Dr. Raj Bhayani
Dr. Raj Bhayani is renowned medical professional and is the first ENT surgeon in India who completed training in Neurosurgery and also has a fellowship in Facial Plastic & Micro vascular Surgery. During the duration of his medical profession, more than 50 research papers have been published and presented by him, which has resulted in inclusion of his name in the Marquis Whos Who in America in Medicine and Healthcare acknowledging his achievements in the medical field. He received USA Triologic Society award for his research paper. He holds various leadership positions in the healthcare field and leading hospitals in New York heading the ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery divisions.
Apart from being a prominent surgeon, Dr. Bhayani has devoted his life to being actively involved in the philanthropic sector. He is also a social activist and an entrepreneur. Being an enterprising individual he has been actively involved in many events in and around New York and was instrumental in organizing Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modis historic address to the Indian American community at Madison Square Garden, New York in September 2014. He is also a distinguished Guest Speaker, as a proponent of the Honorable Prime Ministers vision for India, on popular regional TV shows in USA. He is one of the foremost members of the Indian community who has worked tirelessly in increasing awareness of the Prime Ministers initiatives in the USA, which in return has resulted in the remittance of funds to India for the implementation of these initiatives. His work is an exemplary example of his commitment towards Indias progress.
Dr. Bhayani is, professionally and personally, committed to serving the community in India and the USA challenging career, and being so far away from India, has not deterred his resolve to commit time for the betterment of his countrymen. He currently serves on the boards, and is an active member, of over 20 communities and associations that are involved in philanthropic activities. In addition, he has also served on the Board of Trustees of Save Life Foundation, which has helped in the implementation of Good Samaritan Law and Road Safety Bill to help road side accident victims and to improve road safety in India. Recently, he was the chief organizer for Football for Nation initiative, in Delhi, by bringing Parliamentarians and Film stars together to play a game of football to raise funds for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Besides, his significant contributions in organizing several health and blood donation camps as well as fund raisers for Aksharpatra, helping millions of kids with Mid-day meal program in India, have earned him great respect and appreciation in the society.
Dr Bhayani is eminent leader in American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), whose main objective is to facilitate and enable Indian American Physicians to excel in patient care, teaching and research and to pursue their aspirations in professional and community affairs, and held numerous leadership positions in the organization. He has served as President of New York region AAPI as well as Board of trustee and Treasurer of AAPI and he is Convention Chair for Annual National AAPI Convention in 2017.
To help the second generation Indian American community who face difficulties in connecting Hinduism as part of life, Dr Bhayani has been very active and is on Board of trustee of Hindu Center New York, Chair of Board of Trustee on organizing committee for World Hindu Day celebration 2016 and on advisory committee of Global Dharma Conference in September 2015 and United States Head of Vishwa Dharma Chetana Manch. His outstanding support to the society in his role as a doctor and also as a philanthropist has not gone unnoticed. Dr. Bhayani has received close to 50 awards and scholarships and has been felicitated on several platforms and his list of accolades includes Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman Award at House of Lords in London, Bharat Gaurav Puraskar and Delhi Ratan Award, Hind Ratan Award, Asian American Heritage Honoree of the year 2016, New York City as well as State Proclamation Award. He has also been awarded United States Congressional Achievement Award and is also the recipient of the Most Influential Leader in Indian Community in United States recognition award. As his contribution and service to the Indian society is not less than significant, Honble Krushi Minister Purushottam Rupala and Giriraj Singh Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises felicitated him with Atal Mithila Samman in New Delhi in August 2016. Although, there is a long way ahead for Dr. Raj, his firm commitment to serve the society is not going to be diluted and is unwavering. Prestigious Outlook magazine published distinguished work of Dr Raj Bhayani as cover story article of about his work and views in its December 2015 issue.