Indian American Doctor-Scientists Honored with 2016 Young Physician-Scientist Award

Rithwick Rajagopal of Washington University School of Medicine is one of the recipients of ASCI Council Young Physician-Scientist Award
Rithwick Rajagopal of Washington University School of Medicine is one of the recipients of ASCI Council Young Physician-Scientist Award

WASHINGTON (TIP): The American Society for Clinical Investigation recently named five Indian American doctors with its 2016 Young Physician-Scientist Award.

The ASCI Council Young Physician-Scientist Awards, initiated in 2013, recognizes young physician-scientists who are supported by NIH K awards or similar significant career-development awards, are early in their first faculty appointment, and have made notable achievements in their research.

The Indian American recipients are Ravi Karra of Duke University, Rithwick Rajagopal of Washington University School of Medicine, Amy Sanghavi Shah of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ravi Shah of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Nikhil Wagle of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Karra is an assistant professor at the Duke University School of Medicine.

Rajagopal is an assistant professor in the ophthalmology and visual sciences at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Amy S. Shah is a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist whose research focuses on the risk factors that contribute to early atherosclerosis. She is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics.

Ravi Shah is a cardiologist in BIDMC’s Cardiovascular Institute and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Wagle is a medical oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School.

For more information and complete list of awardees please visit https://www.the-asci.org/ypsa/2016-awardees

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