Lives of the fellows

Vibhakar Moreshwar Joglekar

b.10 April 1934 d.6 August 2004
MB BS Bombay(1958) DTM&H(1960) DPH(1962) DIH(1963) MRCP(1971) FRCP(1991)

Vibhakar Moreshwar Joglekar was a consultant in general and geriatric medicine in north Tyneside. He was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, the son of Moreshwar Vasudev Joglekar, a chartered civil engineer, and Saraswati Joglekar, a housewife. His uncle was a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the late 1920s and worked as a surgeon in Gwalior, retiring as professor of surgery at Gwalior Medical School in the early 1950s. Joglekar was educated at Dr Antonio da Silva High School in Bombay, and then went on to the University of Bombay. For his clinical studies he attended Topiwala National Medical College, attached to Bai Yamunabai Laxman (BYL) Nair Charitable Hospital, Bombay. He qualified in 1958.

In the early 1960s he gained diplomas in tropical medicine and hygiene, in public health and in industrial health. From 1964 to 1965 he was a senior house officer in geriatrics at St James’s Hospital, Leeds, and then held a registrar post at St George’s Hospital, Hornchurch, Essex. From 1967 to 1969 he was a senior house officer in general medicine at Tyrone County Hospital, Omagh, Northern Ireland. He then spent a year as a senior house officer in neurology at Claremont Street Hospital, Belfast. From 1970 to 1972 he was a registrar in general medicine at South Tyrone Hospital, Dungannon.

In December 1972 he was appointed as a consultant physician in geriatric medicine to the Driffield and Bridlington Health District, North Humberside, a position he held until September 1974. In 1977 he became a consultant physician in geriatric and general medicine in Durham, until 1981, when he was appointed as a consultant to the North Tyneside Health Authority.

He was chairman of the division of medicine at the North Tyneside Hospital from 1985 to 1988. During the same period he was also a member of the medical executive committee.

In 1973 he married Meena. They had one daughter, Varsha.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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