CME INDIA Presentation by ⚜ Dr. M. Gowri Sankar, MD, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore.

Today’s History Feature:

Prof. Dame Parveen Kumar

(Born – June 1, 1942)

💠Indian Born British Physician & Gastroenterologist

Her contributions…

🔸Parveen Kumar was born in Lahore, pre-partition India in 1942. Later, she moved to UK and studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, London.

🔸She was professionally trained in Clinical Gastroenterology under the guidance of Sir Antony Dawson and Dr. Micheal Clark.

🔸In 1989, she changed the face of medical publishing by co-authoring the Iconic text book called “Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine,” which became a standard all over the world and its 10th edition is in circulation now.

🔸Further, Kumar and Clark published the following books…

🔅1000 Questions and Answers from clinical medicine

🔅Acute clinical medicine

🔅Cases in clinical medicine

🔅Medical management and therapeutics

🔸To recognize her enormous service to medicine she was honoured with the first Asian Professional Woman of the Year award in 1999.

🔸Moreover, throughout her career, she has held various positions, including the President of British Medical Education and the President of the Royal Society of Medicine.

🔸She was awarded British Medical Association’s Gold medal for “Services to Medicine and Education” in 2008.

🔸She also received the most prestigious Damehood award in 2017 – which is the equivalent of Female-Knighthood, a title conferring an honour to a person in the UK.

🔸At present, she is a Professor of Medicine and Education at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

An Eminent Physician

The Most Influential Women in the Field of Medical Academics

Celebrating her birthday today 💐

Prof. Dame Parveen Kumar 🙏🏼

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