Dr. Jeyarajesh Chatterjee, one of the leaders in the field of ophthalmic surgery in the state, dies at age 70
Ophthalmology Association of India, a body in the State government, has named Dr. Vijay Jeyareesh Chaterjee as the leader in the ophthalmological surgery field in Kerala.
The leader was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014 for his work in the development of the atomic clocks.
He had also been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1976 for his contributions to the development and practical application of medical devices.
Chatterji is known for his innovative research in the area of optical technologies and optical optics, which has led to many breakthroughs in the fields of medicine, surgery and medicine in general.
Chaterji was a member of the National Council of Medical Research (NCMR) from 1984 to 1988 and a member in the Kerala Government.
He was also appointed Director of the Medical College of India (KUMC) from 1990 to 1993 and was also a member member of Kerala Health Committee.
“He was one of our great leaders in medical devices and optics,” said Dr Jyotiraditya Kalyanamurthy, Director of NCHMR.
“He was instrumental in creating the NCMR, and he was also one of my greatest influences on my career.
I was very fortunate to have had him as my mentor.
His pioneering work in optical technologies, particularly in optical optics for the diagnosis of cataracts, has made a huge difference in the treatment of catarephaly.”
The Kerala Government had announced the appointment of Dr Chatterjees role in the National Institutes of Medical Sciences (NIMS) in December last year.
Dr Chaterjees research work was also part of the NCRMC’s Programme for Scientific Advancement and Research (PSAR) programme.
Dr Chatterajesh was also instrumental in developing the first digital camera for the field.
Chatterjee was also awarded the NIMS Medal of Excellence in Medical Research and was awarded it by the Kerala Medical Council.
He also received the Indian Medical Association’s Award for Excellence in Scientific Achievement in Medicine in 1984.
Dr Chaterjees first name, Jeyam (from his father’s surname), means “father” in Hindi.
He studied at the University of Hyderabad and the University College, Mumbai.
His degree was from the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College.
Dr Chatteljee has also received numerous awards, including the Nobel Medal in Physics and a Doctor of Laws award.
The award in physics is for the discovery of the gravitational wave phenomenon in the universe and for the detection of gravitational waves by a new optical microscope, a prize in optics and the Indian Prize in Chemistry.