Three Indian origin doctors, two of them having roots in the region, have brought laurels for the country by winning the American Psychiatry Association Mind Games Quiz competition held at Toronto recently. This is the first time in the history of this quiz since its inception in 2007 that three Indian origin doctors formed the team and emerged victorious over doctors from New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) and New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) in USA.
The winning participants in the "Jeopardy"-like quiz competition were Venkata Kolli, M.D., Varun Monga, M.D., and Rohit Madan, M.D. They won with an exciting, come-from-behind victory after wagering 3,000 points on the final MindGames question and giving the correct answer to "Name the brain region activated when an individual is in a resting state." (Answer: Default Mode Network).
Dr Venkata Kolli is from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. He received his medical degree from the NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. He also trained in the United Kingdom.