Washington hospital honors Perfusionist Jyoti

(L-R) Dr M Naficy, Chief of Cardiac and Trauma Surgery, Jyoti Dharod, Dr Teressa Hilliar Podiatrist;  Dr Uchenna Nwaneri Director of orthopedic surgery

(L-R) Dr M Naficy, Chief of Cardiac and Trauma Surgery, Jyoti Dharod, Dr Teressa Hilliar Podiatrist; Dr Uchenna Nwaneri Director of orthopedic surgery

WASHINGTON DC: India-born community activist and a well recognized perfusionist Jyoti Dharod added another feather in her cap when she was recently felicitated by Prince George’s Hospital center (Maryland) for her remarkable work in Cardio Vascular Perfusionist Manager, ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).

Dr. Mohammed Nafici, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, introduced Jyoti and said “You always aim high and never give up in spite of all the difficulties.” In the words of Dr. Ucchena Nwaneri, (Director of Orthopedic Surgery) Jyoti had both the research and the math ready for this still experimental approach and doggedly convinced him to take the matter up with the Hospital Vice-President. Both were flabbergasted that something this simple could usher such amazing and unbelievable results and profits.

Convinced, equipment was purchased and incredibly PG Hospital broke even within a month and began realizing profits to the tune of over a million and half. Treatment of the hospital security guard and others showed amazing results.

Dr. Hilliard (Podiatrician) too tried this approach and was shocked with the results. Orthopedic surgeons could not believe that something so simple could work wonders on the knees. Dr. Uchenna Nwaneri ended his speech saying “Jyoti, you always think ahead and give your best. It is a pleasure working with you. Jyoti you always aim high, pushing a bit too much. You demand excellence and get excellent results in all you do.”

It was fitting that Jyoti an Indian, was felicitated on Diwali New Year with over 60 professionals in attendance. It also marked the first time that this Hospital gave such an honor to a past employee.

Neela Pandya

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