Prof. Biswas Rakesh

Prof. Biswas Rakesh

Professor of Medicine

People's College of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India
Bhopal, India

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Rakesh Biswas MD is a physician teacher in the People’s College of Medical Sciences, People’s University, India. His interests include clinical problem solving applied to ‘Patient Centered health care’ and ‘Health education.’

He has extensively published his experiences in clinical problem solving in global academic journals and books and is currently a deputy editor for BMJ Case reports,

chief editor for the International Journal of User Driven Healthcare, US and a regional editor for the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, UK

He is an academic co-investigator in funded programs of research on “User Driven Healthcare” in India, Malaysia and Ireland.

Academic positions:


1. 1995 – 1998: Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research; MD, Internal Medicine, Hematology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology, et
2. 1998-99: Senior Resident in (Dept of Hepatology) PGIMER, Chandigarh,India
3. 1995-98: Junior Resident (Post graduate training program in Dept of Internal Medicine) PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
4. 1987 – 1992: MBBS, Medicine; University of Calcutta


1. January 2008 – Present: Professor of Medicine; People's College of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India
2. January 2006 – 2008: Associate professor; Melaka-Manipal Medical College and Melaka General Hospital, Melaka, Malaysia.
3. March 2004 – January 2006: Associate professor; Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India
4. April 1999 – March 2004: Assistant professor; Manipal teaching hospital, Pokhara, Nepal

Honorary appointments:

1. Deputy Editor, BMJ Case reports, UK (
2. Chief Editor, International Journal of User Driven healthcare, US (
3. Regional editor: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, UK.  (
4. Reviewer: Research evaluation panel of National Digital Research Centre, Ireland.
5. Reviewer for the journal, Medical Education, UK.
6. Reviewer Indian Journal Of Medical Informatics, India
7. Reviewer Annals Of Neuroscience, India
8. Academic co-investigator in a newly funded program of research (circa 1,000,000 Euros) on health informatics solutions to chronic disease challenges and user driven healthcare by the National Digital Research Centre, Ireland
9. Academic co-investigator in a newly funded program of research on ‘User Driven Healthcare’ by IIT-Mumbai, India.
10. Thesis examiner, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
11. Thesis Supervisor, University of Bath, UK and Sikkim Manipal, India

Research interests:

Internal Medicine, Clinical problem solving, Medical Education

Any other information:


1. Biswas R, Martin C, User Driven Healthcare and Narrative Medicine, IGI Global, Hershey PA, September 2010
2. Biswas R, Joshi A, Joshi R, Kaufman T, Peterson C, Sturmberg JP, Maitra A, Martin CM, Revitalizing primary health care and family medicine/primary care in India--disruptive innovation ? Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2009 Oct; 15(5):873-80

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