Dr. Vinod Gauba recognized for his contributions to safe and innovative eye treatments
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, October 26th 2014
Internationally acclaimed Dubai-based Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medical Director and Associate Professor at the Imperial Healthcare Institute, Dr. Vinod Gauba has been awarded the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Gold Medal 2014 for his impressive contributions to healthcare. Known for his constant drive to help the less fortunate and visually impaired, the eminent doctor was presented with the award for his pioneering role in the field of ophthalmology at the House of Lords in London earlier this week.
One of the highest accolades received by a Non Resident Indian (NRI), Mahatma Gandhi NRI Award (Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman), is presented only to 20 recipients selected from over 30 million Non-Resident Indians or people of Indian origin for exceptional achievements in various industries.
Commenting on the occasion, recipient of the award, Dr. Vinod Gauba remarked, “This is a historic year for celebrating the great achievements of Mahatma Gandhi. Being a non-resident Indian himself, he selflessly fought for the rights of the weak and less privileged. He was a visionary who always questioned the ways of the world around him and strove to grow in a positive way.” Adding he said: “It is not only a huge honor for me to be bestowed with such an awe-inspiring award, but also a great responsibility to keep the values and virtues of Mahatma Gandhi alive.”
Dr. Gauba has received numerous awards over the years for his outstanding humanitarian, clinical and research work, making innovative progress in the field of ophthalmology. He has also received the Young Surgeon of the Year award at Arab Health in 2012 and was presented with the Young Clinician of the Year award by Cleveland Clinic in 2013.
Dr. Gauba is well recognized for his expertise in dealing with complex cases of eye disease and eyelid plastic surgery along with introducing non-surgical techniques for vision correction (SupraLasik™) to the region. He aims to make eye treatment safer, more effective and accessible to all. His ethical background and exceptional standards of care are highly appreciated by his patients.
“My father moved to Dubai in the early 70’s from the UK and was one of the first British NRI Ophthalmologists in the UAE. With Dubai fast becoming the Middle Eastern healthcare hub, we are proud to possess a premier level of expertise and technology in the UAE; attracting patients not only from the region but from all across the globe.” Dr. Gauba added.
Dr. Gauba is based in Dubai at Imperial Healthcare in Dubai Healthcare City, a multispecialty day surgery center of excellence providing highly specialised eye care and oculo-facial plastic surgery.
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