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Wake Forest Baptist Urologist Receives India’s Highest Award in Medicine

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – July 20, 2016 – Gopal H. Badlani, M.D., professor and vice chair of clinical affairs in the Department of Urology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has received India’s most prestigious award in medicine.

The Medical Council of India named Badlani the winner of the annual Dr. B.C. Roy National Award in the field of socio-medical relief.and the establishment of medical organizations and institutions. Badlani was presented the award by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on July 1, National Doctors’ Day in India.

Badlani, an internationally recognized expert in the field of urinary incontinence, has long been involved in volunteer work in developing countries. In India, he was instrumental in establishing a project that has provided urologic care to more than 6,000 underprivileged people over the past 15 years.

A native of India, Badlani received his medical degree from Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai. He completed his urology training at Long Island Jewish Hospital in New Hyde Park, New York, and was a neurourology fellow at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He joined the Wake Forest Baptist faculty in 2007.

Badlani has edited several textbooks and authored more than 200 papers and book chapters. He has served in leadership positions in a number of professional organizations, including the American Urological Association, the Endourological Society and the Indian American Urological Association.

The B.C. Roy National Award program was established in 1976 to recognize outstanding accomplishments in a number of fields. The Medical Council of India is the entity responsible for establishing and maintaining the standards of medical education and recognition of medical qualifications in India.

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