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Army doctor awarded Dr AM Gokhale award for ophthalmology in Pune

Renowned ophthalmologist Brig Sanjay Kumar Mishra of Indian Army’s Research and Referral Hospital was conferred with the prestigious ”Dr AM Gokhale Award” in Pune. The award was conferred to him at the Retina Conclave at Pune. Dr AM Gokhale was a renowned teacher of Ophthalmology and his students progressed to become the doyens of Ophthalmology in the country.

About the Brig Sanjay Kumar Mishra

Brig Sanjay Kumar Mishra hails from Mau, Uttar Pradesh and finished his tutoring from Prayagraj. He has been conferred with Bar to Sena Medal (Distinguished) by the President of India just before 26 January 2021. Earlier he was awarded the Sena Medal and Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM). Suring his residency at Command Hospital Lucknow set up the territory of Art Retinal Center in 2018, taking into account patients from different states. Brig Mishra is one of the highest decorated officers of Indian Armed Forces Medical Services.

Apart from this, the military surgeon is also claimed to be the only ophthalmologist to have implemented surgeries of two presidents of India, including Ram Nath Kovind, while in service. Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that President Droupadi Murmu underwent cataract surgery in her right eye at the Army Hospital (Referral and Research) the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a communique.

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