Indian-origin physicians named recipients of 2023 Humanitarian Grant

The grants are awarded to urologists who provide patient care and education in underserved areas

Madhu Balaji

Dr Samit Sunny Roy, a resident at the University of Tennessee, and Dr Rajiv K Singal, a surgeon-in-chief at Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto have been nominated to receive the 2023 Humanitarian Grant by the Urology Care Foundation.

According to a press statement, the foundation recognizes the efforts of urologists and projects providing patient care and education in underserved areas, either within the United States or worldwide.

The foundation noted that Dr Roy mentored by Dr Amar Singh visits Sadbhavna Trust Hospital, Kalsar, Bhavnagar, in Mahua, Gujarat, India, providing training in routine and complex urologic surgery and post-operative care.

Meanwhile, Dr Singal serving at the Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto, is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). He was an associate professor at the University of Toronto and headed trips to the Zomba Central Hospital in Malawi.

The foundation recognized his support with the Malawi Medical Council and the College of Surgeons of Eastern Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) for providing them with a long-term sustainable solution to the lack of urologic care in the country.

Harris M Nagler, president of the Urology Care Foundation, said, "We continue to be extraordinarily pleased by all the outstanding applicants we received for these grants. The continued and growing interest demonstrates the importance of humanitarian work to our members."

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