AINA Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

2023 Award Recipient

Sanjay P. Singh, MD, FAAN, FANA

Thank you Statement: I am very grateful to the American Academy of Neurology/American Brain Foundation and AINA for giving me this award. I consider it my privilege that I have had the opportunity to serve people with neurological disorders. I dedicate this award to my parents who have inspired me to serve those in need. I have also been fortunate to be able to serve the people of India.

About Dr. Singh:  Sanjay Pratap Singh, MD is the President of the Allina Neuroscience, Spine & Pain Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also a Clinical Professor of Neurology at Creighton University School of Medicine. He was the Chairman & Professor of the Department of Neurology at Creighton University School of Medicine from 2010 till 2022. He is the past President of the Medical Staff at CHI Health-Creighton University Medical Center. Earlier he was the Vice Chairman (Education) at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). He has also served as the Program Director of the Creighton-Nebraska Joint Neurology Residency Program.

Dr. Singh received his medical degree from M.L.N. Medical College in India, where he was the Valedictorian of his class. He completed a neurology residency at George Washington University Medical Center; he was the Chief Resident of Neurology in his PGY-4 year. He then did a two-year fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, as the Gilbert Glaser fellow, at Yale University School of Medicine. He is Board certified in Neurology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association. He was a Councilor of the American University Professors of Neurology and a member of the Awards Committee of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. He is also a member of the Accreditation Council of the UCNS.

He is the author of the 'Locatelli & Singh's Handbook of Neurology'. He is the author of numerous articles and also a few Book Chapters.

He has been the recipient of the prestigious Mridha Spirit of Neurology Award given by the American Academy of Neurology/American Brain Foundation for 2021 and he has also been given numerous other awards and honors including the A.B. Baker Teacher recognition award by the American Academy of Neurology, The UNMC Chancellor's Gold U Award & Kudos award of the Board of Regents award for University of Nebraska.

He organizes and serves in free medical camps in India. He does free medical training of physicians in India. He also helps provide advanced neurological training to young neurologists from India. He has been given an honorary membership of the Indian Academy of Neurology. He has been the recipient of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Indo-Global Healthcare Summit at Hyderabad.

He has been invited to Lecture at many national and international institutions and conferences. He has also given talks to the community in TEDx, 'Science Cafes & Simply Science' programs.

Previous Award Winners

Aneesh Singhal, MD

Seemant Chaturvedi, MD

Manmohan Nayyar, MD, FAAN, MBA, MHA

Prakash Kotagal, MD, FAAN, FAES

Ram Ayyar, MD

Vinay Chaudhry, MD

Kapil Sethi, MD

Mark Hallett, MD

Pradeep Sahota, MD, FAAN, FAASM, FAES

Avindra Nath, MBBS, FAAN

Sakkubai Naidu, MD, FAAN


Thomas R. Swift, MD, FAAN

Omkar N. Markand, MBBS, MD, FRCP(C), FACP, FAAN

Sudhansu Chokroverty, MD, FAAN

Shrikant Mishra, MD, FAAN

Walter G. Bradley, DM, FRCP, FAAN

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