Dr. Dharma Choudhary

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Dr. Dharma Choudhary

Experience :
21 Years
Education :
MBBS, MD, DM, Fellowship BMT
Specialization :
Bone Marrow Transplant
Department :

Introduction

Dr. Choudhary is Director Bone Marrow Transplant at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi India. He did his graduation (MBBS) and post graduation in Internal Medicine from Dr. SN Medical College, Jodhpur. After post graduation he did his residency in Hematology at CMC Vellore and at SGPIMS Lucknow. He completed DM in Clinical Hematology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. After DM he underwent Bone Marrow Transplant fellowship training at Vancouver General Hospital in Leukemia/BMT program of British Columbia.

After Fellowship, he decided to move back to India and start Bone Marrow Transplant in North India and joined prestigious Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi as Consultant Clinical hematology. He started Allogenic BMT for Thalassemia Major and Aplastic Anemia single handedly and did transplant successfully.

It was his dream to set up and work in world class transplant unit; he decided to move out of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and joined BLK Super Speciality Hospital in late 2008. He initially started with a four bedded transplant unit in an under construction hospital. Subsequently, a proper BMT unit of 9 beds was commissioned in January 2010 and within two and half year unit was expanded to 25 bedded stat of art transplant unit.

BLK BMT unit focuses on Allogenic transplant which is a need of this part of country. Within 2 yrs more then 50 BMTs have been performed for Thalassemia major, which is the highest number of bone marrow transplant for this disease in north India.

Fellowships and Memberships

  • Indian Society of Hematology & Transfusion Medicine (Life Member)

Unique Contribution

  • Sharma SK, Handoo A, Choudhary D, Dhamija G, Gupta N. Severe gastrointestinal mucositis following high dose Melphalan therapy for multiple myeloma. World J Gastroenterol. 2013 Feb 7; 19(5):784-5.
  • Sharma SK, Choudhary D, Handoo A, Kharya G, Gupta N, Pavecha P, Chadha R. Gelatinous transformation of bone marrow following the use of dasatinib in a patient with philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leuk Res Reports 2013; 2: 7–8.
  • Choudhary D, Sharma SK, Gupta N, Kharya G, Pavecha P, Handoo A, Setia R, Katewa S. Treosulfan-thiotepa-fludarabine-based conditioning regimen for allogenic transplantation in patient with thalassemia major : a single center experience from north India. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2013 Mar; 19(3):492-5.
  • Monica Jain, Anil Handoo, Dharma R Choudhary, Atul Bhasin. Flow Cytometry: A Rapid and Robust Adjuvant Technique for Pathological Diagnosis. Turk J Hematol 2012; 29: 82-84.
  • Rangan A, Choudhary DR, Sinha S, Handoo A, Bhargava M. Secondary Myelofibrosis in a case of Aplastic Anaemia, a case report. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2009 June [cited: 2009 June 1]; 3:1587-1590.
  • Choudhary DR, Naithani R, Panigrahi I, Kumar R, Mahapatra M, Pati HP, Saxena R, Choudhry VP . Effect of wheat grass therapy on transfusion requirement in thalassaemia major. Indian J Pediatr.2009 Feb 10. {Epub ahead of print}
  • Choudhary DR, Naithani R, Mahapatra M, Kumar R, Mishra P, Saxena R. Intracranial hemorrhage in childhood immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Choudhary DR, Naithani R, Mahapatra M, Kumar R, Mishra P, Saxena R. Efficacy of Cyclosporine as a single agent therapy in chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Haematologica 2008 93: e61-e62
  • Dixit A, Chatterjee T, Mishra P, Kannan M, Choudhary DR, Mahapatra M, Choudhry VP, Saxena R. Disseminated intravascular coagulation in acute leukemia at presentation and during induction therapy.
  • Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2007 Jul; 13(3):292-8.
  • Choudhary DR, Bhattacharya M, Mishra P, Mahapatra M, Kumar R. Granulocytic sarcoma of spine: an unusual initial presentation of acute myeloid leukemia. J Assoc Physicians India. 2006 Nov; 54:897.
  • Mishra P, Kumar R, Mahapatra M, Sharma S, Dixit A, Chaterjee T, Choudhry DR, Saxena R, Choudhry VP. Tuberculosis in acute leukemia: a clinico-hematological profile. Hematology 2006 Oct; 11(5): 335-40.
  • Panigrahi I, Agarwal S, Pradhan M, Choudhary DR, Choudhry VP, Saxena R. Molecular characterization of thalassaemia intermedia in Indians. Haematologica. 2006 Sep; 91(9): 1279-80.
  • Kumar R, Prem S, Mahapatra M, Seth T, Chowdhary DR, Mishra P, Pillai L, Narendra AM, Mehra NK, Saxena R and Choudhry VP. Fludarabine, Cyclophosphamide and horse antithymocyte globulin conditioning regimen for allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation performed in non-HEPA filter rooms for multiply transfused patients with severe aplastic anemia.
  • Bone Marrow Transplant. 2006 Mar 6
  • Choudhary Dharma R, Mishra P, Kumar R, Mahapatra M, Choudhry VP. Pregnancy while on Imatinib: Meningocele and fetal outcome. Ann Oncol. 2005 Nov 15;
  • Chatterjee T, Dixit A, Mishra P, Naithani R, Srinivas MU, Mahapatra M, Tyagi S, Pati HP, Dutta P, Bhattacharya J, Choudhary DR, Kumar R, Choudhry VP, Saxena R. Primary Myelodysplastic syndrome in children- clinical, hematological and histomorphologic profile from a tertiary care center from India . Hematology. 2005 Dec; 10(6):495-9.
  • P Mishra, Pati HP, Chatterjee T, Dixit A, Choudhary DR, Srinivas MU, Mahapatra M, Choudhry VP. Hb SE disease: a clinico-hematological profile. Ann Hematol. 2005 Oct; 84(10):667-70.
  • Dixit A, Chatterjee TC, P Mishra, Choudhary DR, Mahapatra M, Tyagi S, Kabra M, Saxena R, Choudhry VP. Hydroxyurea in thalassaemia intermedia -a promising therapy. Ann Hematol. 2005 Jul; 84(7): 441-6
  • P Mishra, Mahapatra M, Kumar R, Dixit A Chatterjee T, Tyagi S, Choudhary DR, Sazawal S, Choudhry VP. Philadelphia-chromosome positive thrombocythemia in a child. Eur J Haematol. 2005 Sep; 75(3): 262-3.
  • Dixit A, Chatterjee TC, P Mishra, Choudhary DR, Mahapatra M, Saxena R, Choudhry VP. Cyclosporine A in Myelodysplastic syndrome: a preliminary report. Ann Hematol. 2005 Sep; 84(9): 565-8.
  • Chapters in Book
  • Rajat Kumar, Dharma R Choudhary, Manoranjan Mahapatra, Renu Saxena. Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, An Indian Perspective. In Clinical Medicine, 2007 ; 324-333. Published by Jaypee Brothers.
  • Dharma R Choudhary, VP Choudhry. Future in thalassemia. In Hemoglobinopathies, 2005; 249-255. Published by Jaypee Brothers.
  • VP Choudhry, DR Choudhary. Pathophysiology of Sickle cell disease. In Hemoglobinopathies, 2005; 277-2286. Published by Jaypee Brothers

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