Bharat Barai

Bharat Barai

Chairman, GIJRI; Medical Director, Cancer Institute, Methodist Hospitals

Bharat is Chairman of the Global Indian Jewish Relations Institute (GIJRI). In 2007, he participated in the AJC Project Interchange Indian-American Leadership Mission to Israel. Bharat is a medical oncologist in Merrillville, Indiana and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Franciscan St. Margaret Hospital and Methodist Hospitals. He received his medical degree from Baroda Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He has been awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his sense of ethics, and for his work finding uninsured patients coverage. Bharat is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Indiana University Medical School and a member and former president of the Medical Licensing Board of the state of Indiana. He also serves on the advisory board of the Indiana University School of Business.