Meet Dr. Mridha
Meet Dr. Mridha
Dr. Debasish Mridha is a physician, writer, philosopher, and philanthropist. Along with his busy neurology practice, Dr. Mridha is active in many medical, educational, and philanthropic endeavors. He has been in practice for 19 years.
Dr. Mridha completed medical school at the Kiev Medical Institute in the Ukraine. Then he came to the United States to complete his residency and fellowship at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He has been licensed to practice neurology since 1995. He has hospital privileges at Covenant Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan.
After finishing his fellowship, he came to Saginaw in 1999 where he established his neurology practice. Dr. Mridha treats his patients with compassion and respect. He treats patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, migraines, and many other neurological disorders. He is board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Mridha was awarded the IMG Michigan Physician of the Year Award in 2012.
Dr. Mridha served on the board of Directors for the Saginaw Valley State University Foundation. To improve leadership among young professionals, he created the “Leadership Scholarship Award’ which is awarded each year to a deserving college student through the SVSU Foundation.
Dr. Mridha served on the Board of Directors for the Michigan State Medical Society. Dr. Mridha also served on the AMA Foundation Board. Along with the AMA Foundation, Dr. Mridha established the Debasish Mridha Spirit of Medicine Award that encourages American physicians to go to third world countries to provide much needed medical care.
To stimulate volunteering within the Saginaw community, Dr. Mridha created the Health Angel Award which is given by the Saginaw County Medical Society in recognition of community service in the Saginaw area. This yearly award recognizes an individual or a group that has had a positive effect on the community.
To bring economic vitality to the Saginaw, Michigan area, Dr. Mridha has invested in many local businesses. He was also the initial investor for 1st State Bank and many other businesses.
Dr. Mridha believes that education is the best way to solve social problems and social suffering. For that reason, he created educational scholarships here in America and in Bangladesh. He also created the Best Teacher Award which is given by the Saginaw County Community Foundation. This award recognizes a Saginaw County educator that excels at encouraging students to achieve very high standards.
In third world countries, Dr. Mridha participates in philanthropic activities through the Mridha Foundation. This foundation exists to improve education and the quality and dignity of human life. Dr. Mridha created the Mridha International Award for Service to Humanity. The award encourages volunteerism and service worldwide.
Above all, Dr. Debasish Mridha is a man of vision that lives with a great passion for service to others. His words and actions continue to change the lives of many. Dr. Mridha’s personal philosophy is, “Service is joy; service is happiness.”