of Modern School and the Indian Institute of Technology and
the Harvard Medical School, Vikram is the first Indian to receive
the 'Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA)" Award.
With the TOYA Award, the 29-year-old doctor joins the ranks
of former US President Bill Clinton, entrepreneur Henry Ford
and rock legend Elvis Presley. Among other prominent personalities
who have received the TOYA Award in the past are former US
presidents John F Kennedy and Richard Nixon, as also former
US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
Vikram, who migrated to the US in 1996, was named among the
'World's 100 Top Innovators Under 35' in biotechnology and
medicine in 2004 by the Technology Review magazine.
The founder of the medical clinic -- Dimagi Inc - Vikram
says, "Dimagi is a success because of my passionate and
tireless co-founders Dr Vishwanath Anantraman, Tarjei Mikkelsen
and Jonathan Jackson. We continue to attract the best technical
minds because we do things that are both important and interesting.
And as my father says, we are striving to do well by doing
Vikram came to this field through a unique combination of
engineering and medical educations he had as an undergraduate
at IIT and Columbia and as a graduate student at Harvard and
MIT. Presently, he is doing a residency in Clinical Pathology
at the Brigham and Women's Hospital to develop a foundation
in diagnostic technologies.