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Dr Debashish Chowdhury MD, DM

Director; Professor of Neurology

GB Pant Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, New Delhi, India (under Maulana Azad Medical College & University of Delhi)

Dr Debashish Chowdhury completed his MBBS; MD (Medicine) and DM (Neurology) from Maulana Azad Medical College and associated Lok Nayak Hospital and G.B Pant Hospital, India respectively, all under Delhi University. He is working in the Department of Neurology, GB Pant Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research since 1996 and currently holds the post of Director-Professor of Neurology. He received the best student award, “R. Vishwanathan Award” of University of Delhi in 1989-90. He also received “Mohan Lal Nayyar Award” for being the best senior resident amongst the residents of clinical, para-clinical & preclinical specialties of Maulana Azad Medical College & Associated Hospitals, Delhi. He had training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP1) from Harvard Medical International, under Harvard Medical School, USA in June 2001. He received a scholarship to attend the Summer School on Headache and Related Disorders at Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, conducted by European Headache Federation and British Association for the Study of Headache in September, 2001. He is the recipient of prestigious Commonwealth Fellowship in Stroke Medicine, Edinburgh, UK in 2003.

Dr Chowdhury has special sub-speciality interests in Headache Disorders and Stroke Medicine. He is the Convener of Headache subsection of Indian Academy of Neurology since 2013. He has published more than 100 articles in International and National Journals, books and monographs. He has presented more than 50 abstracts on various studies in International and National conferences, seminars and symposia. He has edited 9 books and was the editor of Indian Clinical Update series on Headache being published by Indian Academy of Neurology. He runs “Headache Clinic” at GB Pant Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, in New Delhi, only of its kind in a tertiary care academic institute in India. He has organized many National and International Headache conferences in India including Indian Headache Master School and Indian Headache master Summit in association with International Headache Society. His current headache research focus is on trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, co-morbidities and risk associations in migraine and cognitive functioning in migraine.

Recent publications

  1. Chowdhury D, Singh AS, Khwaja GA. Superficial Siderosis presenting as Chronic Migraine: Rare presentation of a rare disease. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurol 2017; 20:73-74.
  2. Sharma S, Chowdhury D, Singh B, Khwaja G. Anemia as a risk factor for acute ischemic stroke and its association with stroke severity and outcome: A prospective case control study. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2016; 19 (2): 97.
  3. Singh AS, Chowdhury D, Khwaza GA. Do episodic migraine patients also have cranial autonomic dysfunctions? A prospective tertiary care headache clinic study from North India. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2016; 19 (2): 109-10.
  4. Gupta A, Chowdhury D, Khwaza GA. Clinical profile, aura characteristics, treatment outcome in patients of migraine with aura and their comparison with migraine without aura. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2016; 19 (2): 110.
  5. Chopra R, Chowdhury D, Khwaza GA. A prospective comprehensive study of a rare primary headache disorder: 10 cases of hemicrania continua. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2016; 19 (2): 110-11.
  6. Duggal AK, Chowdhury D, Shrivastava A, Khwaja GA. Cerebral sino-venous occlusion in males: A retrospective analysis of clinical, radiological and treatment outcomes. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2016; 19 (2): 44.
  7. Srivastava A, Chowdhury D, Khwaza GA. Clinical profile and treatment outcome of migraine in children and adolescents: A 2 years follow up observational study from North India. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2016; 19 (2): 111-12.
  8. Sharma S, Chowdhury D, Khwaja GA. Clinical profile, triggers for chronification and treatment outcome in chronic migraine: A clinic based study from north India. Cephalalgia 2016; 36(1): 183.
  9. Singh AS, Chowdhury D, Khwaja GA. A comparative study of cranial autonomic dysfunctions in adult migraine and cluster headache patients. Cephalalgia 2016; 36(1): 183.
  10. Srivastava A, Chowdhury D, Khwaja GA. Clinical profile and treatment outcome of migraine in children: A 2 years follow up observational study from north India. Cephalalgia 2016; 36(1): 87.
  11. Chopra R, Chowdhury D, Khwaja GA. Clinical, bedside and electrophysiological autonomic abnormalities in trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias: A comparative study between the subtypes. Cephalalgia 2016; 36 (1): 92-93.
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