Dr. Gulshan Harjee of Atlanta, USA, was selected as the 2015 recipient of the John Houston Allen Humanitarian Award by the Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Inc. (AIB). The award “recognizes distinguished achievement and meritorious service by an organization or individual that bridges religious, ethnic and social backgrounds and makes our world a better place.” Dr. Harjee received the award for her work that ensures “that the unemployed, homeless, and the refugee communities of Clarkson get the healthcare they need and for financially supporting impoverished students pursuing an education in healthcare.”
Ismailimail congratulates Dr. Gulshan Harjee on receiving the award.
About Dr. Gulshan Harjee
Born in Tanzania, Dr. Harjee graduated from Emory University Medical School in Atlanta, USA and subsequently joined Dekalb Medical in Atlanta, practising internal medicine. Dr. Harjee’s distinguished career in internal medicine spanning 30 years, includes numerous community initiatives such as health fairs for members who do not have health insurance, Chair of the first Cancer Summit for Asian Americans as well as community based medical associations.
In the field of education, Dr. Harjee has established the Gulshan Harjee Scholarship for high school students and an endowment at Morehouse School of Medicine for medical students. She has served on several boards including the National Bone Marrow Donor Program, DeKalb Regional Health System, UNICEF South East, and is currently a member of the Georgia Coalition Board of Breast Cancer. The numerous awards she has received include the Humanitarian Award from Medical Association of Georgia, Distinguished Alumnus Award from Morehouse School of Medicine,Excellence in Teaching Award from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Institute, and Dedication for Community Healthcare from the Indian American Cultural Association.
ABIM – American Board of Internal Medicine
M.D. 1982 Emory University Medical School
M.D. Honorary – Morehouse School of Medicine
About the John Allen Humanitarian Award