Dr. Chowdhury: „I have numerous fond memories of growing up in Bangladesh. Every time I’m alone, I’m hit by ineffable nostalgia. The memory of being in my own room, immersing myself in a poetry book on a rainy holiday, still remains evergreen in my memory!”
Ana Magdin: Dr. Chowdhury, when did you discovered that you are loving medicine?
Dr. Chowdhury: Love for medicine was primarily driven by the values instilled in me by my mother. Seeing her practicing homeopathic medicine, helping people regardless of circumstances inspired me to become a part of this noble profession.
Ana Magdin: You grew up in Bengal, what memories do you have of it?
Dr. Chowdhury: I have numerous fond memories of growing up in Bangladesh. Every time I’m alone, I’m hit by ineffable nostalgia. The memory of being in my own room, immersing myself in a poetry book on a rainy holiday, still remains evergreen in my memory.
Ana Magdin: What does this state of pandemic mean to you as a doctor?
Dr. Chowdhury: state of the pandemic has brought a revelation for us all. I wholeheartedly
sympathize with the bereaved families. At the same time, I believe that we have grown tremendous admiration for our own lives as well as our closest ones. This newfound admiration should drive us more towards vaccination.
Ana Magdin: What are your toughts about getting vaccinated?
Dr. Chowdhury: Vaccines are developed to keep our families safe. Obviously, there are risks
associated with both being vaccinated and not being vaccinated. But the advantages greatly outweigh the disadvantages. I believe that vaccination is our key to a mask-free future.
Ana Magdin: Tell us about your friendship with Dr. Sângeorzan?
Dr. Chowdhury: I have had the opportunity to meet Dr. Sangeorzan several times. I was impressed by his charismatic personality. He was polite, charming, and the professionalism and camaraderie that he brought to the table were second to none. We had some incredibly engaging conversations, and I look forward to having more opportunities like this and growing a friendly bond between us.
Ana Magdin: What does the Indian Rabindranath Tagore writer and philosopher from Bengal, nicknamed the Soul of Bengal and the Prophet of Modern India, Nobel Laureate, mean to your soul?
Dr. Chowdhury: Rabindranath Tagore and his poems provide nourishment to my soul. His creations
always speak to my soul whether I’m in sorrow, in happiness or even when I’m just feeling nostalgic. His verses are like ‘Mantra’ to me. They give me strength, make me a better human being. To quote president Kennedy, “Tagore’s majestic verse from ‘Gitanjali’ might serve as today’s universal prayer-
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.”
Ana Magdin: What do you love most about me, the violin or medicine?
Dr. Chowdhury: playing the violin was very impactful, practicing medicine would always be my first choice.
Ana Magdin: What do you love about people?
Dr. Chowdhury: I love the diversity of people. My profession demands constant human interaction and the more I see the more I learn. Different people have different cultures, habits, values, and different ways of living, and I feel honored to have the opportunity to know about them.
Ana Magdin: You have worked with Dr. Anca Stuparu in ER and discovered common love for art and literature?
Dr. Chowdhury:I have known Dr. Anca Stuparu for a long time. I am fascinated to see her compassion and affection towards her patients. I admire her diligence to develop more skills and her sincerity towards her profession. The versatility of her knowledge of literature makes her personality unique.
Ana Magdin: A thought for all people in the Universe!
Dr. Chowdhury:, religion, political affiliation, social class, and social standing can not define people. Instead, people are defined by the empathy they show to others, the respect they give others. Our universe will be a better place if only we all learn to respect people the way we wish to be respected.
Ana Moroșanu Magdin