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Dr. Amarjit Singh MD, past president of Indian American Medical Association of Illinois (IAMA), a trauma center emergency physician, and a down to earth humanitarian was honored by Asian Chronicle USA TV Channel with the Asian American Humanitarian Award 2013 and lifetime volunteer service medal of honor.

The award ceremony took place on Nov. 24, 2013 at a dinner banquet at Sheraton Four Points Hotel, in Schiller Park, Illinois where more than 300 guests mostly Asian Americans of Chicago attended the event. The program included musical entertainment.

Dr. Amarjit Singh was born in Burma to parents of Indian origin settled in Burma. Later on his family moved to India. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India in 1977. After his medical degree Dr. Singh worked in Zambia, Africa and the United Kingdom prior to immigrating to the United States where he settled in the Chicago area.
In Chicago area, since the past 20 years Dr. Singh worked at the Cook County Hospital and St. Bernard Hospital, and is currently an attending physician in the Emergency Department of Mount Sinai Hospital and Level 1 Trauma

  • Dr. Singh has been deeply involved in providing volunteer services to his medical professional organizations, the Asian American community, and the local community at large.
  • Dr. Amarjit Singh is the past President of Indian American Medical Association of Illinois (IAMA) in 2005.
  • Recently Dr. Singh was the Convention Treasurer of the 2013 National Convention of the Association of American Physicians from India (A.A.P.I.) held in Chicago .
  • Dr. Singh is also the Membership Chair of Association of American Emergency Physicians from India (A.A.E.M.I.).
    On the community development side Dr. Singh was also the Chairman of the Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago in 2011 and 2012.
  • Dr. Singh is a regular Volunteer physician at the Sikh Religious Society community center in Palatine Illinois, and also at the Indian American Medical Association of Illinois (IAMA) charitable clinic in Chicago, where on the weekends on his own time he provides free medical services and consultations to the needy patients.
  • Dr. Singh has participated in several teaching missions to Burma and India to share his medical knowledge and education with medical students.

Dr. Amarjit Singh is married with 3 children, and lives in Burr Ridge, Ill.

The Asian Humanitarian Award is given annually by the Asian Chronicle TV channel to individuals and families which are cohesive role models for others to emulate, extend numerous civic and community services here and/or in their native countries, and they impact the positive image of Asians in America.

About AC USA TV: Asian Chronicle USA is a television program on public access cable broadcast in 90 suburban communities of Chicagoland area. The program started in 1997 is a labor of love and service to the Asian American community-at-large by professionally trained crew extending their services pro-bono.

About PCS Chicago: Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago (P.C.S.) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization promoting education, good citizenship, community development, civic commitment and involvement, and preserving Punjabi Culture, language, sports and performing arts.