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Amit Chakrabarty, MD, MS, FRCS, FICS


Dr. Amit Chakrabarty practices adult and pediatric urology at the Urologic Clinics of North Alabama (www.ucna.com).He holds professional responsibilities as Director at Comprehensive Continence Center and Center for Female Pelvic Health of North Alabama.

Dr. Chakrabarty is a Board certified urologist who received his medical degree with honors from MKCG Medical College in Berhampur, India in 1980, and his Master of Surgery degree from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. He did a fellowship in Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1987. He completed his residency in Urology and fellowship in Uro-Oncology (Research) at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1995.

Dr. Chakrabarty is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland and the International College of Surgeons.He is an active member of the American Urological Association (   ), in addition to various memberships of societies related to his specialty.

Though his practice encompasses all branches of Urology, one of his main areas of interest is in the field of female urology including urinary incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse and minimally invasive therapies for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).He is an active member and contributor of International Continence Society (ICS), National Association for Continence (NAFC), Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) and International Uro-Gynecologist Association (IUGA).

He has several publications, presentations and posters, mostly in the field of male and female urinary incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse at the national and international meetings and journals.He is a national and international surgical proctor for male and female urinary incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse.He is an invited speaker for urology topics of interest for CME and non CME forums.

Dr. Chakrabarty is an adjunct faculty for University of Alabama, Huntsville Campus, and a site for urology rotation for family practice residency training.

Dr. Chakrabarty is a surgical proctor for American Medical Systems, BARD urological, Medtronics (Interstim) and Urologix (Cooled thermotherapy) and regularly conducts cadaver and live workshops both nationally and abroad.

He has been a primary investigator for various pharmaceutical agents and, as a primary investigator for Longwood Research and Accelovance research, still continues his research interests.His present research interests include treatment for urinary incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse.He is a consultant for many investment research firms and serves as expert defense witness for legal entities.He is in the Physician Advisory Board for the Capson Physicians Insurance.

He is a pioneer in the state for newer modalities of treatment for urinary incontinence being the first in North Alabama to offer interstim therapy (Medtronic) and in-office Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (Urgent PC) for intractable Overactive bladder symptoms, Advance Male Sling for male urinary incontinence and minimally invasive therapies for BPH with Cooled Thermotherapy (Urologix), Transurethral Needle Ablation of the prostate(Medtronic) and Greenlight XPS laser vaporization of the prostate (American Medical Systems).

He is a speaker and surgical proctor for American Medical Systems (for male, female and BPH -Greenlight Laser), Cook Urological (Biodesign Absorbable mesh), BARD (Ajust Sling), Medtronics (Interstim neuromodulation therapy), Urologix (Cooled Thermotherapy – Prostate Microwave Therapy and Prostiva -TransUrethral Needle Ablation or TUNA) and Slate Pharmaceuticals (Testopel).

His non academic administrative leadership roles include Active Counselor Fifth district of Medical Association of State of Alabama and Member of Board of Trustees of the Madison County Medical society.Additionally, he is a member of the Physician Leadership Group at Crestwood Hospital and is the President of the Medical Executive Committee of the Decatur Ambulatory Surgery Center.He is the president of Alabama Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, president of the Society of Indian American Clinical Urologists (www.siacunet.org) and past president of Indian American Urological Association (www.iauanet.org).He was the leader of the Indian delegation to Japan on a Socio-Cultural exchange your during the International Youth year in 1985.

For more than a decade he has been a foot soldier for the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) (www.aapiusa.org), the largest ethnic organization in this country.He was a regional director of national AAPI from 2004 to 2006.He is the immediate past Chairman of the Ethics and Grievances Committee of the AAPI.He has been an active committee member of the AAPI Charitable Foundation from 2008 to 2011, and this helps to run free clinics in India and USA (www.aapicharitablefoundation.org).In addition to this he has been a member of various other committees for the AAPI over the years and started the ever popular “AAPI’s Got Talent” show at the annual convention.He is at present the Chairman of AAPI Journal Resource committee and a Co chair of the Website committee.

At a local level he is the past President and present Chairman of Huntsville India Association and the President of Alabama Association of Physicians of “Indian origin.He recently successfully spearheaded a fund raising program for setting up a Alabama API scholarship fund and a fund to raise awareness for childhood obesity in North Alabama Schools (www.alabamaapi.org) and is an active leader in community projects.

Dr. Chakrabarty is married to his wife of 25 years and has three daughters.Time permitting he enjoys outdoor cooking, performing musical shows, watching football and Cricket and playing golf.