Arunabh Bhattacharya, PhD

Associate Professor, Master of Biomedical Sciences Program Director

Dr. Arunabh Bhattacharya is an Associate Professor of Anatomy in the Department of Clinical and Applied Sciences Education and Program Director for the Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) Program at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIW SOM). He joined the faculty at UIW SOM in June 2018 after spending nine years as a faculty member at UT Health San Antonio. Dr. Bhattacharya received his Ph.D. from Jadavpur University, India, which was followed by two post-doctoral fellowships in the Departments of Medicine and Cell Systems and Anatomy at UT Health San Antonio. In 2008, he was promoted to graduate faculty at UT Health San Antonio and served as a member of the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies. His broad research interest in understanding the mechanisms that lead to neuromuscular dysfunction during aging and age-related diseases was supported by grants from the National Institute of Aging and the American Foundation for Aging Research.

Dr. Bhattacharya's teaching responsibilities at UTHSCSA included dental gross anatomy, inter-professional human gross anatomy (for graduate students in anatomy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy and biomedical engineering programs), dental neuroanatomy and anatomy mentored teaching elective. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Bhattacharya also served as Assistant Director for dental gross anatomy and co-director for anatomy mentored teaching elective. At UIW SOM, Dr. Bhattacharya teaches in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and MBS programs. He also serves as co-director for the Human Anatomy course in the MBS program.

Dr. Bhattacharya’s current interests include the identification and publication of novel and rare anatomical variations, and the use of 3D-printing technology for the development of innovative tools to teach the anatomical sciences.