Dr Rajiv Shantaram Ghurye MB BS India 1975 MD MRCP
Job Title: General Practitioner
The Isle of Wight has been ‘home’ for me for the past 20 years. I joined the Shanklin medical centre as a partner in 1994. Having trained and worked as a hospital doctor for nineteen years prior to entering general practice.
I have trained to specialist levels in Acute General medicine, Respiratory medicine, infectious diseases and Gastroenterology. I was the first and only General practitioner on the Isle of Wight to organize a primary care led ,independent open access endoscopy service and have performed no less than 5000 endoscopies, including gastroscopies, colonoscopies, ERCP’S and bronchoscopies, during the years 1985 to 2002..
I have passed competitive medical examinations from three countries (MBBS and then MD from India, MRCP from UK, F.M.G.E.M.S from USA and finally The Federation licensure examination, from Philadelphia, USA.).
One might ask that with all these achievements, why was not elsewhere, and the answer to me is quite obvious. The Isle of Wight has offered me and my family , the perfect setting for a pleasant family life.
My wife is a consultant Anaesthetist and we have two children, one of whom is in medical school, the other child is on her way to doing dentistry. Hopefully , they will choose to live on the island !!