Prerna Mona Khanna, MD, MPH ’96
Global Achievement Award
Independent Medical Contractor, Utilization Review and Peer Review Specialist
Dr. Khanna is a multi-platform, Emmy award-winning medical journalist and acclaimed humanitarian, who is board certified in three specialties. With credentials on four disaster teams—the federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team, Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team, Urban Search & Rescue Team and Texas State Guard—she maximizes her availability for deployment to national and international disasters.
Her dedication is demonstrated by her 17 years of medical service and onsite reporting after five hurricanes, three earthquakes, two tsunamis, a plane crash, a typhoon and a flood. After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Dr. Khanna was the first physician to report from the frontlines of a disaster site while also providing care. Her most recent experience was in 2015, when she worked in Monrovia, Liberia with the World Health Organization to integrate occupational health and safety provisions into the restoration of health infrastructure and services in the wake of Ebola.
Her medical relief efforts have earned praise from the Institute of Medicine of Chicago, American College of Physicians, U.S. Congress, Texas and California governors and municipalities, and the Veterans Administration.