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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY February 2013 | Archived Issues

Neurosurgery Resident Wins Leadership Award from AMA Foundation

Debraj "Raj" Mukherjee, MD, MPH, a neurosurgery resident at Cedars-Sinai, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation’s 2013 Leadership Award.

The award provides medical students, residents, fellows and early-career physicians with training to develop their skills as future leaders in medicine and community affairs. Recipients are recognized for demonstrating outstanding leadership skills in advocacy, community service and education.

The four winners of the award will be honored at the foundation's annual Excellence in Medicine Awards ceremony Feb. 11 in Washington, D.C.

Mukherjee’s current research focuses on improving outcomes for pediatric and adult brain tumor patients through clinical trials as well as the development of novel nano-therapeutics for the treatment of brain tumors.