Dr. Santosh Bhide – Know your president

Know your President: Dr. Santosh Bhide

The name personifies him. Santosh means “Satisfaction”. And satisfaction is THE thing that we all can look forward to during his tenure as President of the Poona Ophthalmological Society (2013-2014).

Dr. Santosh Shankar Bhide, born in Pune, did his schooling at the Garware School/Fergusson College. After finishing his MBBS in 1986, from the B. J. Medical College, scoring a Distinction in Ophthalmology, he cleared his MS in Ophthalmology from the Poona University, securing 2nd rank.

He also cleared the DNB exams in his 1st attempt in1991.

Recently, he was awarded the Honorary “Fellow All India Collegium of Ophthalmology” ( FAICO) of AIOS, in Cataract & Phaco-emulsification.

He has his private clinic on J M road since the last 21 years, equipped with all modern and sophisticated instruments.

Earlier, he was a consultant at the Inlaks & Budhrani Hospitals and is currently a Consulting surgeon at Ruby Hall Clinic.

He has a philanthropic side too, having actively participated in various eye camps as organizer and ophthalmic surgeon and had visited Kenya in 2006 for the Eye Camp by Visa Oshwal Group.

He has attended many regional, national and international conferences and has presented papers, exhibits, videos and e-posters.

A comprehensive ophthalmologist, his main interest is in Phacoemulsification, Corneal Transplantation, Glaucoma and Medical Retina. Extremely reliable, he was the coordinator of the 1st Annual Conference of the Society.

He is a very warm and nurturing person who has a difficulty in saying “No”. He is a voracious reader and loves listening to classical Indian music and Jazz.

Dhanashree, his wife, is a Consultant Dermatologist and their daughter, Maithili, is a student of B. J. Medical College.

Knowing Santosh since the last many years, personally and professionally, I am sure he will set newer standards in the functioning of the Poona Ophthalmological Society and the interactions amongst its members.

Artcile written by Dr. Subhash Bijlani