Dr. Alok Srivastava, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, FRCP


An alumnus of CMC, Vellore, Dr. Alok Srivastava has helped build the comprehensive adult and pediatric haematology service and teaching programs at this institution over the last three decades. He is a founder-teacher for the DM haematology program in India. His research interests have been in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and hemostasis disorders. Over the last 12 years, he has been responsible for establishing the Centre for Stem Cell Research, Vellore as a translational unit of the Institute of Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine as a collaboration between this institute and CMC, Vellore with the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The focus of his current research is the development of gene therapy for hereditary hematological disorders with several international collaborations. He is also working with several colleagues in different departments of the CMC, Vellore to establish the first large comprehensive control program for the major haemoglobin disorders in India in the collaboration the state government in Odisha.