Interviewed by The Success Today – A Digital Webzine
Could you introduce us to yourself and brief us about your business?
My name is Dr. Pankaj Jariwala. I am an Interventional Consultant Cardiologist at Yashoda Hospital in Somajiguda, Hyderabad.
What is the role of your family in your achievements?
My family has always been extremely supportive of everything I do and trusts me in making the right decisions. They have been my pillar of strength all through the ups and downs in my career. They stand by me and my work whilst constantly being my source of motivation.
What is your ultimate aim as a doctor and how can you create a new path?
I have always felt for the sufferings of people and so I would say, my ultimate aim is to help reduce the pain and distress of my patients and their loved ones, to the best of my abilities. I aim to serve patients with precise diagnoses and effective treatment. I would like to dedicate more of my efforts to raising awareness about cardiac problems and appropriate measures needed in building the pavement towards better healthcare.
What was that one thing that had first persuaded you to enter into the field of Medicine?
The major factor behind my choosing to enter the medical field was the sense of achievement that a doctor feels after being able to grant a person a second chance at life.
It is a true honour to be able to give back to the community with my work every day.
What makes the services that you offer exceptional?
The precise time and efforts I offer to every patient is what sets me apart. I try, to the best of my capabilities, to give equal attention and treatment to every patient and their family.
Would you like to highlight some of your achievements in this industry?
So far, I’ve had an eventful and rewarding career. I had managed to stay at the top during my academic days as well. I received
Gold medals in Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Pathology and Paediatrics. Later in my career, I was awarded the “Best Prize for case presentation” at Midterm Indian Interventional Council Meeting held in Hyderabad in 2009. I was conferred the “Call for Clinical case” prize at “EuroPCR 2009”. Following this, I received the “Data scope (Maquet) IABP scholarship” for case presentation at TCT 2009-2010 in San Francisco, USA. I was also honoured with the “Times Health Achievers Award”, the “Rising Star Award” in 2016, and the award for the “Best Emerging Cardiologist of Hyderabad” by the Times of India.
Does your work ever feel unexciting to you? If so, how do you stay driven and motivated?
Sometimes it gets difficult to keep going but I remind myself that setbacks happen to everyone and dealing with them appropriately will only help inculcate in me the quality of overcoming hardships. At times when I need the motivation to stay driven, I remind myself of the greater goal or the ulterior purpose of my service. This helps me stay centred and focused even when it is unexciting.
What advice would you like to give to the newbies in the industry?
I would advise the newcomers to stay focused and have ambitious goals. It’s very important to be consistent with hard work coupled with a willingness to learn something new every day. You should always try to expand the line of your knowledge and confidently believe in your talent and efforts.