Metropolis founder, Dr Sushil Shah honored with lifetime achievement award

An eminent jury panel comprising of corporate strategists, academicians and thought leaders from the Healthcare Industry chose the winners for the Six Sigma Healthcare Excellence Awards 2017

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Mumbai: Dr Sushil Shah, Chairman and Founder, Metropolis Healthcare Limited, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Six Sigma Healthcare Awards for his significant contribution to the pathology industry. The award ceremony was recently held in New Delhi. The award ceremony is organized by Dr Pradeep Bharadwaj, CEO of Six Sigma Healthcare.

On winning the award, Dr Shah said, “It is an honor to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. My journey started 4 decades back and today I am proud that Metropolis is a leading healthcare brand and revolutionizing the pathology industry in every way possible. I dedicate this to my people and our customers all across the globe.”

Dr Shah was honored for his distinguished services to the country and for his outstanding individual achievements. He is credited with building the first global referral laboratory in Mumbai. A visionary, he is single-handedly responsible for introducing various technologies to the nation; some of which are Radio Immunoassays, Flow Cytometry, HIV & HCV Viral Load Testing, Digital Pathology, Nephelometry, Transcripted Mediated Amplification, High-Performance Liquid Chromatography amongst others which have helped to improve the pathology landscape in the country. In addition, Metropolis was the first lab in all of Maharashtra to receive the CAP (College of American Pathologists) accreditation, which is a global gold standard in lab accreditations.

His academic vision and an overarching scientific outlook are the major driving forces behind Metropolis Healthcare’s success. The company’s DNA for quality comes from Dr. Shah’s acute focus on quality lab processes and customer care.

Dr Shah received the award in the presence of esteemed personalities such as Dr. Kirit P Solanki, Former MP, Ahmedabad, Air Marshall Pawan Kapoor, DGMS (Director General, Medical services) (AS) & Chairman, Accreditation Committee NABH and Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Ex-Chief Minister of Haryana and Dr Pradeep Bharadwaj, CEO Six Sigma Healthcare.

Beckoned by a strong academic career; Dr Shah embarked upon his educational journey with the prestigious Scindia School and went onto completing his M.B.B.S in 1972 and M.D. in Pathology and Bacteriology in 1975; from Grant Medical College. In 1978, he received Research Fellowship at the esteemed Cornell Medical Centre in Endocrine Pathology. Thereon he held many prestigious academic positions and headed departments at recognized hospitals throughout his career. He has headed the RIA department at Breach Candy Hospital and Pathology Departments at Sir. H.N. Hospital, Saifee Hospital and Cumballa Hill Hospital. He has numerous scientific publications to his credit and has pioneered Radio Immunoassay Technique, HIV testing and In-Vitro Fertilization for the first time in India. He also served as a PhD teacher in Microbiology at Mumbai University in 2004 and PhD/MSc Guide by Research at Rai University in Mumbai.

Inundated with business acumen, Dr Shah displays an exemplary mix of academic and business success. In addition to the evident accomplishments he registered as the founder of Metropolis Healthcare, he has held Directorial positions at leading corporates. A businessman of wide understanding, Dr Shah was the Director at Dr Reddy’s Laboratories and Span Diagnostics; the Executive Director of Dr Reddy’s Diagnostic and Standard Finance Equity Fund. His entrepreneurial zeal, disposition and accomplishments made him the Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011.