b.1 November 1929 d.14 August 2008
MB BS Calcutta MRCP FRCP(1981)
Manash Kumar Ghose was chief nephrologist at Belle Vue Clinic, Calcutta, India. Born in Calcutta, he was the son of Bankim Chandra Ghose, a well known and respected GP in rural West Bengal. He attended Ashtush College to study for his undergraduate degree and then trained in medicine at Calcutta University and the R G Kar Medical College Hospitals in Calcutta. After qualifying MB BS, he travelled to the UK and did house jobs at Highland’s Hospital in London from 1958 to 1960. Following his time there, he was appointed senior registrar at St Mary Abbot’s Hospital in Kensington and stayed from 1965 to 1966.
In 1968 he was awarded a research fellowship in nephrology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and remained for three years. He became consultant nephrologist at Mount Sinai in 1975 and left in 1979 when he returned to India to take up the post of chief nephrologist to the Belle Vue Clinic, Calcutta.
He published several important papers on topics such as kidney disorders and transplantation, thyroid cancer, and cardiovascular hypertension.
Outside medicine, he enjoyed music, photography and travelling.
In 1967 he married Tereesa née Scherianz whose father, Ottone, was a school teacher. They had two sons. His wife survived him and was living in Florida, USA in the year after his death.
(Volume XII, page web)
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