Doctor fights to save career from betrayers in bracing tell-all
“A Kangaroo Court: A Triumph of Mediocrity” by Dr. Shankar N. Kashyap recounts how what he calls jealous colleagues nearly stripped him of his medical license
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England – In “A Kangaroo Court: A Triumph of Mediocrity” (ISBN 1468081330), Dr. Shankar N. Kashyap looks back at a terrifying episode when he says unscrupulous colleagues in search of retribution set about destroying his internationally renowned career. Since first moving to the United Kingdom in 1982 from India, Kashyap cut a meteoric path to success in the medical world.
As a student, he earned a fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons. He later served as clinical director of the orthopedic department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Kashyap developed a publicized rapid recovery program for patients undergoing hip and knee replacements and was widely known for his caring and conscientious bedside manner.
Nonetheless, he says other doctors grew envious of his international fame and his growing body of research published in peer-reviewed medical journals. Based on spurious allegations by his colleagues, Kashyap found himself in the crosshairs of the General Medical Council.
As he demonstrates in “A Kangaroo Court,” the pristine reputation Kashyap had spent decades refining was crumbling, and his friends and family were ill equipped to deal with the nasty allegations slung at a man who had mentored so many.
This bracing book gives a detailed account of the hearings and provides keen insight into the workings of the General Medical Council and its investigative methodology. “A Kangaroo Court” will be a must-read for doctors and other health professionals who are concerned about the ability of regulatory bodies and discontented colleagues to collude and damage their careers.
“A Kangaroo Court: A Triumph of Mediocrity” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.
About the Author:
For the past 17 years, Dr. Shankar N. Kashyap has worked as a consultant orthopedic surgeon in Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom. As one of the first UK surgeons to perform total knee replacements using minimally invasive techniques, he implemented a highly regarded rapid recovery program that was widely lauded in the press. He was invited by the Medical University of Vienna to teach his minimally invasive surgery techniques to doctors across Europe. He lives in Newcastle upon Tyne with his wife and three children.
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