islet transplant

Accomplishment & Awards:

  1. Welcome, DBT India Alliance Fellowship to study the alteration of the gut microbiome and its effect on chronic pancreatitis and associated metabolic abnormalities, from 2018-2023.
  2. Fellowship of Indian College of Physicians (FICP) by the Indian College of Physicians, September,
  3. American Pancreatic Association Travel Award to present the research paper at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the APA, Boston, USA, October 26-29, 2016.
  4. IDDF Master Class participant at the International Digestive Diseases Forum 2016 meeting in Hong Kong, 3-4 June 2016.
  5. Best paper award for the study titled Study of Gut Microbiome in Chronic Pancreatitis.
  6. Association With Pancreatogenic Diabetes (Type 3C Diabetes) and Exocrine Insufficiency, that was presented at the 23rd UEGW Meeting at Barcelona on 26th October 2015
  7. National Scholar Award for the study titled Immune pathogenesis of alcoholic pancreatitis in humans, that was presented at the 22nd United European Gastroenterology Week at Vienna
    from 18-22nd October 2014
  8. Welcome-DBT India Alliance Fellowship to study the pathogenic mechanism of acinar cell injury in human acute pancreatitis 2012-2017.
  9. Young Investigator Award for the study titled Admission SIRS score predicts the development of primary intra-abdominal infection in patients with severe acute pancreatitis, that was presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the American Pancreas Association at Chicago; 3 rd -6th November,
  10. Systopic Award of Excellence for poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology at Kolkata, November 2009.
  11. European Pancreas Club Travel Scholarship to present the research paper at the 41st Meeting of the EPC in Szeged, Hungary; July 2009.
  12. NPF Scholarship from the National Pancreas Foundation, USA; April 2009.
  13. Bharat Jyoti Award, by the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, 2008.
  14. National Pancreas Foundation award for best abstract in basic pancreatology at the 38th Annual Meeting of the American Pancreatic Association, 2007, at Chicago.
  15. American Pancreatic Association Travel Award, to present the research paper at the 38th Annual Meeting of the American Pancreatic Association, 2007 in Chicago.
  16. APDW International Travel Fellowship present a research paper at the 6th Asian Pacific Digestive Week at Cebu City, Philippines on Nov. 2006.
  17. 2nd position for research paper presentation on Cytogenetic profile in CML; at the Annual Meeting of the Assam Chapter of Association of Physicians of India at Guwahati, Assam, 2002.
  18. 3rd position for research paper presentation on Biliary Ascariasis; at the Annual Meeting of the Assam Chapter of the Association of Physicians of India at Golaghat, Assam, 2001.
  19. State merit scholarship for superior performance at the high school leaving certificate and higher secondary examinations.