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Jayesh Shah, MD, wraps up year
as AAPI president
By Mary E. Nava, MBA
Chief Governmental and Community Relations
The American Association of
Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) held its 32nd annual convention
June 25-29 in San Antonio.
Dr. Jayesh Shah concluded his
year as AAPI president by orchestrating a plan to bring the
national AAPI convention to San Antonio for the first time. The
convention was filled with numerous speakers, entertainers and
celebrities from the United States and India. Among the
notables attending the convention was India's Hon. Minister of
Health and Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan, MD, who delivered an
incredible presentation on the work he and other leaders are doing
in collaboration with 24 countries to improve the healthcare
climate and access to care in India.
This year, under Dr. Shah's
leadership, the AAPI convention hosted the inaugural launch of the
organization's "Be Fit. Be Cool" walk, with the focus of
combating obesity. On hand for the opening ceremony and walk
were the 2014 Miss America, Nina Davuluri, the first Indian
American to be chosen as Miss America, and Sendhil Ramamurthy, an
American actor known for his roles in "Heroes" and
"Covert Affairs." He is the son of Drs. Somayaji and
Dr. Shah commented: "I want
to thank the Bexar County Medical Society and its members for their
strong support in hosting the AAPI national convention in San
Antonio. I appreciate the hard work and commitment by all my
colleagues who helped plan and execute a successful convention
culminating my year as president of AAPI. Also, I want to
thank the BCMS Alliance for their support and participation in the
AAPI inaugural Be Fit. Be Cool walk."
Dr. Jayesh Shah, outgoing president of AAPI, is
presented with a plaque during the AAPI convention presidential
gala held June 28 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Standing (from left): Dr. Manju Sachdev (back left); Dr. Jayesh
Shah; Dr. Shashi Shah, outgoing AAPI board of trustees chair; and
Dr. Ravi Jahagirdar, the organization's incoming president.
Look for complete AAPI convention
highlights in the September issue of San Antonio Medicine. For more information, contact Mary Nava.
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