Gautam Bodiwala is acknowledged as one of the pioneers and experts in the field of Emergency Medicine, nationally and internationally. His major contribution in starting international conferences in Emergency Medicine and co founding International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) is well recognised. He is the first elected World President of IFEM.
Dr Bodiwala was educated in Ahmedabad, India and qualified as a surgeon before coming to England in 1970. He was appointed as Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Head of the Emergency Department in Leicester, England in 1977. He retained his Head of the Department position for 26 years.