Toronto, Ont., Sept. 28, 2017:
The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is proud to announce Dr. Dibeyendu S. Goswami as one of seven recipients of the OMA Glenn Sawyer Service Award this year. Dr. Goswami received the award on Sept. 27 for his commitment to community medicine in Welland, as well as abroad in his home country of India.
Dr. Goswami began his medical training and career in New Delhi, covering various specialties from pediatrics to geriatrics, and treating patients such as high-ranking bureaucrats, the poor population and those in-between. He has received his PhD in Community Health, and has worked in pediatrics and the neo-natology unit in New Brunswick. He has also been an adjunct Assistant Professor in family medicine for Queen’s University since 2008. Today, he runs a community-based practice in Welland, but still remains committed to his home country, where he is part of a mission helping to build a small hospital for the poor in India.
“The support from my family, friends, peers and community has driven my medical career,” said Dr. Goswami. “I now have two wonderful daughters continuing in the field, one who is a physician in my Welland clinic, and the other who is a doctorate in neuroscience research.”
The Glenn Sawyer Service Award was established in 1972 in honour of Dr. Glenn Sawyer, the longest-serving General Secretary of the OMA. The award is presented in recognition of significant service to the OMA, medical profession or at the community level. Candidates are nominated through a Branch Society by universities, hospitals and community medical leaders in the area.
“It’s always so inspiring to see physicians going above and beyond their specialties to provided dedicated patient care to those in need,” said Dr. Shawn Whatley, President of the OMA. “On behalf of Ontario’s doctors, I commend Dr. Goswami on his ongoing community service both locally and abroad, and wholeheartedly congratulate him in receiving this award.”
The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) represents more than 42,000 physicians and medical students across the province. Ontario's doctors work closely with patients to encourage healthy living practices and illness prevention. In addition to delivering front-line services to patients, Ontario's doctors play a significant role in helping shape health care policy, as well as implementing initiatives that strengthen and enhance Ontario's health care system.
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