STATE LICENSURE:                                

  • Michigan, March 12, 1975 

  • Arizona, April 22, 1977

  • Virginia, April 2, 1979                                                                                                   


  • Research Award for presentation during Surgical Residency, 1975

  • Distinguished Teacher's Award,  Portsmouth Family practice Residents, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia. May 31, 1985 

  • Received Award as Recognized Student of K-25 batch of Dhaka Medical College on 47th Foundation and Alumni Day, 1993.

  • Award from Mymensingh Sammelani, Kolkata, India as a Token of Appreciation for the Outstanding Performance in the Medical Field, 2003

  • Bangladesh Medical association of North America, award for excellent leadership and promoting Bengali culture, NYC, July 31, 2004

  • Health Care Hero Award by Insider Business, Norfolk,  Virginia, February 22, 2011, Norfolk Waterside Marriott

  • Received Seal of the President, The United States of America at The White House, by Anju Bhargava of Hindu American Seva Communities during 2nd Annual Conference "Impacting Change in America and Abroad" at the Eisenhower Executive Office, Washington D.C., July 29, 2011.

  • Community Service Award,  Taste of India,  Ted Constant Convocation Center, ODU campus, Norfolk, Virginia,  April 22, 2012, award given by John Broderick, President of ODU

  • Champion of Diversity Award, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, ODU, Norfolk, Virginia,  April 16, 2013, award given by John Broderick, President of ODU

  • The India Alumni Association of Trinidad and Tobago, In Recognition of His Outstanding Contribution towards the Health and Wellness through Yoga, Pranayam and Ayurveda Workshop, September 27-29, 2013.

  • Received Medal of Honor from the office of US Pentagon Chaplain for teaching Yoga Therapy to the DOD (department of defense) employees and spiritual fitness excellence, courageous in spirit, continual in care, constant in prayer on May 8, 2014.

  • Received "YOGA  ACHARYA" award by the award committee of Paramanand Institute of Yoga Science and Research, Indore, India for devotion, dedication, service and knowledge in the field of yoga therapy for serving the mankind,  January 8, 2015

  • Recognized at the AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian origin) 34th Annual Convention at Marriott Marquis, NYC during Board of Trustees Lunch by the Chair. Board of Trustee, Dr. Aravind Pillai,  President AAPI, Dr. Seema Jain and Convention Chair. Dr. Rita Ahuja with a plaque “In Recognition as a Great Son of India, Dedicated in Yoga and starting AAPI  initiative Yoga Therapy clinics in USA".

  • Officially inaugurating the first AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) YOGA THERAPY CLINIC at The Hindu Society of Central Florida Temple Hall, Orlando (Casselberry), Florida by lighting the DIYA. The clinic will be run by Aravind Pillai, MD, FACP every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

  • Introducing Dinesh Kashikar of The Art of Living, and Received Yoga Honor from The Art of Living with shawl at The Hindu Temple of Hampton Roads, Chesapeake, Virginia, March 1, 2018

  • Received OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY LEADER AWARD during North American Bengali Conference (NABC) 2019 award ceremony at Marriott Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland  July 7, 2019  

RESEARCH TRAINING:                           

  • Frank E. Fitzsimmons Experimental Surgery Complex, Pontiac, Michigan, 1975 - 1976