Dr. Shuvo Ghosh is one of the two Co-Directors of the Meraki Health Centre, which he founded with Dr. Andreea Gorgos. After numerous discussions with professionals interested in seeing a community-based clinical space for marginalized children/youth and their families, creating the Meraki Centre became a natural extension of his subspecialty work.
Dr. Ghosh received the majority of his education in the USA before coming to Canada to do his fellowship in Developmental-Behavioural Pediatrics at McGill University. After an undergraduate degree in Biology and Hispanic/Italian Linguistic Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, he obtained his medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School, followed by residency in Pediatrics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He also spent time during his residency in specialty elective training at the Kapi’olani Women’s and Children’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Overlapping these studies and spanning several years, Dr. Ghosh also participated in research and volunteer work in cognitive neuroscience and dolphin husbandry at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s former Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory. Upon completion of his medical training, he accepted an academic faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the MUHC/Montréal Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ghosh also has privileges at Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre in Kahnawake First Nation.
At the Meraki Health Centre, Dr. Ghosh is Team Leader/Head of the Pediatric Gender Variance Program (PGVP), which has grown out of the first and only pediatric gender variance program in the province of Québec (originally started at the Montréal Children’s Hospital in 2003). He is a co-investigator on several local and pan-Canadian research projects under the aegis of the collaborative Montréal Interdisciplinary Research Alliance for Gender Expression in Youth (MIRAGE-Y). He also works as part of the Team Interdisciplinary Developmental Evaluations (TIDEs) clinics to evaluate and follow Developmental-Behavioural Early At-Risk (D-BEAR) kids.
In addition to his medical work, Dr. Ghosh is a founding member of Montréal indie-pop band, Hearts Underground; he writes short stories and poetry; he is active in the politics of social advocacy and is involved in policy consultation at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels; he speaks several languages; he enjoys reading, yoga, traveling, coffee and cherry pie, nature walks, transcendental meditation, and philosophical discussions that inevitably lead to far too little sleep, creating the impression that he cannot sit still. (He can, it’s just hard to tell!)