Dr Mohan launches book on diabetology ‘Making Excellence a Habit’

Dr V Mohan flanked by other dignitaries is seen launching his new book on diabetology

Noted diabetologist and Padma Shri awardee Dr V Mohan today launched his book – Making Excellence a Habit in the city. Unravelling the secrets behind building a world-class healthcare system in India, Dr V Mohan’s latest book is a hand guide to success through powerful anecdotes that promises to inspire and motivate people of all ages.


Published by Penguin Random House, Making Excellence a Habit traverses through various instances from Dr V Mohan’s life and shows how spirituality and empathy can be seamlessly blended with medicine and science.

The book was launched by the Chairman of TVS Motor Company and Sundaram-Clayton Limited Venu Srinivasan and the first copies were received by renowned Cinematographer and filmmaker Rajiv Menon. The others who were also present include Senior Consultant, Department of Vitreoretinal Services Sankara Nethralaya Dr Rajiv Raman, Managing Director of Madras ENT Research Foundation Dr Mohan Kameshwaran and noted Cardio-thoracic surgeon from Sooriya Hospitals and Public Health Centre Dr MP Naresh Kumar.

Commenting on the launch, Dr Mohan said, “Making Excellence a Habit is a book that showcases how together we have innovated and made breakthroughs in the field of diabetology, making the world take notice of India. The aim of each anecdote and story is to tell the readers what difference determination, perseverance, dedication and resilience can do to people. All of this combined, with the power of positive thinking. I am confident that readers will be moved by many instances in the book and travel along the journey seamlessly.”

Based on the life experiences of one of the few practicing doctors in India who has  contributed to research, education and charity in such a large measure, Making Excellence a Habit documents the fundamentals of what makes a person achieve meaningful success. While hard work, passion and focus emerge as winning lessons, delicate and tender learnings from Dr Mohan’s life, such as empathy or spirituality, are not forgotten in the book.Written in Dr Mohan’s sagacious and affable voice, and peppered with examples of his bold and unusual ideas such as planning a diabetes expo or conducting a country-wide diabetes study, this book is a behind-the-scenes account of a person honoured internationally for delivering path-breaking care to hundreds of thousands of people with diabetes.

Recounting their experience, the Guests of Honour shared their personal journey with Dr V Mohan and wished him all the very best to carry forward this great legacy to greater heights. They showered praise on his passion, ethics, integrity, dedication and commitment in serving people and in building a world-class healthcare system that places India at the forefront of diabetes research and practice in the world.