Lives of the fellows

Nirupam Goenka

b.24 August 1971 d.17 September 2012
MB ChB Liverp(1994) MRCP(1998) MD Warwick(2006) FRCP Edin(2008) FRCP(2010)

Nirupam Goenka was a consultant physician specialising in diabetes and endocrinology at the Countess of Chester Hospital. He was born in India, but at the age of three went to the UK with his family. His father, Gopal Goenka, was a general practitioner; his mother, Hem Goenka, was a housewife. He was educated at Liverpool College and then went on to study medicine at Liverpool University Medical School. He gained his MB ChB in 1994.

He was a house officer at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and then a senior house officer at the Royal Gwent Hospital, University Hospital Aintree and Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust. From 1999 to 2005 he trained in diabetes and endocrinology, as a specialist registrar at Glenfield Hospital NHS Trust, a research fellow in the department of biological sciences at the University of Warwick Hospital of St Cross, Rugby, and as a specialist registrar on the Mersey rotation.

From September 2005 he was a locum consultant at the University Hospital Aintree, and in April 2006 he was appointed as a consultant physician at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust.

He was an enthusiastic advocate for local diabetes care. As chair of the local Diabetes Network he helped develop a bespoke patient education programme and led the improvement of diabetes services at a local, primary care level.

At a national level, he was a committee member of the Association of British Diabetologists. He was a member of two NICE technology appraisal groups, helping to write guidelines on new drugs in diabetes and the management of painful neuropathy. He was on the editorial board of Practical Diabetes and subsequently co-editor.

At the time of his election to the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2010 he listed cooking, cinema, travelling, football and computers as his interests. He also enjoyed home improvements and DIY.

He was married to Victoria. They had three children.

RCP editor

[The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Obituaries Dr Nirupam Goenka FRCP Edin – accessed 15 February 2016]

(Volume XII, page web)

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