Biography: President Bhooplapur has worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years and is Founder & CEO of Vision Financial Services, New York. He has been awarded many industry awards and entered into “Hall of Fame” of insurance for his outstanding commitment & service to the industry. Ravi is a board member of numerous charities, hospitals, and businesses. He is the founder of the “Gift of Life, India” and has been instrumental in saving over 1500 children’s lives to date by providing heart surgery to children under the age of 15.
Ravi has worked with many hospitals and physicians nationwide (through his work with “Gift of Life, India”). He became the President of Xavier University School of Medicine, Aruba almost 8 years ago. He is a very active member of Rotary International and was installed as District Governor of Rotary International July 2, 2009. The Rotary Foundation has awarded Mr. Bhooplapur:
He is a Hall of Fame Member at the Rotary Foundation and his portrait was installed at world headquarters in Evanston, Chicago in 2005. Mr. Bhooplapur was recognized by the United States Congress and presented an award by Congressman Gary Ackerman, for his outstanding contributions to local & international humanitarian causes.
Biography Dr. Arun Kumar Dubey is a Physician, Clinical Pharmacologist, and an administrator by training. After completing M.B.B.S. degree from Guwahati Medical College in India, Dr. Dubey completed three years Residency in Clinical Pharmacology from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). For the past 15 years, he has been involved in teaching Clinical Pharmacology to medical students in India and abroad. Dr. Dubey has also been involved in key administrative roles at different levels in medical schools for the past 10 years. Dr. Dubey joined Xavier University School of Medicine, Aruba in August 2008 and went on to become Dean of Student Affairs and then Dean of Basic Sciences in 2010. Dr. Dubey’s principal role is providing leadership in all aspects of Medical Education in Basic Sciences at XUSOM, Aruba. Dr. Dubey takes keen interest in recent developments and challenges in Medical Education and has been instrumental in taking the leadership to implement an integrated Organ System-Based Curriculum at XUSOM, Aruba. His main area of research includes different aspects of Medical education and “Ginkgo biloba”. He has published more than 60 research articles in indexed journals.
Biography: Dr. Pestell has received many distinguished degrees throughout his academic career. He currently holds an M.D. from the University of Western Australia, a F.R.A.C.P. (Endocrinology subspecialty) a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Howard Florey Institute, a F.A.C.P. (Fellow American College of Physicians), an M.B.A. from New York University, and a Doctor of Medical Science from University of Melbourne. Dr. Pestell currently serves at the President of Pennsylvania Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Center in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He has founded two biotechnology companies and is the author of multiple patents. Aside from his many degrees, Dr. Pestell is an awarded educator and doctor. In 1993 he received the Robert Wood Johnson award for minority medical education. In 2007, he was honored with the Distinguished Speaker Award for TJU Departments of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology. Dr. Pestell has over 550 publications and has held numerous Clinical Internships and Residencies.
Biography: Dr. Balsamo has attained many reputable achievements throughout his medical career. This includes his current position as a Partner at the West Haven Medical Group where he brings the full range of medical care in both ambulatory and hospital, sub-acute, and long-term settings. He is also currently a Medical Director at the Branford Hills Rehabilitation Center and a Medical Student Preceptor at Quinnipiac University. He was also given the award of “Outstanding Ambulatory Care Teacher” from 2009-2010 by the Hospital of Saint Raphael due to his prestigious background in medical training. He has also received a wide range of certificates. This includes his board certification in Internal Medicine, which he attained in 1990 and still holds to this day. Additionally, he also served as a Clinical Instructor for both Downstate University and Yale University. He has also taught students while working at the Netter School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine.
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