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Dr. Amit Ghose selected medicine as a career after an enjoyable schooling in St. Xaviers Collegiate School. He graduated and post graduated from Calcutta Medical College. Subsequently, he proceeded to the United Kingdom and trained between 1987 and 1996. He returned to Calcutta where he has set up a comprehensive urological service in the private sector.

After his return from the UK, he has been associated with various institutions including Wockhardt Hospital and Kidney Institute, Woodlands Hospital, Kothari Medical Center and Anandalok Hospital. Currently he is dedicated his service to Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata.

The early part of the career journey witnessed Dr. Amit Ghose developing the general Urological service for the community of West Bengal mainly on the platform of Wockhardt Hospital. Then he set up his own private practice by establishing The Oxford Stone Clinic. This enabled him to make healthcare affordable for all strata of Society.

Currently Dr. Amit Ghose has developed a very well established and robust Urological presence in the campus of Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata. The practice takes care of all fundamental general Urological procedures, a vast multi-disciplinary Uro Oncology specialty, and also a comprehensive diagnostic and uro health check-up facility. Special mention needs to be emphasized that Dr. Amit Ghose was a part of the pioneering development in the First Robotic Urological service that has been set up at Apollo Gleneagles.

At the current stage Dr. Amit Ghose has also participated in various awareness programmes regarding Prostate Cancer, Prostate Health, Kidney Stones and Uro Infections with the help of innumerable Health Talks, Media Discussions and Seminars. He has also accelerated the growth of Urological knowledge through international seminars in Calcutta and the entire country.

On the whole, Dr. Amit Ghose has had a fulfilling experience in building a Urological career for himself, a service for the community of Bengal and also academic development for the entire Urological fraternity of the country.


Qualifications
M.B.B.S., Calcutta University, India (1982)
M.S., Calcutta University, India (1986)
F.R.C.S., Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (1990)
Diploma in Urology, University College Hospitals, London (1994)

General Education
St. Xavier's Collegiate School, Calcutta (1963 – 1974)
Higher Secondary Certificate (1975) West Bengal Board of Secondary Education

Undergraduate Education
Maulana Azad College, Calcutta. Premedical Education (1975-1976)
Medical College Hospitals, Calcutta Medical School (1976-1982) Internship (1982 – 1983)
MBBS (Calcutta University April 1983)

Post Graduate Education
Calcutta Medical College (1984 – 1986)
MS General Surgery, Calcutta University (1986)
FRCS Ed, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (1990)
Diploma in Urology, University College Hospitals, London (1994)
Various Hospital Appointments in the U.K. (1986 – 1995)

Awards and Distinctions
Calcutta University Gold Medalist in Surgery for achieving First Position in M.S. Surgery
University Honours in Chemistry, Anatomy and Surgery
Second position in University Final Examination in Surgery - M.B.B.S
Class Assistant in Surgery
Government Prize in Clinical Surgery
College Scholarships
Certificate of Honours in Surgery

Publications
Thesis accepted on “Role of Aspitation Biopsy Cytology in the Diagnosis in the diagnosis and management of cases of Prostatomegaly” - accepted by the University of Calcutta.
Day Care UROLOGY - Journal of Ambulatory Surgery.
Audit of Prostatectomy - Medical Audit News
Lymphoma of the Prostate - Clinical Oncology
An indigenous urodynamic chair. Mukherjee, S, Sarkar KK, Ghose A, Basu S. Indian Journal of Urology , 2000, Vol 16 (suppl). Pp10
Loin Percussion : A novel approach to the clearance of residual lower calyceal calculi after lithotripsy.
Mukherjee S., Sarkar KK, Ghose A, Basu S. Vol 16 (conf suppl). Indian Journal of Urology , 2000,Vol 16 (suppl). Pp10.
Use of nephromax for tract dilatation for PCNL - first 50 cases. Mukherjee S, Sen Sharma J, Ghose A, Sarkar K, Basu S. Presentation, USICON Calcutta, December 1999.
Loin percussion as an aid to clearance of lower calyceal calculi after ESWL : a novel approach. Mukherjee S, Sen Sharma J, Ghose A, Sarkar K, Basu S.. Presentation, USICON Nagpur, February, 2001.
Blog on Tagore titled - ‘Tagore’s Last Days: the little Prostate ends a big Legend’ at British Journal of Urology International (BJUI) 2017

Presentation & Lectures
Zonal Debate on ‘Medical Vs Surgical Orchidectomy’, USICON EZ Conference at Imphal 1996
Zonal Debate on ‘Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer’, USICON EZ Conference at Jamshedpur 2012
National Debate on ‘Medical management is a better choice for moderate to severe LUTS due to BPH even in India’, USICON 2013 at Pune
National Debate on ‘Endo-Urological Stone Management’, USICON 2014 at New Delhi
Faculty at the Chandigarh Best Video Session, USICON 2015 at Ranchi
Lecture on ‘Emergency management of Priapism’ at Mid-term EZ Conference at Bhubaneshwar, 2016
Faculty at Podium Session at USICON 2016, Hyderabad
Lecture on ‘Emergency management of Priapism’ at Mid-term EZ Conference at Bhubaneshwar, 2016
Faculty at ‘Sub-Specialty Meeting - Podium Session 1: Uro-Oncology’ , USICON 2017 at Mumbai

Memberships & Positions
Member, Urological Society of India ( National and East Zone Chapter)
Member, British Association of Urological Surgeons, U.K.
Member, American Urological Association
Member, European Association of Urology
Member, Indian Medical Association
Member, Association of Surgeons of India
Council Member EZ USI (1997 – 2001)
Secretary, Bengal Urological Society (2012-2014)
President, Bengal Urological Society (2016-2017)

Meetings & Organizations
EZ USICON 2000 at Kolkata (Organizing Secretary)
National USICON 2011 at Kolkata (Co-organizing Secretary)
URO ONCOCON on Bladder Cancer on 25th August, 2012
Live Laproscopic Workshop on 18th November, 2012
CME on Medical Statistics on 29th March, 2013
CME on Cadaver Transplantation titled ‘Cadaver Daan’ on 20th April, 2013
Seminar on Prostate Cancer - Newer Horizon on 21st June, 2013
Seminar on Prostate Cancer – Controversies on 13 July, 2013
Seminar & Workshop on Urethral Stricture on 19th, 20th August, 2013
BUS STONECON 2013 on 21st, 22nd September 2013
Workshop on Uro Radiology in 2013
LIVE Workshop on Robotic Urology in 2013
Convener of Mock Test for PGs on 22nd & 23rd November, 2013
District Urology Awareness Programme on May 2015 at Panagarh
Prostate Biopsy Workshop on 5th June, 2015
Best Practices in Ca prostate – India perspective on 6th & 7th June, 2015
Prostate Cancer Awareness Programme as Convener of Prostate Cancer Foundation. Kolkata on 27th November, 2015
MASTER Class on RCC on 2nd July, 2016 at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata
Seminar on MASTER Class on Urolithiasis on 21st August 2016 at The Gateway Hotel
BUSCON 2016 on 10th December at Gateway Hotel
Prostate Awareness Programme with IMA Barasat on 9th August, 2017

Appointments in UK
Started training at Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Whipps Cross Hospital, London. (1990-1991)
Proceeded to work as Registrar and Sr. Registrar at Churchill-John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Gained special experience in Renal Transplantation in this job.
Worked as Sr. Registrar at Wordsley Hospital, Midlands

Appointments in India
Started working as Consultant at Wockhardt Medical Centre and Wockhardt Hospital and Kidney Institute (1996 – 2001)
Worked at Woodlands Hospital (2001 – 2003)
Currently working at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Gariahat & Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, EM Byepass since 2003 till date

Other Activities
Many other activities have been organized for the benefit of Urological patients, general public and charitable organizations.

Dr. Amit Ghose has been the Chairperson of The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry since 2003. He has been instrumental in conducting various public interests health camps, awareness programmes and education policy-making Seminars.

As the Chairperson of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Kolkata he has spear-headed a number of campaigns to promote the cause of awareness of the Prostate Cancer for the benefit of the lay public.

Many useful Urological Seminars have been conducted on the platform of Rotary and Lions for the benefit of the Society in general.