Dr Nitin Gangane, Director Professor of Pathology is appointed as the new Dean of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram with effect from June 11th 2018. Earlier he was the Head of the department of Pathology.
Dr Gangane is an alumnus of this institute. He passed his MBBS and MD (Pathology) from this institute and later completed DNB in Pathology and also Postgraduate diploma in hospital and health management. He is also PhD in Medical Sciences with orientation to epidemiology and public health from University of Umea, Sweden. He has been awarded Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grant by UICC to work at International agency for research on cancer (WHO), Lyon, France and NIDCR/NIH, Bethesda, USA. He also received fellowship from Association of Nordic cancer society’s and Indian Council of Medical research.
Dr Gangane has more than 120 national and international publications to his credit. He is a principal investigator in seven research projects and co-investigator in 12 projects. The projects are funded by international bodies like IARC, UICC, NIH, University of Umea and National funding agencies like ICMR, UGC, and DST. He is member of governing body of Indian council of medical research. He is also member of management and academic council of Maharashtra University of health sciences. He has earlier worked on Senate of MUHS, Nashik. He was president of Maharashtra chapter of Indian association of Pathologist and Microbiologist from 2006 to 2009.
"Dr Gangane has the perfect blend of experiences and I am confident that the institute shall continue to progress under his leadership", said Shri Dhirubhai Mehta, President Kasturba Health Society.
Dr BS Garg (Secretary, Kasturba Health Society), Dr SP Kalantri (Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital) and Dr KR Patond (Ex-Dean MGIMS) extended their best wishes to Dr Gangane.
Dr Gangane said, “I've always been a part of this institute, and I understand it's functioning. I'm confident of being able to deliver to the best of my abilities and contribute to the overall development of the institute.”