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Nobhojit Roy, MBBS, MS, MPH

Nobhojit Roy, MBBS, MS, MPH

Chief of Surgery
BARC Hospital
Commissioner on the Lancet Commission for Global Surgery
Professor for Public Health

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  • World Health Organization
  • Lancet Commission for Global Surgery
  • Affordable Surgery
  • Prehospital Care in Resource-poor Settings
  • Preventable Trauma Deaths
  • Trauma Scoring Systems

Nobhojit Roy, MBBS, MS, MPH, is a visiting Professor for Public Health at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Deemed University) in Mumbai, India. Dr. Roy trained as a Trauma Surgeon in Mumbai, India and the UK and holds an MPH from John Hopkins University. He served as a rural surgeon in rural and tribal areas of India. Since 2004, he has been the Chief of Surgery at the BARC Hospital, a secondary and tertiary health care provider to 100,000 people living modestly in Mumbai, India. His areas of research interest are affordable surgery, preventable trauma deaths, trauma scoring systems and prehospital care in resource-poor settings. He has worked closely with the WHO as PI of the Trauma Patient Safety Checklist and as senior expert on competence for mass casualty events, in limited-resource settings. Currently, Dr. Roy is serving as a Commissioner on the Lancet Commission for Global Surgery.

  1. Burkle FM Jr, Nickerson JW, von Schreeb J, Redmond AD, McQueen KA, Norton I, Roy N. Emergency surgery data and documentation reporting forms for sudden-onset humanitarian crises, natural disasters and the existing burden of surgical disease. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2012;27(6):1-6.
  2. Gadgil, A., Roy, N., Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan, R., & Muwonge, C. S. (2012). Effect of comprehensive breast care on breast cancer outcomes: a community hospital based study from Mumbai, India. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev,13(4).
  3. Gadgil, A., & Roy, N. (2010). To the Editor: Need for a Different Screening Strategy for Breast Cancer in India. World journal of surgery, 34(7), 1724-1725.
  4. Gerdin, M., Roy, N., Dharap, S., Kumar, V., Khajanchi, M., Tomson, G., ... & von Schreeb, J. (2014). Early Hospital Mortality among Adult Trauma Patients Significantly Declined between 1998-2011: Three Single-Centre Cohorts from Mumbai, India. PloS one, 9(3), e90064.
  5. Gerdin, M., Roy, N., Khajanchi, M., Kumar, V., Dharap, S., Felländer-Tsai, L., ... & von Schreeb, J. (2014). Predicting Early Mortality in Adult Trauma Patients Admitted to Three Public University Hospitals in Urban India: A Prospective Multicentre Cohort Study. PloS one, 9(9), e105606.
  6. Kassebaum, Nicholas J., et al. Roy, N "Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality during 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013." The Lancet (2014). (2 May 2014).
  7. Khajanchi, M. U., Shah, H., Thakkar, P., Gerdin, M., & Roy, N. (2014). Unmet Burden of Cleft Lip and Palate in Rural Gujarat, India: A Population-Based Study. World journal of surgery, 1-6.
  8. Khajanchi, M. U., Kumar, V., Gerdin, M., & Roy, N. (2013). Indians Fit the Asian Trauma Model. World journal of surgery, 1-2.1105-1109.
  9. Kumar, V., Suryawanshi, P., Dharap, S. B., & Roy, N. (2013). Ready, steady, go or just go?–The question of stabilization before transport for trauma victims.Injury, 44(11), 1654-1655.
  10. Kumar, V., Suryawanshi, P., Dharap, S. B., & Roy, N. (2012). The Great Indian Invisible Railroad Disaster. Prehospital and disaster medicine, 27(02), 216-216. 
  11. Madhok R, Roy N, Panesar S Patient Safety in India: Time to speed up our efforts to reduce avoidable harm The National Medical Journal of India Vol. 25, No. 3, 2012 pp65-66.
  12. Murlidhar, V., & Roy, N. (2004). Measuring trauma outcomes in India: an analysis based on TRISS methodology in a Mumbai university hospital. Injury,35(4), 386-390.
  13. Ng, Marie, et al. Roy, N"Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013." The Lancet (2014). (29 May 2014).
  14. Roy, N., Waingankar, S., & Aggarwal, G. (2012). Assessment of bio-safety of low-cost polyurethane urologic stents used in developing countries. Indian journal of urology: IJU: journal of the Urological Society of India, 28(2), 184.
  15. Sinha, S., David, S., Gerdin, M., & Roy, N. (2013). Vulnerabilities of Local Healthcare Providers in Complex Emergencies: Findings from the Manipur Micro-level Insurgency Database 2008-2009. PLoS currents, 5.
  16. Thakkar, P., Gadgil, A., & Roy, N. (2011). Effect of Surgery on Quality of Life with Operable Breast Cancer in Limited Resource Environment. World journal of surgery, 35(2), 455-456.
  17. Thakkar, P., Shah, H., & Roy, N. (2010). Cost-Effective Surgery for Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World: To the Editor. World journal of surgery,34(10), 2499-2500.


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