By Suresh Bodiwala
NEW YORK: : Joseph M. Chalil, Senior Associate Director of Boehringer Ingelheim in Ridgefield, Connecticut, has been honoured with two prestigious awards within a week in New York.
Dr. Chalil, who holds MD, MBA and FACHE degrees, was bestowed with the 2013 Outstanding Asian American in Business Award for his “successful achievements in the field of business” on June 19 at the 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
The award recognizes entrepreneurs, and according to Xiaotang Huang of the Asian American Business Development Center, recipients “represent a microcosm of the best of Asian American professionals and corporate executives who are engaged in a wide range of business interests.”
Dr. Chalil also received the New York Presidential Award for his outstanding contribution to healthcare on June 16 during the American Association of Physicians of Indian origin (AAPI) regional conference in Westbury.
“Recognizing Dr. Chalil’s contributions in the medical field, AAPI has chosen Dr. Chalil to be honored as a great leader of the health care industry, and your commitment to provide best health services,” said Dr. Jayesh Shah, president of AAPI.
The award ceremony was followed by a Shankar-Ehsann-Loy musical concert that drew 2000 people, part of AAPI’s Nine-City Childhood Obesity Awareness campaign and music tour across the nation.
“It’s an honor to receive AAPI’s award for contributions to medicine and exemplary work in the field of healthcare especially on father’s day,” Dr. Chalil said after receiving the award.
“We are blessed to have the love and light of our children in our lives. I am thinking of our children and future generations as I gratefully receive this award on behalf of the entire Boehringer Ingelheim team. Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is committed to making more health for us, for our children, and for future generations. The BI family includes many physicians and scientists of Indian origin who are developing life-saving treatments for respiratory diseases, stroke, cancer, and many other diseases.”
A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders, Dr. Joseph Chalil is an expert in US Healthcare Policy with extensive experience in Pharmaceutical and Hospital Management.
The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 15 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, and operating globally in more than 50 countries, it is the world’s largest privately held pharmaceutical company.
Dr. Chalil serves as the face of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in stakeholder relations. “I am the functional lead and primary point of contact for customer engagement interactions to external opinion leaders, major academic institutions and professional associations, to build and maintain collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships using scientific, commercial and policy expertise. I manage cross-functional and global interactions between Boehringer Medical Affairs, Research, Marketing and Senior Management,” he said.
Dr. Chalil holds three US Patents involving usage of sensors inside Human Body in addition to other applications. He has additional US Patents pending in Neurology and Cardiology Inventions and he is the co-inventor of US Patent No. 7,989,248, US Patent No. 8,101,458 and US Patent No. 8,101,469.
Recently, Dr. Chalil was nominated as Co-Chair for Industry Physician Committee of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) for the year 2013-2014. As the former CEO of Clinical Consultants International, a health care consultancy, he represented prominent healthcare companies such as GE Healthcare, Genpact, HIRCO Group, Godrej Ltd, KLE University, Somaiya Group, Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, Excel life sciences, Manipal Group and various international Pharmaceutical firms over the past decade.
Board Certified in Healthcare Management, Dr. Chalil is a former member of United States Navy medical Corps. Dr. Chalil was also invited to serve on Presidential advisory committee of Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) during his 2008 presidential bid.
Having had his early education in the southern state of Kerala and Karnataka in India, this young physician has come a long way since he began his career over a decade ago. Dr. Chalil completed his higher studies at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Davenport University, JJM Medical College and Baylor College of Medicine. He is a Visiting Professor at various Universities and serves on various company Boards.