New AAPI team to lead the largest ethnic medical organization in the United States in 2023-24 and beyond
The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) has elected “a new, diverse, balanced, and experienced team to lead the largest ethnic medical organization in the United States in 2023-24 and beyond.”
Dr. Amit Chakrabarty has been elected as the Vice President of AAPI, Dr. Sumul Raval as the Secretary, and Dr. Sreeni Gangasani as Treasurer of AAPI for the year 2023-24, according to an AAPI press release.
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Dr. Syamala Erramilli, Dr. Hetal Gor, and Dr. Mahendra Maheshwari have been elected to the AAPIâ€™s Board of Trustees (BOT) for a three-year term.
Dr. Vijay Gunuganti has been elected as the South West Central Regional Director of AAPI, and Dr. Anuradha Mann will be the new Regional Director of AAPIâ€™s South East Central Region.
â€œCongratulations and best wishes to the new team of AAPI leadership, who have been elected to lead AAPI in the coming years,â€ said Dr. Ravi Kolli, President of AAPI jointly announcing the results with Dr. Kusum Punjabi, Chief Election Officer and Past BOT Chair of AAPI on April 16.
â€œAs the incoming President of AAPI, I would like to congratulate my incoming new team for the fiscal year 2023-24,â€ said Dr. Anjana Samadder, who will assume charge as the President of AAPI during the 41st annual convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July.
Dr. Sammader did not have to contest the election this year, as she has been serving as the President-Elect during the past year.
Dr. Satheesh Kathula, who has been serving as the Vice President in the current year also did not have to face elections, as he automatically becomes the President-Elect of AAPI for the coming year.
Dr. Anjana Samadder, the only 5th woman president of AAPI in its 41 years long history, will have a dynamic and diverse team comprising of Dr. Satheesh Kathula as the President-Elect, Dr. Amit Chakrabarty as the Vice President; Dr. Sumul Raval as the Secretary; Dr. Sreeni Ganagasani as the Treasurer; and Dr. Lokesh Edara â€“ as the Chair, Board of Trustees; Dr. Ravi Kolli will continue to guide AAPI as the Immediate Past President of AAPI.
Dr. Lokesh Edara will serve as the Chair of the AAPI Board of Trustees for the year, 2023-24.
â€œSince its inception in 1982, AAPI has been at the forefront, representing a conglomeration of more than 125,000 practicing physicians in the United States, seeking to be the united voice for the physicians of Indian origin,â€ said Dr. Ravi Kolli.
â€œI trust and believe that the new Team under Dr. Anjana Samadder will continue the noble mission and strengthen our efforts to make AAPI reach greater heights,â€ he added.
The growing influence of physicians of Indian heritage is evident, as increasingly physicians of Indian origin hold critical positions in healthcare, academic, research, and administrative positions across the nation, AAPI release said
Serving one in every seven patients in the US, AAPI members care for millions of patients every day, while several of them have risen to hold high-flying jobs, shaping the policies and programs, and inventions that shape the landscape of healthcare in the US and around the world, it said.