APPNA, Association of Physicians of Pakistani-descent of North America is one of the largest ethnic medical societies in North America representing more than 15,000 physicians and health care professionals of Pakistani descent, serving across the United States and Canada.
It was established in 1976 by few medical graduates from Pakistan. Over the years, it has attracted thousands of medical professionals from Pakistan and from Pakistani-descent society. APPNA with its chapters and alumni networks is the front leader of Pakistani Diaspora.
In June, 1994, Sindh Medical College Alumni Association of North America joined APPNA. This was the first expansion of the Executive Council of APPNA since the inception of the Association. SMC was the first medical College among all the Medical Colleges established in 1970’s and later, to join APPNA.
For over a half century, Pakistani-American physicians are performing their sacred duty in places from small towns to large metropolitan’s and from the armed forces to the under-served areas. APPNA physicians have actively participated in the relief activities in the aftermath of tragic 9/11, Katrina, Tsunami, 2005 Pakistan Earthquake, and other natural and man-made disasters around the world.
APPNA is a not-for-profit organization registered in the State of Illinois, and designated as a tax exempt charity under the section 501 (c)(3) of Internal Revenue Code.
SMCANNA and its members have contributed significantly to the cause of APPNA. They have been very active in steering APPNA in the right and democratic direction by being the members of Executive councils and different high profile committees over the years.
Dr. Nadeem Kazi and Dr. Rizwan Naeem have served APPNA in the capacity of President and Treasurer respectively. Few of our other members who have served as APPNA chapter Presidents and Chairs of different committees are Dr. Javed Suleman, Dr. Suhail Siddiqi, Dr. I.Zafar Hamid, Dr. Rahat Abbas, Dr. Dawood Muniz, Dr. Nadeem Siddiqi, Dr. Taqi Azam, Dr. Akhtar Hameedi, Dr. Abubakar yaseen, Dr. Kamal Haider, Dr. Khalil Khatri, Dr. Joseph Emanuel, Dr. Yaqoob Shaikh, Dr. Zafar Ahsan, Dr. Pervez Musarrat, Dr. Faiq Hameedi, Dr. Asif mohammad, Dr. Maleeha Ahsan and many many more.
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