Hoshang Jal Khambatta

Hoshang J. Khambatta was born in Bombay (Mumbai), India, in 1931 and grew up in Karachi, Pakistan where he obtained his medical degree. After postgraduate studies in England, Great Britain, he came to the United States of America in 1968 and joined the Department of Anesthesiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, spending the next 33 years there before retiring. He has published over 60 papers in medical journals and contributed to medical textbooks. During retirement he has participated in medical missions in Central America, India and China. Upon totally giving up the practice of anesthesiology he rejoined Columbia University as a student to read Philosophy. Recently he published two more books, namely, "Plato - All Dialogues Summarized" (2016) and "Zoroastrianism - A Brief History" (2020).

Last updated August 21, 2020