Members of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) virtually elected a new leadership team with Amit Chakrabarty as the Vice President, Sumul Raval as the Secretary, and Sreeni Gangasani as Treasurer for the year 2023-24, in the recently concluded elections.
The chief election officer, Kusum Punjabi, and the election committee conducted the elections and counting process in the virtual presence of all the candidates and their representatives. They communicated the election results to the AAPI president, Ravi Kolli.
While thanking the thousands of Indian American physicians for their participation in the election process, Ravi Kolli, president of AAPI said, “Congratulations and best wishes to the new team of AAPI leadership, who have been elected to lead AAPI in the coming years. We have successfully concluded our elections for the year 2023-24 for AAPI leadership positions. We want to thank AAPI members who enthusiastically participated in the AAPI’s electronic voting process and have elected a new, diverse, balanced, and experienced team to lead AAPI, the largest ethnic medical organization in the United States in the coming year and beyond.”
Syamala Erramilli, Hetal Gor, and Narendra Maheshwari have also been elected to the AAPI’s Board of Trustees for a three-year term. Vijay Gunuganti has been elected as the South West Central Regional Director of AAPI, and Anuradha Mann will be the new Regional Director of AAPI’s South East Central Region.
"As the incoming President of AAPI, I would like to congratulate my incoming new team for the fiscal year 2023-24,” said Anjana Samadder, who will assume charge as the President of AAPI during the 41st annual convention in Philadelphia, PA in July this year. Sammader did not have to contest the election this year, as she has been serving as the President-Elect during the past year.
Serving 1 in every 7 patients in the US, AAPI members care for millions of patients every day, while several of them have risen to hold high-flying jobs, shaping the policies and programs, and inventions that shape the landscape of healthcare in the US and around the world.