American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, AAPI

Founded in 1982, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) represents more than 80,000 Indian American physicians across the country.

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, better known by its acronym AAPI, is trade group representing more than 80,000 Indian American physicians. According to the organization’s website, one in every 7 Americans is touched by the care of” an Indian American physician.

AAPI’s current president is Sudhakar Jonnalagadda, a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist, based in Douglas, Georgia. He is the 37th president of the organization. Since its founding in 1982, AAPI has been led by several prominent Indian American physicians, including Dr. Navin Shah (1985-1986), a Maryland urologist; Dr. Kiran C. Patel, a Florida cardiologist, philanthropist and entrepreneur (2002-2003); Dr. Vinod K. Shah (2009-2010), an internist and cardiologist based in Hollywood, MD; and Dr. Narendra Kumar (2012-2013), a Michigan ENT doctor.

The organization has a philanthropic arm, AAPI Charitable Foundation (AAPI-CF), which is involved in conducting free clinics and health fairs in India.


AAPI to observe January 7 as Global Wear Yellow Day (December 23, 2020)

Ajay Lodha, former AAPI president, succumbs to covid-19 (November 23, 2020)

Coffee table book on AAPI history released (October 15, 2020)

AAPI proposes US-Israel-India health dialogue to combat covid-19 (September 2, 2020)

AAPI proposes US-Israel-India health dialogue to combat covid-19 (September 2, 2020 )

Sudhakar Jonnalagadda takes over as AAPI president (July 13, 2020)

AAPI says racism hurts minority communities’ health (June 2, 2020)

AAPI supports bill to recapture unused immigrant visas for doctors, nurses (May 18, 2020)

Covid-19: AAPI asks Trump, governors, lawmakers to launch plasma drive (April 30, 2020)

Covid-19: AAPI launches ‘Donate a Mask’ program (April 19, 2020)

Covid-19: AAPI organizes candle light vigil for fallen healthcare workers April 15, 2020)

Covid-19: AAPI urges Trump to collect plasma of recovered patients (April 11, 2020)

AAPI to host Global Healthcare Summit 2021 in Visakhapatnam (January 10, 2020 )

Immigration reform, healthcare top agenda at AAPI meet on Capitol Hill (May 3, 2019)

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates AAPI global summit in Mumbai (December 29, 2018)

Diversity makes us great, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam tells AAPIs (May 22, 2018)

13 groups join hands to support AAPI candidates (May 18, 2018)

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to address AAPI convention in Ohio (May 10, 2018)



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