AMA Foundation Honors Emmy Award-Winning Physician for Health Education Leadership

ATLANTA (November 16, 2015) -- The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the nation’s largest physician organization, presented Prerna Mona Khanna, M.D., a triple board-certified physician and Emmy award-winning medical reporter, with the 2015 American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Health Education Award.

As physician and journalist, Dr. Mona Khanna is committed to improving health literacy and promoting healthy behaviors. She has worked at the CBS and Fox stations in Palm Springs, Dallas and Chicago.

Dr. Mona Khanna is the only physician journalist inducted into the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society. For her leadership in empowering people across the globe, she has been recognized with more than 50 awards in the past 10 years, including an Emmy Award for “Health Benefits of Chocolate” and Emmy nominations the following seven news segments: “Israel: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness,” “Helping Haiti,” “Barbara’s Story – Early Esophageal Cancer,” “Steve’s Story: Tongue Cancer,” “Race To a Cure,” “A Match” and “Aceh After the Tsunami.”

Dr. Mona Khanna has written and broadcast more than 1,000 consumer health reports that have helped educate hundreds of thousands of people through print, television, radio and online segments.  She has an active social media and online educational presence.

The AMA Foundation Award for Health Education encourages and recognizes professional health education activities by practicing physicians, especially those working in the areas of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Dr. Mona Khanna is board certified in public health, internal medicine and occupational medicine.  She is a visiting clinical associate professor at the University of Illinois in the department of medicine and Center for Global Health as well as an adjunct clinical associate professor at the University of North Texas – Health Sciences Center School of Public Health.

The award was presented by AMA President Steven J. Stack, M.D. during the opening session of the 2015 AMA Interim Meeting in Atlanta.

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