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Dr. Gossain is the Swartz Professor of Medicine of the Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, Michigan State University (MSU). He received his basic medical degree (MBBS) from Medical College Amritsar and his postdoctoral degree in medicine (MD) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He served an internal medicine residency at the Springfield Hospital Medical Center (now Bay State Medical Center) in Springfield, Massachusetts; an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio; and an additional year of endocrinology research fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
After briefly serving on the faculty of St. Louis University School of Medicine, he came to MSU as an Assistant Professor in 1975, became a full professor in 1982 and eventually became the Chief, Section of Endocrinology in 1996, and served as Chief of the Division of Endocrinology from 1996-2015.
He established the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at MSU and served as the program director from its inception in 2006 to 2013. Dr. Gossain has an international reputation in the field of endocrinology and has been a visiting professor to Guy’s Hospital in London as well as institutions in India. He has been elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Royal College of Physicians of Canada, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (FACE) and All India Institute of Diabetes. He was awarded Mastership (MACP) by the American College of Physicians in 2014.
He has received numerous honors and awards. including the Presidential Citation (Ingham County 1999), Laureate Award (American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter 2004), Distinguished Faculty Award (College of Human Medicine, MSU 2006), Professor Vishwanathan Oration Award (Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India 2000), Academic Excellence Award (Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian origin 2009), and Distinguished Alumnus Award (Amritsar Medical and Dental Association of North America 2010). He has been listed among the “Best Doctors in America” for the past several years.
He was responsible for the establishment and endowment of “India Council” at MSU and served as the founding director from 1990 to 2002.
Dr. Gossain has been an active clinical researcher, has been externally funded, and has published more than 80 papers and several book chapters. He has served on the editorial board of theInternational Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries and has been a reviewer for several journals.
Rashi Aggarwal, MD, is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of Residency Training, and a Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey.
Dr. Aggarwal completed her residency training at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and her fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
Dr Aggarwal served as a member of the Governing Council for the IMG section of the American Medical Association from 2013-2016. She is currently serving on the Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning, American Psychiatric Association. She is also an Assistant Editor for Academic Psychiatry.
Dr. Aggarwal is an active researcher in the fields of stigma, resident empathy and wellness, and IMG education, training and acculturation and has published extensively in these fields. She is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching excellence.
Subhash Chandra, MD, is Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, currently working as a Forensic Psychiatrist at Brooklyn Supreme Court, New York, for Kings County Hospital Center. He completed his Psychiatry residency at SUNY Downstate and Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Before coming to the US, Dr. Chandra was a senior resident in Forensic Medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He was awarded the 2014 Rappaport Fellowship, a very prestigious award from the American Association of Psychiatry and Law (AAPL) for his leadership, research, and involvement in medical education. He was also nominated for an outstanding resident award from Indo-American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Chandra taught Forensic Medicine and Psychiatry to medical students across major states in India and abroad. He was recognized by the Associate Dean of Clinical Medical at SUNY Downstate for his teaching skills.
His involvement in research has been outstanding and ongoing. Currently, He is working on suicide-specific forensic linguistic text analysis software at the Institute for Linguistic Evidence, and was involved in the primate model research, and investigation on alterations in the brain glutamate and GABA level in patients with bipolar depression, using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1HMRS). In coming years, he plans to use 1H MRS further in forensic population to study the topographical variation of neurometabolites with criminal thinking and behavior.
Dr. Chandra is not only an excellent scholar, researcher, clinician and a teacher but also a clinical leader. He served as Resident Fellow Section (RFS) Representative to the American Medical Association – International Medical Graduate Section (AMA–IMGS) Governing Council from 2014 to 2016. AMA-IMG governing council members are elected each year via a nationwide election for a three-year term. He was not only elected but also voted by the GC members to be their delegate to AMA House of Delegate. He served as the Chair of the fellow resident section of his State Specialty Society and also had the privilege to serves as a delegate to the state medical society. He was elected as an RFS Alternate Delegate to American Medical Association, House of Delegate. He served on the AMA committee of scientific research and graduate medical education. He was chair of Social Media Committee, AMA-IMG Section. He presided over the AMA-IMG Scientific Committee for both 12th and 13TH AMA Annual Research Symposium. He served as the panelist and principal speaker at AMA Symposium and Webinars held for International Medical Graduates. He was invited as a featured expert by New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Forum, on the discussion of future of medicine and U.S. international medical graduates.
Dr. Chandra has been an ardent participant in community activities like ‘Brooklyn Free Clinic’, ‘American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’ and ‘National Alliance for Mental Illness’ walk. He was invited to AMA-IMG Congress to comment on this important aspect of “Healthy Mind & Meditation,” which most of the physicians are not trained into. As a certified instructor of North America Institute of Vihangam Yoga, he organizes free sessions called, “Control Your Wavering Mind,” benefitting many students, professionals, and workers in dealing with despair and anxiety in their daily lives.
Colonel(CA) Ronit Katz M.D emigrated from Israel in 1982 she received her medical degree magna cum laude, completed a fellowship in cancer research at Tufts-New England Medical Center, and later was appointed a Faculty Member at Harvard University School of Public Health. She is Board Certified in Preventive, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. She was the recipient of Lawrence Livermore National Lab's (LLNL) “Certificate of Excellence” for outstanding performance in support of the Health Services Department and was elected as President of LLNL Women’s Association. In 2007, Dr Katz received The American Medical Association’s “Excellence in Medicine and Leadership Award”. In 2013, Dr Katz received the prestigious " NASA Group Achievement Award" for her role in the NASA- AMES Human Performance Centrifuge Project Team.
She serves on many Boards and Committees for local and national professional organizations, among them Bay Area Air Quality Management,Medical Director(Act.)at Stanford University Medical Center, Judge for the AMA Research Symposium, AMA-IMG Scientific Committee, AMA-IMG Nominating Committee, Chair of the AMA-IMG Leadership Development Committee, and Chair of the AMA-IMG Governing Council. Currently, she is Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University Medical Center, where she treats patients and teaches new doctors and medical students, and an Occupational& Environmental Medicine Expert for the War Related Injury and Illness Study Center (WRIISC) at the Palo Alto VA Hospital. Colonel katz continue to serve as a AMA-IMG Governing Council Member and was selected from Stanford University Medical Center to be the Stanford-OMSS Representative to the AMA.
Graduate of Institute of Medicine with M.B.B.S, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal and completed Internal Medicine Residency from Michigan State University (MSU) Program, East Lansing 2011.
Since then, faculty in the department of medicine at MSU, served as a core faculty and associate program director and currently director of residency program and advanced medicine clerkship at MSU College of Human Medicine. Certified clinical hypertension specialist under American Society of Hypertension with active American Heart Association Hypertension Grant - inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 2016.