Alumni Humanitarian Award

This award recognizes alumni who have exhibited outstanding service to society; it pays tribute for time volunteered for the benefit of a community or non-profit institution. Contributions may have been made at local, state, or national levels.

Congratulations to Jeevan S. Sekhar, M.D., FAAMA ’99
Recipient of the 2024 Alumni Humanitarian Award.

Jeevan S. Sekhar, M.D. '99 Jeevan Sekhar, M.D., Class of 1999, is the co-founder, along with his wife Amy Allen Sekhar, of the Wellbeing Workshop. He is a quadruple board certified physician: internal medicine, hematology, oncology, and medical acupuncture. Sekhar spent much of his career in the Reid Cancer Center in Richmond, Indiana, where he began to put his multidisciplinary skills to work to not only treat his patients, but also help improve their lives. When Sekhar added medical acupuncture to his repertoire, he realized that he could treat patients with a combination of therapies that bridge conventional medicine and holistic healing. This approach had a significant impact on the well-being and resilience of his patients.

Curiosity, compassion, and community—these values, deeply held by Sekhar, were instilled through his undergraduate experience at Ursinus and enshrined through his time practicing medicine internationally. Sekhar credits Ursinus with expanding his perspective and inspiring him to serve rural and remote communities in Kenya, Mexico, and India. As one of Sekhar’s favorite Mark Twain quotes says, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” This experience has deepened Sekhar’s understanding of the connection between the individual and the whole, and the vital importance of caring for the well-being of both.

In addition to his medical practice, Sekhar is an experienced and award-winning martial artist. He was a gold medalist as part of Team USA at the Pan-American Kung Fu Championship in Canada in 2023.