Bernhard RiedelJune 10, 2018
Christopher PykeJanuary 7, 2018
Raghu Ram, India
Dr. P. Raghu Ram
Amongst the foremost Surgeons from South Asia, Dr. P. Raghu Ram conceived, designed & established South Asia’s FIRST free standing, purpose built and comprehensive Breast Health Centre in Hyderabad, India (KIMS-USHALAKSHMI Centre for Breast Diseases – 2007). He obtained FRCS from all four Surgical Royal Colleges in British Isles (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Ireland) & trained at world renowned Breast Centres in the UK. He relocated to India when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and within a short span of ten years (2007 – 2017), he made extraordinary contribution towards empowering people in India about the importance of early detection of breast cancer through a number of unique initiatives in addition to implementing South Asia’s largest population based Breast Cancer Screening Programme. Equally, he has been working with missionary zeal at bringing about revolutionary changes to Breast healthcare in the Country. In 2011, Dr Raghu Ram’s proposal to establish South Asia’s FIRST dedicated Breast Surgical society (Association of Breast Surgeons of India) was seconded by Surgeons practicing breast surgery from across India. He was Founder Honorary Secretary & is currently the immediate Past President of this Association.
Dr. Raghu Ram was conferred the International Gold Medal (2013) by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2013) – highest Award that the Royal College bestows to Surgeons practicing outside United Kingdom & he is the youngest ever recipient of this coveted honour in 513 years history of the oldest Surgical College in the World. In recognition of his outstanding academic track record, significant social service & innovative initiatives that has transformed Breast healthcare in the region, he was conferred the prestigious Padma Shri by Hon’ble President of India (2015) making him one of the youngest Surgeons from India to have received one of the highest civilian awards of the land. He is also one of the youngest doctors from India to have been conferred the ‘Dr. B.C Roy National Award’ by Hon’ble President of India (2016) – the highest recognition that can be achieved by a doctor practicing Medicine in India.