Abhijit Guha
Ab Guha was a close friend of ours, and our reason for getting involved. Before he was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2008, we lived blisfully unaware of stem cells and bone marrow. He changed that for us quickly. We became overnight experts on HLA typing, large scale swab events, and becoming a patient resource.

Ab was a true renaissance man who enjoyed many active pursuits. He was most well known for his scientific accomplishments which are too many to list here. Dr. Guha was a world class author, scholar, teacher, cancer researcher, neurosurgeon, clinician, editor and co-founder of The Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre, as well as other international charities.

Khokada, as he was affectionately known, was a loving husband to Soma, and father to Deep and Tia. On November 8th, 2011, Ab left this world after his long, stoic, battle. Though he was only 54, he lived his last 3 years with a passion and thorough enjoyment for the next 50.

To review his CV here would take too long. Others however have done an excellent job of describing him...

Ab's Life & Scientific Career:

Guha Lab, Sick Kids Hospital
Video - OneMatch Recipient Story - Dr. Abhijit Guha
Abhijit Guha Award
Doctor seeks bone marrow donor by THE VANCOUVER SUN
Abhijit Guha Fund for International Neuro-Oncology Outreach
2011 researcher dr.guha
Proposed Nilotinib Trials Announced for NF2, discussion with Dr. Guha by Barbara Franklin

Ab in memoriam:

In Memoriam, Dr. Abhijit Guha, 1957-2011 by James T. Rutka, MD, PhD
Dr Abhijit Guha receives 2011 Medal of Courage
Canadian Blood Services and OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network mourn passing of Dr. Abhijit Guha
Dr Abhijit Guha, at the cutting edge of cancer research in Canada
Mourning the Loss of Dr. Abhijit Guha - Sontag Foundation
Extreme Matchmaking by Dr. Prateek Lala