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)
Patan Hospital, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Prof. Jay Narayan Shah was born on 1961 in the historical city of Janakpur, Nepal. He completed diploma at PuTongHua (1982); and Bachelor medicine/surgery (MBBS) on 1988, and Master Surgery (MS, gen surg, biliary surgery) 1991 from School of medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University.
He served as president of Society of surgeons of Nepal, Gen sec of Nepalese society of gastroenterologist, president of NAME- Nepal association of medical editors, vice president of SAARC surgical care society and other leadership activities beyond operation theater.
He is the Chief editors of Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences, executive editor of Journal of Nepal Health Research Council etc, editorial board member of Chinese Medical Journal of Chinese medical association, reviewers of various journals. He served as the editor in chief of the Journal of society of surgeon of Nepal (JSSN) for two years (2006 – 2008). He has published over 60 scientific papers. Directly involved skill/trainings – Basic Surgical Skills (BSS), Primary Trauma Course (PTC), research/writing/publishing in scientific journals.
He was a board member of the Internal Management Committee IMC Patan Hospital for two terms, 1998-2004; vice chancellor/president (2013-15) of Patan Academy of Health Science (PAHS www.pahs.edu.np), public not for profit autonomous health science university, Kathmandu, Nepal.
He is serving as a Professor of surgery, at Patan Hospital, tertiary care teaching hospital of health science university,‘Patan Academy of Health Sciences’ (www.pahs.edu.np), Kathmandu, Nepal managing and leading the team as unit in-charge of surgery department. He is the chief of post-graduate committee, chair of ethical- institutional review committee of PAHS etc.
Prof. Ishwor Lohani (2008 – 2014)
Born on 1962 at Kamaladi, Kathmandu, Prof Ishwar Lohani completed School Leaving Certificate from St. Xavier’s School. Lalitpur. followed by Senior Cambridge ‘O’ Level from Cambridge University 1980 and Proficiency Certificate Level from Amrit Science Campus. 1984. He did B.Muse. (Sangeet Prabhakar) in Tabala from Kalanidhi Sangit Manavidyalaya under Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad. 1983. He completed M.B.B.S Degree from Madurai Medical College under Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India. 1991 and MS General Surgery from PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. 1994.
After completion of M.Ch. Plastic Surgery from PGIMER, Chandigarh, India in 1997, he worked initially as a Senior Medical Officer for few months and later as Senior Resident in the Dept. of Surgery, Chandigarh Medical College. He completed fellowship in Plastic Surgery as PSEF International fellow from University of Southern California, Los Angeles and California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco May 2001 to Feb 2002 under Dr. Randy Sherman and Dr. Bryant Toth. He later did fellowship in Plastic Surgery through the Scottish Foundation for Surgery in Nepal at St. John’s Hospital, Livingstone and Canniesburn Hospital Glasgow, England from Jan 17, 2003 to Feb 28, 2003 under Dr. Auf Quaba and Dr. David Soutar.
Presently working as Professor and Head of Department , Dept. of Plastic Surgery and Burns at the T.U. Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal. He has been involved in the training of MBBS, MS (General Surgery) and MCh Plastic sugery graduates at the Maharajgung Medical Campus.
He served as the President of the International College of Surgeons (ICS) Nepal Section; General Secretary of Association of Plastic Surgeons of Nepal (APSON). He has been member of Society of Surgeons of Nepal since 1996 and has contributed a lot in the activities of the society. He has presented in numerous National and International conferences and has numerous publications in international and national journals as well. He served as the Chief Editor of the Journal of Society of Surgeons of Nepal 2008 – 2014.