Prof. Dr. Vallabhbhai Patel

Vita
Prof. Dr. Vallabhbhai Patel, urologist, philosopher, artist (“photopainting”), politician, is married to Ute Patel-Missfeldt, an internationally well known painter on silk. They live in a 500 years old summer palace in the city of Neuburg, near Munich and Ingolstadt.

6. Feb. 1934 Birth in India, started school at the age of 4 yrs, jumped twice a class, Hence passed the SSCE examination at the age of 14. B.Sc. in zoology at 19 yrs.
1953 Lecturer in zoology, Baroda University
1954 - 59 Medical study in Bonn, Germany
1959 M.B.B.S. in Bonn
1960 M.D. in Bonn; Diploma for Tropical medicine and medical parasitology at Hamburg
1966 F.R.C.S. Ed (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh)
1968 Specialization in urology, Germany

Since 1999 Senior Professor, consultant and advisor, Kidney Research Institute, Rajkot. Clinic experience as Urologist in Vienna, Berlin, Aachen, Oldenburg, Saarbruecken, Bremerhaven, Offenbach, Ingolstadt, as well as in different hospitals in England, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, Africa and India

Till 1999 Senior Surgeon, Urological clinic at Ingolstadt
                     
108 papers read at national urological and international conferences, 43 papers published. He has developed 11 new operative techniques in the field of urology. Some of them are mentioned in different textbooks of Urology.

Photopainting

Exhibitions in Europe, India, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Luxury liner M.S. Europa Calendars, post cards, gramophone-record covers etc. have been published.

Galerie

Philosophy

He has developed a new theory of scientific ethic (use of rational, scientific & logical method in the field of ethics).Series of lectures on this theme at different national and international conferences of philosophy as well as at different “Peoples University” at Bremerhaven, Ingolstadt, Neuburg, Munich etc.

Book publication

3rd edition “The happiness lies on this side of death – a rational ethic”. The second book is already written (500 pages) but not yet published – “Clear thinking in day to day life”.

Co-editor of the monthly: “Reformation and criticism”  

Since 2009:  Guest Professor, University of Regensburg, Germany in the department of faculty of religious – science. Has held seminars for the school teachers of ethics, and is co-author of text book of ethics for the schools.

Various

1951 Elected as executive committee member of student’s Association of the University of Bhavnagar, also of the hostel Student’s association of Bhavnagar
1955 – 1959 Member of the Executive committee of “World University Service”, Bonn
1956 – 1957 Elected in the executive committee of student’s association of Bonn.Speaker of the students of Medical Faculty, head of the committee for foreign students and for foreign affairs.
1957 – 1958 General secretary of Indo-German Society of Bonn
1958 – 1959 President of the above mentioned organization
1979 – 1981 Member of the executive committee of SPD (Social democratic Party of Germany), Ingolstadt.
1990 – 1991 Member of programme-commission of SPD-Bavaria, Germany
1991 – 1992 Head of the committee “Reform of the Constitution” SPD-Neuburg/Schrobenhausen.
1989 – 2003 Member of the executive committee of the SPD, District – Neuburg/Schrobenhausen.
1994 – 1999 Referent and chairman of the committee for “basic questions of Political progamme of the SPD” of the district Neuburg/Schrobenhausen
since 1996 Municipal councilor of Neuburg. Chairman of the department “Social city and integration”
1998 Awarded the medal “Silver Thistle” of the largest news-paper of Bavaria, “Augsburger Allgemeine” for social services for people of Neuburg and Bavaria, in the presence of the consul-general of India.
2001 – 2004 District Councilar, Disrict Neuburg/Schrobenhausen
since 2002 Initiator and Chairman of the Discussion circle: “Secular Humanists”
since 2004 Vice Chairman of the association “Free thinkers”
since 2009 Initiator and Chairman of “Laugh Club”, Neuburg, Ingolstadt, Eichstaett.
1996 – 2014 Member of the executive committee of “Association of the Citizens” Neuburg.
  Member of the executive committee “Museum of city of Neuburg.

Miscellaneous

He operates upon the poor and needy patients of India & Africa without any charges since about 45 yrs and trains the urologists and surgeons in his own operative techniques.  However, since 2000, after a serious severe traffic accident on the way to a “urological camp”, he now has more or less advisory function during such operations. His wife and he have helped to start Kindergartens and women’s organization (Mahila Sangh) at Bhavnagar, Saurashtra, Gujarat.

He is married with Ute Patel-Missfeldt, a well known painter on silk. She has written 32 books on painting on silk, has had exhibitions with Picasso Dali and other exhibitions all over the world. She was for 10 yrs opera-director, organizes the greatest hat show of the world at Neuburg. Has been invited by the Taiwan Government to teach Porcelain Painting and is engaged in many other activities.

Press spectrum

TV & Radio reports in German television stations such as ARD, ZDF, RTL, IN-TV, NDR-Bremen, Bavarian radio etc. besides numerous articles in the news-papers and magazines.