The event will be held at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia, on April 1.
The American India Foundation’s Atlanta chapter will hold its 3rd annual gala at the prestigious Atlanta Athletic Club on April 1, 2017. The event will honor Dr. Jay Yadav, CEO of MiRus, and Dr. Pradeep K Sinha, a renowned facial plastic surgeon of The Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery.
Both the honorees are known for their immense contribution to the medical field and for their keenness to give back to the community.
The purpose of the event is to put the spotlight on public health and women’s empowerment highlighting the success of Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative (MANSI). AIF’s MANSI program utilizes a public private partnership model to provide the resources and support required to empower local communities to care for their mothers and children while improving the local health system.
The event will also focus on global health issues, hosting eminent personalities from the health sector with Dr. Jeffery P Koplan, Vice President for Global Health, Emory University and Dr. Vikas Kapil, Associate Director of Center for Global Health, serving as the keynote speakers. Other guests include Consul General Nagesh Singh, Ambassador Charles Shapiro- the former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela, Kwanza Hall, Dr. Rafi Ahmed, Amy Baxter and Sam Olens among others.
Dr. Yadav, besides being internationally recognized as an interventional cardiologist, is also the founder, chairman and CEO of CardioMEMS Inc. He previously served as the Chairman of Angioguard and currently serves on the board of directors for several private medical device and technology companies. Yadav, whose clinical affiliation is with the Piedmont Cardiovascular Institute, is also the author of 3 books and over 200 publications.
Dr. Sinha who is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, heads the Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery. He also provides his services to charitable organizations like Face to Face where he conducts free reconstructive surgery to victims of domestic violence and Face of Honor where he performs free surgery on American military personnel injured in combat.
The driving force of the Atlanta Chapter of AIF, Dr. Amitabh Sharma, said the organization is overwhelmed by the interest and support in the community. The right combination of compassion and perseverance can create an environment of “giving” which is more fulfilling than “receiving,” he said.
What: AIF Atlanta gala
Where: Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia
When: April 1, 2017
Andrew Joel, a young volunteer at AIF said: “It is so internally satisfying to serve the community through volunteerism for an outstanding mission aimed at the underprivileged.”
The gala will include a reception, cocktails and a silent auction with George Franco of BAS leading the live auction. The gala will also see performances by the Mexican Ballet.
The event is supported by several sponsors, including Turkish Airlines, Taj Hotels, SunTrust Bank, Morgan Stanley, King & Spalding, Kroger, MSI, MiRus and Chugh firm.
AIF Atlanta gala honors CEOs of UPS and Xylem (April 6, 2016)
American India Foundation’s inaugural Atlanta gala raises $100,000 (March 29, 2015)