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Deepak Pandya, M.D.
Location: R-908, BUSM
Dr. Deepak Pandya received his M.D. degree from Gujrat University in India in 1957. He came to the United States in 1958 and did his internship and residency training in Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1964 he joined the Department of Anatomy at Case Western Reserve, as a postdoctoral fellow. He moved to Boston in 1966 and joined the Aphasia Research Center at the Boston Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, and the Departments of Anatomy and Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. During his postdoctoral fellowship and subsequent period in Boston, Dr. Pandya focused his research investigations on cortico-cortical connections. In 1969 his laboratory moved to Boston City Hospital. During this time he was appointed as a lecturer in Experimental Neuropathology at Harvard Medical School, and he participated in teaching the Neuroscience course at both schools. In 1973 Dr. Pandya joined the Bedford Veteran’s Administration Medical Center as a staff internist and practiced clinical medicine while continuing his research studies and teaching, until his retirement in 1995. After his retirement, Dr. Pandya moved his office to the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine.
Over the past several years, Dr. Pandya, along with many colleagues, has made significant contributions in the field of connectivity of cerebral cortex. Several postdoctoral and Ph.D. students have received training under Dr. Pandya. His research works have been internationally recognized and he has presented his work in conferences in North America and Europe. Currently he is continuing his research studies on comparative brain architectonics in the monkey and human, as well as connectional studies in the monkey.
Pandya, D. N. and Yeterian, E.H. The anatomical substrate of emotional behavior: The role of the cerebral cortex. In G. Gainotte (Ed.), Emotional disorder and its behavior. Handbook of Neuropsychology Vol 5, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Pubisher BV, 49-87, 2001.
Blatt, G.J. Pandya, D.N. and Rosene, D.L. Parcellation of Cortical Afferents to Three Distinct Sectors in the Parahippocampal Gyrus of the Rhesus Monkey: An Anatomical and Neurophysiological Study. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 466: 161-179, 2003.
Morecraft, R.J. Cipolloni, P.B., Stilwell-Morecraft, K. S., Gedney, M.T. and D.N. Pandya. Cytoarchirecture and Cortical Connections of the Posterior Cingulate and Adjacent Somatosensory Fields in the Rhesus Monkey. The Journal of Comparative Neurology. 469:37-69, 2004.