Dr. Madhu Aggarwal, Chair of AAPI Board of Trustees, a practicing ob-gyn for 30 years in Weirton and Steubenville, is a past president of TAPI and Hindu Jain Temple, and currently serving as vice chair of AAPI Charitable Foundation and Board of trustees. Dr. Aggarwal is “Interested in AAPI taking more charitable work to give back to society and engage young doctors in sewa work in addition to socialization.”
Dr. Krishan Kumar, serving as the president of AAPI of NY State, is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY and the Medical Director, Fire Police EMS Academy, NY. He was the chair of the Shankar Mahadevan Music Concert in New York last year. As a member of the BOT, Dr. Kumar wants to “build a strong relationship of AAPI with Government of India in health care. And get second generation of American Indian physicians involve in AAPI. “
Dr. Satish Kathula, a hematology/oncologist, is practicing in Dayton, OH. A “proud member of this esteemed organization for the last 10 years” Dr. Kathula has served as a president of Miami Valley Area Physicians of Indian Origin, Association of Indian Physicians from Ohio, and as a Regional Director of AAPI for NE Central II Region for two consecutive years. As a member of AAPI Board of Trustees, he wants to “encourage younger generation of Indian physicians to engage, enhance AAPI's image and empower AAPI financially.”
Ami Anand Shah, M.D. FACP, FAARM, a physician business executive, an active practitioner, parent, philanthropist and entrepreneur, is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine and fellowship trained in Anti-aging, Regenerative, Functional Medicine and Aesthetics. A pharmaceutical industry executive with over 12 years of Safety and Risk Management experience, she has held several leadership positions at the local, state and national levels. Currently serving as the President of the AAPI NYC METRO Chapter and Regional Director of Mid Atlantic Region, Dr. Shah's main focus “is to energize and harmonize the next generation of physician leaders of Indian origin.”
Dr. Sreeni Gangasani
Dr. Ajeet Kothari
Dr. Kusum Punjabi, Board of Trustee is energetic, dynamic, leader of the young physicians group> Dr. Punjabi served as the President of Young Physicians of AAPI in the past. Dr. Punjabi has plans to undertake a five city networking event sponsored by the industry in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Atlanta. Media savvy and determined, Dr. Punjabi wants to use her “skills to improve the image of AAPI and to make AAPI aware of the issues confronting my generation of physicians and those still in training.
Dr. Aravind Pillai, a Board Certified Internist, practicing Medicine in Florida since 1992, is a past president and chairperson of CAPI, AKMG & Hindu Society of Central Florida. He had served as the Convener of Shreya Ghoshal Music Tour in Florida and as the Co-chair of AAPI convention in 2008. He was a member of the Governing Body in 2008 & 2010 and was the Chairman of the AAPI Awards Committee in 2012. An AAPI BOT member since 2013, Dr. Pillai is committed to “actively participate in l programs to improve membership, fund raising, & start many charitable work including free clinics all over USA.”
Fundamentals of Pain Management Scholarship, ABPMR Board Certified in 2011, and was recognized as a Fellow of the AAPM&R in 2013. In 2010-2011 Rupak earned a place in the acclaimed Pain Medicine and MSK Fellowship Program at Baylor University in Houston, Texas. However, fate intervened when the program's budget cuts prompted Rupak to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and Rupak hasn't looked back since.
In 2010, using his physiatry training & previous business experience (strategy and marketing), Rupak founded (ARC) Advanced Rehabilitation Care with a core philosophy centered on his innovative patient-centric post-acute care model. ARC’s specialized sub-acute rehabilitation and SNFist programs have helped skilled nursing facilities improve overall patient outcomes & simultaneously drastically reduce preventable re-hospitalization rates. Rupak currently serves as the Non-practicing Physician Executive Director of ARC leading its national expansion.
Rupak credits his family for a deep rooted Indian upbringing with a strong sense of community service and tributes his Chicago roots for embracing cultural diversity. As President Elect, Rupak will join the current board in serving the YPS members. His goal is to leverage AAPI’s expansive network to assist the next generation of physicians to maximize their professional opportunities and nurture the future leaders of medicine.
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Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali, the MSRF President