Don’t just dream big, work hard and make it happen and proving that just right is Doctor Neharika Arora. It’s not always easy to walk the paths less trodden. Your choice and the determination to keep going is sets you apart. Here is to another woman of substance from our Exotic Eight women Doctor Neharika Arora!!
Tell us your success story
The little success that I have been able to achieve is all because of my parents- Dr. Neelam Arora and Dr O. P. Arora. I grew up seeing them keeping their nose to the grindstone day and night. I saw the satisfaction and happiness on their faces by the end of a long day at the hospital and that’s what inspired me to become a Doctor.
I completed my MBBS from MSRMC and MD in Radiodiagnosis from VIMS & RC, Bangalore.
I was fortunate enough to have worked at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston for a short period of time thereafter, which helped me expand horizons of my knowledge.
Thereafter, I have been working at Arora Neuro Centre and Kuka Diagnostics, Ludhiana both of which are brain children of my parents, where we aim to achieve highest standard in patient care, backed by compassion and driven by a constant desire to exceed the expectations of our patients and their families.
What makes your work unique
- Medical practice is undoubtedly one of the highly regarded professions. However, medicine is not for the faint of heart. It requires intelligence, motivation and not to mention the grit it takes to withstand the challenging years of medical school. However what makes this profession stand apart or rather what makes one standout as a good doctor is the compassion and drive to pour in all your knowledge and hardwork into every single patient you see everyday. Every patient is different and requires a different set of your skills and if you put your soul and heart into their best interest, the results are astounding. The kind of satisfaction that is brought in by a patient’s smile and happiness is unmatchable. That is what makes my work unique. I feel blessed to have the ability to make a healthy difference in the lives of people everyday and I always aim at putting the interest of my patients above everything.
A quote that you live by
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”- Mahatma Gandhi
Any enduring ambitions to expand your work on a larger scale
At Kuka Diagnostics, we aim to make affordable high quality healthcare accessible to the under priviledged. And in the future too, we wish to expand it’s reach to more number of people. I also aim at expanding my academic knowledge and bring it into practice for the benefit of society.
Where do you see yourself in the years to come?
I firmly believe that “Knowledge has a beginning but no end, specially when we talk of a Doctor. Hence, I see myself with more academic qualifications, gaining more knowledge and implying it for the betterment and upliftment of our society’s health.
As women, we don’t ask enough for ourselves. Is that correct?
I feel that the society asks so much out of women generally, that sometimes there isn’t enough space for a woman to ask much for herself. My mother is the woman I look upto and she has always taught me to stand up for my belief and never give up on what I want and deserve. Women make up half of our country and their empowerment is indispensable to our development. The real meaning of women empowerment is to make them well educated and set them free so that they can become capable of taking their own decisions in every aspect of their life.
I see the slow change in society where women are standing up for their rights,where they have a voice of their own and it’s heartwarming. I think an Empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description.
One word that defines you best
A legacy you wish to leave
I wish to leave behind a name that is remembered for the difference it made to the health of millions of people.
Your dream project
I have always aspired to work with “Doctors without borders” where doctors from all over the world come together to provide lifesaving medical humanitarian care where it’s needed the most. I wish to be a part of it someday.
What trend will you never get tired of
Women empowerment. I think it’s totally the trend nowadays and it should never die off!
What advice will you give to your younger self?
Thinkless, do more.
How hard is it to make it to the top?
I think top is far ahead and there’s still a long way to it. But, perseverance, hard work, motivation and above all, passion for what you do paves an easy way to make your dreams come true.