At his Simpsonville farm, Timir Banerjee embraces his own four H’s: hemp, honey, hay and hogs.
As far as UofL is concerned, he should add another H to his repertoire: health care.
Not only has he served as a neurosurgeon at UofL Physicians for many years, but he also has generously funded future leaders in the health care field by establishing the Lily Banerjee Endowed Research Fund in the surgery department.
“The [endowment] of surgery is in my mom’s name,” Banerjee said. “I’m grateful to my mom for giving birth to me. I try to honor my mother in all things I do.” Along with running his farm, he runs his own food truck, Curry N a Hurry. He also finds ways to give back to the community, including founding the Society for the Prevention of Aggressiveness and Violence Among Adolescents (SPAVA), through which he works with mentors to foster peaceful interactions throughout Louisville.
“Since I am in the education business, I like to help other people who are trying to succeed in their education. That is the whole idea,” Banerjee said.