Dr. Bhandari was awarded the CE&B Mentoring/Supervision Award: Full time/Joint Faculty at this year’s Deparment of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics’ Annual Welcome Back Event. This award was presented to Dr. Bhandari in recognition of his outstanding achievement as a supervisor and mentor to both past and present graduate students.
Since 2003, Dr. Bhandari has supervised or co-supervised 43 master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral academic trainees. Despite mentoring several students at any given time, he has maintained his capacity to remain accessible to all students in a manner that is always welcoming.
Fundamental to Dr. Bhandari’s mentorship is his unwavering devotion of personal time to foster both the academic and personal development of his students, always encouraging them to aim for the highest achievements.
“He genuinely enjoys connecting with his students, passionately offering his advice and perspective in making decisions whether career, school, or research project related” says Tahira Devji (MSc-Candidate)
“He is always available for his students not only by email and phone but also with social media” remarks Moin Khan (MSc, Orthopaedics)
Led by Tahira Devji, the nominations were strengthened by included Moin Khan, Raman Mundi, Harman Chaudhry, Nathan Evaniew, and Kim Madden.
Ultimately, she says, it is his “open door policy, approachability, and responsiveness to all trainees are among the hallmark characteristics that make him one of the most sought after graduate supervisors by students of all clinical disciplines”
Dr. Bhandari exemplifies a researcher who has achieved resounding success in his academic pursuits while also demonstrating a love for teaching. His innate ability to inspire and instill morale in others is what distinguishes him as an exceptional leader at the forefront of clinical research in orthopedics.