Yousuf Mahomed, MD, MBA’15, has been awarded the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash award, after a decades-long career as a cardiothoracic surgeon and professor of surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
The Sagamore of the Wabash is Indiana’s highest civilian honor bestowed by the governor. It is a tribute “usually given to those who have rendered a distinguished service to the state or the governor.” The term “sagamore” was used by Native American Indian tribes in northeastern United States to describe a person “to whom the true chief would look for wisdom and advice.”
On behalf of Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Congressman Larry Bucshon, MD, presented Dr. Mahomed with the award during a ceremony at the governor’s office. Mahomed’s family and friends were present for the occasion.