Dr. Samar K. Basak is a Director and Founder Member of Disha Eye Hospitals, Barrackpore, Kolkata and has been appointed by the Cornea Society of America and Sight Life International as one of the five Cornea Surgeons worldwide for cornea skill transfer- he is currently in charge of South East Asia Zone. He is also Head of the Department, Cornea and Senior Consultant,Anterior Segment diseases, especially Cataract (Phacoemulsification and Non- Phacoemulsification or SICS), Cornea and External Diseases and Eye Bank Service at Disha. He is also Editor, Proceedings,All India Ophthalmological Society (2011-2014) as well as Executive Member,National Society for Control of Blindness, West Bengal, India. He is the Principal Investigator in National and International Drug Trials (FDA Phase III and Phase IV) as well as being the Medical Director,Prova Eye Bank, Disha Eye Hospitals and In- Charge,Hospital Cornea Retrieval Programme (HCRP). Dr. Basak has also been an Examiner for the FRCS, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, University of Glasgow, UK since 2008. He has received numerous awards for his achievements over the years and has many books to his name. Dr. Basak loves to pursue his unique hobby on special stamps collection “Ophthaphilately” which has been recognized by International Philatelic Society. He has also written a book on “Ophthaphilately”.
FRCS, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow, UK- 2007
DNB, Diplomate of National Board of Examiners, Govt. of India- 1994
MD, Dr. R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, A. I. I. M. S., New Delhi- 1987
MBBS, N. R. S. Medical College, Calcutta University- 1982
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