BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Ashok Jain, MD

Chair

Dharmi Kanuga, MD

Vice-Chair


Ami Shah, MD

Sreeni Gangasani, MD

Ajeet Kothari, MD


Kusum A. Punjabi, MD

Seema Arora, MD

Amit Chakrabarty, MD

Hemant Dhingra, MD


Madhu Aggarwal, MD

Past Chair, BOT

Aaditya Desai, DO

YPS Past President


Atul Nakhasi, MD

MSRF Past President

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. 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. Madhu Aggarwal, Past 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.”

Atul Nakhasi, MD, MPP is a current resident physician at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in internal medicine. He originally hails from Iowa, born and raised, and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa. During this time, he led the movement to triple the youth vote from 21,000 to 63,000, which helped catalyze Obama’s historic victory in the Iowa Caucuses of the 2008 US Presidential Election. His leadership was recognized by the Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, ABC World News, and BBC. After Iowa, Atul went on to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to complete his medical degree and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government to complete his public policy degree. During this time, he was named a Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University.

Atul is deeply passionate about engaging physicians in healthcare advocacy within their local communities and helping mentor aspiring physician advocates. He hopes to engage the young and training physicians of AAPI as critical stakeholders in the ongoing national dialogue on the current healthcare reform debate. As a community organizer, physician, and advocate, he hopes to bring his coalition-building skills and the very stories of his patients toward informing and inspiring policy changes within US healthcare. Atul currently resides in Los Angeles, California.