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(UpVery.com) Jan 4, 2011 -- Dr. Anil Potti received his M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery) degree from Christian Medical College & Hospital Vellore, India in 1995 and fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. He is a well-respected clinician who takes care of patients suffering from cancer and is board certified to practice medical oncology.
In addition to being chosen to receive the prestigious Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Leonard B. Tow "Humanism in Medicine" award, Dr. Anil Potti has also been previously elected to the Alpha-Omega-Alpha (AOA) Honor Society and is also associated with several prestigious organizations like the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Association of Cancer Research (AACR).
About Dr. Anil Potti
Dr. Anil Potti is a renowned clinician and oncologist in the United States. He is known for providing exceptional care to his patients suffering from cancer and giving patients and their family members complete access to him at all times.
The Leonard B. Tow Humanism in Medicine Award annually honors a medical school faculty physician (MD or DO degree) who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students.
The awardee must also possess the desirable personal qualities necessary to the practice of patient-centered medicine by teaching ethics, empathy, and service by example. The goal of the award is to emphasize, reinforce, and enhance the importance of humanistic qualities among medical faculty, since the presence of a caring, compassionate, and collaborative learning environment serves as positive reinforcement to prospective physicians of the desirability of such qualities in the doctor-patient relationship.
Dr. Anil Potti attended the St. Patrick's High School in Secunderabad, India, from 1977 to 1987 and graduated at the top of his class. After completing collegiate training, under the auspices of a National Merit Scholarship, he was chosen to complete medical school at the prestigious Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, India and received his certification in 1995. Thereafter, Dr. Anil Potti completed his Residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine, Fargo, North Dakota and his Fellowship training in Hematology/Oncology at Duke University, Durham, NC.
Between 1999-2000, Dr. Anil Potti was a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine. Over the years, for his dedicated services in teaching and patient care, Dr. Anil Potti has been honored with several awards including, Joseph Greenfield Mentoring Award, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), several 'Outstanding Teacher of the Year' Awards, ASCO Merit award, ASH CRTI, Robert Silber Research Prize, Lisa Stafford Prize, Burroughs Wellcome Physician-Scientist Award, ASCO IDEA Mentor and many more. He currently practices medicine in the state of North Carolina.
Apart from being a keen clinician, Dr. Anil Potti also loves to spend time with his family and in volunteering activities.
Each year, Dr. Anil Potti donates his time and money to the local public school system, the local church, and not-for-profit organizations that benefit the education of under-served children, particularly young women, in third world countries like India.