WALTHAM, MA—American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, known as AAPI, has elected Dr. Ajay Lodha as its new president and a new executive committee and a broad of trustees for the year 2016-17. Dr. Lodha replaces Dr. Seema Jain.
Other key office bearers elected for the new term are: President-Elect: Dr. Gautam Samadder; Vice President: Dr. Naresh Parikh; Secretary: Dr. Suresh Reddy; and Treasurer: Dr. Manju Sachdev. A complete list is below.
AAPI, which facilitates and enables Indian American physicians to excel in patient care, teaching and research and community affairs, is one of the largest professional organizations of Indian-Americans in the United States. AAPI has about 11,000 members.
Dr. Lodha, who specializes in internal medicine, practicing in Jackson Heights, NY. He graduated from the R.N.T. Medical College, University of Rajasthan, India in 1986. He is affiliated with Flushing Hospital Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian Queens, Queens Hospital Center and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.
Dr. Jayesh Shah, Dr. Krishan Aggarwal and Dr. Shashi Shah served as election officers.
The new committee also has a strong connection to Boston as its new secretary, Dr. Reddy, served on the executive committee and on the board of trustees of the Indian Medical Association of New England, known as IMANE. Dr. Reddy has relocated from Boston and is now practicing as Chairman of Radiology at Hines Medical Centre in Chicago. He has served on the Executive Committee of IMANE and on the Board of Trustees.
Former IMANE President Dr. Seema Arora has been elected regional director of AAPI.
“I personally and as the President of IMANE wish them all the best,” said IMANE President Dr. Sapna Aggarwal.
The following are the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for the year 2016-17:
|President||Dr. Ajay Lodha|
|President-Elect||Dr. Gautam Samadder|
|Vice President||Dr. Naresh Parikh|
|Secretary||Dr. Suresh Reddy|
|Treasurer||Dr. Manju Sachdev|
|Immediate Past President||Dr. Seema Jain|
|Chair, AAPI Board of Trustees||Dr. Madhu Aggarwal|
|YPS President||Dr. Aaditya Desai|
|MSRF President||Dr. Atul Nakhasi|
|Regional Director, Pacific Region||Dr. Vandana Agarwal|
|Regional Director, Mountain Region||Dr. V. Ranga|
|Regional Director, NW Central Region||Dr. Arun Kumar|
|Regional Director, SW Central Region||Dr. Anupama Gotimukula|
|Regional Director, NE Central-I Region||Dr. Rupak Parikh|
|Regional Director, NE Central-II Region||Dr. Anjana Samadder|
|Regional Director, SE Central Region||Dr. Khaleel Ashraf|
|Regional Director, New England Region||Dr. Seema Arora|
|Regional Director, Mid Atlantic-I Region||Dr. Sunil Mehra|
|Regional Director, Mid Atlantic-II Region||Dr. Tarun Bhandari|
|Regional Director, South Atlantic Region||Dr. Sudhir Sekhsaria|
|Regional Director, South Region||Dr. Amish Parikh|
|Board of Trustee||Dr. Madhu Aggarwal (Chair)|
|Board of Trustee||Dr. Krishan Kumar|
|Board of Trustee||Dr. Satheesh Kathula|
|Board of Trustee||Dr. Ashok Jain|
|Board of Trustee||Dr. Dharmi Kanuga|
|Board of Trustee||Dr. Ami Shah|
|Board of Trustee||Dr. Sreeni Gangasani|
|Board of Trustee||Dr. Ajeet Kothari|
|Board of Trustee||Dr. Kusum Punjabi|
|Immediate Past BOT Chair||Dr. Aravind Pillai|
|YPS Representative on Board||Dr. Rupak Parikh|
|MSRF Representative on Board||Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali|