Anand Venkatraman, MBBS, recently completed his formal medical training at the renowned All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. While earning his MBBS, the equivalent of an MD, he garnered distinction in a range of academic and extracurricular pursuits, and he fulfilled various administrative responsibilities as well. Today, Dr. Anand Venkatraman lends his talents to the Department of Neurology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he serves as a Research Associate.While a medical student at AIIMS, he consistently stood out as one of the top aspiring medical professionals. The successful scholar proudly accepted an invitation to watch the Republic Day Parade from the special viewing box of the Prime Minister of India, who recognized his commitment to excellence in the classroom. In addition, he won a summer fellowship from his university; in 2006, he investigated the connection between heart disease and the protein paraoxonase. He also obtained a grant from the Indian Council of Medical Research and became one of only a handful of students in the entire country to secure the exclusive Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Research Fellowship, administered by the Indian Institute of Science. The medical student’s other honors include an academic scholarship from the Department of Biotechnology at AIIMS.Beyond these achievements, Dr. Anand Venkatraman founded The National Medical Journal of India’s students’ column and served as its Editor for two years. He additionally represented his MBBS class before the AIIMS Students’ Union Executive Committee, acted as Chief Student Volunteer for various professional symposia, and volunteered his time for a nongovernmental health awareness organization known as the EduHeal Foundation. The active researcher also found time in his schedule to publish his research in several academic journals, deliver poster presentations to members of the Neurocritical Care Society, and earn recognition for his debating skills, particularly during his time as Literary Secretary of the Students’ Union. Dr. Venkatraman received his MBBS from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 2011. He completed further research at institutions such as the University of Southern California and Johns Hopkins University.