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Rotary International District 3131


Rtn. Abhay Gadgil

Dr. Shailesh Palekar


Dr. Shailesh Palekar is basically a Physician and Intensivist by profession born & brought up in a middle class family in Dadar.

In his early days he did his schooling from I.E.S English Medium School Dadar, he was a topper in his school getting scholarship in 4th as well as 7th std. He topped the list in Maths in 10th STD Board Exams, has been a BTS and NTS Scholar and has never looked back since. He did his MD in Medicine from Sion Hospital Mumbai in 1992, PGDMS from Symbiosis Pune and MBA Health Services from UK. In 1993 he started the 1st well equipped ICU of Raigad District. Paramount Clinic and Medical Research Centre. Today he is a consultant to many Corporates including Reliance / IPCL / HOC / HIL / Bombay Dyeing / Pidilite etc. He is a faculty in Medical Conferences at National Level and has published many Research Papers in International Journals. Till date 3 of his original papers have received 1st prizes in National Conferences.

He has held important posts in various Medical Organisations, currently he is the Secretary of Association of Physicians of India India Konkan Chapter.

In 2007 he was the Organising Secretary of the largest Medical Conference in India till date --- APICON 2007 in Goa which was attended by 10,000 delegates.In 2003 he was the Organising Secretary of MAPICON 2003 the State Conference of Physicians of Maharashtra.He is also the Founder of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine in 1993

His affinity and commitment to work for the needy people in and around Panvel made him join Rotary Club of Panvel in 2000. He was the President of his club in 2009-10 and as the Conference Chairman he was principally responsible in hosting INDRADHANU 2010 attended by 1722 delegates. In fact he is the most decorated President of RC Panvel in its 58 years history. He is a generous Rotarian, in fact he is a Major Donor and all his family members are Paul Harris Fellows. His participation as a speaker in RYLA over years (more than 15,000 students) has helped him in becoming a Corporate Trainer for developing Effective Personality. His corporate Clients include Reliance, US Vitamins, Lupin Pharma, MSD ,Johnson and Johnson and Vilberry Health Care.

At District Level he has held virtually all critical posts; he was the DRCC in 2010-11 and was instrumental in hosting ROTASIA the conference of Rotaractors of South East Asia in Goa, this event was attended by 1193 delegates from 18 countries. He was the New Generation Director in 2011-12 and District Membership Director in 2012 -13.In 2013-14 he was Assistant Governor and Coordinator for New Generation and in 2014-15 he was District Secretary Events and Meets.

In the year 2015-16 he has been nominated as District Governor for the year 2018-19.

He is a fairly successful sportsman as well having played Carom and Chess at State Level and Hockey and Football at University level, but Cricket is his passion, he has played cricket for Bombay Schools, won Harris and Giles trophies and has in fact played cricket with the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sandip Patil and Sachin Tendulkar as well.

Reading, Listening to Indian Music and making friends are his passions in life.

His wife Ann Dr Shobhana who is a Practicing Gynaecologist was President of Innerwheel Club of Panvel in 2016-17 and he has 2 daughters Dr Vaibhavi who is doing her internship and Sneha who aspires to be a lawyer.


District Governor