Public Service Announcement: Convention of Indian American physicians scheduled for July in Philadelphia

AAPI leadership poses for a picture. Photo: AAPI

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, AAPI, announced it is holding the 41st Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions July 6-9, 2023,  in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Ravi Kolli, a psychiatrist by profession and president of AAPI, noted that the organization represents more than 120,000 Indian American physicians, has 130 local Chapters. Indian American physicians make up 10% of total physicians in the US and nearly 50% of International Medical Graduates around the U.S. serving every 7th patient in the country.

“We are proud of our achievements and our contributions to the healthcare industry and the millions of people we serve,” Dr. Kolli is quoted saying in the Feb. 13, announcement.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, convenor of the Convention, invited all to come on behalf of the Philadelphia host team.  And Dr. V. Ranga, chair of AAPI Board of Trustees emphasized it was a venue for interacting with leading physicians, health professionals, academicians, and scientists of Indian origin.

“Physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country will convene and participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, to develop health policy agendas, and to encourage legislative priorities in the coming year,” Dr. Ranga noted.

Physicians and other health professionals on the front lines of COVID-19 care have experienced so many unknowns during the pandemic, including putting their own health and the well-being of their families on the line to provide care, AAPI noted.

“At this critical juncture in human history, AAPI, the largest ethnic medical organization in the country is focusing on themes such as how to take care of self and find satisfaction and happiness in the challenging situations they are in, while serving hundreds of patients everyday of their dedicated and noble profession,” Dr. Anjana Samadder, president-elect of AAPI said.

Dr. Satheesh Kathula, vice president of AAPI pointed out that Philadelphia is home to the University of Pennsylvania and has 9 medical schools in the surrounding area, which will bring in many more participants and excellent world-class speakers attend.

Dr. Meher Medavaram, secretary of AAPI pointed to the convenient access to the Convention venue domestically and internationally.

Dr. Sumul Rawal, treasurer of AAPI said, “Exhibitors and Corporate Partners will remain our top priority as we work together to provide a world-class forum for increased interactions between sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees.”

For more details visit or call the AAPI office at (630) 990 2277.



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