MedAchievers Ivy League Volume 1 - Page 19

IDEA THAT MADE YOU AN ACHIEVER:  1987 – Fellowship in MRI from MD Anderson Cancer Hospital, Houston Dr. Harsh Mahajan is a pioneer in the eld of radiology and imaging in India. After doing a prestigious fellowship in MRI from M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital, Houston, Dr. Harsh Mahajan came back to India with the intention of starting MRI scanning in India. Unfortunately, since India had only one MRI at the time, he could not get a suitable job and was forced to become an entrepreneur though belonging to a middle-class family of teachers. He took a great risk and set-up one of the country's rst private MRI centres. Over the last 25 years, he has introduced many other technologies and has travelled across the country and abroad, and has given more than 1,000 lectures in conferences, symposia and medical colleges to educate doctors about how these new techniques can revolutionize diagnosis and treatment. He was awarded the Padma Shri for his contribution to the eld.  1991 – Set up one of India's rst private MRIs in New Delhi  1998 – Appointed Honorary Radiologist to President of India  1999 – Founded Mahajan Imaging  2002 – Awarded Padma Shri by Government of India  2007 – Set up one of India's rst private PET-CT scanners in New Delhi  2010 – Started India's rst radiology PPP by central Government at Safdarjung Hospital  2012 – Elected National President of Indian Radiological & Imaging Association  2014 – Founded MIERA – Mahajan Imaging Education & Research Academy  2015 – Mahajan Imaging s