Aditi Bhattacharya, BDS, MDS, PhD
Dr Aditi Bhattacharya is an Assistant Professor at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, the NYU Oral Cancer Center, and the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the New York University College of Dentistry. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Molecular Pathobiology at NYU Dentistry. Dr Bhattacharya obtained her dental degree from Guwahati University, and a Master of Dental Surgery with specialization in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology from Manipal University, India. She completed her PhD and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Francisco where she worked on genomic and genetic biomarkers of oral cancer metastasis. Dr Bhattacharya undertook residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and a fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr Bhattacharya has established her independent clinical and translational research program in oral cancer and oral cancer pain at NYU Dentistry. Her research focuses on pathological and molecular aspects of the cancer microenvironment that control the metastatic and nociceptive (pain) potential of oral cancer. Pain and metastasis are key predictors of aggressive disease and patient survival. Her projects span clinical studies in patients, investigation of pathological specimens, and preclinical models of oral cancer and oral cancer pain. Dr Bhattacharya is the lead pathologist in the multidisciplinary team engaged in patient care and research at the NYU Oral Cancer Center. She teaches in the didactic programs of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Radiology and Medicine, and the Department of Molecular Pathobiology at NYU Dentistry.