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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.7/20/2016http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2016/Wake_Forest_Baptist_Urologist_Receives_Indias_Highest_Award_in_Medicine.htm
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