Ganesh Dangal
Ganesh DangalMBBS, MD, FICS, Professor, IRC Chair and Director (Academic) at phect-NEPAL/Kathmandu Model Hospital; President, Nepal Society of Obs/Gyn, Kathmandu, Nepal

Ganesh Dangal is a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology/NAMS-Nepal, and a visiting professor at Bournemouth University, UK. He specializes in women’s health, gyne-oncology and urogynecology, and serves as the Academic Director and Ethics Committee Chair of the Public Health Concern Trust- Nepal (phect-NEPAL), as well as the Emeritus Chief Editor, Journal of Nepal Health Research Council and Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Currently, he is the President of the Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NESOG).

He has pioneered free surgical camps for uterine prolapse in rural Nepal and is heavily involved in organizing comprehensive reproductive health camps in the country. Currently, he is also coordinating the Obstetric Fistula Care Program in Nepal. Ganesh has been a fellow of Comprehensive Fistula Surgery Program of FIGO and has served as an active volunteer for IUGA, presenting and participating in several IUGA activities, including the IUGA Publications Committee.

How long have you been an IUGA member?

Ganesh: I decided to join IUGA in 2016 as I was doing my training in Urogynaecology and fistula surgery then and wished to access online learning and network with experts around the world and be involved in IUGA Committees.

What was your path to volunteering on an IUGA Committee?

Ganesh: I wanted to get more involved with IUGA. I got to know more about IUGA by attending IUGA conferences. I got to know Dr. Willy Davila and other friends there and they inspired me to be part of IUGA.

What motivates you to be a volunteer for IUGA?

Ganesh: IUGA is a fantastic scientific body with a lot of academics in it. The great work that IUGA does around the world and the learned and nice professionals at IUGA motivate me the most.

What do you wish all members knew about IUGA or that you could say to all members?

Ganesh: Keep on helping each other to be excellent professionals and foster personal and professional growth to contribute to science. Keep on being kind human beings and working to help our patients’ lives and uplift the profession! 

What is the most exotic place you have traveled?

Ganesh:  The most exotic places I have ever traveled are Santiago, Chile and Rome, Italy!

What’s your favorite food?

Ganesh: Rice, vegetables, and beans: basically Indian/Nepali food.

What is the last book you read?

Ganesh: SUMNIMA by BP Koirala and The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

What are your hobbies?

Ganesh: I enjoy writing, reading, sightseeing, and travelling.