Lives of the fellows

Ajit Kumar Ghosh

b.3 October 1939 d.? July 2006
MB BS Bihar(1961) MD(1963) MRCP(1972) FRCP Edin(1984) FRCP(1986)

Ajit Kumar Ghosh was a consultant physician in medicine for the elderly in Pontefract, Yorkshire. He was born in India, the son of Narendra Lal Ghosh, a civil engineer, and Mridula Ghosh, a housewife. He was educated at Hamilton High English School, and then went on to study medicine at Bihar University. He qualified MB BS in 1961 and gained his MD in 1963.

He was a medical registrar in chest medicine at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, Yorkshire, a registrar in general medicine at Halifax Royal Infirmary, and then a senior registrar in geriatric medicine at St James’ University Hospital, Leeds. In 1975 he was appointed as a geriatrician in Pontefract.

He published papers on, among other topics, electrocardiographic changes associated with antidepressant medication, the cardiovascular effects of the tetracylic antidepressant maprotiline, and the treatment of the older hypertensive patient.

Outside medicine, he was interested in chess, classical music and cookery.

In 1972 he married Susan Mary, an ex-nurse. They had two children.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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