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Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj has extensive knowledge and training in the medical field and focuses his work on refining bone marrow stem cell treatments.
Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj is committed to improving the use of stem cells in beneficial treatment for cancer patients. He oversees the work of the qualified professionals at the South Florida Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Institute. The facility is located in Boynton Beach, Florida. Here he has implemented protocols that allow the majority of treatment to occur on an outpatient basis. This differs from other facilities who still treat patients on an inpatient basis.
Dr. Maharaj has found that treating patients on an outpatient basis reduces the occurrence of infections and other complications. Patients are not exposed to as many germs and bacteria that often lead to hospital-acquired infections when receiving treatment on an inpatient basis. In addition, many preventative interventions are taken to ensure safety and sanitation, and treat conditions proactively.
Patients with a variety of different cancers can find beneficial treatment through the use of stem cells. Some of the conditions that Dr. Maharaj and his staff focus on are acute and chronic lymphoblastic leukemia, acute and chronic myeloid leukemia, acute promyelocytic leukemia, germ cells tumors, both Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and mantle cell lymphoma. Bone marrow/stem cell transplantation is leading-edge treatment for these conditions.
Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj ensures that he has a highly qualified team working on each case. This includes transplant physicians, chemotherapy and transplant nurses, bone marrow/stem cell laboratory staff, pharmacists, psycho-social and nutritional consultants, and administrative personnel. Utilizing the skills and experience of each of these professionals provides for more comprehensive care and treatment. This approach has proven beneficial in providing high level results.
Bone marrow and stem cell transplantation is a subject that has interested Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj from a young age. As a youngster, he noticed that many cancer treatments were not providing beneficial results. Patients were still suffering. He knew that something must be done. When he learned about stem cells and the possibility that they held, he found it very interesting and it drove him to want to learn more. He knew that they represented a real possibility for effective treatment of cancer.
Breaking into the Medical Field
Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj graduated with his MB, ChB from the University of Glasgow Medical School, Glasgow, Scotland. He also earned his research doctorate as an MD from the same school. This gave him the basic educational background that he needed, and provided him with a strong foundation in the science and math. Before he could earn his license, however, he had to go through extensive hands-on training in the field. This provided him with the opportunity to experience and treat many different medical conditions while still under the watchful eye of experienced professionals.
Following his coursework Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj completed an internship in medicine and surgery and a residency in internal medicine. He gained exposure to the finer points of practicing medicine and refined his skills and techniques. This served to further his interest in stem cell research. He went on to complete a fellowship in hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplantation. He was well on his way to making a difference in the field of cancer treatment. As he progressed through his studies, he continued to gain as much knowledge and experience as he could.
Completing Advanced Training
When a physician is focused and dedicated to their field of work, they will often go on to pursue advanced training and degrees. This allows them to become more knowledgeable in a given area and provide even higher quality treatment and service. Knowing that he wanted to focus his work on stem cell transplantation, which is a complex field of study, Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj knew that the more experience and training he had, the more he would benefit.
In his pursuit of knowledge, he completed two fellowships with the Royal College of Physicians. He also completed fellowships with the Royal College of Pathologists of the United Kingdom and the American College of Physicians. His experience and training spanned across two continents, providing valuable lessons and opportunities. In addition, he is accredited by the Joint Committee on Higher Medical Training, Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom in hematology with a specialization in oncology and bone marrow transplantation. This serves him well in his line of work.
Patients often look to physicians who hold higher levels of training. It helps them to feel more confident in the services they are receiving. It also shows that the physician is committed and dedicated to their work, striving to learn as much as possible. The more specialized knowledge and training they receive, the more they can focus their work.
Providing Education to Others
Part of working in the medical field, especially in an area that is highly researched and studied, is passing on knowledge to others. Many researchers will present their work to their colleagues at conferences, seminars, and continuing education courses. By sharing what they have learned and discovered, it helps to inspire others and fuel their work. They can learn from the experiences and studies of their colleagues. Many physicians serve as professors to medical students. They share their expertise in the classroom so that the students can learn from experienced professionals.
Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj has addressed students and medical professionals in both the United Kingdom and the United States. He serves as a professor of clinical biomedical sciences at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University. The topic he speaks about most frequently is bone marrow transplantation, since this is where his work and interest lie. He continues to conduct research in the field and submit his work for publication. His work can be found in several notable publications including “Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation,” “British Medical Journal,” “British Journal of Hematology Blood,” and “The Lancet.”
Becoming a member of professional associations provides medical professionals an opportunity to stay on top of their education. They can network with other professionals in the field, read about the latest trends and developments, and participate in continuing education courses, conferences, and seminars. Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj is a member of several organizations. He finds them to be a valuable way to stay connected with colleagues and exchange information. His memberships include: the American Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry and Transplantation, and the American Society of Internal Medicine.
Physicians can join as many or as few organizations they wish. Participation is optional, but is very beneficial in keeping up with the industry. There are organizations dedicated to all fields of study. Some are very specific while others are more generalized. Membership comes with many benefits and can prove essential to networking and communication efforts.
One organization that Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj is associated with is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more than 10 years he has served on the board for the Society, offering his insight and guidance. His work with bone marrow and stem cell transplantation for cancer treatment make him a valuable asset to the team. He has extensive knowledge on the subject and stays current on developments within the field. Participating with the organization also allows him to network with others who are working with leukemia and lymphoma treatments.
In addition, he also works with Stem Cell Cancer and Regenerated Research Inc. He is doing vast amounts of research for this organization in the hope of one day creating a cure for cancer. His research focuses on developing immune system boosting therapies. One exciting development from his work is the first ever approved clinical trial in humans regarding CKA granulocyte study protocol for solid tumor cancers. It could provide valuable insight into treatment options. White cell infusion therapy is another clinical trial taking place. Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj continues to strive to make advancements in cancer treatment.
In an effort to one day eliminate the occurrence of cancer, Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj will continue to conduct research into treatment and prevention. He remains very active with Stem Cell Cancer and Regenerated Research Inc., developing clinical trials for potential treatments. The more these methods are studied, the better chance they have of making a meaningful impact. It is through clinical trials and studies that medications and treatments are analyzed and refined. This allows scientists and researcher to continue modifying and updating their techniques based on their results.
He will continue his pursuit of educating others. Providing lectures and presentations keeps the flow of information going. It gives him an outlet to share his research and findings, hopefully inspiring others to continue their efforts. By working as a professor, he helps to mold the futures of current medical students, improving their experiences and educational foundation. His own experiences can serve to teach them important lessons. It can also help to give some a sense of direction in their future studies. His passion for stem cell transplantation could motivate others to go into the field as well.
Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj will continue to stay actively involved in professional medical associations. Building a stronger network of colleagues and sharing valuable information benefits everyone involved. It helps him to stay up-to-date with other research and clinical trials occurring that could impact his own studies. He can also continue to connect with others who have an interest in stem cell research and development. When individuals with different experiences and knowledge collaborate and interact, they can come up with valuable research efforts. Supporting other researchers helps to keep the field progressing forward. Dr. Maharaj is committed to his studies in stem cell transplantation and cancer treatment development.
08/1973 to 05/1977
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