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Captain Thakor G. Patel

Recipient of the Old Sherwoodians' Millennium Award for Outstanding Achievement conferred during the Reunion on 14.10.2000.

Captain Thakor G. Patel, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Captain Thakor G PatelThakor Patel was born in Nairobi, Kenya, but spent his formative years as a student at Sherwood College between 1957 and 1962. He excelled in mathematics and the sciences. He was also particularly fond of field hockey.

After graduating from Sherwood College, Thakor studied medicine in Baroda, India. He then migrated to the United States where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Nephrology. He joined the U.S. Navy and was first stationed in Hawaii where along with his specialties in Nephrology and Internal Medicine, he was one of the few physicians in the world that was trained in and practiced diving medicine. Thakor retired from the Medical Corps, USN as a Captain, and because of his meritorious service, was decorated with the Legion of Merit. 

Dr. T.G Patel was appointed Master, in the American College of Physicians, a very rare and prestigious station in the medical community. But he cherishes his association with Sherwood College and considers his experiences there to have been the major influence that shaped his life and career. 

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