Meet Dr. Om Ganda: Medical Director of the Lipid Clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center and Recipient of the 2019 New England Choice Awards as Healthcare Pioneer

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Dr. Om Ganda
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BOSTON– Dr. Om Ganda is medical director of the Lipid Clinic, and Chair of the Clinical Oversight Committee at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. His special interests include Lipid Disorders, Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction. In addition, he is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Joslin Diabetes Center is world-renowned for its deep expertise in diabetes treatment and research. Joslin is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and one of only 11 NIH-designated Diabetes Research Centers in the U.S.

Dr. Ganda also conducts clinical trials examining the relationship between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He graduated from S.M.S. Medical College in India in 1966 and did his residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Here is a brief Q/A with Dr. Ganda:

INDIA New England News: What do you like most about your work?

Dr. Om Ganda: Improving patients’ health status reflected by the gratification expressed by them

INE: Who Inspired you the most and why?

OG: My father – a scholar in literature, and an icon of optimism. He struggled initially in his career , as a refugee after partition, to nurture and sustain his family.

INE: What has been the secret of your success?

OG: Work hard toward your goal without expecting the best results, as taught by Lord Krishna in Bhagwat Geeta

INE: One advice you will give to the person you love?

OG: Carefully choose a mentor or two, and invest your diligence to your goal(s).

INE: How do you look at failure?

OG: No one became successful and happy in life, without some failures . “Mistakes can make it smarter, better, and faster, if you utilize them properly”- Einstein.

INE: Your favorite books?

OG: Midnight’s Descendents (John Keay), Brief Answers to the Big Questions ( Stephen Hawking), Late Night Thoughts to Mahler’s Ninth Symphony ( Lewis Thomas)

INE: Your favorite quote:

OG: “Build Houses of Bricks, not Mansions of Straw”- William Kaelin- Nobel Laureate in Medicine 2019

INE: Top Three Favorite Movies?

OG: Classic old favorites: CASABLANCA, PYAASA, DEVDAS , ANAND

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