The American Medical Association -Women Physicians Section (AMA-WPS) has selected Dr. Sujana Chandrasekhar as a 2013 honoree of its Physician Mentor Recognition Program.
Dr. Shannon P. Pryor, Chairman of the AMA-WPS stated that “Dr. Chandrasekhar is a true role model for women in medicine. She has worked tirelessly within our specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery to promote the development of new leaders, and to ensure that the next generation of otolaryngologists will be actively engage in improving not only their clinical practice, but also improving the environment in which they practice.”
In accepting this wonderful honor, Dr. Chadrasekhar said “Both being a mentor and being mentored have allowed me to develop team-building skills. Although the concept of a team comes naturally to me, the mentorship experience has enabled me to recognize and highlight the strengths (and weaknesses) of members of my team, so that I can encourage the former, and help the person address the latter. Leaders recognize their own strengths and weaknesses, and should always be aware of how much they learn from others.”
More information on the Physician Mentor Recognition Program and Dr. Chandrasekhar’s selection can be found by clicking here: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/our-people/member-groups-sections/women-physicians-section/mentor-recognition.page?