Dr. Bhuvan Nagpal: A Dazzling Oral Pathologist Illuminating the Indian Medical Horizon

Dr. Bhuvan Nagpal
Dr Bhuvan Nagpal

Your oral health is a gateway to your healthy body,” says Dr. Bhuvan Nagpal, a distinguished figure in the realm of oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral microbiology and laboratory medicine. He currently serves as the Lab DirectorSenior Consultant in Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry, and Quality Head at Tohana Manglam Diagnostics, nestled near RMC Hospital on Chandigarh Road in Tohana.

By stating a very important fact, Dr. Bhuvan means that taking care of your mouth isn’t just about having a pretty smile. It’s connected to your overall health in a surprising number of ways.

Being healthy is pivotal to increased productivity, a sound mind, and happiness. It amplifies our self-confidence and inculcates a zeal to attain more and do better. While the agility towards our physical and mental health has upscaled in contemporary times, oral health is still considered a bush league, particularly in India. However, oral fitness is equally decisive regarding our holistic well-being. As such, the role of healthcare professionals in diagnosing and curing oral diseases becomes seminal. Diagnosis, in particular, becomes critically salient, as even a minor fault in the diagnostic report can result in the patient getting the wrong treatment and disastrous consequences. Thus, by its very nature, the diagnosis of an ailment needs sterling quality experts who have the absolute erudition and brilliance for an immaculate diagnosis. Dr. Bhuvan is a genius with distinctive scholarly virtuosity and splendid achievements in head and neck pathology, microbiology, and diagnostics.

An Absolutely Brilliant Mind

Dr. Bhuvan has been a prodigious maven from the onset of his academic life. A straight-A student, he had witnessed several medical professionals in his family since childhood and aspired to be a part of the illustrious blue blood genus when he grew up. Apropos of the same, he ensured that he excelled in his studies and left no stone unturned to achieve his aim. Additionally, he had a strong entrepreneurial pneuma. Combining these with an ardent zeal towards serving the society fuelled his spirit and ultimately landed him at the Manav Rachna Dental College. As a pedantic scholar, he displayed his academic prowess and intellectual bent at the institution by securing a distinction in 13 subjects out of 18 in his BDS curriculum. With that, he topped the university and enrolled himself in higher studies. Thereafter, he began a dazzling professional career that proved rapturous for him, greatly benefitting the Indian populace and elevating the medical domain in the niche of diagnostic oral and maxillofacial pathology.

Presently Dr Nagpal is working as the Lab Director at Tohana Manglam Diagnostics Lab, Tohana where he also holds a partnership with the firm. This way, he is victoriously manifesting his dream of social philanthropy through medical facilitations, seconded by the auxiliary of entrepreneurship. The magnificent attainment of such a divaricated ambition has rightly evinced that no goal is beyond one’s reach, and with resolute determination and intense passion, even the most onerous of dreams are attainable. On the research front, Dr. Nagpal has more than 50 research publications and 15 textbooks of national and international repute to his credit. Additionally, he is regularly solicited by the highly coveted magazine ‘Medical Buyer’ for articles.

Research and Publications

  • Researcher ID – I-3540-2015 (Thomson Reuters).
  • Citations – >140 (Google Scholar).
  • h-index – 6 (Google Scholar).
  • Research Interest score – 510.1 (Research Gate)
  • Unpublished Research Projects – 15.
  • Scientific Papers Reviewed – 150.
  • Associate Editor – 1.
  • Editorial Board Member for Journals – 5.
  • Reviewer Board Member for Journals – 10.
  • Scientific Presentations – 20.
  • Conferences attended – >150.
  • Life Member for Professional Affiliations – 22.
  • Master’s Dissertation: Hepatitis B Seropositivity and Immune Status in Dental Students.
  • Other areas of Research Interests: Diabetes Mellitus & ABO Blood Groups, Infectious Mononucleosis, Clinical Biochemistry, Oral Microbiology, Forensic Odontology and Oral Cancer & Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders.
  • Research Assistant on Early Preventive Oral Cancer (EPOC) Project sponsored by Biocon Foundation, Bengaluru.
  • Research Assistant on Colgate Toothpaste Research Project at JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysuru.

Dr. Bhuvan’s leadership at Tohana Manglam Diagnostics has ushered in a new era of excellence, with the institution proudly standing as the first and only NABL Accredited Medical Lab in District Fatehabad, Haryana—a testament to Dr. Bhuvan’s unwavering commitment to quality and precision. It’s noteworthy that Dr. Bhuvan also holds the esteemed position of being an NABL-approved authorized signatory for lab reports at this esteemed institution.

Beyond his pivotal role at Tohana Manglam Diagnostics, Dr Bhuvan is a trailblazer in his field, donning various hats that reflect his dedication to advancing pathology and clinical biochemistry. He is the Founder and President of the Practicing Oral Pathologists and Microbiologists Association (POPMA), a professional body dedicated to promote and elevating oral pathology and microbiology specialty practice and research. The mission of POPMA is to promote Oral Pathology & Microbiology as a career by making MDS Oral Pathology & Microbiology degree as one of the requisite qualifications to sign the medical laboratory reports. Additionally, Dr Bhuvan is the Director of the Academy of Oral Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AOPLM) in Hisar, Haryana, exemplifying his commitment to education and fostering future talent. AOPLM is certified as per ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management standards and offers observership program and fellowship course only to MDS degree holders in the specialty of Oral Pathology.

An Extraordinary Healthcare Professional

With over a decade of invaluable experience in the diagnostic industry, Dr. Bhuvan has garnered widespread acclaim for his proficiency across diverse technical and administrative roles. His expertise is underpinned by a robust foundation of academic knowledge and hands-on experience. Dr. Bhuvan’s profound understanding of laboratory medicine, coupled with his adeptness in advanced techniques such as IHC, ELISA, and PCR, underscores his versatility and dedication to pushing the boundaries of pathology.

Moreover, Dr. Bhuvan’s commitment to excellence extends far beyond the confines of the laboratory. He has spearheaded numerous projects and played a pivotal role in establishing diagnostic centres with cutting-edge facilities, further cementing his reputation as an innovator. His exceptional managerial acumen and diagnostic prowess have been instrumental in delivering accurate diagnoses and driving advancements in histopathological interpretation.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Dr. Bhuvan has been bestowed with numerous prestigious accolades and awards, including the esteemed title of the Best Oral Pathologist in Haryana by PANKOSMIA TALENTS OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSION AWARDS. His dedication to education and research is evident through his active involvement as an associate editor, editorial board member, and reviewer for several national and international journals.

A Genius of the Highest Degree

Dr. Bhuvan’s academic journey is as illustrious as his professional endeavours. He boasts a diverse array of qualifications, including diagnostic oral & maxillofacial pathology, laboratory medicine, medical lab quality systems, medico-legal systems, business management, laboratory administration as well as legislative law. His relentless pursuit of knowledge culminated in the recent attainment of a Ph.D. Honoris Causa in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, further solidifying his standing as a luminary in the field.

Outside his academic and professional pursuits, Dr. Bhuvan remains deeply engaged in various professional affiliations and organizations, where he continues to contribute his expertise and insights towards advancing pathology and clinical biochemistry. His multifaceted expertise, unwavering dedication, and pioneering contributions make him a stalwart in diagnostic oral pathology, shaping the future of diagnostic medicine with his visionary leadership and steadfast commitment to excellence.

Dr. Bhuvan Nagpal is an exceptional healthcare professional characterized by his remarkable organization, dedication, and extensive experience in the medical field. A specialist, Dr. Nagpal possesses a profound understanding of laboratory medicine, robust research acumen, and exceptional scientific writing skills. His academic journey is illustrious, having completed his B.D.S. from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, and his M.D.S. in Oral Pathology and Microbiology from JSS University, Mysuru, Karnataka, where he consistently excelled as a university topper, earning Gold Medals and numerous scholarships in recognition of his academic prowess.

Creditworthy Credentials

Additionally, Dr. Bhuvan holds an M.Sc. in Biochemistry from the Himalayan University, Itanagar, an M.B.A. in Healthcare and Hospital Management from the National Institute of Business Management, Chennai, a PG Diploma in Medico-Legal Systems (PGDMLS) from the Symbiosis Centre of Health Care, Pune and a LL.B from Om Sterling Global University, Hisar. His commitment to continuous learning and professional development is evident in the completion of his PG Training (PGT) in Head & Neck Onco-pathology at Manglam Diagnostics, Hisar, and his NABL-approved certification in ISO 15189:2012 Internal Audit and Lab Quality Management Systems.

A Connoisseur in the Field of Oral & Maxillofacial Diagnostics

Dr. Bhuvan commenced his career as a Consultant Oral Pathologist & Clinical Biochemist at Manglam Diagnostics, Hisar, where he showcased his expertise in diagnostic pathology. Subsequently, he assumed the role of a Project Manager, overseeing the establishment of various diagnostic centres across multiple locations including Hansi, Jind, Bhiwani, Tosham, Tohana, Fatehabad, and Moonak. Tohana Manglam Diagnostics is a proud NABL-accredited medical lab in District Fatehabad.

Zeroing in on the lack of awareness about the exigency of oral hygiene in India, Dr. Nagpal seems highly concerned about the rise in the cases of oral cancer in the nation. With more than 70% of the cases of carcinoma that he witnesses during screening, Dr. Nagpal states that it is the dearth of awareness towards the criticality of oral health and the negligence towards the upkeep of oral hygiene that is engendering life-threatening maladies like cancer. Hence, it is paramount that the authorities and general public step up on a unified front to raise awareness of the urgency of oral health and hold forth the greatly fatal consequences should one choose to ignore it.

To his juniors, who aspire to follow in his footsteps, he recommends that passion and absolute dedication are the only keys to success. He also advocates for maintaining robust oral health for everyone, for “Your oral health is the gateway to your healthy body,” he reiterates.

*Dr. Bhuvan Nagpal’s Hall of Fame*

  • Founderof the Practicing Oral Pathologists and Microbiologists Association (POPMA).
  • Director of the Academy of Oral Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AOPLM) under the aegis of POPMA.
  • Organising team member for the International Oral Disease Case Presentation Conference, 2024
  • Recent book authored by him i.e., “Review of Contemporary Oral Histopathology Techniques for Oral Pathology Post Graduate Students” was among the 63 e-book titles to enter the Asia Book of Records for the maximum number of e-books published in one day; published by BFC publications on 9th March 2024.
  • Guest Speaker at Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad on the occasion of National Oral Pathologists Day, 2024
  • Associate Editorof the Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry (Impact Factor: 1.065).
  • Conferred with title of ‘Utkrisht’ Icon of Manav Rachnain 2022 (Best 25 Alumni – selected out of 34000 students of Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad, India.)
  • Guest Panelist at XXVII national conference of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists at Amritsar, 2018
  • Editorial and Reviewer Board Memberfor over 15 national and international journals.
  • Best Oral Pathologist in Haryana, 2018, awarded by PANKOSMIA TALENTS OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSION AWARDS 2019.
  • He got the highest score in the M.D.S. University oral pathology and microbiology examination.
  • JSS University Research Grantfor master’s dissertation.
  • Travel Grant to Attend the National Research Scholar Meet 2014at ACTREC, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai.
  • Travel Grant to represent JSS University, Mysuru, at the National Education Summit 2014 at Ahmedabad.
  • Former student member of the Research Coordination Council, JSS University, Mysuru.
  • Best Scientific Paper Awardat the 11th IAFO National Conference, 2013 at Vijaywada.
  • Best Scientific Paper Awardat the 68th IDA National Conference, 2015 at Bengaluru.
  • Researchers and scientists from 79 countries across the world have read his scientific publications on Research Gate.
  • Selected many times as the most read author from his department as well as institute on Research Gate.
  • Selected as the Post Graduate Coordinator Academic (North) for Heal Talk – A Journal of Clinical Dentistry.
  • Selected as the Post Graduate Representative for the Journal of Applied Dental & Medical Sciences.
  • Selected as the Karnataka State Student Representative for the National Dentists and Dental Students Federation (NDDSF).
  • Worked as a research assistant on the Colgate Toothpaste Research Project at JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysuru.
  • Conducted independent oral health check-up camp on behalf of his department as an outreach programme at Asha School, Hisar Cantt, Hisar.
  • Participated in a free dental check-up program as a part of the Oral Health Month – 2015 sponsored by Colgate and Indian Dental Association (IDA).
  • Best caption award for the smile caption contest as a part of orthodontic week in PG.
  • Got the 1st prize for the caption hunt competition during PG college fest.
  • Got the 3rd prize for collage making during PG college fest.
  • Got the 3rd prize for general quiz competition during PG college fest.
  • Won award for sending the fastest entry for new arrivals of books & journals on librarian’s day.
  • Awarded Gold Medalfor overall proficiency in B.D.S. degree.
  • First Rankconsecutively in B.D.S. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Final Year in the university examination.
  • Got distinction in 13 subjects out of 18 subjects of the BDS curriculum in examinations conducted by Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak.
  • Got the highest marks in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Oral Histology & Dental Anatomy, Pharmacology, Microbiology and General Medicine in examinations conducted by Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak.
  • Indian Dental Association (IDA)-Colgate scholarship in B.D.S. 2nd, 3rd and Final year.
  • Selected as the Student Ambassador for Elsevier and Jaypee publications during undergraduation.
  • Got the 2nd prize in dental quiz competition at the IDA Annual Conference 2008.
  • Selected as the ‘Campus Star’ at the Manav Rachna Radio station and interviewed for the same.
  • Gave a health talk regarding oral diseases on the Manav Rachna Radio.
  • Got the 1st division in environmental awareness competition by Jim Corbett.
  • Got the 1st prize in skit competition during UG college fest.
  • Got the 2nd prize in face painting competition during UG college fest.
  • Got the 3rd prize in general quiz competition during UG college fest.
  • Founder President of the Rotaract Club of Manav Rachna Dental College (Faridabad Central) and held the presidency for a tenure of consecutively two years; 2007-08, 2008-09.

Community activities:

  • Organized many oral health check-up camps at schools, PHCs, ESIs and de-addiction centres.
  • Conducted an Environment awareness programme by planting trees on Earth Day.
  • Organized many blood donation camps at blood bank, Sant Bhagat Singh Ji Maharaj Charitable Hospital, Faridabad.
  • Organized tree plantation projects.
  • Organized meal for leprosy patients.
  • Donated clothes for Kosi Flood Relief Fund.
  • Distributed books and stationery to poor school going children.
  • Organized frequent visits to old age home.

Dr. Bhuvan Nagpal‘s career trajectory exemplifies his unwavering commitment to advancing healthcare delivery and diagnostic excellence. His multidisciplinary expertise and dedication to quality and patient care positions him as an extraordinary healthcare professional dedicated to making a meaningful impact in his field.

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