Dr. Pallab Kumar Ganguly

Professor of Anatomy (HOD)

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Education:


 




FACA


1989


American College of Angiology, USA




Post Doctoral Training


1982-1987


University of Manitoba, Canada




MD


1982


All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, India




MBBS


1978


North Bengal University, India



Awards and Honors:

Scholar-Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canada
Merit Award-University of Manitoba, Canada
Rh Award-University of Manitoba, Canada
Young Investigator Award-Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Young Investigator Award-American College of Angiology
Visiting Professor-Harvard Medical School
Gold Medal-International Society for Heart Research

Asian Leadership Award-Best Anatomy Professor, Dubai,  September 24, 2013
Most popular professor-Alfaisal University, 2013
Best Professor (Research), College of medicine, Alfaisal University, 2014



Appointments:

Assistant Professor University of Manitoba, Canada 1988
Associate Professor University of Manitoba, Canada 1993
Professor and Chairman Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain 2000
Scientific Consultant St. Boniface Hospital Res. Centre Canada  1989-present
Professor Alfaisal University 2008-present
Chairman, Department of Anatomy 2011-present


Research Interests:

 Cardiovascular Sciences: Increased plasma homocysteine is associated with stroke but its direct effects on the brain during a stroke are unknown. Since Excitatory amino acids are important in inducing brain damage, we examined the effects of homocysteine on the release of various amino acids in the striatum of experimental animals. Homocysteine-induced neurological damage in spontaneously hypertensive stroke prone rats was associated with a hypersecretion of excitatory amino acids. Future goal is to prove the hypothesis if subjects with hyperhomocysteinemia may be at risk for augmented brain damage from an ischemic infarct due to a selective activation of neuronal excitatory amino acids.
Medical Education: The research is directed towards curriculum development, innovative teaching methods and planning an effective assessment system in a new medical school.


Current projects:

Cardiac function in hyperhomocysteinemia: In order to understand how hyperhomocysteinemia can affect hypothalamic injury, autonomic and cardiac dysfunction, interstitial fluid will be collected from brain after homocysteine challenge and the perfusate will be evaluated for catecholamines and amino acids. The data will be correlated with cardiac function (the project has been submitted to KACST).
Medical Education: Assessment system at Alfaisal University: perception of medical students

 
Teaching:
University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada) (1986-1997)-Undergraduate Program

Gross anatomy, Histology, Cardiovascular Sciences

University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada) (1988-1997)-Graduate Program

Supervised PhD and Master students

Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain (1998-2005)

Gross anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Neuroscience

St. Matthews University, Grand Cayman

Gross anatomy, Embryology, Histology

Alfaisal University, Riyadh, KSA (since September 2008)

Human biology and structure (gross anatomy and histology)
Human growths and development (embryology)
Neuroscience

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Obesity-Induced Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Role of Hyperhomocysteinemia

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Obesity-Induced Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Role of Hyperhomocysteinemia. (2020). Obesity-Induced Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Role of Hyperhomocysteinemia. Pathophysiology Of Obesity-Induced Health Complications, 181-192, 2020.

Medical Quiz

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Medical Quiz. (2020). Medical Quiz. Majmaah Journal Of Health Sciences 1 (1), 83-83, 2020.

Role of catecholamines in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Role of catecholamines in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy. (2019). Role of catecholamines in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy. Canadian Journal Of Physiology And Pharmacology 97 (9), 815-819, 2019.

β-1 adrenoceptors and AT1 receptors may not be involved in catecholamine-induced lethal arrhythmias

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
β-1 adrenoceptors and AT1 receptors may not be involved in catecholamine-induced lethal arrhythmias. (2019). β-1 adrenoceptors and AT1 receptors may not be involved in catecholamine-induced lethal arrhythmias. Canadian Journal Of Physiology And Pharmacology 97 (6), 570-576, 2019.

Measurement of homocysteine: a historical perspective

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Measurement of homocysteine: a historical perspective. (2019). Measurement of homocysteine: a historical perspective. Journal Of Clinical Biochemistry And Nutrition 65 (3), 171-177, 2019.

Sarcolemmal Alterations in Unloaded Rat Heart after Heterotopic Transplantation

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Sarcolemmal Alterations in Unloaded Rat Heart after Heterotopic Transplantation. (2018). Sarcolemmal Alterations in Unloaded Rat Heart after Heterotopic Transplantation. International Journal Of Angiology 27 (04), 196-201, 2018.

Assessment of first-year medical students’ perceptions of teaching and learning through team-based learning sessions

Journal Article Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:46,
Assessment of first-year medical students’ perceptions of teaching and learning through team-based learning sessions. (2016). Assessment of first-year medical students’ perceptions of teaching and learning through team-based learning sessions. Advances In Physiology Education 40 (4), 536-542, 2016, 40, 536–542.

The integrated clinical anatomy program at Alfaisal University: an innovative model of teaching clinically applied functional anatomy in a hybrid curriculum.

Journal Article Thu, 05/10/2018 - 07:42,
The integrated clinical anatomy program at Alfaisal University: an innovative model of teaching clinically applied functional anatomy in a hybrid curriculum. (2016). The integrated clinical anatomy program at Alfaisal University: an innovative model of teaching clinically applied functional anatomy in a hybrid curriculum. Advances In Physiological Education, 40, 56-63.

Role of homocysteine in the development of cardiovascular disease

Journal Article Tue, 03/31/2015 - 22:43,
Role of homocysteine in the development of cardiovascular disease. (2015). Role of homocysteine in the development of cardiovascular disease. Nutrition Journal 14 (1), 1-10, 2015, 14, 2-10.

Health and Disease: Curriculum for the 21st Century Medical Students

Book Thu, 05/10/2018 - 07:46,
Health and Disease: Curriculum for the 21st Century Medical Students (p. 380). (2015). Health and Disease: Curriculum for the 21st Century Medical Students (p. 380). In (p. 380). Nova publisher, New York, USA.

Hydroxybenzoic acid isomers and the cardiovascular system

Journal Article Tue, 12/30/2014 - 22:53,
Hydroxybenzoic acid isomers and the cardiovascular system. (2014). Hydroxybenzoic acid isomers and the cardiovascular system. Nutrition Journal 13 (1), 1-10, 2014, 13, 63-68.

Special issue edited-angiogenesis and cardiovascular diseases

Journal Article Tue, 12/30/2014 - 22:53,
Special issue edited-angiogenesis and cardiovascular diseases. (2014). Special issue edited-angiogenesis and cardiovascular diseases. Current Angiogenesis, 3, 2-5.

Homocysteinemia, Diabetes and Stroke

Journal Article Tue, 12/30/2014 - 22:53,
Homocysteinemia, Diabetes and Stroke. (2014). Homocysteinemia, Diabetes and Stroke. Journal Of Diabetes And Metabolism, 5, 91-95.

Parkinson's disease cybrids exhibit mitochondrial respiration deficiency & altered expression of mitochondrial integrity proteins

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Parkinson's disease cybrids exhibit mitochondrial respiration deficiency & altered expression of mitochondrial integrity proteins. (2013). Parkinson's disease cybrids exhibit mitochondrial respiration deficiency & altered expression of mitochondrial integrity proteins. Journal Of Neurochemistry 125, 241-241, 2013.

Education in Anatomical Sciences

Book Thu, 05/10/2018 - 07:49,
Education in Anatomical Sciences (p. 350). (2013). Education in Anatomical Sciences (p. 350). In (p. 350). Nova publisher, New York, USA.

Biomedical research and Medical Education

Journal Article Tue, 12/30/2014 - 22:53,
Biomedical research and Medical Education. (2012). Biomedical research and Medical Education. Biomedical Research And Medical Education.

How the dissection laboratory facilitates integration of learning: presence of abdominal aortic aneurysm with a large intracardiac thrombus: a rare cadaver finding

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
How the dissection laboratory facilitates integration of learning: presence of abdominal aortic aneurysm with a large intracardiac thrombus: a rare cadaver finding. (2012). How the dissection laboratory facilitates integration of learning: presence of abdominal aortic aneurysm with a large intracardiac thrombus: a rare cadaver finding. International Journal Of Angiology 21 (02), 077-080, 2012.

An international basic science and clinical research summer program for medical students

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
An international basic science and clinical research summer program for medical students. (2012). An international basic science and clinical research summer program for medical students. Advances In Physiology Education 36 (1), 27-33, 2012.

Up-gradation of radiofrequency system for the K130 room temperature cyclotron

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Up-gradation of radiofrequency system for the K130 room temperature cyclotron. (2011). Up-gradation of radiofrequency system for the K130 room temperature cyclotron. Proceedings Of The Dae-Brns Indian Particle Accelerator Conference, 2011.

Teaching and Learning of Anatomy in the 21st Century: Direction and the Strategies

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Teaching and Learning of Anatomy in the 21st Century: Direction and the Strategies. (2010). Teaching and Learning of Anatomy in the 21st Century: Direction and the Strategies. The Open Medical Education Journal 3 (1), 2010.

Neuropeptide Y level in paraventricular nucleus of experimental diabetic rats: correlation with sympathetic activity and body weight

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Neuropeptide Y level in paraventricular nucleus of experimental diabetic rats: correlation with sympathetic activity and body weight. (2010). Neuropeptide Y level in paraventricular nucleus of experimental diabetic rats: correlation with sympathetic activity and body weight. International Journal Of General Medicine 3, 321, 2010.

Student‐centered integrated anatomy resource sessions at Alfaisal University

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Student‐centered integrated anatomy resource sessions at Alfaisal University. (2010). Student‐centered integrated anatomy resource sessions at Alfaisal University. Anatomical Sciences Education 3 (5), 272-275, 2010.

Persistent bilateral sciatic artery: report of a rare case

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Persistent bilateral sciatic artery: report of a rare case. (2010). Persistent bilateral sciatic artery: report of a rare case. International Journal Of Angiology 19 (01), E43-E44, 2010.

Evaluation of small‐group teaching in human gross anatomy in a Caribbean medical school

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Evaluation of small‐group teaching in human gross anatomy in a Caribbean medical school. (2008). Evaluation of small‐group teaching in human gross anatomy in a Caribbean medical school. Anatomical Sciences Education 1 (1), 19-22, 2008.

Living anatomy in the 21st century: how far can we go

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Living anatomy in the 21st century: how far can we go. (2008). Living anatomy in the 21st century: how far can we go. South East Asian Journal Of Medical Education 2 (2), 52-57, 2008.

Increased homocysteine-induced release of excitatory amino acids in the striatum of spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone rats

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Increased homocysteine-induced release of excitatory amino acids in the striatum of spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone rats. (2008). Increased homocysteine-induced release of excitatory amino acids in the striatum of spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone rats. Brain Research 1226, 192-198, 2008.

Perceptions of medical students undertaking a problem-based learning curriculum: Experiences during the pre-clerkship phase

Journal Article Mon, 08/22/2022 - 11:30,
Perceptions of medical students undertaking a problem-based learning curriculum: Experiences during the pre-clerkship phase. (2008). Perceptions of medical students undertaking a problem-based learning curriculum: Experiences during the pre-clerkship phase. Bahrain Med Bull 30 (3), 1-8, 2008.

Effect of dietary hempseed intake on cardiac

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Effect of dietary hempseed intake on cardiac. (2007). Effect of dietary hempseed intake on cardiac. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 292, R1198-R1203, 2007.

Effect of dietary hempseed intake on cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Effect of dietary hempseed intake on cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury. (2007). Effect of dietary hempseed intake on cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury. American Journal Of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative And Comparative …, 2007.

The new face of the old problem

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
The new face of the old problem. (2006). The new face of the old problem. Clinical Anatomy 19 (8), 778-779, 2006.

Structured problem-related anatomy demonstrations: Making order of random teaching events

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Structured problem-related anatomy demonstrations: Making order of random teaching events. (2005). Structured problem-related anatomy demonstrations: Making order of random teaching events. Teaching And Learning In Medicine 17 (1), 69-73, 2005.

Assessment of anatomy in a problem‐based medical curriculum

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Assessment of anatomy in a problem‐based medical curriculum. (2005). Assessment of anatomy in a problem‐based medical curriculum. Clinical Anatomy: The Official Journal Of The American Association Of …, 2005.

Overview of control and low power electronics of K-500 RF system

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Overview of control and low power electronics of K-500 RF system. (2005). Overview of control and low power electronics of K-500 RF system. Dae-Brns Indian Particle Accelerator Conference-2005, 2005.

Influence of long-term treatment of imidapril on mortality, cardiac function, and gene expression in congestive heart failure due to myocardial infarction

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Influence of long-term treatment of imidapril on mortality, cardiac function, and gene expression in congestive heart failure due to myocardial infarction. (2004). Influence of long-term treatment of imidapril on mortality, cardiac function, and gene expression in congestive heart failure due to myocardial infarction. Canadian Journal Of Physiology And Pharmacology 82 (12), 1118-1127, 2004.

Evaluation of the teaching strategy of cardiovascular system in a problem-based curriculum: student perception

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Evaluation of the teaching strategy of cardiovascular system in a problem-based curriculum: student perception. (2004). Evaluation of the teaching strategy of cardiovascular system in a problem-based curriculum: student perception. Advances In Physiology Education 28 (2), 59-63, 2004.

Changes in skeletal muscle SR Ca2+ pump in congestive heart failure due to myocardial infarction are prevented by angiotensin II blockade

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Changes in skeletal muscle SR Ca2+ pump in congestive heart failure due to myocardial infarction are prevented by angiotensin II blockade. (2004). Changes in skeletal muscle SR Ca2+ pump in congestive heart failure due to myocardial infarction are prevented by angiotensin II blockade. Canadian Journal Of Physiology And Pharmacology 82 (7), 438-447, 2004.

Cardiovascular system in a problem-based curriculum at the arabian gulf university

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Cardiovascular system in a problem-based curriculum at the arabian gulf university. (2004). Cardiovascular system in a problem-based curriculum at the arabian gulf university. Journal Of Molecular And Cellular Cardiology 37 (1), 360-361, 2004.

Changes in skeletal muscle SR Ca 2 pump in congestive heart failure due to myocardial infarction are prevented by angiotensin II blockade

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Changes in skeletal muscle SR Ca 2 pump in congestive heart failure due to myocardial infarction are prevented by angiotensin II blockade. (2004). Changes in skeletal muscle SR Ca 2 pump in congestive heart failure due to myocardial infarction are prevented by angiotensin II blockade.

Teaching of anatomy in a problem‐based curriculum at the Arabian Gulf University: The new face of the museum

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Teaching of anatomy in a problem‐based curriculum at the Arabian Gulf University: The new face of the museum. (2003). Teaching of anatomy in a problem‐based curriculum at the Arabian Gulf University: The new face of the museum. Clinical Anatomy: The Official Journal Of The American Association Of …, 2003.

Al-Khalifa A, Maddaford TG, Chahine MN, Austria JA, Edel AL, Richard MN, Ander BP, Gavel N

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Al-Khalifa A, Maddaford TG, Chahine MN, Austria JA, Edel AL, Richard MN, Ander BP, Gavel N. (2002). Al-Khalifa A, Maddaford TG, Chahine MN, Austria JA, Edel AL, Richard MN, Ander BP, Gavel N. Cancer 43 (2), 187-92, 2002.

Beneficial effect of portacaval shunt on cardiac contractility in dogs

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Beneficial effect of portacaval shunt on cardiac contractility in dogs. (2001). Beneficial effect of portacaval shunt on cardiac contractility in dogs. Journal Of Health Science 47 (1), 83-85, 2001.

Successful ex vivo liver perfusion system for hepatic failure pending liver regeneration or liver transplantation

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Successful ex vivo liver perfusion system for hepatic failure pending liver regeneration or liver transplantation. (2001). Successful ex vivo liver perfusion system for hepatic failure pending liver regeneration or liver transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings 33 (1-2), 1962-1964, 2001.

Neuropeptide Y receptors: Future therapeutic target in congestive heart failure

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Neuropeptide Y receptors: Future therapeutic target in congestive heart failure. (2000). Neuropeptide Y receptors: Future therapeutic target in congestive heart failure. Journal Of Health Science 46 (6), 430-433, 2000.

Extracorporeal liver perfusion system for successful hepatic support pending liver regeneration or liver transplantation: a preclinical controlled trial

Journal Article Mon, 07/11/2022 - 12:19,
Extracorporeal liver perfusion system for successful hepatic support pending liver regeneration or liver transplantation: a preclinical controlled trial. (1999). Extracorporeal liver perfusion system for successful hepatic support pending liver regeneration or liver transplantation: a preclinical controlled trial. Transplantation 67 (12), 1576-1583, 1999.

Captopril treatment improves the sarcoplasmic reticular Ca2+ transport in heart failure due to myocardial infarction

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Captopril treatment improves the sarcoplasmic reticular Ca2+ transport in heart failure due to myocardial infarction. (1999). Captopril treatment improves the sarcoplasmic reticular Ca2+ transport in heart failure due to myocardial infarction. Journal Of Molecular And Cellular Cardiology 31 (9), 1663-1672, 1999.

Beneficial effects of propionyl l-carnitine on sarcolemmal changes in congestive heart failure due to myocardial infarction

Journal Article Mon, 07/18/2022 - 15:03,
Beneficial effects of propionyl l-carnitine on sarcolemmal changes in congestive heart failure due to myocardial infarction. (1999). Beneficial effects of propionyl l-carnitine on sarcolemmal changes in congestive heart failure due to myocardial infarction. Cardiovascular Research 42 (3), 607-615, 1999.

CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION-Extracorporeal liver perfusion system for successful hepatic support pending liver regeneration or liver transplantation: A preclinical controlled trial

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION-Extracorporeal liver perfusion system for successful hepatic support pending liver regeneration or liver transplantation: A preclinical controlled trial. (1999). CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION-Extracorporeal liver perfusion system for successful hepatic support pending liver regeneration or liver transplantation: A preclinical controlled trial. Transplantation-Baltimore 67 (12), 1576-1582, 1999.

Ex-vivo liver perfusion system for hepatic failure pending liver regeneration or liver transplantation

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Ex-vivo liver perfusion system for hepatic failure pending liver regeneration or liver transplantation. (1999). Ex-vivo liver perfusion system for hepatic failure pending liver regeneration or liver transplantation. Transplantation 67 (9), S596, 1999.

Stress, sympathetic activity and heart disease: Is there any common mediator?

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Stress, sympathetic activity and heart disease: Is there any common mediator?. (1998). Stress, sympathetic activity and heart disease: Is there any common mediator?. Saudi Medical Journal 19 (6), 812-812, 1998.

Stress, sympathetic activity and heart disease: Is there any common mediator? Reply from author

Journal Article Mon, 08/08/2022 - 17:05,
Stress, sympathetic activity and heart disease: Is there any common mediator? Reply from author. (1998). Stress, sympathetic activity and heart disease: Is there any common mediator? Reply from author. Saudi Medical Journal 19 (6), 812-812, 1998.

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