AAPIQLI

23rd Annual Convention

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE


Abhay Malhotra, MD

It is with great modesty that I express my gratitude for being elected AAPI-QLI President.

Beginning in June 1995, AAPI-QLI began to represent the interests of all physicians of Indian origin in the Queens and Long Island area and has grown to become the largest ethnic physician organization in New York, consisting of approximately 850 members. It has also proudly become one of the largest chapters in National AAPI.

AAPI-QLI has reached amazing heights with the great work done by the past presidents, boards, and members. The combined efforts have allowed our organization to unify our members as well as the countless Indian physicians in the area. This has only motivated me to raise the bar even higher as the president.

AAPI-QLI continues to provide a monthly forum for Continuing Medical Education, current trends and changes in healthcare, wealth management, and practice management.

This prestigious organization engages in charitable activities for the benefit of our community at large by donating to different organizations annually. AAPI-QLI has sponsored Hofstra Medical School Summer Scholarships for two Medical Students of Indian Origin only, each year for the next four years. Our organization also conducts different Health Camps at our religious institutions, providing free flu vaccines, eye care, dental care and preventive medical care like obesity awareness campaigns for schools and Veterans of our nation. We also collaborate with other organizations, like IALI and AIA in sponsoring Health Fairs during India Fest and Deepavali Celebrations at South Street, Seaport.

The Nomination Committee has selected a great executive team. Working together, we will continue all the programs outlined above as well as work on new initiatives. With our committed Executive Committee, we will focus on leading AAPI-QLI to be a vibrant, united, transparent, and politically-engaged organization. We will work effectively to reduce the prevalence of opioid prescription abuse and young physician burnout, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the wake of a global crisis, AAPI-QLI has remained to be a strong unified force of Indian physicians. AAPI-QLI is dedicated to providing personal protective equipment and mental health seminars to all frontline workers.

I sincerely thank all of you for your ongoing support, collaboration, and warmth during all these years. I look forward to working with you all in harmony.

God bless us all, and God bless America.

 

Abhay Malhotra, MD, FACC

 

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