Dr Anjan Bhattacharya

Honorary Associate
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

Telephone +91 33 2320 3040 ext 5670
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Biographical details

The Child Development Centre of Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, India’s first Child Development Centre in corporate healthcare set up has become a reality with Dr. Anjan Bhattacharya’s sheer determination. This is a unique service development in Indian scenario, the impact of which now reverberates throughout the nation with positive impact for children with EBD [Educational/Emotional, Behavioral and Developmental] problems, which constitute 1 in 5 to 1 in 6 children throughout the globe. His pioneering sprits have broken through the traditional hurdles in this field of science, setting international standards as benchmarks in India in this topic.

This was recently recognized internationally by the WHO (World Health Organization) whereupon he participated in the collaborative pioneering research of WHO on core standard setting of ICF in children, using Cerebral Palsy as its pioneering model*. He is bringing this tool at WHO approved ICF training centre in India in December, 2013 where Indian professionals will be trained by the WHO International Trainer on this pioneering aspect of Pediatrics.

Dr. Anjan Bhattacharya has worked in Newham University Hospial and Primary Care Trust, London as a Developmental Paediatrician following his DCH from Royal College of Physicians of London and MRCP from Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Heralth, UK. He has skills in assessing children’s mental development using Griffiths tool and Bayleys III Scale for Infants and Toddlers. He also has expertise in leading multidisciplinary assessment and management of children with complex disabilities. He is trained in the Gold Standard diagnostic evaluation of children with Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule [ADOS] and Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised [ADI - R] technique.

He often led a multi-professional team of Paediatric Tube Feeding team in London and has efficiently managed children on long term Gastrostomy or Nasogastric Tube Feeding Regimes. He was the ‘Named Doctor’ for Children Looked After for Newham between 2004-2005, in the UK. He has expertise in Paediatric Epilepsy from Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. He is an unique resource in India in his field of work. He aspires to bring the scientific professional training in the arena of child protection, again to highest available international standards to make Paediatric practice in India child safe up to its edge of the available science. He is the immediate past national secretary of Medicolegal Group of Indian Academy of Pediatrics and was instrumental in spreading awareness on the recent visionary Protection of Children against Sexual Offenses Bill (14th Nov, 2012).

He was recently awarded Pioneer Award by East Zone IAP and Bharat Jyoti Award by India International Friendship Society.

Selected publications

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  • Bhattacharya, A. (2014). The Next Decade in Diagnostic Medicine Belong to Screening and Early Detection for Early Intervention. General Medicine, 2(1), 1-1. [More Information]


  • Bhattacharya, A. (2014). The Next Decade in Diagnostic Medicine Belong to Screening and Early Detection for Early Intervention. General Medicine, 2(1), 1-1. [More Information]

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