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Usha Dutta, M.D., D.M.
Associate Professor 
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
Department of Gastroenterology
Chandigarh - 160 012   
Phone: +91-172-2756610
Fax: +91-172-2744401, 2744450
Positions Held:
Position Affiliation Time Period
Associate Professor 2004-Present
Assistant Professor 1999-2004
Senior Research Fellow 1998-1999
Clinical Fellow The Storr Liver Unit, West Mead Hospital, Sydney, Australia 1996-1997
Area of Specialization:
1. Sinha, S. K., Sethy, P. K., Kaman, L., Vaiphei, K., Nagi, B., Dutta, U. and Singh, K.  Multiple spontaneous enterocutaneous fistulae in malakoplakia. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology : Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology. 2003.  22, 234-235. [PubMed]
1. Bhadada, S. K., Kochhar, R., Bhansali, A., Dutta, U., Kumar, P. R., Poornachandra, K. S., Vaiphei, K., Nain, C. K. and Singh, K.  Prevalence and clinical profile of celiac disease in type 1 diabetes mellitus in north India. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2011.  26, 378-381. [PubMed]
2. Chandra, S., Dutta, U., Noor, M. T., Taneja, N., Kochhar, R., Sharma, M. and Singh, K.  Endoscopic jejunal biopsy culture: a simple and effective method to study jejunal microflora. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. 2010.  29, 226-230. [PubMed]
3. Dutta, U., Lal, J., Noor, M. T., Kochhar, R., Rajwanshi, A., Khandelwal, N. and Singh, K.  Educational and imaging: Hepatobiliary and pancreatic: tuberculous liver abscess. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2010.  25, 1808. [PubMed]
4. Khaliq, A., Dutta, U., Kochhar, R. and Singh, K.  Management of acute pancreatitis: "PANCREAS" contains eight easy steps to remember the treatment. JOP : Journal of the Pancreas. 2010.  11, 492-493. [PubMed]
5. Noor, M. T., Lal, A., Kochhar, R., Singhal, M., Sidhu, G. S., Srinivasan, R., Rawat, A., Dutta, U., Dhiman, R. K., Chawla, Y. K. and Singh, K.  Autoimmune pancreatitis: a report from India. JOP : Journal of the Pancreas. 2010.  11, 213-219. [PubMed]
6. Kochhar, R., Dutta, U., Poornachandra, K. S., Vaiphei, K., Bhagat, S., Nagi, B. and Singh, K.  Clinical profile and outcome of aluminum phosphide-induced esophageal strictures. Journal of Medical Toxicology . 2010.  6, 301-306. [PubMed]
7. Kochhar, R., Poornachandra, K. S., Dutta, U., Agrawal, A. and Singh, K.  Early endoscopic balloon dilation in caustic-induced gastric injury. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2010.  71, 737-744. [PubMed]
8. Dutta, U., Udawat, H., Noor, M. T., Sidhu, G. S., Kochhar, R., Vaiphei, K. and Singh, K.  Regression of immunoproliferative small intestinal disease after eradication of Helicobacter pylori. Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer. 2010.  41, 212-215. [PubMed]
9. Masoodi, I., Kochhar, R., Dutta, U., Vaishnavi, C., Prasad, K. K., Vaiphei, K., Kaur, S. and Singh, K.  Fecal lactoferrin, myeloperoxidase and serum C-reactive are effective biomarkers in the assessment of disease activity and severity in patients with idiopathic ulcerative colitis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2009.  24, 1768-1774. [PubMed]
10. Gupta, R., Reddy, D. N., Makharia, G. K., Sood, A., Ramakrishna, B. S., Yachha, S. K., Thapa, B. R., Banerjee, R., Anuradha, S., Dutta, U., Puri, A. S., Jain, A. K., Mulder, C. J., Kumar, A. and Boindala, S.  Indian task force for celiac disease: current status. World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG. 2009.  15, 6028-6033. [PubMed]
11. Gupta, K., Vasishta, R. K., Dutta, U., Kochhar, R. K. and Singh, K.  Embolization of cyanoacrylate glue in systemic circulation in a case of hepatocellular carcinoma: an autopsy report. Diagnostic Pathology. 2009.  4, 45. [PubMed]
12. Kochhar, R., Singhal, M., Nagi, B., Lal, A., Dutta, U. and Singh, K.  Prevalence of type III anomalous pancreaticobiliary junction in a tertiary care hospital of North India. JOP : Journal of the Pancreas. 2009.  10, 383-386. [PubMed]
13. Kochhar, R., Poornachandra, K. S., Puri, P., Dutta, U., Sinha, S. K., Sethy, P. K., Wig, J. D., Nagi, B. and Singh, K.  Comparative evaluation of nasoenteral feeding and jejunostomy feeding in acute corrosive injury: a retrospective analysis. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2009.  70, 874-880. [PubMed]
14. Dutta U.  No rationale for use of combination of quinolones and anti-protozoal agents for acute diarrhea in India. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology : Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology. 2009.  28, 38. [PubMed]
15. Kochhar, R., Masoodi, I., Dutta, U., Singhal, M., Miglani, A., Singh, P. and Singh, K.  Celiac disease and Budd Chiari syndrome: report of a case with review of literature. European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2009.  21, 1092-1094. [PubMed]
16. Doley, R. P., Yadav, T. D., Wig, J. D., Kochhar, R., Singh, G., Bharathy, K. G., Kudari, A., Gupta, R., Gupta, V., Poornachandra, K. S., Dutta, U. and Vaishnavi, C.  Enteral nutrition in severe acute pancreatitis. JOP : Journal of the Pancreas. 2009.  10, 157-162. [PubMed]
17. Kochhar, R., Ahammed, S. K., Chakrabarti, A., Ray, P., Sinha, S. K., Dutta, U., Wig, J. D. and Singh, K.  Prevalence and outcome of fungal infection in patients with severe acute pancreatitis. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2009.  24, 743-747. [PubMed]
18. Kochhar, R., Dutta, U., Sethy, P. K., Singh, G., Sinha, S. K., Nagi, B., Wig, J. D. and Singh, K.  Endoscopic balloon dilation in caustic-induced chronic gastric outlet obstruction. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2009.  69, 800-805. [PubMed]
19. Dutta, U., Bhagat, S., Kochhar, R., Nagi, B. and Singh, K.  Gastrointestinal: rolled-up tongue; a sign of previous caustic injury. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2008.  23, 1944. [PubMed]
20. Kochhar, R., Dutta, U., Shukla, R., Nagi, B., Singh, K. and Wig, J. D.  Sequential endoscopic papillary balloon dilatation following limited sphincterotomy for common bile duct stones. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2009.  54, 1578-1581. [PubMed]
21. Kochhar, R., Masoodi, I., Singhal, M., Dutta, U., Nagi, B., Wig, J. D. and Singh, K.  Pancreatogastric fistula after severe acute pancreatitis: a case report. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2009.  69, 969-971. [PubMed]
22. Ghoshal, U. C., Abraham, P., Bhatt, C., Choudhuri, G., Bhatia, S. J., Shenoy, K. T., Banka, N. H., Bose, K., Bohidar, N. P., Chakravartty, K., Shekhar, N. C., Desai, N., Dutta, U., Das, G., Dutta, S., Dixit, V. K., Goswami, B. D., Jain, R. K., Jain, S., Jayanthi, V., Kochhar, R., Kumar, A., Makharia, G., Mukewar, S. V., Mohan, P., Mohanty, A., Mohan, A. T., Sathyaprakash, B. S., Prabhakar, B., Philip, M., Veerraju, E. P., Ray, G., Rai, R. R., Seth, A. K., Sachdeva, A., Singh, S. P., Sood, A., Thomas, V., Tiwari, S., Tandan, M., Upadhyay, R. and Vij, J. C.  Epidemiological and clinical profile of irritable bowel syndrome in India: report of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology Task Force. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology .  2008.  27, 22-28. [PubMed]
23. Singla, V., Galwa, R. P., Khandelwal, N., Poornachandra, K. S., Dutta, U. and Kochhar, R.  Wandering spleen presenting as bleeding gastric varices. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2008.  26, 637.e1-6373. [PubMed]
24. Dutta, U., Iyer, V. H., Rana, S. S., Behra, A., Singh, P., Kochhar, R., Nagi, B. and Singh, K.  Infective endoshuntitis in a patient with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension: successful medical management. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2009.  54, 181-183. [PubMed]
25. Udawat, H., Sharma, A., Dutta, U., Yadav, T. D., Vaiphei, K., Singh, S. and Kochhar, R.  Infected appendiceal mucocele presenting as pyrexia of unknown origin. Endoscopy. 2008.  40 Suppl 2, E113-4. [PubMed]
26. Rajagopala, S., Dutta, U., Chandra, K. S., Bhatia, P., Varma, N. and Kochhar, R.  Visceral leishmaniasis associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis--case report and systematic review. The Journal of Infection. 2008.  56, 381-388. [PubMed]
27. Kochhar, R., Mittal, B. R., Kumar, S., Bhattacharya, A., Sethy, P. K. and Dutta, U.  Segmental and total oesophageal transit time in patients with corrosive-induced oesophageal stricture. Nuclear Medicine Communications. 2007.  28, 920-923. [PubMed]
28. Vaiphei, K., Duseja, A., Dutta, U. and Kochhar, R.  Pain, jaundice and lump in a middle-aged man. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology : Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology. 2007.  26, 130-134. [PubMed]
29. Vaiphei, K., Kumari, N., Sinha, S. K., Dutta, U., Nagi, B., Joshi, K. and Singh, K.  Roles of syndecan-1, bcl6 and p53 in diagnosis and prognostication of immunoproliferative small intestinal disease. World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG. 2006.  12, 3602-3608. [PubMed]
30. Vaiphei, K., Dutta, U., Kang, M. and Mishra, B.  Severe refractory ulcerative colitis in a young lady. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology . 2006.  25, 82-87. [PubMed]
31. Kochhar, R., Saluja, H., Singh, R. S., Dutta, U. and Sinha, S. K.  Endoscopic clip application for postoperative residual esophageal duplication cyst. Endoscopy. 2006.  38, 424-425. [PubMed]
32. Dutta, U., Mittal, S., Ratho, R. K. and Das, A.  Acute liver failure and severe hemophagocytosis secondary to parvovirus B19 infection. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology . 2005.  24, 118-119. [PubMed]
33. Dutta, U., Nagi, B., Garg, P. K., Sinha, S. K., Singh, K. and Tandon, R. K.  Patients with gallstones develop gallbladder cancer at an earlier age. European Journal of Cancer Prevention . 2005.  14, 381-385. [PubMed]
34. Malla, N., Sengupta, C., Dubey, M. L., Sud, A. and Dutta, U.  Antigenaemia and antibody response to Toxoplasma gondii in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients. British Journal of Biomedical Science. 2005.  62, 19-23. [PubMed]
35. Batra, Y., Pal, S., Dutta, U., Desai, P., Garg, P. K., Makharia, G., Ahuja, V., Pande, G. K., Sahni, P., Chattopadhyay, T. K. and Tandon, R. K.  Gallbladder cancer in India: a dismal picture. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2005.  20, 309-314. [PubMed]
36. Raja, K., Kochhar, R., Sethy, P. K., Dutta, U., Bali, H. K. and Varma, J. S.  An endoscopic study of upper-GI mucosal changes in patients with congestive heart failure. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 2004.  60, 887-893. [PubMed]
37. Dutta, U., Bapuraj, R., Yadav, T. D., Lal, A. and Singh, K.  Mesenteric ischemia and portal hypertension caused by splenic arteriovenous fistula. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. 2004.  23, 184-185. [PubMed]
38. Kumar, V., Varma, N., Varma, S., Vohra, H., Malhotra, P., Dutta, U. and Sharma, S. C.  Flow cytometric analysis of DNA indices, expression of p53 and multidrug resistance genes in multiple myeloma patients. Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology / the International Academy of Cytology [and] American Society of Cytology. 2004.  26, 271-277. [PubMed]
39. Dutta, U., Sinha, S. K., Singh, P., Singh, K., Aydinli, B., Celebi, F., Kantarci, M. and Ozturk, G.  Images of interest. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic: complications of hydatid disease. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2004.  19, 1321. [PubMed]
40. Malhi, N. S., Dutta, U., Sathyanarayana, G. and Singh, K.  Acute pancreatitis: presenting manifestation of varicella infection. Tropical Gastroenterology : Official Journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation. 2004.  25, 82-83. [PubMed]
41. Dutta, U., Nagi, B., Kumar, A., Vaiphei, K., Wig, J. D. and Singh, K.  Pneumobilia--clue to an unusual cause of diarrhea. Tropical Gastroenterology . 2002.  23, 138-140. [PubMed]
42. Ramadevi, A. R., Naik, U., Dutta, U. and Prabhakara, K.  De novo pericentric inversion of chromosome 4, inv(4)(p16q12) in a boy with piebaldism and mental retardation. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 2002.  113, 190-192. [PubMed]
43. Chandra, S., Dutta, U., Das, R., Vaiphei, K., Nagi, B. and Singh, K.  Mesenteric venous thrombosis causing jejunal stricture: secondary to hypercoagulable states and primary portal hypertension. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2002.  47, 2017-2019. [PubMed]
44. Ramanathan, R. M., Aggarwal, A. N., Dutta, U., Ray, P. and Singh, K.  Pleural involvement by Salmonella senftenberg: a report of two cases. The Indian Journal of Chest Diseases & Allied Sciences. 2000.  42, 31-33. [PubMed]
45. Dutta, U., Garg, P. K., Kumar, R. and Tandon, R. K.  Typhoid carriers among patients with gallstones are at increased risk for carcinoma of the gallbladder. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2000.  95, 784-787. [PubMed]
46. Dutta, U., Padhy, A. K., Ahuja, V. and Sharma, M. P.  Double blind controlled trial of effect of cisapride on gastric emptying in diabetics. Tropical Gastroenterology . 1999.  20, 116-119. [PubMed]
47. Dutta, U., Garg, P. K., Agarwal, R., Dutta, G., Prasad, G. A., Kaul, U. and Tandon, R. K.  Blocking of the hepatic vein outflow by neointima covering a wallstent across a membranous stenosis of the inferior vena cava. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology. 1999.  22, 521-523. [PubMed]
48. Dutta, U., Raina, V., Garg, P. K., Gurbuxani, S., Joshi, Y. K., Bhargava, M. and Tandon, R. K.  A prospective study on the incidence of hepatitis B & C infections amongst patients with lymphoproliferative disorders. The Indian Journal of Medical Research. 1998.  107, 78-82. [PubMed]
49. Pokharna, R. K., Garg, P. K., Gupta, S. D., Dutta, U. and Tandon, R. K.  Primary epithelioid haemangioendothelioma of the liver: case report and review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Pathology. 1997.  50, 1029-1031. [PubMed]
50. Kharbanda, O. P., Varshney, P. and Dutta, U.  Accidental swallowing of a gold cast crown during orthodontic tooth separation. The Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 1995.  19, 289-292. [PubMed]
51. Misra, A., Kumar, S., Venkatchalan, U., Mukhopadhyay, D. K. and Bhatla, B.  Cerebellar ataxia due to hyponatremia. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 1992.  68, 230-231. [PubMed]
52. Saxena, S., Venkatachalam, U. and Tandon, R. K.  Epidemiology of gallbladder cancer: present status. The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India. 1995.  43, 204-206. [PubMed]
53. Garg, P. K., Venkatachalam, U. and Tandon, R. K.  Cholesterol bile duct stones with no stones in the gallbladder. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 1995.  20, 296-299. [PubMed]
54. Kaba, S., Dutta, U., Byth, K., Crewe, E. B., Khan, M. H., Coverdale, S. A., Lin, R., Liddle, C. and Farrell, G. C.  Molecular epidemiology of hepatitis C in Australia. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 1998. 13, 914-920. [PubMed]
55. Lin, R., Dutta, U., Kaba, S., Kench, J., Crewe, E., Coverdale, S., Byth, K., Liddle, C. and Farrell, G. C.  Effects of hepatitis G virus coinfection on severity of hepatitis C: relationship to risk factors and response to interferon treatment. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 1998. 13, 773-780. [PubMed]
56. Dutta, U., Kench, J., Byth, K., Khan, M. H., Lin, R., Liddle, C. and Farrell, G. C.  Hepatocellular proliferation and development of hepatocellular carcinoma: a case-control study in chronic hepatitis C. Human Pathology. 1998. 29, 1279-1284. [PubMed]
57. Dutta, U., Byth, K., Kench, J., Khan, M. H., Coverdale, S. A., Weltman, M., Lin, R., Liddle, C. and Farrell, G. C.  Risk factors for development of hepatocellular carcinoma among Australians with hepatitis C: a case-control study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine. 1999. 29, 300-307. [PubMed]
58. Dutta, U., Bhutani, V., Nagi, B. and Singh, K.  Reversible portal hypertension due to tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. 2000. 19, 136-137. [PubMed]
59. Dutta, U., Gupta, N. M., Nagi, B. and Singh, K.  Blister pack ingestion resulting in esophago-pleural fistula. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. 2001. 20, 79-80. [PubMed]
60. Bhutani, V., Dutta, U., Das, R. and Singh, K.  Hemophagocytic syndrome as the presenting manifestation of visceral leishmaniasis. The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India. 2002. 50, 838-839. [PubMed]
61. Mohanty, S. K., Vaiphei, K., Dutta, U. and Singh, K.  Granulomatous cryptococcal lymphadenitis in immunocompetent individuals: report of two cases. Histopathology. 2003. 42, 96-97. [PubMed]
62. Sethy, P. K., Dutta, U., Aggrawal, A. N., Das, R., Gulati, M., Sinha, S. K. and Singh, K.  Pulmonary and hematological alterations in idiopathic ulcerative colitis. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology . 2003. 22, 176-179. [PubMed]
63. Sinha, S. K., Sethy, P. K., Kaman, L., Vaiphei, K., Nagi, B., Dutta, U. and Singh, K.  Multiple spontaneous enterocutaneous fistulae in malakoplakia. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology . 2003. 22, 234-235. [PubMed]
64. Dutta, U., Rana, S. S., Lal, A., Sinha, S. K., Khandelwal, N. and Singh, K.  Hemobilia as presenting manifestation of polyarteritis nodosa. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. 2004. 23, 71-72. [PubMed]
65. Dutta, U., Kumar, M., Sharma, S. C. and Nagi, B.  Umbilical metastasis with squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. 2004. 23, 156-157. [PubMed]
66. Rana, S. S., Dutta, U., Sinha, S. K., Kochhar, R., Nagi, B. and Bhasin, D. K.  Severe acute bleeding from portal colopathy controlled by somatostatin: a case report. Tropical Gastroenterology. 2004. 25, 144-145. [PubMed]


Book Chapters:
Dutta U. Jaundice in patients with hematological malignancy. (Tandon RK, Acharya SK eds). In Clinical Approach to Jaundice, Year 2004 pages: 247-260.
Dutta U. Singh K. GERD: Recent advances API Textbook of Medicine.
Dutta U., Singh K. Tropical Malabsorption. In textbook of tropical diseases. Eds Prof BN Tandon
Dutta U.. Use of Stem cells in Hepatology. Usha Dutta. In The Liver Annual 2006.
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M.D. in Internal Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 1990-1992
D.M. in Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 1994-1996
Honors and Awards
2006, ISG Win Medicare award for best poster in ISG
2005, Awarded Alkem Om Prakash Memorial Award for outstanding contribution as a young gastroenterologist, Indian Society of Gastroenterology
2001, Young Clinicians Award, Asia Pacific Digestive Week Congress, Sydney
2000, Young Clinicians Award, Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology Congress, Hong Kong
1999, Prof Madanagopalan Award for Best Plenary Paper by ISG, Calcutta
1998, Young Clinician Award, World Congress of Gastroenterlogy, Vienna
1997, Best Research Paper Award by Westmead hospital, Australia
1989, New Zealand High Commissioner’s Prize for Best Undergraduate student in Community Medicine
Indian Society of Gastroenterology
International Editorial Board Member - Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Founding member, Crohns Colitis foundation, Celiac Society of India
Member of National Task force: Celiac Disease, IBS
Type of Neoplasms
Hepatobiliary system
Gallbladder, Liver
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