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Why Is Everyone Talking About Indian Origin Doctors?

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Medical is known as one of the noble professions. The breakout of COVID-19 has laid immense pressure on the doctors especially with the rise in the numbers of cases. US is one of the most affected countries by COVID-19. Doctors are working day in and day out to fight against the novel coronavirus. It is a proud moment for India that doctors from Indian origin are been appreciated for their efforts.

Below are the three honorable mentions of the Indian Origin Doctors who stood out time and again.

Dr. Dave A Chokshi: New York City’s New Health Commissioner

Indian Origin Doctors

  1. On 4 August 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Dr. Dave A Chokshi as New York City’s new health commissioner.
  2. A 39-year-old Indian-origin physician who is an expert in public health was praised for his immense contribution to fight against COVID-19.
  3. In 2019, he was featured by Crain’s New York Business on its 40 under 40.
  4. In July, he was recognized as one of New York’s 100 most politically powerful Asian Americans.
  5. One of the key highlights in his career, when President Barack Obama appointed him to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health in 2016.

Vivek Hallegere Murthy: The First US Surgeon General of Indian Origin

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  1. On 22 April 2015, Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy was appointed as the 19th United States Surgeon General.
  2. He is the first Indian American to be appointed on this post.
  3. Murthy is the youngest Surgeon General in the history of America.
  4. In 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Murthy to serve on the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  5. Awards And Recognition
  • Badge of the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Public Health Service Outstanding Service Medal
  • Public Health Service Presidential Unit Citation
  • Public Health Service Global Response Service Award
  • Public Health Service Regular Corps Ribbon
  • Commissioned Corps Training Ribbon

Uma Madhusudana: Drive of Honour

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  1. Born in Kuvempunagar, Mysuru, Dr. Uma Madhusudana was honored by ‘Drive of Honour’ appreciating her efforts to fight against COVID-19.
  2. She is currently working at South Windsor Hospital in Connecticut, USA.
  3. Madhusudan graduated from JSS Medical College, a constituent college of JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research in 1990.
  4. As a sign of honor, over 100 cars were parade in front of her residency.
  5. Karnataka Medical Education Minister Dr. Sudhakar K tweeted the viral video, “As I head to Mysuru, happy to share a video of Uma Madhusudhan, Mysuru origin Doctor in the US being honored in front of her house by grateful patients.”

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