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US honour for Indo-American surgeon

india Updated: Nov 03, 2006 10:53 IST

An Indian American surgeon, who immigrated from Madhya Pradesh, has been selected for the Physician of the Year award by the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Navin Mehta, surgeon director in Otolaryngology at the same Infirmary, will be presented the 2006 John Kearney Rodgers Physician of the Year Award on November 20 in New York.

Mehta graduated in medicine from Rewa in Madhya Pradesh in 1974 and went to the US. He has been affiliated with the Infirmary for more than 25 years in a number of leadership positions.

"We are proud to honour him for his extraordinary compassion, expertise and commitment to those in need of healing," Joseph P Corcoran, president and chief executive officer of the Infirmary, said, according to the News India-Times, an ethnic Indian newspaper.

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