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May 24, 2011 > Award for excellence

Award for excellence

Submitted By Shubhlaxmi Banerjee

Dr. Abhijan Banerjee, a physician at Kaiser Hayward, has been recognized for "Excellence in the field of Medicine" by the All India National Unity Conference May 7 in New Delhi. Every year awards and recognition is given to men and women from various fields for outstanding service, achievement and contributions. Eminent personalities of India who have received this prestigious award include 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 others.

The award marks the birth anniversary of the 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.

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

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