American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin YPS
News and Announcements
AAPI Concludes Successful Elections
Apr 22, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Dino Teppara, Esq.AAPI Director of Legislative Affairslegislativeaffairs@aapiusa.net  AAPI Concludes Successful Elections Washington, D.C. – Today, AAPI released the following statement announcing its new leaders for 2010-2011.“I am very pleased to announce that our recent elections have successfully concluded and I would like to congratulate the new leadership that will take AAPI forward after our national convention in June,” said Dr. Vinod K. S...
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AAPI Condemns Taliban Attack on Indians in Afghanistan
Feb 26, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Dino Teppara, Esq.AAPI Director of Legislative Affairslegislativeaffairs@aapiusa.net AAPI Condemns Taliban Attack on Indians in Afghanistan Washington, D.C. – AAPI released the following statement condemning a terrorist attack by the Taliban aimed at Indian physicians, government officials and other international residents in Kabul.“This latest attack is yet another example of the global menace of international terrorism directed toward India and t...
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AAPI President Attends State Dinner
AAPI President Attends State Dinner Nov 25, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Dino Teppara, Esq.AAPI Director of Legislative AffairsWork: (703) 462-5221Cell: (803) 467-2130legislativeaffairs@aapiusa.net  Washington, D.C. - Today, AAPI released the following statement from President Dr. Vinod K. Shah after he attended the State dinner at the invitation of President Barack Obama. "I am honored that President Obama provided me with the opportunity to join 300 guests in welcoming Prime Minister...
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AAPI President Announces Three-year Extension of Conrad 30/J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Nov 17, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Dino Teppara, Esq.AAPI Director of Legislative AffairsCell: (803) 467-2130legislativeaffairs@aapiusa.net AAPI President Announces Three-year Extension of Conrad 30/J-1 Visa Waiver Program Washington, D.C. - Today, AAPI President Dr. Vinod K. Shah announced that the Conrad 30/J-1 Visa Waiver Program had been extended by Congress for three additional years. "I am pleased to see that Congress recognizes the value that physicians of Indian origin bring ...
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AAPI President Commends Dr. Rajiv Shah for Receiving Top USAID Appointment
Nov 11, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Dino Teppara, Esq.AAPI Director of Legislative AffairsWork: (703) 462-5221Cell: (803) 467-2130legislativeaffairs@aapiusa.net AAPI President Commends Dr. Rajiv Shah for Receiving Top USAID AppointmentWashington, D.C. – Today, AAPI President Dr. Vinod K. Shah congratulated Dr. Rajiv Shah for being nominated Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development by President Barack Obama.“Dr. Rajiv Shah is an excellent selection for Adm...
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AAPI Fall Governing Body Meeting San Antonio, TX
Sep 30, 2009 AMA to Work with AAPI on Health Care ReformsSAN ANTONIO, TX: Indian-born physicians have emerged as leaders of American medical community and international medical graduates make up about 25 percent of one million strong physicians in the US, said Dr. J. James Rohack, president of American Medical Association (AMA) on Oct 10.Addressing the fall governing body meeting of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) as guest speaker here, he said one in four of ever...
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Young Indian Plastic Surgeon Provides Hope and Charity to Woman with Rare Facial Disease
Jun 01, 2009 News ReleaseContact: Melissa RatcliffPhone: 310-429-2778Young Indian Plastic SurgeonProvides Hope and Charity to Woman with Rare Facial DiseaseDr. Munish Batra Gives Young Woman a New Face and a New OutlookThree-year Journey of Charitable Care Chronicled in 2-part series in the Los Angles TimesLa Jolla, Calif. – An estimated 100,000 Americans suffer from neurofibromatosis, often mistaken for “Elephant Man’s Disease.” Many of them live a life of isolation, afraid of showing thei...
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FSMB House of Delegates Elects Dr. Ram R. Krishna to the Board of Directors
DALLAS – Delegates at the Federation of State Medical Boards’ 97th Annual Meeting, held April 30 through May 2 in Arlington, VA, elected new board members, officers and committee members for the year 2009-2010. AAPI is proud to announce that Dr. Ram R. Krishna, MD, an orthopedic surgeon from Yuma, Arizona, is one of the seven physicians who got elected to the Board of Directors. The FSMB represents all the 50 Medical Licensing and Regulatory Boards in addition to the 20 Osteopathy Boards.Dr. R...
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Spring Legislative Day
Apr 29, 2009 Our Spring Legislative Conference began with U.S. Congressman Jim McDermott, M.D. (D-WA), providing his perspective on health care reform. Congressman McDermott is a psychiatrist, with a long record of service in Congress and the Washington state legislature. He also serves as the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans. U.S. Congressman Phil Gingrey, M.D. (R-GA), spoke to us about his concerns regarding a single-payer health care system. Dr. Gingrey prev...
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AAPI Second women's Health Summit
Mar 14, 2009 JERSEY CITY, NJ: Thanks to the advancement in treating cancer cases, 2.5 million women survived breast cancer in 2008, while 40, 480 patients died of the disease in the same year.This information was provided by Dr. Michele Blackwood, Director of Breast & Health Management and Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University, during a presentation on 'Update on prevention and management of breast cancer in women' at the Continuous Medical Education seminar, organized by the ...
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