Interview: Dr. Manoranjan Chowhan

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Name: Dr. Manoranjan Chowhan

Where do you live: Pune, India

Known for:
As an Expert in Nuclear Medicine and therapy, a relatively newer field of Medicine.

Currently actual with:
Chief Consultant in the Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging in Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital in India.

When did you realize that you were going to work with this?
I have been working as a Nuclear Medicine Physician for over 2 decades and have had the chance to head many reputed medical organizations.

If you could choose one place only to live, where would that be and why?
Gothenburg in Sweden, for its clean environment, the creativity and the friendly attitude of the people.

How would you describe your creativity?
As a Medical Doctor and I am also creative as in regards of applying latest innovation in patient care.

How and when did you start to work with this in a serious manner?
My journey as a health care expert started 2 decades ago but in the last 5 years I have begun to look at my field more seriously as it has evolved at avery fast pace.

What do you do at the moment?
At the moment a new center of excellence is setup in a cancer center, where I practice. Besides working as a Sr Consultant Physician, I also take active participation in teaching Doctors and conducting CME to demonstrate others about exciting development in molecular imaging. I have been invited to chair the session in the forthcoming Annual Congress of SNMMI(India).

A recommendation for those who think about starting and running a creative business?
“Commit thyself unto it and success shall be yours to hold”

Tell us how it all started.
My career started in Molecular Imaging and Nuclear Medicine after my specialization in the field. However, there has been recent challenges and innovation (the filed has advanced with rapid pace with the invention of hybrid imaging technology eg PET-CT and PET-MR) which have opened a new frontier to evaluate and study complex pathology (like cancer). All of that has brought with itself a paradigm shift in the way cancer and neurological diseases are looked at. Besides new advancement in therapy (of difficult patients) eg treatment of metastatic prostate cancer and Non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, they have also given a new orientation to managing difficult patients – which makes my role in patient care more interesting and engaging.

What is the most important thing in a workplace/studio for you?
The most important thing is to be surrounded by a team of committed coworkers so that we may be able to offer the best to our patients.

What is your favorite film?
A beautiful mind, a movie which left me thinking long into the night.

Who would you like to invite for a dinner and why?
His Holiness Dalai lama, as he is the very embodiment of kindness and universal compassion.

How do you like to spoil yourself?
By visiting a peaceful countryside that helps me to not only enjoy nature (I am a nature lover), but to be able to get away from the hustle and bustle of routine life. I like it because it allows being one with oneself there, and I enjoy just doing nothing but breathing fresh air.

What is luxury for you?
To visit a place of my choice and spend the time with a meditative spirit.

What is the nicest compliment you’ve received for your creative work, and from whom?
I have been rewarded “Ideal employee of the month” for my creative professionalism.

What do you fear most?
To be treated with indifference.

What is a happy life to you?
To live a life in alignment with my purpose – to attain complete fulfillment in life, which is the purpose of being born as a human being I hope.

What does a regular day look like for you?
My day is devoted to taking care of my patients as my clinic opens by 8 am. and in the evening, after reaching home, to spend the rest time with my beautiful family.

Tell us about your dream project.
I would like to bring evolving high-tech care within easy reach of all who are in need, especially for the underprivileged ones.

Who is your professional role model/inspiration?
Swami Sivananda, a physician turned saint who lived for the entire humanity and left his footprints for others to follow.

Which is the one thing you can’t live without?
Kindness for everyone (Believe me, it is what makes the world go round).

What inspires you?
Good selfless work. I truly got inspired by the life of India’s past President and a distinguished man of science, The Late Dr. Abdul Kalam whom I had met in person.I hope to create a difference the way he has.

A book that has changed/made the most impression in your life?
“Many lives and Many Masters” by Dr. Brian Weiss – a beautiful piece of work full of mystical experience, this left in my mind the most captivating and transforming impression.

Connect with Dr. Chowhan via LinkedIn
Check out his profiles at Nanopaprika & Global Community for Social Leaders and Writers

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