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About Dr. Sheila Rohatgi

Dr.Sheila Rohatgi

1) Qualifications:

  • 1952       Senior Cambridge       Loreto House, University of Cambridge, UK

  • 1954       I. Sc.       Loreto College, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India

  • 1961       M. B. B. S       Medical College Calcutta, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India

  • 1968       M. S.       Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India

  • 1987       M. Ch.(Plastic Surgery)       Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Calcutta, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India

2) Appointments & Training in India, Europe, U. S. A. and Japan:

1962 – 1964      1964 Dept. of Plastic Surgery at the S.S.K.M Hospital, both Junior and Senior Resident Medical Officer under Prof. M. M. Mukherjee

1964 – 1966      Postgraduate Trainee for M.S. in General Surgery under Prof. A. K. Basu.

1966       Submitted M.S. Thesis at the University of Calcutta. “Studies on cases of Hypospadias with special reference to the evaluation of techniques of surgical repair and the importance of Chromosomal Analysis as a guide to the repair”

1966 – 1967       Appointed as Senior House Officer at the Paddington General Hospital, U.K. for a short period.

1967       Obtained the M.S. degree from the University of Calcutta, India.

1969 – 1971       Left for U.K. as attendant to my husband who was operated by Mr. J. R. Hudson at Moorfield Eye Hospital.

1972 – 1975       Appointed as I.C.M.R Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Dept. of Plastic Surgery at the Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (I.P.G.M.E & R) at Calcutta under guidance of Dr. A. C. Ganguli first and later continued under Prof. Anjali Mukherjee as a guide. The research project was on “Studies on the Velopharyngeal Complex in Cleft Palate and normal”.

1975       In U. K. She was awarded the “British Council Travelling Fellowship” and visited several plastic surgery centers in the U.K. Of particular interest were the plastic surgery unit at the spinal injuries center at Stoke Mandeville and the Craniofacial unit at the Plastic Surgery Dept. at the Children’s Hospital in Great Ormond Street in U.K.

Took training under Prof. Obweggesar, Chief of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the Kantonsspital University Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Took training under Tord Skoog, Professor of Plastic Surgery, University of Uppsala, Sweden.

1976       Re-appointed as ICMR Post Doctoral Fellow at the Dept. of Plastic Surgery, I.P.G.M.E. & R under Dr. Anjali Mukherjee to complete the project.

1978       Training in Microsurgery and Aesthetic Surgery at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Hospital under Dr. Sechi Ohmori and Dr. Kiyonari Harii and also chaired one session during the 7th International Congress of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery held in Tokyo. She presented a unique and much-acclaimed paper on 1978 November.

1978 Nov.       Joined West Bengal Health Services. Appointed as a Medical Officer in the Plastic Surgery unit at the J. N. M. Hospital at Kalyani. Here she was able to establish the first microsurgery unit in 1980.

1980       Was appointed Head of the 60 bedded ‘Plastic Surgery Unit’ at J.N.M. Hospital.

1982      She attended the 9th International Congress of Plastic Surgery that was held in New Delhi. She was honoured as Chairperson of the Session on Hand Surgery.

1983       She visited the USA for advanced training in Cleft Lip Palate Surgery under Dr. D. Ralph Millard, Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Miami Florida, USA. Also trained in Cosmetic Rhinoplasty under Dr. Thomas D. Rees, Prof. of Plastic Surgery at the Manhattan Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital. Also spent some time under Dr. Jack Sheen, an authority on Aesthetic Rhinoplasty, Professor of Plastic Surgery at the U.C.L.A School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA. Trained with Dr. Ernest Manders at HERSHEY, PENSYLVANIA, USA.

1984      Took training in Hand Surgery under Dr. B. B. Joshi, reputed Hand Surgeon at the Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Bombay.

1985      Appointed at the Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research in Calcutta as the resident medical officer and a trainee for M. Ch. course.

1987       Left for Europe, France

Took advanced training in hand surgery under Dr. Gilbert, Director of the Hand Institute in Paris.
Worked with Dr. Brugere, Director of Head and Neck Oncology and Dr. Joseph Rodreiguez at the Curie Institute in Paris.
Took training in the techniques of Liposuction from Dr. Vyes – Gerard Illouz, Chief Consultant at the Clinique Spontini in Paris.

1987      Returned to India and obtained M. Ch. in Plastic Surgery from the University of Calcutta.

1988      Continued as Registrar in the Dept. of Plastic Surgery Unit at I.P.G.M.E & R, Calcutta, India.

1989      Left for U.S.A- For training in Craniofacial surgery under Dr. Ian T. Jackson, Director of the Institute of Craniofacial surgery at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan at the USA. On return, established the Craniofacial surgery in the Dept. of Ear, Nose & Throat of the SSKM Hospital. She also took charge of the Cleft Lip Palate Clinic and organized the orthodontic treatment and training for these congenitally deformed patients.

1992       She was invited to and honoured as Chairperson of the Cleft Lip Palate Session during the 10th International Congress of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery held in Madrid, Spain. Following this, She spent 2 months in U.K. and Edinburgh and London at different Plastic Surgery Centers.

1992 – 1993      On return to India She was appointed Head of Plastic Surgery Unit at the Medical College & Hospital, Calcutta. Here She was able to start a full-fledged Craniofacial Center including the Head and Neck Surgery. By 1996 also established the Microsurgery at the Plastic Surgery Unit of the Dept. of Surgery at Medical College.

1994      Organised the “Hand Surgery Workshop” at Medical College, chief faculty being Dr. Edshage of Gotenburg in Sweden.

1996       Organised the “Breast Cancer Workshop” at the Medical College with the sponsorship of the Association of Surgeons of West Bengal. Chief International faculty being Dr. Krishna Clough, Chief of the Breast Center at the Curie Institute, at Paris.

1997       She retired from West Bengal Health Services. She joined the Advanced Medicare and Research Institute in Calcutta as senior Plastic Surgery Consultant.

3) Member Of Following Academic Societies Life Member of:.

  • Association of Surgeons of India (A.S.I.)
  • Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
  • Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Indian Orthopaedics Association
  • Indian Society of Head and Neck Oncology
  • Burns Association of India
  • National Academy of Burns India
  • Founder Member of Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Indian Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Indian Society of Cleft Lip, Palate and Cranio-facial Anomalies
  • Informational Society on Hypospadias and Intersex Disorders
  • Association of Medical Women of India
  • Indian Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Brachial Plexus Surgery Group of India
  • Association of Hair Restoration & Surgeon

4) International Societies:

  • International Confederation for Plastic Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgeons (IPRAS)
  • International Federation Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH)
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • International Society of Hair Restorations

5) Other Relevant Information:

  • She was ICMR Post Doctoral Research Fellow from 1972 – 1975 in the Dept. of Plastic Surgery at the I.P.G.M.E & RI Calcutta. The research on “Studies on the Velopharyngeal Complex in Cleft Palate and normal” was under the guidance of Dr. A. C. Ganguli first and later continued under Prof. Anjali Mukherjee.
  • Was awarded the “Peet Prize” Best Paper Award from the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India in 1973.
  • Was awarded the “British Council Traveling Fellowship” in 1975 for one month by the British Council when She had the occasion to visit several plastic surgery centers in U.K.
  • Took training in Microvascular Surgery from Dr. Kiyonarii Hari in Tokyo in 1977 and joined WBHS in 1978 and established the Microsurgery unit by 1980 at the JNM Hospital, Kalyani, first such center in West Bengal.
  • First Indian Plastic Surgeon to start Microsurgery in Calcutta in 1980.
  • First Indian Plastic Surgeon to start Liposuction in 1984.
  • Was awarded the “Best Paper Award” for 1992 by the Association of Surgeons (West Bengal chapter).
  • The first Indian Plastic Surgeon from Bengal to be invited as Chairman to the 10th International Congress of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery that was held in Madrid, Spain in 1992.
  • First Indian Plastic Surgeon from Bengal to start the Cranio-facial surgery in 1992, and the only person continuing with difficult congenital problems and facial aesthetic surgery problems at the A. M. R. I. and Apollo Hospitals.
  • Was President of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand for 2 years term i.e. 1992 – 1994.
  • Was President of Rotary Club of Calcutta Uptown 1995 – 1996.
  • Rotary International sponsored her  visit to Dhaka to organize the Camp for the treatment of Acid Burn Victims in Bangladesh in Nov. 1999
  • Was invited as guest speaker during the “Annual Conference of the Surgeons of Nepal” at Kathmandu in November 2002.
  • Was invited by the Association of Surgeons of Indonesia to present a paper during the 8th International Congress of the Oriental Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon held in Bali, Indonesia in October 2002.
  • Rotary International sponsored her as a member of the “Indian Rotary Medical Mission to Lesotho in South Africa” as a plastic surgeon in June 2012.

6) Was Organizing secretary to the following International Conferences:

  • East Zonal Workshop on Head and Neck Cancer in India attended by 5 visiting faculties including Dr. Ian McGregor of UK in 1990
  • XVI Annual Conference of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand – visiting faculty Dr. Leung from Hong Kong.
  • Hand Surgery Workshop organized at Medical College – International faculty being Dr. Savante Edshage, head of the Hand Surgery unit at the University Hospital in 1993.
  • Organised the workshop on “Update on Breast Cancer Surgery”, at Medical College in February 1995, Dr. Krishna B. Clough of Curie Institute Paris formed the visiting faculty.
  • Organised the “Cranio-facial workshop” at the Advanced Medicare & Research Institute in September 1998, International faculty being Dr. Ian T. Jackson of USA, Chief of the Cranio-facial centre at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan.

Was Organizing secretary to the following International Conferences:

  • East Zonal Workshop on Head and Neck Cancer in India attended by 5 visiting faculties including Dr. Ian McGregor of UK in 1990
  • XVI Annual Conference of the Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand – visiting faculty Dr. Leung from Hong Kong.
  • Hand Surgery Workshop organized at Medical College International faculty being Dr. Savante Edshage, head of the hand surgery unit at the University Hospital in 1993.
  • Organised the workshop on “Update on Breast Cancer Surgery”, at Medical College in February, 1995, Dr. Krishna B. Clough of Curie Institute Paris formed the visiting faculty.
  • Organised the “Cranio-facial workshop” at the Advanced Medicare & Research Institute in September, 1998, International faculty being Dr. Ian T. Jackson of USA. Chief of the Cranio facial Centre at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan.