Dr. Nageshwar Reddy (Nagi) is from Hyderabad, India and completed his medical education at Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, India with the highest honors. Nagi was trained in gastroenterology at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research at Chandigarh, India. Nagi is one of the first to promote endoscopy in India and has led the charge of educating several endoscopists in India and globally by participation in live endoscopy workshops. He is a critical thinker, adapter of new technologies and has pioneered many endoscopy techniques. Nagi has taught at several endoscopy courses throughout the world and was past president of the World Endoscopy Organization. He has over 700 papers in peer reviewed journals and over 50 book chapters. He is the Chairman of AIG hospitals India which is consistently recognized as one of the best hospitals for gastroenterology in India and serves the surrounding countries. Nagi has done several outreach programs for health promotion in the rural areas and was recognized by the Government of India with Padma Bhushan which is the one of the highest civilian honors given by the President of India. Though he is constantly traveling worldwide, he calls Hyderabad, India his home.
It is very humbling for me as an International member of the ASGE to receive ASGE’s Rudolf V. Schindler Award. I had the good fortune to attend the ASGE’s Crystal Awards since its inception and have seen many giants in endoscopy receive this honor. To be recognized by my peers for this highest award in endoscopy by ASGE is a dream come true. ASGE has been a leader in endoscopy and awarding the Schindler Award to an international member shows its vision for global outreach. This is also a testament to all the endoscopists worldwide even from the developing nations that hard work and dedication are recognized by Society irrespective of where they work.
I have enjoyed my work and friendship with my colleagues at the ASGE over the years. With this honor, I rededicate myself to the education and promotion of quality endoscopy. My contributions to the field of endoscopy and my success would not have been possible without the support of my wife Carol and my family. I owe a deep gratitude to my colleagues and staff at AIG hospitals, India for sharing and supporting my vision of providing quality affordable care, promote education and research in endoscopy.