Author: Dr. Surajeet Kumar Patra

Dr Surajeet Kumar Patra has done MBBS, MD, FDIAB, MBA & APMP (IIM Calcutta), Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist (BCMAS) from ACMA, United States. Dr Surajeet Kumar Patra is having wide experience in Medical Marketing & Medical Affairs in the Pharmaceutical Industry of about 10 years. His experience can be best utilized in attaining the organizational objectives in several functional areas of medical affairs and medico-marketing. He has done a one-year Fellowship in Diabetology from Royal Liverpool Academy, UK & Apollo Hospital, Kolkata. He has done a Certificate Course in Diabetes from Cleveland Clinic, US & Dr Makkar’s Diabetes & Obesity Centre, New Delhi. In addition to this, he has been rewarded with the Medical Marketing Excellence Award 2019, MJN/RB, India. Dr Surajeet Kumar Patra has participated in around 23 conferences (including as a speaker). He has 27 Publications in both International and National Indexed Journals. He has received eight awards both academic and corporate for his immense great work and excellence.


  • MBBS, Veer Surendra Sai Medical College,  Burla, Sambalpur, Orissa, India, 2005
  • MD (Clinical Biochemistry), Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi, India, 2010
  • MBA, Sikkim Manipal University, 2012
  • Clinical trial Course “Design,  Analyses, Interpretation and  Reporting of RCT”, Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, India & University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, USA, 2015
  • Fellowship in Diabetes (F DIAB), Royal Liverpool Academy, UK & Apollo Hospital, Kolkata, India, 2018
  • Advanced Program for Marketing Professionals (APMP), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta (IIMC), 2018
  • Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School  of Public Health, Johns Hopkins  University, Baltimore, US, 2019
  • Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist (BCMAS) Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA), US, 2019
  • Cleveland Clinic Advanced  Certificate Course in Diabetes, Cleveland Clinic, US & Dr Makkar’s Diabetes & Obesity  Centre, New Delhi, India, 2020


10 September 2018 till present, Manager Medical Affairs, Mead Johnson  Nutrition / Reckitt  Benckiser (RB)  Health, Gurgaon,  India
  • Medical Marketing Excellence Award 2019,  MJN/RB, India
  • Managing Medical Affairs & Medical  Marketing of Infant & Children Nutrition  (IFCN), MJN/RB India
  • Country Lead of Medical Affairs, MJN/RB,  India
18 July 2016 - 31 August 2018, Regional Manager, Medical Affairs, Abbott Healthcare Private Limited, Kolkata, India
  • Abbott Excellence Award 2017 from APAC  / Global Medical Affairs for Exemplary contribution in: KOL Engagement, and Medical Affairs Initiatives in New Product Launch, and Participating in Conferences as an  Invited Speaker for Guest Lecture.
  • Value Award (2017): For demonstrating the  Value of Achieving in Pediatric Nutrition  Division, Abbott Healthcare Pvt Ltd, India
16 Feb 2015 – 15 July 2016, Medical Advisor, Medical Affairs, Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson, Mumbai, India
  • Encore Award (2016): In recognition of special achievement (Translating insights into strategic execution) in Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson
14 July 2014 - 13 Feb 2015, Lead Medical Reviewer, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Mumbai, India
  • Managing PSURs as PV Physician
8 April 2013 - 11 July 2014, Process Lead Medical Reviewer,  Accenture Pharmaceutical Services Pvt Ltd, Chennai, India
  • Numero Uno Award (2014) for Excellent  Execution
  • Managing ICSRs as PV Physician
12 May 2010 - 2 April 2013, Senior Resident, Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals, New Delhi, India
  • Young Investigator Award from International Atherosclerosis Society in APSAVD 2012, Phuket, Thailand
  • Pitabus Jamuna Award for Best Paper Presentation in ACBICON 2011, Gwalior, India
  • PS Murthy Award for Best Paper Presentation in ACBICON 2010, Mumbai, India


  • Research work (Thesis) funded  by Delhi  Tapedic Unmulon Society,  Government of NCT, Delhi
  • PS Murthy Award for Best  Paper Presentation in National  Conference (ACBICON 2009),  Kochi, India
  • Publications in PubMed Indexed International Journal

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