A recent announcement made by Loma Linda University Health of Loma Linda, California, revealed that Dr Akshat Jain has been named among the latest group of Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
“This honour validates the hard work my parents, family and teachers put in to get me where I am today,” the Indian American physician told India-West in an email.
Dr Akshat Jain is the director of the Inherited Bleeding Disorders and Hemoglobinopathy Program in the faculty department of paediatrics and clinical medicine, a faculty member of pediatric haematology-oncology, and an assistant professor of public health at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and the LLU Children’s Hospital in California.
“Dr Akshat Jain, pediatric haematologist-oncologist @LLUHealth, was recently elected as a Fellow to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Fellowship is awarded to consultants or equivalent recognizing clinical achievement and contributions to their field. Congratulations!” LLUH Physicians tweeted on July 13.
Loma Linda University Health is an academic medical centre operating six hospitals, a physician practice corporation, remote clinics in the western United States, and affiliate organizations worldwide, the LLUH website said.
The “Purpose” section of the website reads, “A Seventh-day Adventist institution, Loma Linda University Health is committed “to make man whole,” physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Each day, we seek to extend the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. More than 16,000 employees fulfil that mission through their nationally recognized quality healthcare delivery. Our internationally-respected researchers publish more than 500 peer-reviewed articles every year, uncovering new approaches to nutrition, cancer treatment, heart disease, neonatal development, stroke and brain trauma, and others.”
Over 1.5 million outpatients are treated every year by the Loma Linda University Health. It serves as the only Level I trauma centre for a region covering over 25 per cent of California.
“At Loma Linda University Health, philanthropy is at the core of everything we do. Thanks to the support of our donors, we are able to continue our legacy of serving our community locally and globally. Our donors are instrumental in helping us transform lives through education, healthcare and research,” the website says.