Prof. K. D. Joshi (1998 – 1999)
Son of Ram Das Joshi , Prof Keshav Das Joshi was born at Kathmandu. He completed MBBS on 1968 from Trivandrum Kerela, residency (1970 to 1974) in MS (General Surgery) on 1974 from AIIMS, New Delhi. He served as a registrar on 1975 at Maulana Azad Medical College and training in Clinical Oncology in Tokyo at the National Cancer Hospital) on 1983. He had his training in Plastic Surgery in U.K. 1987 and various periods of training and Observation in Burn & Plastic Surgery in Canada, Belgium, France, Singapore and Switzerland.
Since 2032 he has worked as a general surgeon in Butwal Hospital, Lumbini Anchal, Bheri Anchal Hospital followed by six years in Gandaki Zonal Hospital a total of 10 years. The history of Burns and Plastic surgery services in Nepal was started in Bir hospital. The separate Burns and Plastic surgery unit was established in the year 1998 AD. Dr Keshav Das Joshi, senior consultant plastic surgeon, proposed it. In his endeavor the first organized Burn Unit was established in 2000 A.D. For his contribution to the society he has been felicitated by the government by ‘Gorkha Dakshin Bahu’ Third, ‘Trishaktipatta’ Third, ‘Birendra Aishworya Sewa Padak’ etc to name a few.
He served as the president of Society of Surgeon of Nepal for the period 1999 – 2002. He served as the editor of souvenir of the third International Surgical Conference of SSN on 1994. He had a major role in the establishment of the Journal of Society of Surgeons of Nepal (JSSN). He served as the chief editor for the period 1998, 1999.
Prof. Rajesh Gongol (1999- 2006)
Prof. Dr Rajesh N Gongal,FRCS (Eng) returned to Nepal from UK completing his surgical training in 1998 and has been working in Patan Hospital, initially as a Consultant and then as a Medical Director. Following the establishment of Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS), he was appointed the Founding Dean of School of medicine. At present, he serves as the Rector of PAHS. He also served as the Chief Editor of Journal of Society of Surgeons (JSSN). He initiated Primary Trauma Care (PTC) Training in the country as the Founding Chair of PTC, Nepal. He was the Founding President of Nepal Ambulance Service (NAS), a non-profit initiative as the first proper Emergency Medical Service (EMS) with trained EMTs and a call centre accessed by calling a three-digit number 102. He is the Founding Chairperson of Hospice Nepal, the first palliative care centre in Nepal established in the year 2000. His interest in palliative care led him to Northern Ireland where he worked as fulltime trainee and completed fellowship in palliative care in 2016 under the auspices of Royal College of Physician of Edinburgh. He recently completed MSc in palliative from Ulster University.
He has worked as an Instructor for HOPE (Hospital Preparedness for Emergency) Course, ‘Primary Trauma Course; and the ‘Palliative care’ courses. He has presented in numerous national and International conferences and numerous publications in national and international journals such as Palliative Medicine and has published handbooks on ‘Basic surgical skills’ and ‘Palliative care’ as well.
He is an active member of the Society of surgeons of Nepal and has contributed to its establishment and development in the early days. He also served as the Chief editor of the Journal of Society of Surgeons of Nepal and has played a crucial role in the establishment of the journal encouraging scientific writing and paper publication culture amongst the fraternity. He is an important member of the society and serves as a mentor in the capacity of the advisory board of the journal.
Prof. Jay Narayan Shah (2006 – 2008)
Prof. Ishwor Lohani (2008 – 2014)