Meet Dr. Om Ganda: Medical Director of the Lipid Clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center and Recipient of the 2019 New England Choice Awards as Healthcare Pioneer

BOSTON– Dr. Om Ganda is medical director of the Lipid Clinic, and Chair of the Clinical Oversight Committee at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. His special interests include Lipid Disorders, Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction. In addition, he is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Joslin Diabetes Center is world-renowned for its deep expertise in diabetes treatment and research. Joslin is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and one of only 11 NIH-designated Diabetes Research Centers in the U.S.

Dr. Ganda also conducts clinical trials examining the relationship between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He graduated from S.M.S. Medical College in India in 1966 and did his residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Here is a brief Q/A with Dr. Ganda:

INDIA New England News: What do you like most about your work?

Dr. Om Ganda: Improving patients’ health status reflected by the gratification expressed by them

INE: Who Inspired you the most and why?

OG: My father – a scholar in literature, and an icon of optimism. He struggled initially in his career , as a refugee after partition, to nurture and sustain his family.

INE: What has been the secret of your success?

OG: Work hard toward your goal without expecting the best results, as taught by Lord Krishna in Bhagwat Geeta

INE: One advice you will give to the person you love?

OG: Carefully choose a mentor or two, and invest your diligence to your goal(s).

INE: How do you look at failure?

OG: No one became successful and happy in life, without some failures . “Mistakes can make it smarter, better, and faster, if you utilize them properly”- Einstein.

INE: Your favorite books?

OG: Midnight’s Descendents (John Keay), Brief Answers to the Big Questions ( Stephen Hawking), Late Night Thoughts to Mahler’s Ninth Symphony ( Lewis Thomas)

INE: Your favorite quote:

OG: “Build Houses of Bricks, not Mansions of Straw”- William Kaelin- Nobel Laureate in Medicine 2019

INE: Top Three Favorite Movies?

OG: Classic old favorites: CASABLANCA, PYAASA, DEVDAS , ANAND