Abraham Varghese, an Indian-American doctor, has been awarded the ‘National Humanities Medal,’ America’s highest humanities award, by President Obama for his contributions to the field of medicine.  Dr. Varghese is a physician and author, currently a professor of medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine. “The 2015 National Humanities Medal to Abraham Verghese is for reminding us that the patient is the centre of the medical enterprise,” the citation of the medal read.

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