Lucian Leape Patient Safety
Fellowship Award

Lucian Leape Patient Safety Fellowship

The Lucian Leape Patient Safety Fellowship Award was established in 2018 and was announced at ISQua's 35th International Conference in Kuala Lumpur. The objective is to fund physicians and health care leaders in developing countries, to advance and expand their expertise in patient safety, with the resultant improvement of the safety of patients in their local area.


Dr David Bates, on presenting the donation to ISQua President, Wendy Nicklin, on behalf of Lucian Leape, said that "Lucian recognised that most of the harm that occurs, happens in developing and transitional countries and that there is a tremendous need to build capacity in these areas. From speaking fees and consulting, Lucian established a private foundation to support safety-related work. He has decided to close the foundation and is donating the remaining funds to establish the Lucian Leape Patient Safety Fellowship. This will be a one-year award that will support a fellow from a developing or transitional country who will complete the fellowship within their own country and will be mentored by a representative from ISQua."

2019 Lucian Leape Patient Safety Fellowship Recipient

We were delighted with the strong field of candidates who put themselves forward for our inaugural competition.


We would like to thank our Patient Safety Expert Panel, Professor Lucian Leape, Professor David Westfall Bates, Dr Uma Kotagal, Mr Bruno Lucet and Dr Viviana Rodriguez for the diligent work they put in to find the best candidate.


We would like to sincerely congratulate Dr Subhrojyoti Bhowmick (India) on becoming ISQua's first Lucian Leape Patient Safety Fellow. We look forward to working closely with Subhrojyoti over the coming year.

Dr Subhrojyoti Bhowmick

I am an MBBS graduate from Calcutta University with a Gold Medal in Gynecology & Obstetrics.

I have completed M.D in Pharmacology from IPGME& R, Kolkata and have over 12 years of experience in the field of Clinical Research, Pharmacovigilance and Medication management in Hospitals.

I have completed certification in Clinical Research Administration & Project Management from Stanford University, USA and in Patient Safety from Johns Hopkins University, USA.

I am an Assessor for National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Health care providers (NABH), India assessing hospitals for medication safety and clinical quality standards and NABH Assessor for Ethics Committee Accreditation program in India as well.

I serve as the Chairperson, Institutional Ethics Committee of Health Point Hospital, Kolkata and am associated with 2 other Hospital ethics committees as a member.

I finished my Fellowship in Healthcare Quality from the International Society of Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) from Ireland in 2017. 

I have published several research articles and have also authored a chapter on “Regulations governing Clinical Trial” in the book “Fundamentals of Clinical Trial & Research”.

I am a peer reviewer for prestigious international journals like the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, CNS Drugs and Drug Safety case reports.

I am the recipient of the UK Seth Oration Award for Best Clinical Pharmacology paper by the Indian Pharmacological Society in 2009 and the “Most promising Healthcare professional in Patient Safety in India” award by the Asian African Chamber of Commerce and Industry in October 2018.  

Recently in April 2019, I received the Young Quality Achiever award by Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), India for 2019 for my work in the field of medication safety and clinical research. 

I have a keen interest in teaching and am visiting adjunct faculty of Pharmacology at KMC, Mangalore, India and for Healthcare technology at MAKAUT, Kolkata, India.

I was associated with Stanford University School of Medicine, in the USA as a Senior Clinical Research Associate from 2015 to 2017 and have certification in Biostatistics, Evidence-based Medicine and Medical Writing from Stanford University.

Currently, I am working as the Clinical Director of Academics, Medical Quality and Clinical Research at Peerless Hospital and B K Roy Research Centre, Kolkata.

I am very happy and thrilled to receive the prestigious ISQua Lucian Leape Patient safety Fellowship Award for 2019 and I look forward to honing my skills further in the field of healthcare quality and patient safety through my experiences during this fellowship.  

I sincerely believe that successful completion of this fellowship will help me evolve as a more confident Patient safety leader in India who in turn can provide significant inputs on policy changes through NABH for the Indian healthcare system.



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