Dr. Vemuri S. Murthy, a well-known champion of global resuscitation training programs in India and the US, was honored at the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago with the “2019 Humanitarian Global Health Award” on June 27, 2019 at the Spertus Institute, 610 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago. The program was attended by more than 200 invitees from various healthcare organizations of the Cook County and Greater Chicago. The Institute of Medicine of Chicago has been contributing to the practice of medicine and the business of healthcare in Chicago since 1915.
Dr. Murthy, an adjunct faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois @ Chicago, is the immediate past President of the Chicago Medical Society and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He is the founder of the Society’s project SMILE (Saving More Illinois Lives through Education) with ongoing community CPR programs encouraging bystander CPR in sudden cardiac arrests. He has been involved with international resuscitation programs for several years and is currently leading a global CPR initiative of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. His contribution in initiating resuscitation training courses in Indian Medical Colleges is well known. He has been a veteran international volunteer of the American Heart Association and is a visiting Professor of the Indian Medical Universities and Institutions.
Dr. Vemuri Murthy’s decades of global service and contributions in the field of resuscitation to enhance outcomes after cardiac arrests have been recognized by various organizations in the US and India. He was recently also honored by the Rotary International with the “Paul Harris International Service Award” in Naperville in May 2019.