Member Profile

Dr. Alok Srivastava
MD, FRACP, FRCPA, FRCP

Dr. Alok Srivastava is the head of the department of Hematology as well as the Centre for Stem Cell Research at the Christian Medical College, Vellore in India.  

After completing his medical training at the Christian Medical College, Vellore in the University of Madras, India, Dr. Srivastava pursued subspecialty training in hematology at the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research at the Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Srivastava is Vice President of the World Federation of Hemophilia and Chair of its External Quality Assessment Scheme. He was the chair of the FVIII / IX subcommittee of the SSC of the ISTH from 2006 to 2010. He is chair of the National Apex Committee for Stem Cell Research and Therapy of the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health of Government of India as well as co-chair of the Task Force on Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine of the Department of Biotechnology of the Ministry of Science and Technology in the Government of India.

Key Publications
  1. Jayandharan GR, Srivastava A, Srivastava A. Role of molecular genetics in hemophilia: from diagnosis to therapy. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2012 Feb;38(1):64-78.
  2. Viswabandya A, Baidya S, Nair SC, Abraham A, George B, Mathews V, Chandy M, Srivastava A. Correlating clinical manifestations with factor levels in rare bleeding disorders: a report from Southern India. Haemophilia. 2012
  3. Sumitha E, Jayandharan GR, David S, Jacob RR, Sankari Devi G, Bargavi B, Shenbagapriya S, Nair SC, Abraham A, George B, Viswabandya A, Mathews V, Chandy M, Srivastava A. Molecular basis of Bernard-Soulier syndrome in 27 patients from India. J Thromb Haemost. 2011 Aug;9(8):1590-8
  4. Padankatti SM, Macaden AS, Cherian SM, Thirumugam M, Pazani D, Kalaiselvan M, John JA, Subbian E, Prakash H, Poonnoose PM, Kavitha ML, Devadarasini M, Viswabandya A, Mathews V, Srivastava A. A patient-prioritized ability assessment in haemophilia: the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure. Haemophilia. 2011; 17:605-11

Current Positions/Chairs:

  • Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Medicine, Tamil Nadu Medical University, India
  • Head
    Head, Department of Haematology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • Vice President
    Vice President, Communications and Public Policy, World Federation of Hemophilia
  • Chair
    Chair, International External Quality Assessment Scheme, World Federation of Hemophilia
  • Head
    Head, Centre for Stem Cell Research, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  • Chair
    Chair, National Apex Committee, Stem Cell Research & Therapy, DHR, Govt. of India
  • Co-Chair
    Co-Chair, Taskforce on Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, DBT, Govt. of India

Key Institutions

  • Christian Medical College
    Department of Hematology, Vellore, The Tamil Nadu Medical University
    India
  • Centre for Stem Cell Research
    Institute of Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine, Department of Biotechnology
    India

Research Interests

  • Clinical and genetic aspects of hereditary bleeding disorders and stem cell research and transplantation.

Publications

September 10, 2007

The economics of haemophilia prophylaxis: governmental and insurer perspectives. Proceedings of the Second International Prophylaxis Study Group (IPSG) Symposium.

Authors
Feldman BM, Aledort L, Bullinger M, Delaney FM, Doria AS, Funk S, Giangrande P, Lundin B, Manco-Johnson M, Miners A, Scriba PC, Srivastava A, Schramm W and Blanchette VS.
Citation
Haemophilia 2007 Nov; 13 (6): 745-749.