On Oct. 19, Dinesh Patel, MD, chief emeritus of Arthroscopic Surgery, was honored for 50 years of service to the MGH during the Ether Day Dinner at the Westin Copley Hotel. Patel, second from right, was joined at the celebration by, from left, his daughter-in-law Nirva, wife Kokila and son Paresh. The date also was a special night for Patel because it was the 2017 celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. For many years, Patel organized the celebration at the hospital, and he wishes all who celebrated the holiday “Diwali blessings.”

This article was originally published in the 11/10/17 Hotline issue.