As regional director of AAPI Pacific, I will aim to improve AAPI’s national image and make the different chapters under the AAPI umbrella more unified. In addition, I want to focus on getting second generation physicians more involved with AAPI. There are a scores of young Indian men and women graduating from medical schools and the number is only getting bigger. By showing them the accepting and constructive community AAPI has to offer, I believe we can have them as valuable contributors to our organization and have these new members carry on our traditional and modern values.
My productive experience in AAPI since 1992 as a patron member, and community roles helped prepare me for this position. As chairman of AAPI-CF, I organized several medical camps in some of the most underprivileged communities in India to serve the people who can barely afford running water, let alone healthcare. As an example, to make medicine more accessible, I helped in opening a new clinic in Paunta Saihib, Himachal Pradesh where none existed before.
As far as local involvement goes, I am the current director of the ICU for Menifee Hospital, past Chief of Staff for Menifee Valley Medical Center, and current Vice Chief of Staff for Hemet Valley Medical Center, as well as an active member of the board of directors for all the hospitals in the area. In more spiritual roles, I have served as Chairman and President of our local Sri Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Riverside. And recently, in Hemet, my wife and I started Aum Spiritual Center. Located in the heart of our small town, the center functions as a growing meeting place and activity hub for the growing Indian-American community here.
Dr. Sapna Aggarwal is board certified internist at Lahey Health in Sudbury, MA. Dr. Aggarwal graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College; New Delhi, India .Dr. Aggarwal completed her residency & fellowship from Boston University. Dr. Aggarwal is an immediate past president of Indian Medical Association of New England (IMANE).
As IMANE President, Dr. Aggarwal was successful in raising record-breaking funds through donations and sponsorships, and increasing membership for the organization. Among many other activities, Dr. Aggarwal sponsored AAPI’s childhood obesity campaign, provided food in homeless shelters regularly, sponsored IMANE's free medical clinics & participated in many health screenings throughout the year.
Dr. Aggarwal vision for APPI is to help build a powerful organization which carry Indian doctor’s voices, passion, determination across the nation in all respects.
Dr. Srinivasan has served on the Executive Committee, from Member at Large, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President Elect, and as the only woman President of AAPIQLI.
Dr. Bhavani has participated and promoted all activities of AAPIQLI, Membership, and sponsored CMEs, for the last 22 years.
The doctor has created free Health related seminars for the community; a full day Mental Health Seminar with CME, (June11 2017); Yoga and Meditation; as well as Cultural Diversity. The townships in her area have donated free space to conduct these activities.
In addition, Dr. Srinivasan has been the (only Indian American,) and first woman President of the Suffolk Pediatric Society, Suffolk County. She was on the committee which helped to pass Legislation for bike helmets for children.
Dr. Srinivasan currently serves as President of Grant Medical College Alumni Association Inc., now a nonprofit organization.
Dr. Srinivasan has been part of the National AAPI on the Ethics and Grievance committee as well as the Women’s Forum.