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Basab K. Mookerjee, MD

March 24, 2020

MOOKERJEE - Basab K., Dr. Was born in Calcutta, India in 1937, and received his medical degree then in 1961. After graduating from medical school, he moved to the United States, completing an internship in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mookerjee then moved to Canada where he trained in Nephrology at McGill University and later accepted a faculty position at the University of Alberta. In 1973, Dr. Mookerjee accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at SUNY Buffalo and Director of Hemodialysis at the Buffalo Veterans Administration Hospital. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1976 and Full Professor in 1982. From 1977 - 1978, Dr. Mookerjee spent a sabbatical year at the Max Planck Institute in Freiburg, Germany researching Immunology. Dr. Mookerjee was the Co-Chair of the Nephrology Division of SUNY Buffalo from 1983 until 2002. In addition, he worked as a Consulting Nephrologist at Roswell Park for almost 20 years. Dr. Mookerjee was well-respected for his research work in the basic immunology of transplantation. He performed a number of clinical studies on renal disease outside the areas of transplantation and authored over 80 research articles. In 1997, Dr. Mookerjee was chosen to chair the organizing committee of the "Fifth Basic Science Symposium of the International Transplant Society" and in 2001, he was awarded the "Gift of Life" honor by the National Kidney Foundation of Western New York. Dr. Mookerjee was best recognized as a teacher at SUNY Buffalo Medical School. He had superb knowledge of medicine and was able to make difficult concepts easy to understand. Dr. Mookerjee is survived by his wife, Louise; his daughter, Leela; his son-in-law, Steve Crainer; his grandchildren, William, Rini and Kamini; his brother, Deepak Mookerjee and his sister-in-law, Mala Mookerjee. Dr. Mookerjee will be best remembered as an incredible husband, father and grandfather. View obituary »