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My Journey through the United States: 8 Dollars and No Dream
Feb. 23, 2022
Ved V.Gossain M.D.
Non-fiction: Biography
This book describes the journey of an immigrant doctor who arrived in this country with 8 dollars in his pocket and was not even aware of an “American dream “ who despite difficulties goes on to have a successful professional career and becomes a professor of Medicine at a major US university .
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Dr. Ved Gossain was born in a small village in undivided India which is now in Pakistan.
He received his basic medical degree (MBBS) from Medical College Amritsar. After serving as an Assistant Research officer and simultaneously serving a residency in Internal Medicine he obtained a doctorate in Medicine degree (MD) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He came to the USA in 1967 and served an Internal Medicine Residency at the Springfield Hospital Medical Center (now BayState 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, Wisconsin.
He is now the emeritus Swartz Professor of Med-8/icine and former Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, at Michigan State University (MSU). He has relinquished his administrative responsibilities, but continues to teach, serving his patients and carrying out research. He 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. He has been a visiting professor to the Guy’s hospital In London, England and medical schools in India. He has been an active clinical researcher and has published over 80 original papers and several book chapters. He is co-editor of a book “Drugs in Diabetes' ' which is currently under publication. He has been elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and fellowships of Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCP©), American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, (FACE) and All India Institute of Diabetes. He was awarded a Mastership in the American College of Physicians (MACP) in 2014. He has received numerous honors and awards including Presidential Citation (Ingham county 1999), Laureate Award (American College of Physicians Michigan Chapter 2004), Distinguished Faculty Award (College of Human Medicine, MSU 2006), Professor Viswanathan Oration Award (Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India 2000). Academic Excellence Award (Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Origin 2009), Distinguished Alumnus Award (2010) and Life time achievement(2019) from the alumni association of his alma mater (Amritsar Medical and Dental Association of North America) He has been listed among the “Best Doctors in America'' for the last several years.
He was instrumental in getting the, now endowed “India Council” established at the Michigan State University in 1989 and served as the Director of India council for many years
He has served in the past on the governing council of the International medical graduates’(IMG) section of the American Medical Association (AMA) including its chair to improve the lives of the IMGs. He is currently serving on the governing council of the senior Physicians section of the AMA.
Diana Appleseed
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