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May 13, 2011 > Award for excellence

Award for excellence

Submitted By Shubhlaxmi Banerjee

Dr. Abhijan Banerjee, a physician at Kaiser Hayward, was nominated for a national award India two months ago. He was recognized for "Excellence in the field of Medicine" by the All India National Unity Conference May 7 in New Delhi. Every year awards & recognitions are given to men and women from various fields for their outstanding services, achievements and contributions. Some of the imminent personalities of India who have received this prestigious award are Mother Teresa, Prof. Kasturiranjan (Chairman, Indian Space Research Organization), Prof. U.R. Rao (Space Commission), Sushmita Sen (Miss Universe 1994), Ambassadors of Russia, China, Philippines, South Africa, Uzbekistan, High Commissioner of Mauritius, and many more.

The award marks the birth anniversary of Late Shri Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music. He was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. The award has been given out by the Prime Ministers and Presidents of India to people who are working tirelessly to make India and the world proud.

Dr. Banerjee is a naturalized US citizen, born and brought up in India, now living in Union City. He completed his medical school in India and came to the US for his Specialty training at North Shore Long Island Jewish in New York and now works at Kaiser Permanente as an attending Physician in the Department of Medicine. Along with his clinical duties he is a physician advisor for Resource Management at the medical center among other administrative roles. He also has had numerous patient attestations and citations during his training in New York and has been awarded "America's Top Physicians" twice in 2009 and 2010.

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