American Association of Physicians
of Indian Origin
Purnima Sangal, M.D.
Regional Director, Region 7
Presented By
AAPI Team
 Dr. Sanku Rao, President
 Dr. Vinod Shah, President-Elect
 Dr. Ajeet R. Singhvi, Vice President
 Dr. Prasad...
AAPI Regional Directors
 Dr. Mohan Mallam, Region 1
 Dr. Jagwinder Sraow, Region 2
 Dr. Vimal Goyle, Region 3
 Dr. Rak...
American Association of Physicians of Indian OriginAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
1. Headquarters – C...
Constituency of 45,000 Indian-American Physicians
15,000 Medical Students and Residents
130 Member Organizations
~14,500 A...
50%
1%
44%
5%
Medical Students
Residents Fellows
Young Physicians
Annual Members
Patron Members
Nearly 50% are Patron Memb...
Mix of Experience and Specialties
46%
12%
9%
7%
7%
3%
8%
2% 6%
Internal Med
Pediatrics
Psychiatry
Surgery
Anesthesiology
F...
Mission and Vision
Mission:
AAPI is a forum to facilitate:
 Excellence in patient care
 Teaching and research
 Pursuit ...
Vision:
 Promote professional solidarity
 Be the Bridge between
India and the United States
in more ways than one
How Does AAPI Help
Its Members?
 Enriching The Community
 Advancing Their Profession
 Dealing With Unfair Practices
Enriching The Community
Charitable Foundation
Public Health Initiatives
Improving Healthcare in U.S & India
CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
 17 Clinics in Rural India
 5 Clinics in USA
 Latest Clinic in Hartford, CT ~
opened on October 1...
CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
 Thousands of people over the
years have been treated at these
clinics.
 Goal is to have atleast o...
CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
 Partnered with NAANDI
Foundation in India
 Adopt a Village Campaign to
provide safe drinking water
CHARITABLE WORK
 Our Medical School Alumni are
involved in services in both
urban & rural India
 On an individual basis ...
RESEARCH
PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES
Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU)
 Implementing a pilot project in
primary healthcare by AAPI in the
states of Andhra Pra...
AAPI-MS University:
Karakhadi Project
 Prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, heart
disease
 Role of life style modificat...
AAPI-MS University Project
(cont)…
 This study raised a very important question
on access to care in the villages
 AAPI ...
Professional/Practice Advocacy
Representation in
Organized Medicine
Regional CME &
Educational Conferences
COMMUNICATIONS
AAPI Journal
AAPI-Link
Convention Update
Website
Legislative Directory
Resource Directory
Areas of Concern:
 Non availability in Residency
programs for Indian Medical
Graduates
 Unfair practices on Indian
Physi...
Actions implemented:
 The Externship program in
Oklahoma has been very
successful
 Planning to have similar
programs at ...
Actions implemented:
The Ethics & Grievance
Committee reviews any unfair
practice and comes with the
appropriate recommend...
Highlights of
AAPI Activities: 2007-08
This summit brought together leading experts from the US and
India for enhancing the practice of medicine in high priority...
First Indo-US Healthcare Summit
WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE SUMMIT
Highlights of AAPI Activities - 2008
AAPI Legislative Conference in
Washington, DC
 Shortage of Physicians in the United ...
 Universal Health Care is crucial
 A Doctors’ clinical autonomy must be preserved
 Access to Physicians
US Health Refor...
Actively involved in discussing
Indo-US Civil Nuclear agreement
with the US Congress.
AAPI Legislative Conference in Washi...
AAPI Convention – Las Vegas, NV
 Prominent Participation:
Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, Health Minister of India
Ambassador Mr. ...
Events in 2008-09
CME in Goa, India
December 28, 2008 to January 1, 2009
Second Indo-US Healthcare Summit
January 3-4, 200...
Events in 2008-09
Women Health Symposium
March 13-15, 2009 – Jersey City, NJ
Spring Governing Body
April 10-12, 2009 – Bos...
Events in 2008-09
2009 AAPI
ANNUAL CONVENTION
June 10-14, 2009
@
Dolphin Hotel
Convention Center,
Walt Disney World
Lake B...
Building Bridges
India
Health Literacy &
Racial Disparities
USA
Partnerships &
Alliances
Bridge Global
Boundaries
Communic...
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American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

  1. 1. American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Purnima Sangal, M.D. Regional Director, Region 7 Presented By
  2. 2. AAPI Team  Dr. Sanku Rao, President  Dr. Vinod Shah, President-Elect  Dr. Ajeet R. Singhvi, Vice President  Dr. Prasad Srinivasan, Secretary  Dr. Narendra Kumar, Treasurer  Dr. Hemant Patel, Past President  Dr. Rajendra Gupta, Chair, Board of Trustees  Dr. Kavita Gupta, President, YPS Section  Dr. Anita Bangale, President, MSRF Section
  3. 3. AAPI Regional Directors  Dr. Mohan Mallam, Region 1  Dr. Jagwinder Sraow, Region 2  Dr. Vimal Goyle, Region 3  Dr. Rakesh Prasad, Region 4  Dr. Pramod Kerkar, Region 5  Dr. Monita Soni, Region 6  Dr. Purnima Sangal, Region 7  Dr. Thomas Alapatt, Region 8  Dr. Suresh K. Gupta, Region 9  Dr. Naresh Parikh, Region 10
  4. 4. American Association of Physicians of Indian OriginAmerican Association of Physicians of Indian Origin 1. Headquarters – Chicago 2. Legislative office in D.C. 3. Regional chapters in US
  5. 5. Constituency of 45,000 Indian-American Physicians 15,000 Medical Students and Residents 130 Member Organizations ~14,500 Active Members Membership
  6. 6. 50% 1% 44% 5% Medical Students Residents Fellows Young Physicians Annual Members Patron Members Nearly 50% are Patron Members Patron: 6324; Annual: 745 YPS: 194; MSRF: 7124
  7. 7. Mix of Experience and Specialties 46% 12% 9% 7% 7% 3% 8% 2% 6% Internal Med Pediatrics Psychiatry Surgery Anesthesiology Family Prac Other Neurology Cardiology
  8. 8. Mission and Vision Mission: AAPI is a forum to facilitate:  Excellence in patient care  Teaching and research  Pursuit of aspirations
  9. 9. Vision:  Promote professional solidarity  Be the Bridge between India and the United States in more ways than one
  10. 10. How Does AAPI Help Its Members?  Enriching The Community  Advancing Their Profession  Dealing With Unfair Practices
  11. 11. Enriching The Community Charitable Foundation Public Health Initiatives Improving Healthcare in U.S & India
  12. 12. CHARITABLE FOUNDATION  17 Clinics in Rural India  5 Clinics in USA  Latest Clinic in Hartford, CT ~ opened on October 1st . CLINICS IN INDIA & USA:
  13. 13. CHARITABLE FOUNDATION  Thousands of people over the years have been treated at these clinics.  Goal is to have atleast one clinic in every State of India
  14. 14. CHARITABLE FOUNDATION  Partnered with NAANDI Foundation in India  Adopt a Village Campaign to provide safe drinking water
  15. 15. CHARITABLE WORK  Our Medical School Alumni are involved in services in both urban & rural India  On an individual basis Doctors have given their time & money
  16. 16. RESEARCH PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES
  17. 17. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  Implementing a pilot project in primary healthcare by AAPI in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Bihar  Emergency Medical Services initially in major cities
  18. 18. AAPI-MS University: Karakhadi Project  Prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease  Role of life style modification in prevention of these diseases  Looked at food habits, income, exercise and checked blood sugar, BP, weight, height, waist and hip measurements  Prevalence of diabetes was about 6-8, high BP in 22 % of the people
  19. 19. AAPI-MS University Project (cont)…  This study raised a very important question on access to care in the villages  AAPI has a planned pilot project for Gujarat  Take one village per district and train a person from this village  This may become a model of health care access in the villages AAPI’s NEXT PROJECT as a PILOT in GUJARAT
  20. 20. Professional/Practice Advocacy Representation in Organized Medicine
  21. 21. Regional CME & Educational Conferences
  22. 22. COMMUNICATIONS AAPI Journal AAPI-Link Convention Update Website Legislative Directory Resource Directory
  23. 23. Areas of Concern:  Non availability in Residency programs for Indian Medical Graduates  Unfair practices on Indian Physicians
  24. 24. Actions implemented:  The Externship program in Oklahoma has been very successful  Planning to have similar programs at five other locations
  25. 25. Actions implemented: The Ethics & Grievance Committee reviews any unfair practice and comes with the appropriate recommendations
  26. 26. Highlights of AAPI Activities: 2007-08
  27. 27. This summit brought together leading experts from the US and India for enhancing the practice of medicine in high priority disease states with focus on:    Prevention  Treatment &  Management Objectives Diseases States  Diabetes  Infectious Disease HIV, TB, Hepatitis  Emergency Care  Coronary Artery Disease  Mental Health  Women's and Children Health First Indo-US Healthcare Summit
  28. 28. First Indo-US Healthcare Summit
  29. 29. WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE SUMMIT
  30. 30. Highlights of AAPI Activities - 2008 AAPI Legislative Conference in Washington, DC  Shortage of Physicians in the United States in the very near future was discussed.  The extension of the J1 Visa and its practical application was discussed.
  31. 31.  Universal Health Care is crucial  A Doctors’ clinical autonomy must be preserved  Access to Physicians US Health Reform must involve the Physicians’ voice Key Theme AAPI Legislative Conference in Washington, DC
  32. 32. Actively involved in discussing Indo-US Civil Nuclear agreement with the US Congress. AAPI Legislative Conference in Washington, DC
  33. 33. AAPI Convention – Las Vegas, NV  Prominent Participation: Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, Health Minister of India Ambassador Mr. Ronan Sen Dr. Pratap Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospital Mr. Richard Baucher, Associate Secretary State Department Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu, Vice President, Global Strategic Affairs  Excellent CME program.  Cultural activities were enjoyed immensely. Highlights of AAPI Activities - 2008
  34. 34. Events in 2008-09 CME in Goa, India December 28, 2008 to January 1, 2009 Second Indo-US Healthcare Summit January 3-4, 2009 - New Delhi, India AAPI CME March 7, 2009 – Atlanta, GA
  35. 35. Events in 2008-09 Women Health Symposium March 13-15, 2009 – Jersey City, NJ Spring Governing Body April 10-12, 2009 – Boston, MA Legislative Day April 28-29, 2009
  36. 36. Events in 2008-09 2009 AAPI ANNUAL CONVENTION June 10-14, 2009 @ Dolphin Hotel Convention Center, Walt Disney World Lake Buena Vista, Florida Save The Date & Please Mark YourSave The Date & Please Mark Your
  37. 37. Building Bridges India Health Literacy & Racial Disparities USA Partnerships & Alliances Bridge Global Boundaries Communications & Advocacy

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