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Dr. Ajay Munshi

M.S., F.A.C.S.(USA), F.I.C.S., F.I.A.M.S., F.I.A.G.E.S., F.A.C.R.S.I., PhD

Professor of Surgery - GCS Medical College, Ahmedabad

Dr. Praful H. Munshi

President :

Ahemdabad Surgeons’ Association (1990-92)
Gujarat State Surgeons’ Association (1995-96)
Rotary Club of Ahemdabad ,South (1997-98)

Hon.Secretary :

Ahmedabad Surgeons’ Association & Association of Surgeons of India, Gujarat
State Branch,National Bio-Medical Engineering Society

Editor :

Best Rotarian :

Gujarat Medical Journal


After his early education at St. Xaviers College Ahemdabad , he completed his M.B.B.S. From N.H.L Municipal Medical College, Ahemdabad.

He did his M.S. in General Surgery from K.M. School of Postgraduate Medicine & Research, Gujarat University.

Soon after his post graduation he joined the Anatomy department of N.H.L. Municipal Medical College as an Assistant Professor and served for nearly 1 ½ years.

Dr. Munshi was selected as a Faculty member in the department of Surgery ; since the then he has served the K.M. School of post graduate Medicine & Research – V.S. Hospital as Associate Professor of Surgery and later as a Professor of Surgery.

He was the first Doctor , Surgeon, in the last 65 years to get a Ph.D. degree in a clinical subject ‘Cryobiology of Piles’ from Gujarat University and has enthused many younger surgeons to take up Ph.D. in clinical subjects .

He rose to become Deputy Director of V.S. Medical Research Foundation Trust, a very prestigious position.


  • Dr.M.D. Desai gold medal for the best performance in academic and extra curricular activities.
  • Dr. H.D. joshi trophy for donating blood for the highest number of times.
  • Best paper award from International College of Surgeons for research work on Prostatic abscess.
  • Best Research Paper award at Gujarat State Surgeons ‘ conference 1982 for Cryoprobe.
  • Best paper award ICS Conference for ‘ Splenorrhaphy ’.
  • Rorary International President ‘ s citation.
  • National Pulse-Polio Committee of Rotary International Award.
  • District Governor ‘s President ‘s Appreciation Award.
  • Awarded Ph.D degree for Cryo Biology in the treatment of piles from Gujarat University.
  • Best Paper Award : Infra Red Coagulation in piles : 2001.


  • President Ahemdabad Surgeons ‘ Association 1990-92.
  • President Gujarat State Surgeons “ Asssociation 1995-96.
  • President-elect Gujarat Gastroenterology Society 1998
  • Vice President International College of Surgeons.
  • Gujarat State Chapter President Indian Association for Advancement of Medical Education 1998.
  • Celebrated Annual Week during the tenure of Vice Presidentship of Ahmedabad Medical Association.
  • Honorary Secretary Ahmedabad Surgeons ‘ Association
  • Honorary Secretary of Association of Surgeons of India, Gujarat State Branch.
  • Honorary Secretary National Biomedical Engineering Society.
  • Jt. Secretary, Ahmedabad Medical Association (1981)
  • Organising Secretary III West Zone Conference jointly with XIII Annual Conference of Gujarat State Chapter ASI 1986.
  • Chairman Scientific Committee State Medical Conference 1984-1989 at Ahmedabad.
  • Vice-chairman – ASICON-98 at Ahmedabad
  • Vice-president : National Board of Examination New Delhi.
  • Member Advisory Committee : India Journal of Surgery Medical Council Inspector for last 10 Yrs
  • Co-Chairman Scientific committee Gujarat State Medical Conference 1995.
  • Organising Chairman National Week for Surgical Update-1997 International College of Surgeons, Ahmedabad .
  • Chaired several scientific sessions at All India Surgeons ‘, All India Gastroenterology and State Surgeons ‘ conferences.
  • Member Board of Directors of Rotary club of Ahmedabad-South.
  • Served on panels of examiners at Gujarat University, M.S. University Baroda, South Gujarat , Surat , Jamnagar and Bombay University and Rajasthan University as an under graduate and post-graduate examiner.
  • Editor Gujarat Medical journal ( one of the five medical journals of india having more than fifteen thousand copies), for Sixteen years.
  • Join Editor Gujarat Medical Journal 1984-1993. Member of the Editorial Board for 15 years
  • Convener Scientific Committee Gujarat State Medical Conference : Ahmedabad 1985.
  • Zonal representative for continuing Surgical Education Programme Committee – All India Surgeons ‘ Association – Madras.
  • Govering Council Member Association of Surgeons of india for six years.


  • Charman : Symposium on ‘Consumer Protection Act and surgeons’ ASICO-97 Bangalore.
  • Panel Member : Symposium of ASICON at Lucknow.
  • Panel Member : Symposium of International College of Surgeons at Ranchi.
  • Panel Member : Symposium in Gastroenterology section ASICON-98 Ahmedabad.


  • For National Doctors’ Meet at Gyan Sarovar Mount Abu : Invited by Brahmakumaris to talk on Meditation.
  • Role of Medical Libraries in Medical Eduation for Medical Graduates at Physical Research laboratory (PRL) on Library Day 1997.
  • At Annual Gujarat Science Academy Conference - PATAN on recent Advances in medical field.


Organised a community oriented surgical exhibition in regional language with the help of posters, specimens, models, video films, video slides, robot and computers which was first of its kind in India , Ahmedabad 1986.

  • A film “Surgery – An introduction “ prepared by Education media research center (E.M.R.C) Gujarat University, Telecast in the open University Programme of the University Grants commission (first of its kind ) 1987.
  • A film on surgery and its various specialities and operations dubbed in Gujarati-First of its kind in a regional language in india 1987.


  • All India Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy :
  • Indian Society of Gastroenterology and Surgical Gastroenterology.
  • Indian Society of Occupational Health.
  • National Biomedical Engineering Society.
  • Gujarat State Surgeons’ Association.
  • Ahmedabad Surgeons ‘ Association.
  • Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
  • All India Surgeons' Association.
  • Gujarat Cancer society.
  • All India Urology Society.
  • Member of Indian Science Congress.
  • Follow : Indian Cryogenic Council
  • The Best citizens of India award : The International Publishing House,New Delhi.
  • Selected for ‘2000 outstanding scientists of 20th and 21st century‘ : International Biographical Center Cambridge, U.K.
  • Council member Gujarat Science congress 2003-04.


He has to his credit largest number of riot victims treated in the city of ahemdabad during 1979, 1980,1984,1985,1989, 1990 and 1991-1992,1993,1994 disturbances, at V.S . Hospital. (more than 1600 operation, maximum 21 operations in a day in 1994). This data was found useful by the central Home ministry.
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