ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dr. Monisha Choudhury. We will remember her forever.

Dr. Monisha Choudhury, neé Manisha Basu, MBBS, MD, MNAMS, DipRCPath(Cyt), FIAC, was an eminent Cytopathologist, based in Delhi NCR, India. With a career spanning over 4 decades, she strived for excellence in her profession and achieved national and international fame. Born to an Indian Army family, she displayed discipline, intelligence, drive and had a fierce fighting spirit. A pillar of support to family, friends and community - she was always someone you could depend on in your hour of need. Friend, mentor and guide, she taught generations of doctors, and took immense pride in their achievements.

With broad ranging interests in gardening, travel, fashion, food, arts, culture and entertainment; she was an accomplished conversationalist and loved spending time with family and friends. With a larger than life personality, she was always front and center in a group and full of fun and laughter. She remembered everything about everybody, from the smallest personal details to the largest accomplishments and never failed to connect with them on special life occasions. She had perfect recall of people and events in great detail, even five-six decades later! She frequently amazed and entertained her friends and family with her incredible storytelling. Each discussion would trigger multiple connected strands and the entire conversation would become a kaleidoscope of memories. 

She tested positive for Covid on April 20, at the peak of India's deadly second wave. She was hospitalized at Yatharth Hospital, Greater Noida on April 25th and passed away on May 02, 2021. She was 68. She is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren and countless family, friends and students who carry forward her zest for life and learning.

Posted by Savita Mittal on June 11, 2021
 I will always fondly remember dr monisha choudhury,she was dear to me .she was multitalented personality,renowned pathologist/cytologist.
I had a long association with her.luckily she was my first post graduate student then became my colleague and friend.always laughing smiling and helping others.i remember dear Tina And tuktuki she always used to talk about her lovely daughters
We.had a very strong bond I miss her a lot .
May her soul rest in peace .
May God give strength to her family to bear the loss.  ओम् शान्ति
Posted by Amrita Anand on June 8, 2021
Dr Monisha Mam, was a brilliant teacher, an outstanding pathologist, mentor, researcher, guide, photographer, all in one. It’s a difficult reality to come to terms with, that she no longer is with us. I fondly remember and feel so privileged to be a part of her teachings in lady hardinge. She was such a dynamic lady, always smiling, her passion for cyto-pathology was unmatchable. There are so many memories attached with mam, the way she encouraged me when i was travelling to London for FRCP, I remember getting a very sweet message from her, wishing me all the luck, just before i could board my flight. We not only shared our birth-dates, but also the fact that both our fathers are ophthalmologists.
Her memories live with me forever, and i miss her presence in my life, her regular posts on social media, Her beautiful comments on facebook posts would bring such a beaming smile on my face. Such was her charisma, she could keep anyone engaged for hours with her teachings, experiences, her travelling adventures, the amount of history which she had lived and shared, her life was no less than legendary. She was and She is, an Extraordinary Lady. I firmly believe, they don’t make women like her anymore.
I miss her, and I don’t think anyone can match upto her zeal and passion for life. If i could just be half of what she was, i’ll consider myself supremely lucky.
You will forever live in my heart Mam, Miss you,
Please be at peace
Lots of ❤️ love
Posted by Shivali Sehgal on June 7, 2021
Ma’am was the first person I met when I joined Department of Pathology as a post graduate student. I still remember her smiling at me as she was writing down my name in the roster. My eleven year relationship with her will be a memory of a lifetime. She was an amazing pathologist and an outstanding teacher. I fondly remember how she used to show such subtle and interesting findings in the microscope and how she used to fire questions in reporting and seminars. Ma’am always greeted everyone with a smile, was ever cheerful and most importantly was always there for her students no matter what.  It was a pleasure to see her posts on Facebook. I am blessed to have known her and be taught by her. She was my mentor and I strive to be a person like her everyday.
Posted by Valinderjeet Randhawa on June 7, 2021
I worked on the first floor in microbiology deptt of LHMC and Dr Monisha on the ground floor of the building.So we often used to run into each other.She always used to radiate friendliness and was a committed individual.She loved nature.
Sometimes in the evening I would find Dr Panna Choudhry waiting in the car to pick her up.His face always revealed a vision.
We will miss you.
Posted by Ratna Lamba Dhingra on June 6, 2021
Whenever I think of dear Monisha I think of a really happy,loving ,beautiful person who lit up the room.
I cannot believe she has left us.
She was in medical school with me—a petite beautiful girl—happy and kind.
We did not meet each other for over 35 years and then in 2016 I met her again and communicated on Facebook and messaging.
She shared her beautiful garden with me and wrote the kindest comments.
I wish we could have met again.
My condolences to her wonderful daughters and family she left behind.
Posted by Gauri Nath on June 6, 2021
I have known aunty for a very long time. She was my neighbor from Netaji Nagar. What I remember most about her is her smiling face and her immaculate garden. She always invited everyone to view it. Uncle and she were good friends of my parents so we saw a lot of them. Even after she moved to Noida, she would tell me to visit her whenever I visited India so that I could view her garden and have a nice long chat with her. She was well traveled and told me that if she ever visits New York she would visit my place. I last saw her in November 2019. She was at a party of a family friend and as usual she was smiling. Wherever she is now, I am sure she is still smiling.
Posted by Shubham Basu on June 6, 2021
Will always carry her in my memories... what being positive in Life means, what finding joy in the smallest of things means. There are a handful of people who become a permanent bedrock of learning for you and for me she is one. I can see her smilng with the kids around handing out chocolates as I write this.
A person so full of unconditional love, she perhaps is that role model on what a human being is meant to be...

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Posted by Savita Mittal on June 11, 2021
 I will always fondly remember dr monisha choudhury,she was dear to me .she was multitalented personality,renowned pathologist/cytologist.
I had a long association with her.luckily she was my first post graduate student then became my colleague and friend.always laughing smiling and helping others.i remember dear Tina And tuktuki she always used to talk about her lovely daughters
We.had a very strong bond I miss her a lot .
May her soul rest in peace .
May God give strength to her family to bear the loss.  ओम् शान्ति
Posted by Amrita Anand on June 8, 2021
Dr Monisha Mam, was a brilliant teacher, an outstanding pathologist, mentor, researcher, guide, photographer, all in one. It’s a difficult reality to come to terms with, that she no longer is with us. I fondly remember and feel so privileged to be a part of her teachings in lady hardinge. She was such a dynamic lady, always smiling, her passion for cyto-pathology was unmatchable. There are so many memories attached with mam, the way she encouraged me when i was travelling to London for FRCP, I remember getting a very sweet message from her, wishing me all the luck, just before i could board my flight. We not only shared our birth-dates, but also the fact that both our fathers are ophthalmologists.
Her memories live with me forever, and i miss her presence in my life, her regular posts on social media, Her beautiful comments on facebook posts would bring such a beaming smile on my face. Such was her charisma, she could keep anyone engaged for hours with her teachings, experiences, her travelling adventures, the amount of history which she had lived and shared, her life was no less than legendary. She was and She is, an Extraordinary Lady. I firmly believe, they don’t make women like her anymore.
I miss her, and I don’t think anyone can match upto her zeal and passion for life. If i could just be half of what she was, i’ll consider myself supremely lucky.
You will forever live in my heart Mam, Miss you,
Please be at peace
Lots of ❤️ love
Posted by Shivali Sehgal on June 7, 2021
Ma’am was the first person I met when I joined Department of Pathology as a post graduate student. I still remember her smiling at me as she was writing down my name in the roster. My eleven year relationship with her will be a memory of a lifetime. She was an amazing pathologist and an outstanding teacher. I fondly remember how she used to show such subtle and interesting findings in the microscope and how she used to fire questions in reporting and seminars. Ma’am always greeted everyone with a smile, was ever cheerful and most importantly was always there for her students no matter what.  It was a pleasure to see her posts on Facebook. I am blessed to have known her and be taught by her. She was my mentor and I strive to be a person like her everyday.
her Life

Early Life and Education


Manisha Basu was born in Military Hospital, Delhi Cantonment on January 10, 1953 to parents Lt. Col. MK Basu (nicknameMoni-da) and Mrs. Anima Basu, and elder brother Biswajit Basu. She was affectionately nicknamed “Moon” by her family. Her father was an Army doctor, (specialising in ophthalmology) and she lived in many places in her childhood including London, Bangalore, Jabalpur, before finally settling in Delhi. Her childhood experiences exposed her to multiple social circles early in life, and her ability to connect and stay connected with multiple circles of friends and acquaintances stayed with her for a lifetime. Extremely bright and intelligent, she had an amazing memory. Even many decades later, she could recount the smallest details about people, places and events. Her recall of people in particular was remarkable. Pick any name and she could recount their entire childhood and education history, social connections and special events.

She did her early schooling in multiple cities. An interesting story she would tell was that at school, her name was pronounced as Monisha, and the change in spelling became permanent. She finished her schooling in Delhi, her school friends from Frank Anthony Public School forging bonds that stayed strong for over five decades.

She then started her medical science journey. After a year of pre-med in Deshbandhu College (1970-71), she briefly joined Zoology (H) in Miranda House (Aug-Oct 1971) before joining the first batch of University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), 1971. In her own words - “I was also the first student of UCMS to become a teacher in UCMS!” 

She completed her post graduation from LHMC. Her thesis was on Prostrate Cytology and her guide was Dr. Savita Mittal. Her brother remembers helping her type out her thesis on a small portable Remington typewriter, and consequently learning a lot about the prostrate! She forged lifelong bonds with her fellow postgraduates Dr. Medha and Dr. Urmil. They completed their MD together in 1981. 

Personal Life


On March 6, 1978, she married Dr. Panna Choudhury, and became Dr. Monisha Choudhury. She used to recount that initially she was interested in Pediatrics, but switched to Pathology. Her husband went on to become a world renowned Pediatrician, whereas she joined the “Who’s Who” of Pathology.

They had two daughters, Pallavi (b. 1978) and Surabhi (b. 1983). In 2010, they became grandparents to their first grandchild, Saisha. In 2014, they welcomed two more grandchildren, Ashwin in June and Aria in August. 

After a few months in Sarvodya Enclave, they moved to Sector 3, RK Puram for a few years. From there they moved to M-Block, Netaji Nagar, where they lived for almost 30 years. They forged deep friendships with their neighbors and were an integral part of the residential association. They moved to Noida with her elder daughter and family in Apr-May 2014. 

Just after Christmas 2014, Dr. Monisha was diagnosed with swine flu. Her condition deteriorated rapidly and she was on ventilator for 3 weeks at Gangaram Hospital, Delhi. But she fought her way back to health, and was discharged by second week of Jan 2015. She called it her second life. Despite being advised to take rest, she found a renewed zest for life and immediate started planning and organised her grandchild Ashwin’s mukhe-bhaat (first food) ceremony and party by end of Jan! 

Sadly, Dr. Panna Choudhury passed away on Sep 1, 2015 after a brief but intense battle with cancer. He was 68 and they had been married for 37 years. His loss left a huge void in her life. She took over his mantle as Vice Chairperson in Child Health Foundation, an organisation he had co-founded with his pediatrician colleagues. She remained associated with the foundation for the rest of her life. 

She continued to live and work in Noida, even after retirement. She travelled with family, with friends and colleagues, and took interest in local community matters with a special interest in gardening. Despite battling diabetes for years, she never let it diminish her love for life. 

Always together, Dr. Panna Choudhury’s memorial site is here: 
http://www.forevermissed.com/panna-choudhury/


Career


She started her career as a Demonstrator in UCMS from 1978-83 and Lecturer from 1983-86. In 1986, she joined Lady Hardinge Medical College as Assistant Professor and after 32 years with the institution, she retired as Director Professor in 2018. Post retirement, she joined SMSR, Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida, as Professor and Head of Department. She later joined NIIMS, Greater Noida, a new medical college, to set up their pathology department and remained a teacher till her last breath.

AWARDS AND PRIZES RECEIVED

  1. Awarded Commonwealth Medical Fellowship in Cytopathology, Imperial College London, U.K. 1992-93. 
  2. Visiting Professor to Karolinska Institute, Sweden, 1993
  3. Awarded Diploma from Royal College of Pathologists in Cytopathology, London, 1994
  4. Awarded Distinguished Alumnus and Citation on Silver Jubilee Year and Convocation of University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University, 1995
  5. Awarded Fellow of the International Academy of Cytopathologists, Chicago, USA, 1998
  6. Gauri Bazaz Malik Research Award for Immunocytopathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, 2001 and 2003
  7. Awarded Senior ICMR Medical Fellowship to Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, 2007
  8. Awarded Ernst Fernandes Silver Medal of Indian Academy of Cytologists, Chandigarh, Nov 2009
  9. Co-Author and Thesis guide for Nalini Bai Thakkar Best Oral Presentation at the Indian Academy of Cytologists, Bhubaneshwar, 2012
  10. President Elect of the Indian Academy of Cytologists, 2013-14
  11. President of the Indian Academy of Cytologists, 2014-15
  12. Awarded P.N. Wahi Oration entitled "Four Decades in Cytology - Past, Present and Future" at the 44th National Conference of the Indian Academy of Cytologists, Kota, Rajasthan, Nov 2014

Teaching Experience
  1. Teacher (Medical) Undergraduate and Postgraduates for 42 and 40 years respectively
  2. Examiner Undergraduate and Postgraduate for Rajasthan, J&K, Rohtak, Agra, Lucknow, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Punjab, Indraprastha Universities
  3. MCI Inspector for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Institutions in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka
  4. NEET Exam Supervisor for PG entrance 2016
  5. MD Thesis Supervisor for over 30 thesis in Pathology and several as Co-Supervisor in Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, EYE, ENT, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Radiodiagnosis, Medicine
  6. MCh Co supervisor in Pediatric Surgery
  7. PhD Examiner for King George’s Medical University, Lucknow
  8. Expert: For Selection of Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors for Pathology, Hematology, Hemato Oncology in AIIMS, Delhi and ESI
  9. Underwent TEACHERS TRAINING course at MAMC, New Delhi
  10. Underwent NABL course from Bangalore
Research Experience
Areas of InterestCYTOPATHOLOGY, HISTOPATHOLOGY, IMMUNOPATHOLOGY
Worked on early and more accurate detection of Cancer by PAP smear and establishing immunocytochemistry and Liquid based Cytology methods in lesions of Cervix at LHMC.
  1. AgNOR staining and Ki67 Immunostaining in PAP smears of Cervix. Assessment of proliferation in preinvasive and invasive squamous epithelial lesions
  2. Detection of HPV by In Situ Hybridization in precancerous and cancerous lesions of Cervix
  3. Evaluation of Manual and Liquid Based Cytology in detecting cervical carcinoma and its precursors
  4. Dual expression of p16 and Ki67 on LBC in Precancerous Lesions of Cervix
Worked on Endometrial Cancer and Ovarian Cancer

  1. Expression of Cyclin D1 in Endometrial Hyperplasia and Endometrial Cancer.
  2. Cytohistological correlations of Ki67 expression in ovarian Tumours.
  3. P53 overexpression in Ovarian Neoplasms
Worked on better diagnostic methods in Bronchopulmonary Lesions.

  1. Established Bronchial Brush and Bronchoalveolar lavage Cytology
  2. Efficacy of Bronchial brush Cytology and Bronchial washings in diagnosis of Non neoplastic and Neoplastic bronchopulmonary lesions
Worked on Endoscopic cytology and biopsy for diagnosis of H.pylori and Celiac disease

  1. Studied Vit A deficiency in acute diarrhea
  2. Invasive and noninvasive diagnostic procedures for H pylori in children
  3. Celiac disease in first degree relatives
Worked on Breast Cancer

  1. Conducted research at Imperial College London on breast cytology and Image Analysis
  2. Immunocytochemistry in breast aspirates at Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  3. Evaluated Sentinal node biopsy in Breast Cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy, LHMC Delhi
  4. Studied effects of neoadjuvantlevamisole on local immune response in Breast Cancer, LHMC Delhi
  5. Detection of lymph node micrometastasis in node negative breast cancer using Cytokeratin and EMA, LHMC Delhi
Worked on thyroid neoplasms with use of Imaging and morphometry to differentiate benign from malignant tumors

  1. Diagnostic utility radionucleidescintigraphy on solitary thyroid nodule .    
  2. Morphometry in cytological differentiation of benign and malignant lesions.
Worked on use of flow cytometry in the diagnosis of malignancy in effusions and aspirates of lymph nodes

  1. Flow cytometry was used for the first time in LHMC to diagnose malignancy in effusions.
  2. Flow used for diagnosis of nodal and extranodalHematolymphoid neoplasms.

Administrative Experience
Internal

  1. HOD Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Blood Bank at LHMC, Delhi; SMSR, Sharda University; NIIMS, Greater Noida
  2. Chairperson of various hospital administrative committees
  3. Member of various committees of Lady Hardinge Medical College including Research project evaluation, Purchase, Condemnation and others
External

  1. Expert Selection Committee for UGC for sanction of Travel grant
  2. Expert Selection Committee for recruitment of Professors in Pathology, Hemato- Oncology, and Assistant Professor in Pathology and Clinical Pathology at AIIMS, New Delhi
  3. Expert Selection Committee for Assistant Professors in Pathology and Hematology at ESI, New Delhi for their hospitals in NCR
  4. Expert Selection Committee for posts of Senior Resident and Contract Assistant Professors in Delhi Govt. and MCD
  5. Expert Research Committee for evaluation of PhD thesis Delhi University, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow
  6. Expert for selection of Assistant Professors Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission
  7. Member Hospital Equipment specification Committee for RML Hospital, Delhi

List of Publications
1. Talib VH, Kiran PC, Talib NJ, Choudhury M. Plasmodium vivax malaria in the neonatal period. Indian J Pediatr 1978; 45: 337-339.
2. Talib VH, Kiran PC, Talib NJ, Choudhury M. Chloroquineresistant malaria in infancy and childhood.Indian Medical Gazette. CX III No. 9. 1979; 314-317.
3. Talib VH, Kiran PC, Talib NJ, Choudhury M. Malaria in infancy and childhood. Indian J Pediatr 1979; 46: 158-162.
4. Choudhury M, Agarwal S. Infantile Digital Fibromatosis. Indian J Dermat 1984; 39: 1-4.
5. Agrawal S, Choudhury M. Pseudocyst of the spleen. Ind J Surgery 1985: 47: 188-190.
6. Agrawal S, Choudhury M, Banerjee AK. Mast cells and idiopathic male infertility.Int J Fertility 1987; 32:285-286.
7. Singla SK, Jain M, Choudhury M, Mittal S. FNAC of abdominal masses in children. Intl J of ClinPract. July1991
8. Dua D, Choudhury M, Prakash K. Altered T and B lymphocytes in multitransfused patients of thalassemia major. Indian Pediatr1993; 30: 893-896.
9. Logani KB, Tayal A, Bhan S, Choudhury M, Uma G. Gastric teratoma in infants. A report of two cases. Indian J Cancer 1993; 30: 34-37.
10. Mehra S, Aneja S, Choudhury M, Patwari AK. Vitamin A deficiency in children with acute diarrhoea. J Diarrhoeal Dis Res 1994; 12(2): 125-128.
11. Choudhury M. Bancroftian microfilaria in the breast clinically mimicking malignancy. Cytopathol 1995; 6:132-133.
12. Choudhury M, Mukherjee J, Bajaj P, Jain A. MelanoticNeuroectodermal tumor of Infancy. Indian Pediatr1997; 34: 248-252.
13. Choudhury M, Chandra A. Cytologic study in post vaccination Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Lymphadenitis.Acta Cytol;1995: May : 282-283.
14. Choudhury M, Narayan S, Ray K, Aiyar HM. Lymphoblastic Lymphoma-T cell variant: JIMA 1999; 97:525.
15. Jain M, Majumdar D, Agarwal K, Bais AS, Choudhury M. FNAC as a diagnostic tool in pediatric head and neck lesions. Indian Pediatr 1999; 36, 921-923.
16. Choudhury M, Jain R, Nangia A, Logani KB. Cytological profile of localized tenosynovial giant cell tumour of tendon sheath.ActaCytol 2000; 44,463-466.
17. Atal P, Choudhury M, Ashok S. Co-existance of carcinoma of breast with microfilariasis. DiagCytopathol 2000; 22 (4), 259-260.
18. Choudhury M, Dhar S, Bajaj P. Primary diagnosis of Ameloblastoma by fine needle aspiration. A report of two cases. Diagnostic Cytopathol2000; 23: 414-416.
19. Choudhury M, Bajaj P, Nangia A, Jain R, Aneja S. Malakoplakia of bone. A case report and review of literature.ActaCytol. 2001; 45: 404-406.
20. Sinha BK, Choudhury M, Sinha R. Microfilaria in peritoneal fluid in amicofileremic pregnant woman: A case report. ActaCytol 2001; 45:898-899.
21. Choudhury M, Singhal M, Bajaj P. Lactating Adenoma of breast. Cytomorphologic study with review of literature.Indian J PatholMicrobiol 2001; 44: 445-448.
22. Narayan S, Chandra J, Choudhury M, Sharma S, Iyer H, Jain D. Litterer Sewe Disease in a Child.. Indian J Hemat. & Blood Transf. 2001; 19: 54-55.
23. Choudhury M, Shubha BS. Cytomorphologic features of Subacute Granulomatous Thyroiditis. Report of two cases. J of Cytol 2003; 20(1): 48-49.
24. Mathur NN, Kumar S, Bothra R, Dhawan R, Gudwani S, Choudhury M. Fibrous variant of Rhinophyma. Indian J of Otol. Head & Neck Surg 2003; 55: 206-208.
25. Goel N, Sherwal BL, Patwari AK, Bajaj P, Choudhury M. Evaluation of Invasive and Non-invasive Diagnostic modalities for Helicobacter pylori Infection in Children. Indian Pediatr.2003; 40: 141-146.
26. Pahuja S, Choudhury M, Gupta U. AgNOR counts in Exfoliative cytology smears in Preinvasive and Invasive Squamous epithelial lesions of the Cervix. J of Cytol 2003; 20(4): 177-179.
27. Pahuja S, Choudhury M, Gupta   U. Ki-67 labelling as a proliferative marker in preinvasive squamous epithelial lesions of the Cervix. Indian J of PatholMicrobiol 2003; 46(3): 402-404.
28. Pahuja S, Choudhury M, Gupta   U. Proliferative activity in squamous intraepithelial and invasive lesions of the cervix: analysis by AgNOR staining. Indian J PatholMicrobiol 2003; 46(4) 573-575.
29. Pahuja S, Choudhury M, Gupta   U. Proliferation in squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix. A comparative assessment by two markers. Indian J PatholMicrobiol 2003; 46(4) 585-588.
30. Ahluwalia C, Choudhury M, Bajaj P. Incidental detection of microfilariae in aspirates from Ewing's sarcoma of bone.DiagnCytopathol 2003 Jul; 29(1):31.
31. Pahuja S, Choudhury M, Gupta U, Ki 67 Immunostaining in PAP smears of Cervix. Assessment of proliferation in preinvasive and invasive squamous epithelial lesions. Indian J PatholMicrobiol 2004; 47: 1-3.
32. Popli MB, Sahoo M, Mehrotra N, Choudhury M, Kumar A, Pathania OP, Thomas S. Preoperative ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology for axillary staging in breast carcinoma. Australasian Radiology 2006; 50:122-126.  
33. Choudhury M, Singh S. Detection of HPV 16 and 18 by in situ hybridization in precancerous and cancerous lesions of cervix. Indian J PatholMicrobiol 2006; 49: 345-347.
34. Choudhury M, Agarwal C, Aggarwal M, Pathania OP, Goel N. Clinicopathological profile of an unusual case of ChondroidSyringoma: a case report. Indian J PatholMicrobiol 2007; 50(2):349-351.
35. Choudhury M, Langer S,Aggarwal M, Agarwal C. Microfilaria in thyroid gland nodule. Indian JPatholMicrobiol 2008;51:94-95
36. Choudhury M, Agarwal C, Aggarwal M. Mullerianosis in post-caesarean section     abdominal scar. Indian J PatholMicrobiol 2007; 50(2):601-602.
37. Choudhury M, Kahkashan E, Roy Choudhury S. Neonatal  gastrointestinalMucormycosis-A case report. Tropical Gastroenterology 2007; 28(2):81-82.
38. Choudhury M, Bansal S. Expression of cyclin D1 in endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial carcinoma. Indian J PatholMicrobiol 2007; 50(4):708-710.
39. Choudhury M, Pujani M, Singh SK, Biswas R. Oxyphilicclear cellcarcinoma ovary. J Postgraduate Med 2008;54:310-311.
40. Bhushan P, Sardana K, Koranne RV, Choudhury N, Munjal P. Diagnosingmultibacillary leprosy. A comparative evaluation of diagnostic accuracy of slit skin smear, bacterial index of granuloma and WHO operational classification. Indian J of Dermatology Venereology and Leprology. 2008;74(4):322-326.
41. Choudhury M, Singh SK, PunjaniM,Pathania OP. Leiomyosarcoma of Kidney, clinically and radiologicallymisdiagnosed as renal cell carcinoma.     Indian J of Cancer 2009;46:241-243.
42. Maheshwari A,Seth A, Choudhury M, Aggarwal V, Patra B, Aggarwal S, Mukherjee S,AnejaS.RosaiDorfman Disease: A case with Lymphadenopathy and liver involvement. Pediatric Hematology Oncology. 2009;31:200-202.
43. Taneja M, Gupta U, Choudhury M, Evaluation of endometrial receptivity by sonographic markers and hormonal profile in patients of unexplained infertility. Gold Medal at 30th Annual Conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynaecologistsof Delhi Hotel Taj Palace, 8th & 9th Dec. 2008.&South Africa, April 2009.
44. Choudhury M, Nangia A, Singh SK, Punjani M Nain M, Thomas S. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the breast.A case report.ActaCytologica 2010;54(5): 985-8.
45. Verma P, Jain A, Patra SK, Gandhi S, Sherwal BL, Choudhury M. Evaluation of PCR using hepB gene  in Diagnosis of Tuberculous Lymphadenitis in Fine Needle Aspirates. Indian J Tuberculosis 2010;57:128-133.
46. Raghunandan C, Agarwal S, Dubey P, Choudhury M, Jain A. A comparative study of the effects of local estrogen with or without local testerone on urogenital and sexual dysfunction in postmenopausal women. The J of Sexual Medicine.2010;7(3):1284-90.
47. Choudhury M, Nain M. Evaluation of Manual Liquid based cytology technique in comparison to conventional Pap smear for detection of cervical carcinoma and its precursors. ActaCytol. 2010;54:424-425.
48. Choudhury M. Rhinosporidiosisseebri in nasal smears. Diagnostic Cytopath.2010 ;39:593-4.
49. Agarwal A, Shukla S, Choudhary M, Buxi G, Deepti V. A rare case of Mantle cell Lymphoma.Ind.J Pathol.Microbiol.2010;53(1):165.
50. Jyotsna PL, Choudhury M, Agarwal K, Agarwal S, Singh S. Sacrococcygealteratomas in neonates and infants. A series of 5 cases. Ind. J Pathol Microbiol.2010;53(1):51.
51. Choudhury M, Singh S, Agarwal S.Diagnostic utility of Ki-67 and p53 immunostaining on solitaty nodule of thyroid- A cytohistological and radionuclide scintigraphic study. Ind J PatholMicrobiol 2010; 54 (1). 53.
52. Choudhury M, Gupta SK, Jain M, Chadha R. PleuropulmonaryBlastoma: with cervical lymph node metastasis at presentation. A case report. Indian Pediatrics.2011;48:146-147.
53. Choudhury M, Goyal S, Pujani M. A cytohistological study of Ki 67 expression in ovarian tumors.Indian J PatholMicrobiol2011:54(1):21-4.
54. Singh D, Choudhury M, Madan NK, Pujani M. Renal replacement Lipomatosis and XanthogranulomatousPyelonephritis: A rare coexistence. Abstract IJPM Dec 2011.
55. Pahwa AR, Choudhury M, Nain M. Transitional variant of Papillary Serous Carcinoma Ovary. Abstract IJPM Dec 2011.
56. Thomas S,Prakash A, Goyal V, Popli MB, Agarwal S, Choudhury M, . Evaluation of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in locally advanced Breast Cancer patients who become clinically node negative after Neoadjuvant chemotherapy: A preliminary study. International Journal of Breast Cancer 2011:2011 Article ID870263.doi:10.4061/2011/870263.
57. Choudhury M, Singh S,Goel RK. Ganglioneuroblastomapresenting as a subcutaneous lump diagnosed by fine needle aspiration. Indian J PatholMicrobiol 2011;54:614-5.
58. Choudhury M, Pujani M, Tejwani N, RaoMeenakshi. Microfilaria in aspirate from         metastatic squamous cell carcinoma in cervical lymph node. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 2012;5:73-4.
59. Choudhury M, Pujani M, Jain A, Sehgal S: Toxoplasma lymphadenitis diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology: A rare finding. Indian J PatholMicrobiol 2012;55(1);1341-5
60. Choudhury M, Singh S, Agarwal S Efficacy of Bronchial brush Cytology and Bronchial washings in diagnosis of Non neoplastic and Neoplastic bronchopulmonary lesions. . Turk PatolojiDerg. 2012, 28:141-146.
61. Choudhury M, Mittal A: Splenogonadal fusion presenting as splenic lesion in inguinal hernial sac. Case presentation and literature review. Turk PatolojiDergist 2012;
62. Kwatra MN, Pujani M, Choudhury M, Andley M. Can Multilocular-cystic nephroma be a harbinger of multilocularcystic renal cell carcinoma?. Indian J PatholMicrobiol2012;55(3):420-22.
63. Choudhury M, Goyal S, Pujani M, Pujani M. A Cytohistological study of p53 overexpression in ovarian neoplasms. South Asian Journal of Cancer 2012; 1(2):59-62.
64. Pujani M, Kwatra N, Choudhury M, Rao M, Andley M. Aberrant Adrenal Tissue in Omentum. An incidental finding on Ovarian Cystectomy. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2013; 7(3):606.
65. Pujani M, Rautela A, Choudhury M: Sampling errors in Blood, Urine and CSF. Bulletin Of Indian Acad Of Paed. 2013;31(vol.3):1-2.
66. Thomas S,YadavI,ChoudhuryM,Tudu SK, Andley M: Effect of neo-adjuvant levamisole on local immune response in breast cancer. Archives of International Surgery 2013;1(3):14-18.
67. Choudhury M, laltlanzovi, RaghunandanC, SharmaS, SinghR. Study of Serum Adiponectin and HbA1C levels in women with gestational Diabetes. IJPM 2013: 56(1): S72-S73.
68. Choudhury M, Agarwal S,Pujani M, Thomas S, Pujani M. Immunohistochemical detection of micrometastasis in node negative breast cancer patients using cytokeratin and epithelial membrane antigen.South Asian Journal of Cancer 2014;3(2):5-8.
69. ChoudhuryM, Pujani M, KatyarY, JyotsnaPL, RautelaA. Idiopathic EosinophilicCholecystitis with Cholelithiasis: A report of two cases. Turk PatolojiDergisi. 2014;30(2): 142-44.
70. Pujani M, Choudhury M,Garg T, Madan NK. Nevus Lipomatosussuperficialis: A rare cutaneous hamartoma.Indian Dermatology Online Journal  2014; 5(1): 109-110.
71. Choudhury M,SehgalS,NangiaA,Chadha R. Yolk sac tumor of cryptorchid testis diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology. J of Cytol2015 ; 32(1):53-55.
72. Choudhury M, Rautela A, Nain M. Myxopapillaryependymoma: lesser known cytomorphologic features. J of Cytol 2015: 32(1):42-45.
73. Dewan K, Choudhury M, Pathania OP, Singh S. Primitive neuroectodermaltumour in a mixed germ cell tumour- A rare case report. Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal 2015; 4(1):66
74. Choudhury M,AgarwalK,Singh S, Agarwal S.Cytodiagnosisof Idiopathic Calcinosis Cutis: A case report. Turkish Journal of Pathology. 2015;  1-3.
75. Sabina Langer, Monisha Choudhury, Savita Agarwal, PraveshMehra.Congenital peripheral ameloblastic fibroma with intraosseous involvement in a 2- week- old infant:A case report with review of literature. J Indian SocPedodPrev Dent 2015; 33; 351-4.
76. Chakrabarty A, Bhargava R, Kumar S, Choudhury M. Septochoanal polyp: A case report.J. Laryngology Otology
77. Choudhury M, Singh S, Pathania OP, Biswas R. Ileocaecalmetastasis from Carcinoma Cervix presenting with bowel obstruction. A rare case report. Indian J of Cancer, 2015;52:179-180.
78. Singla S, Kumar P, Singh P, Kaur G, Rohatgi A Choudhury M. Prevalence and HLA profile of Celiac Disease among first degree relatives from a tertiary care centre in North India.Indian J of Pediatrics: 2016, 18(11):1248-1252.
79. Khatri P, Choudhury M, Jain M, Thomas Role of Morphometry in the cytological differentiation  of Benign and Malignant thyroid lesions. .J of Cytol 2017:34(1);1-4.
80. PrakharP,Choudhury M, Sharma S, Singh V, Andley M. Role of Flow Cytometry In the Diagnosis of Nodal and ExtranodalHematolymphoid Neoplasms.45th Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Cytologists. 19-22Nov  2015issue.Page81-82.
81. Bhattacharya D, ChoudhuryM, MahajanG, Thomas S.Encapsulated Papillary Carcinoma of Breast in a young woman- A case report. 45th Annual Conference of IAC 19-22Nov 2015.page84.
82. Bhattacharya D, Choudhury M, Agarwal S. Study of Dual Expression of p16 and Ki67 on Liquid Based Cytology for detection of Cervical Precancerous Lesions in a Colposcopy Referral Population. 46th Annual conf of IAC.18-21stNov.2016 page33.
83. Choudhury M: Small cell variant of Anaplastic large cell Lymphoma presenting as Leukemia.19th International Congress of Cytology, Yokohama, Japan.30thMayAbstract2016.Pg 63.

CHAPTER IN BOOKS

1. Contribution in book. Choudhury M. Chapter on BLOOD. In PEDIATRIC ATLAS  Ed. Satya Gupta. New Age International (P) Ltd. Publishers Delhi. 2001.pp 67-85.

2. Contribution in book. Recent Advances in Medicine. Ed. MMS Ahuja Recent advances in Hematology. Choudhury M, Sood SK. 1986.

NATIONAL /INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS/CONFERENCES 
NATIONAL CONFERENCES

  1. Organising secretary of the National Conference of HematoOncology in 1992
  2. LHMC Member organizing committee of National CME of Surgical Pathology in 2000
  3. LHMC Member organizing committee of several annual IAPM and DSH conferences of Delhi Chapter
National Annual Conferences of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists

Attended and presented papers and chaired sessions (from 2002 onwards) in Belgaum 1980, Mumbai 1989, Bangalore 1996, 51st IAPM Kolkata 2002, 53rd IAPM Pune 2004, Hyderabad 2010,Kochi APCON 2015.


National Annual Conference Indian Academy of Cytologists

Presented papers in :- Manipal 1991, Goa 1998, Mangalore 1999, Nagpur 2000,Hyderabad 2001,Pune 2003,Jamnagar 2005, 35th IAC, Ranchi 2006, Allahabad 2007, Ahmedabad 2008, Chandigarh 2009, Delhi 2010, Bhubaneshwar 2012, Puducherry 2013, Kota 2014, Dehradun 2015, Nagpur 2016


Panelist and Participant in National CME, Workshop and Symposia

  1. Conducted workshop in LHMC on FNAC of Superficial Masses in1991.
  2. CME speaker Abdominal masses, Nagpur 2000.
  3. CME speaker Bone and soft tissues, Hyderabad,2001.
  4. CME speaker on Breast Pathology, Ranchi 2006
  5. CME speaker on Kidney and Adrenals, Allahabad 2007 and several others.
Delhi NCR conferences/ CME/ Workshops

  1. Attended, presented papers and was member of organizing committee of several annual and quarterly Delhi Chapter IAPM conferences from 1978 till 2017
  2. Founder life Member of Delhi Chapter of Hematology and Blood transfusion
  3. Life Member of Delhi Chapter Indian Academy of Cytologists since inception in 2012
  4. 8th International CME in Surgical Pathologyin AIIMS , Delhi 2002
  5. International CME in Bone Pathology AIIMS,2007
  6. International CME in Pathology Goa 2011 and many more
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Attended scientific meetings of British Society of Clinical Cytologists in 1992 -93 in London
  2. Attended scientific meetings of Royal College of Pathologists in London 1992-93
  3. 21st European Congress of Cytology, Vienna, Austria, 1993.
  4. 12th International Congress of Cytology, Madrid ,Spain, May 1995.Member of  Panel on Inflammatory Lesions of the Cervix
  5. 5th International Conference of the Computerized Histology and Cytology Laboratory. Chicago,USA. 1998
  6. Attended the Scientific meetings of the American Association of Pathologists in Boston, USA, 2007
  7. 16th International Congress of Cytology Vancouver, Canada May 2007
  8. 19th International Congress of Cytology Yokohama, Japan, May 2016
Recent stories

Rakhi Tribute by Biswajit Basu

Shared by Pallavi Tripathi on August 22, 2021
A poem penned by her brother on the first Rakshabandhan without her.

From Dr. K. B. Logani and family

Shared by Pallavi Tripathi on June 5, 2021
A small tribute: 
Dr Professor Monisha Choudhury was a courageous, benevolent and hardworking woman looking after equitably the family as well as to the job and would not mix-up the two. She would accept and share the given responsibility very willingly and perform it to her best and stay steadfast to the truth. Professor Monisha had great patience and her contributions in Pathology particularly in  cytopathology and; her professional publications and teachings will be remembered for a long time by her professional colleagues, and the students.

We all, professional colleagues, are extremely proud of the great work done by Dr. Monisha in Cytopathology. Initially, Dr. Monisha was not interested in this subspecialty of Cyto, but when I re-joined LHMC in 1985 from MAMC, we advised that she must develop expertise in it so as to be recognized as cytopathologist in the future and; if I remember correctly she was later awarded Commonwealth Medical Scholarship to U.K. on her excellence in Pathology. She has excelled in this sub-speciality beyond our imagination and she has become a decorated National and International cytopathologist. Dr. Monisha and her professional work will be remembered by younger generations in the time to come.

We all pray to God to give peace to her departed noble soul and courage to bear this irreparable loss to all of us. Wish you and family all strength, good health and peace in years to come.
Dr. K.B.LOGANI andfamily


REQUEIM FOR MY SISTER - By Biswajit Basu

Shared by Pallavi Tripathi on May 29, 2021
Moon, you have relinquished your worldly status and left your friends, relatives, students and colleagues forlorn.  We, you left behind, will miss you sorely and we already realise how much.

Yours was a life of honest, steadfast and straight thinking, of keeping your focus on your objectives, of the grit of steadfast determination. On the other side, you held the world in compassion in a profession where people tend to lose theirs.  I remember the time when you cried and cried when your patient who had been bitten by a rabid dog and who you had been desperately trying to save died. I also remember how much you cried when you got your quota of vasectomies and tubectomies that you had to deliver to the government in those Sanjay Gandhi days. I always marvelled how you could be so prim and proper and headmistressly on one side and still retain a soft heart of pure gold on the other.
Yesterday marked the end of of our 68 year sojourn that we walked this Earth together.  I remember the day you were born and Daddy, Dadu, me and Mama had gone to visit Ma in the maternity ward.  Ma offered me a banana which was on her bedside table which I accepted and demolished it with a gusto which I exclusively reserve for eatables.  On the return in the car, Dadu castigated me for accepting that banana which he said was actually meant for you.  So even before you were born, I was stealing things that were yours!
And so we led our happy army childhood in big houses with big compounds and gardens which, incongruously Daddy described as 'genteel poverty'. I remember you as a 3 year old in London with a big parakeet, as big as you, on your shoulder.  I remember we played catch me if you can in the garden and the catcher was supposed to be dirty (a guinea pig) and when caught he/she was 'guinea-ed'.  Remember our lovely vacations every summer to the hills? Then came the years of separation as we chose the trajectories to our respective careers. 
Then we saw Daddy go first after a five year ordeal with strokes.  Then came Ma's turn and she left after a short illness.  We were now suddenly orphans!
We passed our lives busy with the work in our respective professions. We got married, you to Panna and me to Tulu.  Panna was a friend and today, a God, and I still ask him for guidance in troubled times.
Even when we were apart we always stayed in contact and sometimes met in distant cities (I remember that lunch in London when we got sozzled on wine and champagne and I prayed that you would reach your hostel back safely)!
Today you are gone leaving us for a better world.  So be it. But I wish you would have stayed longer.  
So farewell, Moon, you will not be forgotten in this world.  You led a good and productive life.
But all things, even our Universe, must come to an end  and  goes through different dimensions.  So have you departed our dimension forever to a better one. 
*Au revoir*.
That was the essence of our lives  We fought, played and cried together. 
Those were the days, dear Moon,
They have come to an end, but too soon
We'd laugh and play forever and a day
We led the lives we chose
We fought, but never to bruise
Those were the days
Yes, those were the days.
Farewell Moon.  We had a great life!