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Roshan Shah, MDYPS Vice President
Roshan Shah is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology. After completing his medical education at St George’s University, he finished his training in Internal medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ in 2011. He is currently a board certified Internist practicing in Houston, TX. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Shah has also pursued various business opportunities in the medical field, including the successful launch of a home health care group operating out of the Midwest.
While serving on the AAPI-YPS executive board, Dr. Shah hopes to create a more comprehensive forum for medical students, residents and newly minted young physicians. A forum that will offer meaningful networking opportunities, as well as focused content on issues affecting the current generation of physicians. He sees AAPI as a way to unite the past and present generations of physicians, and as a valuable resource for young physicians’ success inside and outside the medical field.
Aaditya Desai, MDYPS President-Elect
Aaditya Desai is a graduate of Rutgers University in NJ with a major in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in 1999. He completed his medical school from Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. He then went on to form and be the first graduate of the combined Emergency Medicine/Family Medicine residency program in Chicago, IL from Midwestern University/CCOM - Olympia Fields/Cook County Hospital in 2008. He received his board certification in Family Medicine in 2009 and Emergency Medicine in 2011.
Currently Dr. Desai is a practicing emergency medicine physician at St Joseph Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ and at St Peters University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. In addition he is also a member of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physician and other various organizations. He has been a member of AAPI for the past 15 years. As a member of the AAPI-YPS Executive Committee, Dr. Desai’s goals are to promote a strong bond between various aspects of physicians and other healthcare providers of Indian origin in the country; to help promote a balance between professional life and personal life; to help physician branch out to other areas of society outside of medicine; and to help steer parent AAPI into a global leader for all Indian physicians in many fields of advocacy, health, and charity especially for the next generation of leaders.
Praveen Arla, MD Treasurer
Praveen Arla is a board-certified physician practicing both internal medicine and pediatrics. Improving patient care throughout the medical continuum is a passion and a priority, which is why he has been featured multiple times in USA Today as a voice for primary care physicians and has been a regular contributor to The Courier-Journal with a column on preventative medicine. Dr. Arla has also launched several successful health care startup companies, helping to build medical infrastructure throughout the country. Currently, he is the chief medical officer for Imperium Health Management, where he played an integral role in helping it become one of the largest Accountable Care Organization (ACO) management companies in the nation. He has shown a strong commitment to improving the quality of care, serving as a healthcare technology consultant throughout Kentucky prior to taking his position as CMO of Imperium. It was during this time that he was able to build a unique, in-depth knowledge base of electronic health and practice management systems and how they interface with physician practices. Imperium is now considered an industry leader.
His expertise in health care and medical technology has been useful in shaping policy both on local and national levels. Aside from working closely with Kentucky legislators on state health care initiatives as the Bullitt County Health Department medical director, Dr. Arla served as a speaker on behalf of President Barack Obama’s Office of National Drug Control Policy in 2010. He was awarded the Kentucky Narcotics Officer’s Award in 2012, in part, for the policy initiatives developed during his time working in legislation. It is his hope that he can inspire young Indian physicians to become more proactive in the medical community and make a difference in health care. Dr. Arla completed his medical training at Rush University in Chicago in 2009. In addition, he has earned a master’s degree in public health.
Stella Gandhi, MD 2015-16 AAPI YPS Convention Co-Chair
Dr. Gandhi earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Carmel West Hospital. During her time at Mount Carmel West, Dr. Gandhi served on the Physician Relations Committee for two years.
Dr. Gandhi currently serves as a primary care physician at Hackensack University Medical Group Pascack Valley. Before joining the team at Hackensack University Medical Group Pascack Valley Dr. Gandhi worked as a hospitalist within the Mount Carmel Health System. In 2012 Dr. Gandhi published an article in the World Allergy Organization Journal entitled “Wait at Least 60 Minutes after Eating”.
As a member of the AAPI-YPS Executive Committee, Dr. Gandhi hopes to help young physicians find balance between professional and personal lives, encourage young physicians to become more involved in healthcare issues affecting them, as well as promote leadership among women in the Indian Community.