Emory SOM honors MAG member Gulshan Harjee, M.D.

Medical Association of Georgia member Gulshan Harjee, M.D., was honored with the Emory School of Medicine’s ‘Distinction in Community Service Award’ during a ceremony that took place at the school on May 3.

The award recognizes alumni who have “provided extraordinary service to their community, fulfilling the obligations of their education through creative citizenship and exemplary leadership.”

Dr. Harjee co-founded the Clarkston Community Health Center, which is a “non-profit that provides comprehensive health care to the underserved community.”

Emory reports that, “Dr. Harjee serves on the board of UNICEF’s Campaign USA and the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition. And since 1992, she has conducted bone marrow drives for minorities with the National Marrow Donor Program and received a HERO award for bringing over 3,000 minority individuals to the registry.”

In addition, “She established the Dr. Gulshan Harjee Scholarship at DeKalb Medical to give young men and women the chance to pursue a career in an allied health care field and an endowment at the Morehouse School of Medicine.”

The board-certified internist and cancer survivor founded First Medical Care, Inc. in Decatur.

It is also worth noting that Dr. Harjee served as the president of the DeKalb Medical Society.

Dr. Harjee has received a number of honors, including the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s ‘Excellence in Teaching Award,’ the Morehouse School of Medicine’s ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award,’ and the DeKalb Medical Society’s ‘Julius McCurdy Service Award.’