Dr. Harsha Bhattacharjee


Dr. Harsha Bhattacharjee is the founder medical director and trustee of Sri Sankardeva Nethralaya.

He was born in a small town in Southern part of Assam in 1954. late Haridas Bhattacharjee was his father and mother is Mrs Usha Bhattacharjee. He has done his MBBS degree in Silchar Medical College in 1981 , Assam and then completed his post graduate degree of MS in Ophthalmology from Gauhati medical College , Guwahati in 1983.

Besides doing cataract surgery in medical colleges in large volumes, he also took initiative to start modern Vitreo Retinal surgery, Pediatric eye care, Oculoplasty and Laser surgery for different diseases in Medical College set up. His vision came to existence only in 1994 when he could organize; mobilize fund and manpower to establish Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya in Guwahati, the only tertiary eye care institute in the North East India. The institution not only involved in eye care services, but also conducts Post graduate medical course in ophthalmology & conduct research activity under A Charitable Trust namely Sri Kanchi Sankara Health & Educational Foundation (SKSHEF). He joined at Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya as the founder Medical Director. The institution subsequently was declared as “Centre of Excellence” by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. S. Manmohan Singh, in November 2004. He has received many prestigious awards in Social and Ophthalmological forum. He is the pioneer of introduction & development of Intra ocular lens implantation following cataract surgery and also the pioneer of introduction of Phacoemulsification , surgical technique in North-Eastern India. He is also the pioneer of establishment of Vitreo-retinal set up in North-East India and introduction of modern vitreo-retinal treatment & surgical facilities in North east India.

Dr Bhattacharjee has authored more than 200 national and international scientific papers .He has presented many scientific deliberation in local, national and international forum.He has chaired , acted as panelist and delivered guest lectures in many scientific sessions (both national and international). He is also Co-Author of 4 text book of ophthalmology.


Dr Bhattacharjee is the Examiner of Calcutta University, Gauhati University, Diplomat of National board of examiner and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons(FRCS) He is also appointed inspector of Diplomet of national board of Examiner, Post Graduate Teacher and Research guide (PH.D) of Srimanta Sankaradeva University of health Scienceas(SSUHS)

He has travelled extensively in the country as well as aboard and was instrumental in establishing 6 different eye hospitals in semi urban & rural settings. Life member of All India Ophthalmological Society, All Assam Ophthalmological Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society for Cataract & Refractive Surgery and ICEH etc. He is also a member State Blindness Control Society and Eye Bank Accreditation Committee of Assam and other Advisory Board. He is married to Dr. Kasturi Bhattacharjee, Sr. Consultant, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya and blessed with two daughters Miss Subarna Bhattacharjee and Miss Pragya Bhattacharjee.


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