Dr. Chaitanya Datar is a Clinical and Metabolic Geneticist practising in this field for the past 12 years. He is an executive member of the National Society for study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism and has chaired the Genetics Chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics- Pune for many years.
He is based out of Pune and is attached to Bharati Hospital and Medical College, Pune along with other Hospitals such as KEM, Surya Mother & Child care and Aditya Birla Hospital. He is the Director of Sujanan Clinics which runs a chain of Genetics & Metabolic clinical, lab and dietary services across various cities including Pune, Mumbai, Nasik, Kolhapur and Solapur.
Dr. Datar runs a metabolics and new-born screening lab at Pune and is well versed with interpreting Metabolic results.
He has many patients under his management who are leading nearly normal lives with proper medications and diet. He also manages metabolic emergencies in the Neonatal and Paediatric ICUs. He has diagnosed many rare inborn errors of metabolism and has about 18 publications in this field to his credit. Dr. Datar also adept at molecular testing and genotype-phenotype correlations for IEMs which are crucial for prenatal counselling, and also offers prenatal diagnosis for these disorders to prevent recurrence of the condition in the family.
He runs a Fellowship program in Paediatric Genetic & Metabolic disorders at Bharati Hospital and also does Postgraduate training for MD/DM and Fellowship Candidates across various Paediatric Specialities. Dr. Datar also takes lectures on various platforms and is invited to various National and International Conferences for delivering his talks. He won the prize for best Oral paper at ISIEM-2017 held at Chennai and presented 2 papers at the International SSIEM conference held at Athens-Greece in 2018. He successfully organized the National IEM Conference (ISIEM) at Pune in 2019.
His future interests include spreading awareness and improving the quality of care and research for patients with IEMs and helping the ISIEM society develop disease databases/ protocols for IEMs in Indian scenario.