Bhattacharya Lab

Aditi Bhattacharya, BDS, MDS, PhD

Aditi Bhattacharya

Assistant professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
NYU Oral Cancer Center
NYU College of Dentistry

Biography

Aditi Bhattacharya earned a Bachelor of Dental Surgery 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 training at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). 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 (AAOMP). Dr Bhattacharya accepted a faculty position at the NYU College of Dentistry in 2016 where she established a translational research program in oral cancer and oral cancer pain. Dr Bhattacharya aims to understand the pathological and molecular configuration of the oral cancer microenvironment. Spatial relationships and interactions between cancer cells, stromal elements and nerves determine the propensity for neck lymph node metastasis and oral cancer pain. Pain and metastasis are key predictors of aggressive disease and patient survival. Dr Bhattacharya’s research includes clinical studies in patients, investigation of archival pathological specimens, and preclinical models of oral cancer and oral cancer pain. Currently she is working on the pathological and molecular aspects of the cancer microenvironment that control the metastatic and nociceptive potential of oral cancer. Dr Bhattacharya’s research has been supported by grants from the California Tobacco Related Diseases Research Program, the UCSF Graduate Education in Medical Sciences Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Dr Bhattacharya teaches in the didactic program of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine at the NYU College of Dentistry. Dr Bhattacharya mentors dental students, residents and postdoctoral fellows at the NYU Oral Cancer Center and the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research. She serves as the AAOMP representative at the House of Delegates of the American Dental Education Association. Prior to her appointment at the NYU College of Dentistry, Dr Bhattacharya served as an assistant professor in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, and participated in the Oral Pathology Biopsy Service at the Subharati Dental College and Hospital, India.

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.