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Nov 13, 2013, Wed


Indian American, Dr Rahul Jindal, Awarded the Outstanding American by Choice Award by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) organization


Dr Rahul Jindal, an Indian American transplant surgeon at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a Clinical Professor at George Washington University has been honored with the Outstanding American by Choice Award by USCIS.

Dr. Jindal has been bestowed with the honor for his outstanding contribution in the field of medicine and philanthropy. He has also won the 2013 ILF (International Leadership Foundation) Leadership Award. According to ILF website, most notable of Dr. Jindal's contributions are-

  • In the late 1990’s, Dr. Jindal performed the world's first operation to link a tube with blood vessels in the damaged liver of a dying six-year-old boy.
  • In Guyana, he set up the first comprehensive kidney dialysis and kidney transplant program and successfully performed the first living kidney transplant there.
  • He's in the process of replicating this program in Antigua and Trinidad and Tobago.
  • In 2009, Dr. Jindal performed the first ever pancreas islet cell transplant.
  • His numerous manuscripts have changed the practice of transplantation in many areas.
  • Dr. Jindal coauthored a book about psychological issues regarding kidney patients that is used as a standard textbook in programs around the world.


According to the same site, Dr. Jindal obtained his MD and MS from B.J. Medical College. He then earned an F.R.C.S. from the Royal College of Edinburgh and received a Transplant Fellowship at the University of Oxford, followed by Clinical Fellowships at Boston University and Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is the Vice-Chair of the “International Partnership for Global Health” and the Naval Research Institute, and Co-Chair of SEVAK and the US-India Political Action Committee. Dr. Jindal is also Director of the National Blood and Bone Marrow Drive Campaign.

The USCIS award was given as part of the USCIS’s Veterans Day event on Wednesday, November 13 in Arlington, Virginia at the Arlington National Cemetery.

Like we say, needless to say, the Indian community all across the globe is extremely proud of Dr. Rahul Jindal. We wish him, his team and everyone associated with his success, our heart felt congratulations!

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