Dr. Suresh Reddy, immediate past-president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, AAPI, declared his run for Trustee of the village of Oak Brook, Illinois, Jan. 27.
He is among the six candidates running to be Trustees for the three openings that are being contested. Voting takes place on April 6.
“With the objective of giving back to the community, utilizing my talents, skills and experiences for the greater good of the community, which has always been my passion, I have decided to run for public office,” Dr. Reddy is quoted saying in a press release.
Dr. Reddy grew up in the suburbs of Hyderabad in Southern India, and always held a passion for helping people, the press release says.
“It all started during my childhood with bringing neighborhood kids together to play gully cricket” and bringing people together in college to organize events, demonstrations, and educational tours. Bringing opposing parties to the table for resolving issues has always been my strong strength since my schooling days,” Reddy says.
He added that he wants to give back to the community, and since early days got involved in several alumni activities, “and have facilitated to raise funds to build a million dollar alumni educational center for my Alma Mater.”
Dr. Reddy completed his advanced medical training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School and stayed on as Harvard Faculty for more than a decade where he also served as the Chief of Interventional Neuroradiology.
He later moved with his family to Chicago, IL.
Dr. Reddy’s philanthropic work over the years has included projects in the U.S. and India, including facilitating and organizing numerous health camps and workshops, with special emphasis on CPR training, and obesity prevention in conjunction with Chicago Medical Society.
During the COVID pandemic, Dr. Reddy held more than a hundred webinars and health awareness events, the press release says. He also led a campaign to donate blankets to the needy during last winter and expects to continue that.
“We would like to continue and strengthen many programs and services the city offers to all sections of the people. More than ever, fiscal conservatism and wise spending, has become the most important attribute for a financially secure future,” Dr. Reddy says, urging voters to give him a chance.
Given the contagious COVID situation, Dr. Reddy urged residents of Oak Brook to sign up for ‘Mail in ballot’ at https://www.dupageco.org/Election/VoteByMail/.