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Composition of the Council

  1. A Chairperson who shall be elected by the Council from among the members of the Council.
  2. The Chief Medical Officer who shall be an ex officio member of the Council;
  3. Six medical practitioners, each with at least five years post registration experience, to be appointed by the Minister after having been elected in accordance with the regulations made for this purpose, from among the medical practitioners resident in Guyana.
  4. Two persons who are not medical practitioners, to be appointed by the Minister  (one of whom is an attorney)

Qualification for Registration

Any person, who applies to the Council to be registered as a medical practitioner and who satisfies the Council that he-

  1. is a citizen of Guyana or the spouse of a citizen of Guyana or is resident in Guyana.
  2. Can communicate satisfactorily in English
  3. Is of good character
  4. Holds a diploma or certificate obtained by examination after attending a medical school approved by the Council
  5. Is qualified to practice independently  in the country where he obtained his Diploma or Certificate

Types of Registration Offered

  1. Full Registration
  2. Institutional Registration
  3. Short Term Registration
  4. Internship Registration

Council Members

Dr. Navindranauth Rambaran: Chair

Navindranauth Rambaran DMT, MBBS, PGDip. Surgery, FCCS

Third time elected Chairman of the Medical Council of Guyana. A General and Trauma Surgeon with over 12 years of experience and an Associate Professor in Surgery.

Attended the Bishops’ High School, the  University of Guyana and the University of Ottawa.

Awards include Best Graduating Surgeon, UG 2008 and, listed in the 100 Notables of CNIS' 25 years of Sharing Skills and Saving Lives, Canadian Network for International Surgery 2020.

Dr. Narine Singh: Chief Medical Officer (ag)

Dr Narine Singh MBBS,MSc(I.D),MSc(OB/GYN)


MBBS -1993 –University of Guyana –School of Medicine

MSc –Infectious Disease -2009- University of London-London School of   Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Diploma in Public Health and Primary Health Care –PAHO/WHO-2011

MSc-Obstetrics/Gynecology –University of Guyana-2016

Position previously held

Severed as Medical Officer in several Hinterland Region of Guyana and at the Georgetown Public Hospital

Director, National Blood Transfusion Services

Director, Regional Health Service, and Ministry of Health, Ministry of Health, Coordinator-Cervical Cancer   Prevention Program

Senior Registrar Obstetrics/Gynecology

Training Coordinator in OB/GYN, MCH Dept. Ministry of Health

Maternal Mortality Reduction Focal Point -Ministry of Health    

Adjunct Associate Professor (MED 5002-    Obstetrics/Gynecology and   in the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences    University of Guyana

Senior Lecturer -Obstetrics and Gynecology in Texiela American University

Sports: Cricket .Karate (2 nd Dan Black belt)

Area of interest: Cervical cancer, Family Planning


Dr. Ademola Biala: Member

Dr Ademola Biala

Born in Nigeria and obtained his first degree as a medical graduate (MBBS) from Ahmadu Bello University,  Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Migrated to Guyana and obtained his post graduate Masters degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology (MMed- OBGYN) from the University of Guyana. Been living in Guyana since 2007 and is a naturalized citizen. Has been in the employ of the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN), Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) from 2007 to date, where he currently holds the position of senior registrar and assistant director of the OBGYN residency program.

Dr. Shondra Wintz : Member

Dr. Wintz is an Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases Specialist at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

She received her medical degree from the Yaroslavl State Medical University in Russia in 2011. After returning to Guyana from medical school in 2011, she worked as a Government Medical Officer in various administrative regions.  

She then completed her Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Guyana in 2018, and also obtained an MBA in Hospital and Healthcare Administration from the University of Bedfordshire.

She is currently a senior medical registrar in the internal medicine department of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and a core faculty of the Internal Medicine residency program. She also serves as the head of internal medicine clinical rotations for Texila American University, Guyana.

Dr. Wintz conducts telemedicine sessions with doctors from GPHC, Infectious Disease Hospital, and regional hospitals to enable access to and decentralize internal medicine expertise throughout Guyana.

Mr. Kamal Ramkarran: Member

Mr Kamal Ramkarran

Kamal became a lawyer in Guyana in 2002 and, since then, has worked mainly as a litigator in general civil practice, especially in the areas of banking law, bringing and defending claims for banks, in personal injuries and employment law defending claims for companies and banks, and in judicial review and constitutional law, generally for public authorities and the State.

Over a dozen cases in which he has appeared as Counsel in the Guyana Court of Appeal and the Caribbean Court of Justice have been reported in the West Indian Law Reports and the Law Reports of the Commonwealth.

 In 2006, Kamal was awarded a Master of Laws degree in Commercial and Corporate Law and in 2018 he earned another one in Banking and Finance Law with Merit, both from the University of London.  

 Kamal was President of the Bar Association of Guyana from 2017 to 2019 and was elected Vice President in 2019, being ineligible to stand for a third consecutive term as President. In 2020 he was elected as a Council Member of the Bar Council.

From 2006 to 2018 and again in 2020 he was appointed by successive Ministers of Health as a member of the Medical Council of Guyana.

He was an associate at Cameron & Shepherd, Guyana's oldest law firm, from 2002 to 2006 and has been a partner from 2007 to present.

Dr. Melissa Mc Donald : Member

Dr. Melissa McDonald, MD, MMED IM/ID, MMEd

Dr. Melissa Mc Donald is an Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease specialist employed at Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation as an Internal Medicine Consultant. She was named Assistant Programme Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Programme in 2018, and she was promoted to Programme Director in 2020, where she is currently. She serves on the Postgraduate Education Committee and is the Internal Medicine Education Committee Chair. 

 Dr. Mc Donald received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba in 2010. In 2017, she earned a Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases from the University of Guyana. She earned a Master of Medical Education (MMEd) with distinction from the University of Dundee in the United Kingdom in 2022. Among Dr. Mc Donald's research interests in medical education are curriculum design, faculty development, mentorship, instructional strategies and sustainable leadership. She has written and presented several papers on medical education research at national and international conferences. Dr. Mc Donald believes that developing a good culture of learning and continuous quality improvement supports doctors in providing safe, high-quality health care to the people of Guyana. 

Dr. Dwayne Kellman: Member

Dr. Dwayne Andre Kellman

Born May 4th 1987, studied medicine in the University of Camaguey, Cuba completing my internship year in 2012 in Guyana. 

Thereon i worked 2 years in the Vector Control Services as a clinical supervisor. Worked closely and helped to develop updated treatment protocols for Malaria and Lesihmaniasis. 

Whilst working in VCS i also did partime shifts in the Emergency  Department where my passion for Emergency Medicine was ignited. This fostered the decision to do a residency in Emergency Medicine. I successfully completed same in 2018 and has since been working in the A and E GPHC as a Registrar. 

I also served as assistant programme director during 2019 to the EM Residency and now am working with EMS to help further it's development and expansion.

Dr. Mahendra Carpen: Member

Dr. Mahendra Carpen, MBBS DM FACP FESC FACC


Dr. Mahendra Carpen is a Guyanese born Interventional Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist who is the Head of Medical Services and Cardiology at the Georgetown Public Hospital in Guyana. Dr. Carpen also serves as the Consultant Cardiologist to the Caribbean Heart Institute and is the Managing Director of Cardiology Services Inc. at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Guyana. He is a co-director of the Guyana Partnership to Advance Cardiac Care and the chairman of the Cardiac Oversight Committee.

He started his medical career at the University of Guyana, School of Medicine where he got his MBBS in 1997 and received the Prime Minister’s award for being the best graduate in the School of Medicine, the Vice Chancellor’s Award for the best graduate in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Rolph Richards Prize for Internal Medicine.

Dr. Carpen completed his DM in Internal Medicine at the UWI, Mona in 2006 before serving as the Clinical Tutor for Internal Medicine at UWI Bahamas. He then went to the University of Toronto and completed Residency training in Adult Cardiology and Fellowship training in Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Carpen subsequently went on to Tufts University in Boston USA to complete a second Fellowship in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology.

He returned to Guyana in 2012 and has since been immersed in the development of cardiac services in Guyana and the Caribbean. He was pivotal in setting up the first Cardiac ICU in the Georgetown Public Hospital, staff recruitment, training and education as well as establishing treatment protocols for common cardiac presentations.

Dr. Carpen has performed thousands of invasive cardiac procedures including coronary angiograms, angioplasties, stent implantations, right heart catheterizations, pacemaker implantations, Lead extractions, Intracardiac defibrillator implantations, cardiac resynchronization therapy and radiofrequency catheter ablations for cardiac arrhythmias. Several of these procedures were historic first-in-country for Guyana including ablations for AV node re-entrant tachycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome and Retrograde Accessory Pathways. He performed the first implantation of an Intracardiac Defibrillator as well as the first Implantation of Cardiac Resynchronization defibrillator in Guyana.

He has helped to strengthen the Electrophysiology services in Trinidad at the St. Clair Medical Center where he functions as a visiting Consultant Cardiologist and currently provides invasive cardiac care to Tortola, British Virgin Island, where he has done the first coronary angiograms, angioplasties and intracoronary stent implantations.

Most recently Dr. Carpen performed the first Cardiac Electrophysiology procedures at Partners Interventional Cardiology in Jamaica.

Dr. Carpen has published several abstracts, peer reviewed articles and regularly provides CME lectures in Guyana and across the Caribbean. He is a research supervisor for Interns and medical students in Guyana and also serves as a clinical proctor for visiting international medical students.

His willingness to travel around the Caribbean to provide care for his patients is rooted in his own personal experience and belief that “Healing is more than just taking pills or having procedures, it is best achieved in a patient’s own environment when surrounded by friends, family and loved ones.”

Officer Present


Ms. Juanita Johnson - Secretary


Address, Telephone and email contact

Dr. Navindranauth Rambaran, Mbbs - Chair

130 Carmichael Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown.

Office Tele # : +592 225 4333

Secretary Tele # : +592 226 8158