Vijay Mittal, M.D.
Vijay Mittal, M.D., clinical associate professor of Surgery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and chairman of the Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education Surgery Committee, was awarded the sixth annual Excellence in Medical Education Award by the SEMCME Board of Directors.
The presentation was made by the SEMCME Board of Directors at its annual meeting, held Aug. 4 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.
The award, in the form of a Pewabic tile, is presented annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the SEMCME consortium and its medical education endeavors.
"It is a great honor to receive this award from SEMCME," Dr. Mittal said. "I am very proud to be a part of this exceptional medical education consortium and its quality programs. I would like to extend a special thank you to my colleagues on the SEMCME Surgery Committee who have been instrumental to the success of our collaborative surgical education activities."
Dr. Mittal was recognized for his tireless efforts to promote excellence in surgical education and research. His contributions have included the coordination of inter-hospital surgical education activities among the SEMCME community teaching hospitals and the Wayne State University School of Medicine, as well as the sponsorship of many resident research projects.
Dr. Mittal is the program director of Surgery at Providence Hospital and past president of the International College of Surgeons -- U.S. section.