Indian-American Physician Community Elects New Leaders
New team set to take over during AAPI 40th annual convention in San Antonio, Texas, in June
FREMONT, CA: The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) will elect a new leadership team in June at its 40th annual convention in San Antonio, Texas, led by President-elect Dr. Ravi Kolli.
Dr. Kolli did not have to run for President this year because he served as President-elect the previous year. Dr. Anjana Sammadar, AAPI Vice President, is also the President-Elect of AAPI for 2022-2023. According to an AAPI press release, Dr. Anupama Gotiumukula, the current President of AAPI, and Dr. Sajani Shah, AAPI's Chief Election Officer, named nine new office bearers after elections for AAPI leadership positions for the year 2022-23 on Sunday.
Dr. Satheesh Kathula is the Vice President, while Dr. Meherbala Medavaram is the Secretary. As Treasurer, Dr. Sumul Raval. Dr. Kavita Gupta, Sunil Kaza, and Malti Mehta have been appointed to the AAPI Board of Trustees for a three-month term. AAPI Young Physicians Section President, Dr. Pooja Kinkhabwala. As President of the AAPI Medical Student/Residents & Fellows Section, Dr. Ammu Susheela. Dr. V. Ranga will chair the AAPI Board of Trustees for the fiscal year 2022-23, while Dr. Gotimukula will continue to lead AAPI as its Immediate Past President.
Dr. Gotiumukula expressed his sincere gratitude to all AAPI members for their enthusiastic participation in the AAPI’s electronic voting process, which lasted nearly a month and resulted in the election of a new and dynamic team to lead AAPI, the nation's largest ethnic medical organization, in the coming year and beyond. On the other hand, Kolli being the new incoming President of AAPI, welcomed his incoming new team for the fiscal year 2022-23. Further, he also explicitly revealed how he considers himself to be fortunate and honored enough to be allowed to lead a four-decade-old strong organization with the cooperation and collaboration of an excellent crew of devoted, hardworking, and pious officers and administrative commission to take AAPI to newer heights.
Kolli is also looking forward to working to strengthen AAPI's goals and mission, help make AAPI a healthcare leader in the United States and around the world, and work in the best interests of our Physicians and our community here in the United States as well as serve our motherland, India. Vice-President elected Dr. Satheesh Kathula also remarked how they would all be working together to promote our principles of professionalism, collegiality, and excellence in patient care and expand AAPI's status as a prominent professional organization offering educational programs and advocacy.