145 – Service to Man is Service to God with Vineet P. Shah

“All, like all rivers lead to one ocean, all religions lead to ONE GOD. It’s about being a good person. God resides in one’s heart and any place you close your eyes and think of God – GOD is omnipresent.” – Vineet

Our guest today, one of the best orthopedic surgeons of the U.S, Vineet P. Shah, serves as Medical Director of Orthopedics for Advocate Medical Group for Chicago.

He was born in Mumbai, India to two physician parents. His father is a pediatrician and his mother is a gynecologist. He watched his parents do some groundbreaking work in the tribal villages outside Mumbai and serve mothers and children for many years.

Vineet holds his parents in the highest regard- as they are his inspiration and role models for life and as physicians. They have worked to serve and not for the financial rewards.

Neither of his parents has ever taken any money from the thousands of patients they treated when in India, living off meager government doctor salaries.

The idea of service or SEVA has been an integral part of Vineet’s fabric. He feels that the service of man is the service of GOD (Manas Seva is Dev Seva). This philosophy has directed his practice of medicine.

Vineet grew up in Geneva and attended the International School of Geneva. Life in Geneva and at the International School allowed Vineet to be exposed to many cultures, religions, and ways of life. This is something that has given him an appreciation of people and he is very grateful for this exposure. Also, thanks to his father’s job Vineet has been able to travel to over 35 countries and this really impacted his perspective on people.

After his high school education in Geneva, Vineet came to the US and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, followed by a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and International Health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He completed medical school and went on to pursue an Internal Medicine residency and then an Orthopedic Surgery Vineet followed this residency with a fellowship at the prestigious Ranawat Orthopedic Center at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, focusing on the adult reconstruction of hip and knee.

He is fluent in 7 languages and is an avid traveler. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife and two teenage sons – his raison d’être!!!

In this podcast. Vineet, shares with us:

  • The Impact that true Role Models have in one’s life. 
  • The pillars of Satya (Truth), Dharma (righteousness), Shanti (Peace),
  • Prema (Love) and Ahimsa(Non-violence) 
  • Teachings he learned from Guru Sai Baba.
  • The importance of treating patients with TRUE spiritual care, mastery, and expertise.  

And so much more.

If you want to learn more about Vineet, visit his social media:

Podcast produced by Brilliant Futures Productions.
Sponsored by Delaflor Teachings Int.

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