Passion to know what ails and how best to bring relief to a patient is the greatest virtue of a true doctor. I sensed a glimpse of this in thoracic surgeon Dr.Kamran whom I first met at Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj a few years ago. Unlike most doctors who tend to be “prisoners of their education and shackled by their profession”, I saw in Dr.Kamran an unusual spirit of openminded investigation, ability to listen and learn from the patient and inclination to explain with meticulously hand drawn figures what his strategy as a surgeon would be to bring a post-operative smile on the face of patient and the anxious family. Dr.Kamran is unique also because in spite of remaining abreast with the latest developments in his area of expertise, he is always sober, enthusiastic, diligent and compassionate in his interactions with patients some of who may have difficulty in taking even the next breath. By way of example, I was glad to know from Dr.Kamran a few months ago that he is keen to nucleate a center where patients can receive the specialized treatment of lung transplantation. In essence, Dr.Kamran is an enlightened mind who is well versed in both the general and the specialized facets of treatment modalities. Needless to say that both doctors and people they treat today live in a world challenged by several problems of nutrition, environment, accidents and fake information. In such an environment, doctors like Dr.Kamran are the beacons that have the ability to provide the right advice to the public at large that has little or no idea of the complexities of medical treatments. In a nutshell Dr.Kamran epitomizes the saying “In nothing do men nearly approach the Gods than in giving health to people”. We are proud and happy to have doctors like Dr.Kamran who serve fellow humans with divinity of God in them.
formerly Group leader, Malaria Drug Discovery,
ICGEB , New Delhi.