Dr. Dhanjal Nominated for Prestigious Medical Award
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Posted by: Kerri McCabe
Dr. Dhanjal Nominated for Prestigious
(from: Press Release :Fairfield County Medical Association)
TRUMBULL, CT – Sandhya Dhanjal, MD, has been nominated for the prestigious Dr. Melville G. Magida Award. A hematologist-oncologist, Dr. Dhanjal was nominated for the award by her professional colleagues at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.
The Magida Award is presented annually by the Fairfield County Medical Association and The Rosenthal Family Foundation. Now in its 31st year, the award recognizes a young physician (no older than 39 years of age) who has shown a notable capacity for patient treatment and care and a special sensitivity to patient-physician relationships. "Medical oncology is a complex specialty that requires excellence in general internal medicine, coupled with the high-tech knowledge of the specialty itself, skills in psychology, psychiatry and palliative medicine and communication of unpleasant realities. Despite the tremendous number of aggressive therapies available to an oncologist, part of the art also is knowing when to say ‘enough.’ It is always impressive when someone with relatively few years in the profession excels in all of these areas,” said Kenneth Dressler, MD, chief, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.
Dr. Dhanjal received a bachelor degree from City University of New York and her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, followed by a medical oncology-hematology fellowship at Yale Cancer Center.
"The Magida Award is our most prestigious. It honors the best young physicians for their exceptional commitment to the treatment and care of patients,” says Mark Thompson, executive director of the Fairfield County Medical Association. "Being nominated for this distinguished award is an honor because it is your peers who feel you are worthy to join an elite group of individuals.”
Dhanjal lives in Fairfield.