Dr. Madhu Ghimire (Gastroenterology/Hepatobilliary)
NMC registration: Madhu Prasad Ghimire
NMC registration No.: 504
Born in April,1949 in Bhatbhateni, Kathmandu.
Went to JP High-School and Tri-Chandra College in Kathmandu before entering Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India in August 1967 for graduate study in Medicine. Completed a year of internship in medical and surgical disciplines in the then Irwin Hospital in New Delhi and obtained the MBBS degree from the University of Delhi in 1972.
Did residency work in Chest Clinic, Birand TekuHospitals in Kathmandu, Nepal from 1973 to 1977, did research work in the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases among the general and diabetic populations in Nepal before obtaining Full Registration (GMC Reg: 2407812/ 1977)in the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom.
Obtained entry initially into the residency program in Internal Medicine (1978 to 1981) and later in Gastroenterology (1981 to 1985) in the teaching hospitals under the National Health Services, in the UK. Passed the Membership Examination of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom and obtained the MRCP (UK) Diploma in 1981. During senior level residency in Internal Medicine in Coventry, England, did a survey of Autosomal Recessive GeneralisedMyotonia among the Irish population in the UK Midlands and presented the Paper to the Midlands Society of Internal Medicine. During senior level residency in Gastroenterology in the Liverpool Hospitals, did research in the alteration of intestinal transit time among chronic alcoholics and also in biliary concentrations of ampicillin and sulbactam combination after its intravenous administration. Wrote papers on the diagnosis and management of the hepatic artery aneurysm and the diagnosis and management of mediastinal TB presenting as painful dysphagia.
Returned to Kathmandu in April 1985. After few months of attachment in the GI Unit at the then Teku Hospital, joined the Faculty of Medicine of the Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, and teamed up with DrShashiThapa in establishing,with assistance from JICA, the GI endoscopic services including ERCP facility at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Maharajgung, Kathmandu.
In 1988, after opting out from the university service, set up a private facility to provide services in clinical, ultrasound and endoscopic services in gastroenterology, initially in a private consultation chamber which developed later into Rama Diagnostic Services and further as a 50-bedded Hospital for Advanced Medicine and Surgery (HAMS). In 1992 joined the United States PC/ Nepal Medical Unit as the Primary Healthcare Provider to the PC Volunteers in Nepal and in 1998 got promoted as the Consultant Physician to the PC Medical Unit/ Nepal. Held this position until the withdrawal of PC from Nepal in 2005.
In 1998, in recognition of the standard of care provided to patients in Nepal, got elected to the body of the Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and obtained the prestigious and exclusive FRCP (E) diploma.
Left HAMS in 2007 to join the South-East Asia Regional Office of the World Health Organization in New Delhi as a Temporary International Consultant to develop a strategy to revive a regional WHO program to prevent and control pneumonia and diarrheal diseases in the region. Developed the strategy and got approved and ratified by the Regional Committee before leaving the Organization in 2011. Besides developing and publishing the strategy, wrote papers on community-based interventions in control of diarrheal and respiratory diseases (published in WHO Bulletin, 2010) and on pneumonia in SEA region of WHO (IJMR, 2012).
Joined Norvic International Hospital in 2011 and engaged in providing advanced gastroenterolgy services in country. Setup a comprehensive GI Endoscopic Unit to provide upper and lower diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic services including ERCP and Endosonographic procedures. This has remained a work in progress with GI manometric services in sight in near future.