Avik Som, MD, PhD

Avik Som is an interventional and diagnostic radiology resident at MGH who has had a longitudinal collaboration with Tata Medical Center  – Kolkata (particularly with Dr. Dayananda Lingegowda and Dr. Saugata Sen), a large cancer center in India, where he has collaborated on joint research projects and clinical trials in conjunction with the MGH Radiology Research Training Collaborative, irlab.mgh.harvard.edu.  Goals of the collaboration include furthering trainee exposure and education in both locations, increasing access to cutting edge clinical trials for patients in Tata Medical Center’s catchment region (greater Bengal), and implementing greater access to radiologic screening examinations in Bengal, for example beginning to implement a lung cancer screening program.