New Delhi: Becoming the first Indian doctor to be conferred with the highest award by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Dr V Mohan, Diabetologist and founder of the Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre has been conferred with ADA’s Harold Rifkin Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes Award.
The award is given by ADA in the memory of Harold Rifkin, to honor outstanding service in the cause of diabetes that has been performed with an international perspective and with international impact. This award recognizes those whose efforts have increased the awareness of the burden of diabetes worldwide to improve the care and lives of those with diabetes.
Dr. V. Mohan is the first Indian doctor to be selected by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Awards Committee for this award.
Thanking American Diabetes Association for this great honour bestowed on him Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman, Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre informed Medical Dialogues team that he felt very humbled and privileged to receive this award which has been received earlier by giants in the field of diabetes. He thanked his family, his Guru Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and his extended family at the Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre and the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation for the award.
Dr V. Mohan is the Chairman and Chief of Diabetology at Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre at Chennai in South India which is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention and Control and IDF Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care. He is also President and Director of the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation which is an ICMR Centre for Advanced Research on Diabetes.
Deeply interested in research from his undergraduate days, Dr Mohan has published over 1110 papers in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks including 718 original articles, 235 review articles and invited editorials and 150 chapters to text-book. His work has received over 48,000 citations and has an h-index of 100.
Dr Mohan has received over 160 awards including the prestigious Dr B.C. Roy National Award by the Medical Council of India and Dr B. R. Ambedkar Centenary Award from the Indian Council of Medical Research, the highest award for Biomedical research in India. Dr Mohan also provides lifelong free treatment to thousands of poor patients through the free diabetic clinics established by him.
For his extensive contribution in the field of diabetes in 2012, Dr Mohan was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards from the Govt. of India.