BTF President receives University of Illinois Sweeny Spirit of Medicine Award

Dr. Binay Shah not only impacts the lives of his patients on a daily basis, but also works to establish programs and services to his homeland, Nepal. Through a partnership with the UI Health’s Blood and Marrow Transplant program to establish this service and others, he is changing the lives of countless individuals for years to come.

Named after the late Raymond Nestor Sweeney, MD '68 who made a significant philanthropic contribution to the College of Medicine to underscore his commitment to the future of medicine, this award recognizes a community partner, an individual, corporation or organization, for their community service and collaboration with the College of medicine. persons or entities receiving this award have demonstrated initiative, leadership and involvement that either improves medical education, civic engagement or the overall health of communities.