American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, known as AAPI, has elected Bostonian Dr. Sajani Shah, MD as Chair of AAPI Board of Trustees.Dr. Shah, a former president of the Indian Medical Association of New England (IMANE), and a second-generation physician of Indian origin, will serve for 2020-21. She replaces Dr. Seema Arora, also a Bostonian and erstwhile IMANE president.
“I am excited to announce that Dr. Sajani Shah, a second-generation physician of Indian Origin, and the first ever from the Young Physicians Section, has been elected as the Chair of BOT, AAPI for the year 2020-21,” AAPI President Dr. Suresh Reddy. “I am so proud that this historic milestone by AAPI has occurred during my Presidency.”
Dr. Shah was elected Chair of the AAPI Board of Trustees during the AAPI Spring Governing Body Meeting held in Long Island, NY. Towards making AAPI financially strong, Dr. Reddy urged members to contribute towards AAPI Endowment Fund. Dr. Ravi Kolli presented a check for $10,000 while the President of the St. Louis Chapter of AAPI, Dr. Raghuveer Kura along with Dr. Amit Chakrabarty, BOT Vice Chair donated a check for $10,000. AAPI-QLI expressed their intent to contribute towards the AAPI Endowment Fund in the future. Dr. Sajani Shah, the new chair of BOT, AAPI, is a surgeon from Boston, MA who specializes in minimally invasive Bariatric Surgery.