Prof. Dr. Rajesh C. Shah

Hon. Gen Surgeon, H.E Governor of Gujarat

The journey of Prof.Dr.Rajesh C. Shah ( Hon. Gen Surgeon, H.E. Governor of Gujarat, Best Hospital Administrator Awardee & Father oF Medicolegal Science Awardee) is one of unshakeable conviction, enduring family values and an indomitable will to create a better society.
A ‘perfect world’, when you view it through the lens of Prof.Dr. Rajesh C. Shah, is one that is free of medicines and litigation, the two ‘necessary evils’ which complicate and torment our lives. In a more practical world, this multiple honour winning Laparoscopy veterans a living tribute of a purer time, when values meant the world and commitment was sacroscant.
Dr. Shah’s own commitment to healthcare is one he has steadfastly stuck to over the eventful years. Right from the fateful moment when, after passing his MS in General Surgery, he unhesitatingly modified his dream of travelling to the USA – so that he could obey his mother’s wishes of staying and serving in the country.
That moment changed the course of his life, as this ‘change maker’ embarked upon an odyssey that saw him go from strength to strength and from milestone to milestone, ushering a fresh breath of excellence and dedication to every initiative he touched.
That moment changed the course of his life, as this ‘change maker’ embarked upon an odyssey that saw him go from strength to strength and from milestone to milestone, ushering a fresh breath of excellence and dedication to every initiative he touched.
It’s not as if it was all a bed of roses, but his family – in particular, his wife and daughters – stood like a rock whenever there was adversity, helping him take on challenges head-on. Of course, his unshakeable faith in the Almighty never
deserted him, providing the constant fuel for this life’s mission.
The other thing that remained constant in Dr. Shah’s life was his reverence for knowledge. Knowledge, indeed, is power in his books – and a lifelong quest that saw him pick up one prestigious qualification after another, such as M.S (GEN.SURG.) , D.G.O. ,F.I.C.S.(U.S.A.),LL.B.(SPL),DIP.MANAGEMENT, DOCTOR OF SCIENCE, F.I.A.G.E.S. ,F.A.M.S. ,F.I.R.C.S., F.M.A.S. and F.C.L.S. , to name some.
Fame and recognition followed. Indeed, the day he received the Presidnt of India’s award (on 26 January 2003, to be precise) from the iconic Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, remains amongst his most cherished memories. It was a day he felt ecstatic and humbled at the same time. It was a day that brought validation in his motto, that if you do something with all your heart, the results take care of themselves.
There are, course, several more memorable moments in his career. Such as receiving the Honorary ‘Doctor of Science’ in 2015.And standing alongwise stalwarts such as Bharat Ratna awardee Prof C.N.R. Rao , AIIMS (New Delhi), Dr. R C. Deka and Prof Dr Arvind Phukan on the same dias. Each a golden moment that lives on to inspire him
So what drives his passion forward? Hailing from a teacher family, what Dr. Shah prizes the most is any opportunity to share his knowledge and wisdom with those who need it. Which is whyplatforms and occasions where Dr.Shah gets to address a keen and earnest audience gives him a special sense of fulfilment and satisfaction. It’s the way knowledge flows to the next custodian.
Today, his venture aims to fill a gaping need in the sector : A ‘noble network’ of Wellness Clinics can go a long way in addressing both the ills and the ailments of our times. After all, setting up hospitals are cost intensive and have several other compliances and factors to meet. Clinics – which can be set up more easily – can integrate more seamlessly with our neighbourhoods and communities. When purposefully planned, they can also play a defining role in ensuring not just good health, but in shaping character as well. It is a dream that keeps pushing Dr. Shah, and has the potential to usher a holistic revolution not just in healthcare, but the way society thinks, lives and breathes.In Dr. Shah’s words, it’s another way of ‘Creating Heaven on Earth’. The effort in that direction is already on through the ‘Filmie Federation Internationale - Law, Medicine and Innovaiton’.
A life-altering journey comes with many vital learning. So what have been his greatest learning experiences so far? Dr. Shah’s perspectives are profound: According to him, there is no nobler task on Earth than healing someone, be it in body or mind.
The industry will remember him as a multi-faceted visionary and transformation leader whose healing touch and rejuvenating influence went far beyond the traditional boundaries of duty. So how would he himself want to be remembered? Says Dr. Shah, “I am a professor of surgery and I want to be the same in my next life also!”
The industry will remember him as a multi-faceted visionary and transformation leader whose healing touch and rejuvenating influence went far beyond the traditional boundaries of duty. So how would he himself want to be remembered? Says Dr. Shah, “I am a professor of surgery and I want to be the same in my next life also!”
Any message to readers through the Voice of Healthcare Platform? Dr Shah says, “Voice of Healthcare is truly becoming a voice for all of us which will envisage ‘Health For All’ in its true letter and spirit.”

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