Dr. Benjamin Inducted into Hall of Fame

Dr. Benjamin, clinical director Auckland Radiation Oncology (ARO) was inducted into the Kiwi Indian Hall of Fame on 23 June 2016.

The award was presented by Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand and recognizes Dr. Benjamin's outstanding contribution to medicine and the community. The Hall of Fame is a platform for acknowledging and celebrating the success of Kiwi-Indians.

Born in Tamil Nadu, India, Dr Chellaraj Satyasdas Benjamin has worked as a cancer specialist for over thirty years. During this period he has worked at Auckland City Hospital and Auckland Radiation Oncology. Senior roles include clinical director ARO and clinical director of Radiation Oncology at Auckland Hospital until September 2007.

President of Auckland Indian Medical Society for the past 15 years, Dr Benjamin is active on a number of charities and annual medical conferences for Indian doctors.

Over the last fifteen years Dr Benjamin has made exceptional contributions to the South Pacific communities. This includes active involvement with forming the Samoan national heart foundation and providing public health, open heart surgery services and kidney dialysis services to many South Pacific countries. He has worked with NZAID and Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 10 years as the coordinator of New Zealand Medical Treatment Scheme for seven South Pacific countries.

2006 Certificate on Honour New Zealand
2008 Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to medicine and the community
2015 Order of Merit Samoa

Currently, he is the clinical director at Auckland Radiation Oncology, Mercy Hospital; consultant oncologist at Auckland City Hospital, Dean at Oceania University of Medicine, and director at CS Benjamin Ltd and Universal Medical and Surgical Care.

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