About Dr.

About me and the way I choose to practice Child Care.

Pediatric Nephrologist

Welcome to Dr. Biswanath Basu

International Recognition

Present Designation

Associate Professor & In charge- Div. of Pediatric Nephrology,
Department of Pediatrics
N. R. S. Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata, INDIA

Academic Qualifications

  • MD-Pediatrics (BHU, Varanasi)
  • Fellowship Royal College of Pediatrics & Child Health (London)
  • Fellow WHO- IRTC (Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Fellow International Pediatric Nephrology Association (AIIMS, New Delhi)

Academic Achievements

  • I have various publications as first author in best journals of medical fields like NEJM, JAMA pediatrics , Pediatrics, NDT etc. My article as first author in NEJM “Ofatumumab for Rituximab-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome” has opened a new dimension and hope in managing these difficult children as there was no treatment for them previously and at present many centers all over world are using the drug with protocol as developed by me.
  • Selected as ERA-EDTA (European renal association-European dialysis transplant association) (YNP) board of advisor.
  • I have already completed three randomized controlled trial and two trials are ongoing. Recently completed and published a RCT with collaboration of Heidelberg, Germany in JAMA pediatrics.

Administrative & Clinical Achievements

  • First in World: Pioneer in the world to start use of Ofatumumab in Nephrotic syndrome.
  • First in India: We started use of Dedicated latest pediatric haemodialysis (Fresenius 5008 with Paediatric software) machine.
  • First in Eastern India: We started use of Automated Peritoneal Dialysis in newborns.
  • To translate the results of the projects from, bench to bedside, I have proposed, planned and established the 1st Pediatric Nephrology Centre in Eastern India of Govt Sector, at NRS Medical College, Kolkata. My center caters not only this part of our country but also the neighboring countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.

Reviewer of some best journals in the field

  • Pediatrics (Journal of American academy of pediatrics)
  • Scientific report (Journal of Nature)
  • Pediatric Nephrology (Journal of IPNA)

Awards & Recognition

  • ERA-EDTA (YNP) board of advisor
  • National Child Rights Research Fellowship, 2012
  • Gold Medal award in General Surgery in MBBS
  • Honours in General Surgery in MBBS
  • Kunjakusum scholarship for highest mark in Final MBBS at N.R.S. Medical College,Kolkata
  • Highest mark in Final MBBS

Member of Academic Bodies

  • Life Member, Indian Society of Nephrology
  • Life Member, Indian Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, European Renal Association (ERA-EDTA)


  • Basu B, Sander A, Roy B, Preussler S, Barua S, Mahapatra TKS, Schaefer F. Efficacy of Rituximab vs Tacrolimus in Pediatric Corticosteroid-Dependent Nephrotic Syndrome: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Aug 1;172(8):757-764
  • Basu B, Roy B. Acute Renal Failure Adversely Affects Survival in Pediatric Dengue Infection. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2018 Jan;22(1):30-33
  • Basu B, Mahapatra TKS, Roy B, Schaefer F. Efficacy and outcomes of continuous peritoneal dialysis versus dailyintermittent hemodialysis in pediatric acute kidney injury. Pediatr. Nephrol. 2016 Oct;31(10):1681-9.
  • Basu B, Babu BG, Bhattacharyya S.Managing hypertriglyceridemia in children with systemic lupus erythematosus: Two sides of the same coin. Reumatol Clin. 2018 Jan – Feb;14(1):46-48.
  • Basu B, Babu BG, Mahapatra TKS. Long term efficacy and safety of common steroid sparing agents in idiopathic nephrotic children. Clin. exp. Nephrol. 2016 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27108294
  • Basu B, Mahapatra TK. Regular Deworming: A Missed Opportunity to Prevent Peritoneal Dialysis Related Infections in children. Peritoneal Dialysis International. Perit Dial Int. 2016 3-4;36(2):223-224. PMID: 27006438
  • Basu B, Mahapatra TK, Mondal N. Mycophenolate Mofetil Following Rituximab in Children With Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome. Pediatrics. 2015 Jul;136(1):e132-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0486
  • Biswanath Basu, Dhiman Baur, Sucharita Datta, Mohua Bose, Ashis Saha. Bacteriological Profile and Sensitivity to Antibiotics of Common Isolates Responsible for Urinary Tract Infection in Nephrotic Children. International Journal of Nephrology and Kidney Failure.Volume 1 Issue 3 ( November 2015 )
  • Biswanath Basu, TKS Mahapatra,N Mondal .Favorable Renal Survival in Pediatric Microscopic Polyangitis: Efficacy of a Novel Treatment Algorithm. NDT. 2015 Apr;30 Suppl 1:i113-8. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfv016. Epub 2015 Mar 10
  • Basu B. Ofatumumab for rituximab-resistant nephrotic syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2014 Mar 27;370(13):1268-70. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1308488..
  • Basu B, Dutta N, Sinha S. Factors predicting mortality in newborn ventilation. Pediatric Pulmonology.2014 Mar 12. doi: 10.1002/ppul.23019
  • Sinha A, LnÄ›nička P, Basu B, Gulati A.Gitelman syndrome: novel mutation and long-term follow-up. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2011 Oct 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Basu B, Dutta N.Psychological Changes of Children Surviving Terrorist Shock in Indian Kashmir. J Child Neurol. 2010; 25(11):1331-4
  • Om P. Mishra, Biswanath Basu, Shashi K. Upadhyay, Rajniti Prasad and Franz Schaefer. Behavioural abnormalities in children with nephrotic syndrome. Nephrol. Dial. Transplant 2010; 25 (8): 2537-2541.
  • Basu B. Hemophilia A and congenital hypofibrinogenemia: a rare association in same family. Indian J Pediatr. 2010 Feb; 77(2):206-7.
  • Biswanath Basu. Retinal mass in a case of pediatric myelodysplastic syndrome (refractory anemia with excess of blasts). Eur J Ophthalmol 2010; 20(3): 618 – 620.
  • Basu B, Gupta V. Transient myeloproliferative disorder with trisomy 12. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010; 27(3):233-6.
  • Radheshyam Purkait, Tryambak Samanta, Biswanath Basu, and Sutapa Ganguly. Unusual associations of necrotizing fascitis: a case series report from a tertiary care hospital. Indian J Dermatol. 2010; 55(4): 399–401.
  • Basu B. Isoniazid toxicity: A treatable cause of status epilepticus. Journal of Pediatric Neurology 2009; 7(3):315-316
  • Rajniti Prasad, Biswanath Basu, Utpal Kant Singh and Om Prakash Mishra and M K Singh The co-existence of CHARGE and myelodysplastic syndrome in a child .BMJ Case Rep. BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.2009; bcr05.2009.1859. doi: 10.1136/bcr.05.2009.1859
  • Rajniti Prasad, Biswanath Basu, Om Prakash Mishra, Utpal Kant Singh. Status epilepticus and metabolic acidosis in isoniazid toxicity. Pediatric on call 2009 ;6:.
  • Rajniti Prasad, Biswanath Basu, Utpal Kant Singh and Om Prakash Mishra Osteogenesis imperfecta with partial trisomy 15.BMJ Case Rep. BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.2009; bcr09.2008.1020. doi: 10.1136/bcr.09.2008.1020

Conducted RCT as Principal investigator

  • 1. RCT between Rituximab & Tacrolimus in SDNS. Recently Published at JAMA Pediatrics in August 2018.
  • 2. RCT between bodyweight vs body surface area based prednisolone regime in children with NS
  • 3. RCT between mycophenolate mofetil & levamisole in FRNS/SDNS .
  • RCT between Rituximab & Tacrolimus in SRNS
  • RCT between one month & two months alternate day therapy in NS.

Patient Testimonials

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  • I have never seen such a gentle and polite Doctor in my life. Very friendly, any time you can call him for your child. He is always available even if outside of Kolkata.
    Koushik Goswamy
  • He is fabulous... The way he is explained my child problem. My kid... Iam totally satisfied...
    Rahul Adhikary
  • His patience and composure are exemplary and the time he spends to understand you and explain you of the condition , treatment, prognosis and the care that should be taken , can not be appreciated in words.He is a wonderful human being, in addition to the specialist doctor. Thank you Dr. Biswanath Basu for everything that you have done to treat my Kid.
    Koushik Bose
  • Dear doctor uncle I'am realy very greateful to you that you save my life.
    I give you a very respectful thanks ana a wonderful good bye.
    Deepabali Das