Dr. Ravi Wankhedkar
Dr. Ravi Wankhedkar
National President IMA
MBBS, MS, FIAMS, FCGP
Practising Surgeon & Ano Rectal Surgeon-Last 30 years.
IMA National President- 2018
National Secretary- IMA National Hospital Board of India -2014-16
Ex Member-Maharashtra Medical Council- 2011-16 Member, Board of Examinations, MUHS Nashik National Chairman-IMA AMS-2013
President-Dhule Dist Basketball Association
Medical Acitivist & Leader in Medical Student, Resident doctors, Medical Officer, Medical Teacher Associations.
Born on 21st of September, 1963 to Smt. Bhagirathibai Wankhedkar ( A school teacher & headmistress) and Late Shri Sitaram Wankhedkar (A freedom fighter), Dr. Ravi Wankhedkar is a perfect example of a modern times 'Polymath '- a terminology coined to address persons, whose expertise or knowledge spans varied subjects.
He completed his schooling from Canossa Convent, Dhule. Later on, he completed MBBS & MS (General Surgery) from the renowned BJ Medical College, Pune.
Before getting admission to BJ Medical College itself, Ravi had decided that his area of work will be his hometown Dhule, as he had seen the poverty & related health problems. So, after becoming a General Surgeon, he joined the Shri Bhausaheb Hire Govt Medical College.
As a lecturer in surgery, he was extremely popular amongst medical students & staff of Shri Bhausaheb Hire Medical College, Dhule, so much so that he was bestowed 'Teacher of the Decade Award' in 1999. Till date he continues his passion for teaching as Hon Professor in Surgery at the Govt Medical College.
Since 2003 onwards, he started taking pro active initiatives in the working of IMA Dhule.
IMA Dhule Hall got renovated because of his extraordinary efforts.
In 2010, the EVECON-State IMA Women conference was conceived & organized successfully under his leadership. And since then, many state level and national level programs like WEZ AMSCON HOSPEX, Unmesh, Yomedicon (Young Medico's convention), WIMALS- Women IMA Leaders Summit, SHABDANGAN- a Medicos' Literary Festival were ordanised under his leadership.
As a result of his relentless efforts towards making IMA stronger, Ravi was chosen unopposed as the Presidential Candidate for IMA for the year 2017-18.
Apart from his Professional & Organizational activities, he finds solace in Nature. He has transformed a piece of barren land into a lush green, colourful farm 'Ravi Shrushti', which has become a destination for informal meetings & gatherings.
Being a lover of adventure tourism and having completed a basic Mountaineering Course at Manali, he successfully completed the Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra in 2011. Shared his experiences on different platform about his experiences of the trip.
He is involved in many Social activities apart from medical practise.
He runs 'Sitaram Hospital' very successfully at Dhule, upgrading it with modern equipments and technology as required, the latest being “DYBSS “- a centre for laser anorectal
surgery ! He is an exemplary surgeon with social commitment at the heart of his professional practise. He has handled a number of complicated general surgical cases with ease and saved so many lives.
He is the Founder Co-ordinator of Mission Pink Health- an ongoing community health project for Adolescent Tribal Girls, in which more than 25000 girls have benifited uptil now. He has started 'SHET SHIVAR DAVAKHANA [A free clinic for farmers]' at his farm for poor farm workers & labourers.
He has conducted numerous medical camps in remote tribal areas of Satupda. He is associated with many social, medical, sports, literary organizations.
He had been instrumental in IMA Dhule's proactive participation in providing Physical and monetary Relief aid for Gujarat & Nepal Earthquake, KashmirFloods, Martyrs Families.
It was his idea to start 'UbhariAbhiyan-a helping hand from IMA Dhule' to the Drought & Hailstorm affected farmers.