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Indian-American doctor gets prestigious US award

world Updated: Nov 09, 2013 11:00 IST

An Indian-origin doctor has been selected for the prestigious "Outstanding American by Choice" award for his valuable contribution to the US heatlh sector.

Eminent transplant surgeon and philanthropist, Rahul Jindal, will be honoured by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on November 13.

The initiative recognises naturalised citizens who have made significant contributions to both their community and their adopted country.

Jindal, who recently received the Leadership Award by the International Leadership Foundation was recently appointed as Commissioner on Service and Volunteerism.

Currently a Staff Transplant Surgeon at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Jindal is also a Clinical Professor at George Washington University.

He obtained his MD from BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad and then studied in Britain where he and earned an FRCS from the Royal College of Edinburgh.

Known for his philanthropy and community services, Jindal is the Director of the National Blood and Bone marrow Drive Campaign which was sponsored by about 600 Hindu temples throughout North America.