Previous AINA Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

2021 Award Recipients

Seemant Chaturvedi, MD

Thank you Statement: I am very grateful to the selection committee for the honor of the Lifetime Achievement Award. I have participated in AINA activities for more than 15 years and witnessing the growth of the organization has been very rewarding. I would like to acknowledge the support of my previous mentors and many esteemed professional colleagues, especially in the cerebrovascular community. Finally, I would like to thank my wife, children, and other close family members for their unwavering support and encouragement.

Why the Recipient was Chosen: Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi is an endowed professor of neurology at the University of Maryland. He is board-certified in neurology and vascular neurology & a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association, and American Neurological Association. A distinguished stroke neurologist, he serves on the editorial board of Stroke and Neurology and is an ad hoc reviewer for multiple other journals. He has provided several CME programs and has been course director for several programs. He has mentored several stroke fellows including many from India. He has served on the executive committee of AINA, and as president of that body. Dr. Chaturvedi is also an honorary member of the Indian Stroke Association and has multiple invited presentations around the world including Asian American international conference in Goa, India; Indian Stroke Association meeting in Pune, India; and TS Srinivasan presentation in Bangalore and in Chennai, India.

Manmohan Nayyar, MD, FAAN, MBA, MHA

Thank you Statement: I am honored to receive the 2021 Association of Indian Neurologists in American (AINA) Lifetime Achievement Award. I would like to thank the AINA, American Brain Foundation, the nominating committee, previous AINA Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, and my nominators.

During my career, I had the opportunity to collaborate with many fine and smart people and I would like to thank them all for productive interactions and prolific exchange of ideas. I cannot name them all here but each one of you has influenced me in a positive way. Thank you.

Why the Recipient was Chosen: Dr. Manmohan Nayyar is a board-certified neurologist who also has additional master’s degrees in business administration and health care administration. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He has served as president of San Bernardino Medical Society and was awarded the society’s President’s Award. He was also recognized with the Legacy Award by Today’s Woman Foundation. He has served as president of the Association of Indian Neurologists in America (AINA). He was also instrumental in establishing the lifetime achievement award while working in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology. He has done charitable work and provided neurology services free of charge in Vrindavan, India, through Vishwa Shanti Seva charitable trust. He also established a computer science lab, which is now named after him, at Vatslya Graham at Mathura, India, and established an endowed fellowship at SUNY Buffalo.

Previous Award Winners

Prakash Kotagal, MD, FAAN, FAES

Ram Ayyar, MD

Vinay Chaudhry, MD

Kapil Sethi, MD

Mark Hallett, MD

Pradeep Sahota, MD, FAAN, FAASM, FAES

Avindra Nath, MBBS, FAAN

Sakkubai Naidu, MD, FAAN


Thomas R. Swift, MD, FAAN

Omkar N. Markand, MBBS, MD, FRCP(C), FACP, FAAN

Sudhansu Chokroverty, MD, FAAN

Shrikant Mishra, MD, FAAN

Walter G. Bradley, DM, FRCP, FAAN

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