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 Feature:

Prof. Dr. Dame Parveen Kumar

🇮🇳 The Pride of India 🇮🇳

Living Legend

(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

🔸She was instrumental in setting up the first M.Sc. course in Gastroenterology in the UK. Her interests include teaching medical students across the globe and working for the welfare of global health.

🔸Further, she has held numerous prestigious positions in many academic forums like

🔅Non-Executive Director of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) (1999-2002)

🔅Chairman of the Medicines Commission UK.

🔅Non-Executive Director on an Acute Hospital Trust Board.

🔅President of the British Medical Association in 2006.

🔅President of the Royal Society of Medicine, 2010-2012.

🔅President of Medical Women’s Federation, 2016-2018.

🔅President of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, 2013-2020.

🔅Vice president of the Royal College of Physicians, 2003-2005.

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

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

🔸Also, she 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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