AAPI of QUEENS and LONG ISLAND, a Not-for-Profit Organization, representing all Physicians of Indian Origin in Queens and Long Island, NY, was started in June 1995, under the leadership of Dr. Narendra Hadpawat. The Inaugural dinner was held at Leonard’s of Great Neck, NY and with 150 physicians in attendance and Dr. Narendra Hadpawat was elected as its First President.
AAPI Queens and Long Island (AAPIQLI) represents the interests of all physicians of Indian Origin in its area including providing Continuous Medical Education (CME) and engaging in charitable activities for the benefit of our community at large. Since its inception there has always been a strong alliance with and support from National AAPI, the largest ethnic Physicians Organization in USA
This organization has been growing rapidly in membership and is well accepted by all other local and national professional organizations. From the very beginning the leadership has put heavy emphasis on transparency and the democratic process, which are the main ingredients for its enormous success. AAPI of Queens and Long Island currently represents over 800 active physicians and donates more than $60,000 annually for charitable purposes. It is also, one of the largest chapters of National AAPI.