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Indian-American doctors' association ushers in top leadership team of women

Last month, when Dr Anupama Gotimukula -- a paediatric anaesthesiologist from Texas' San Antonio -- took over as the president of the influential American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), she became the fourth woman in the history of the 40-year-old organisation to hold its top office.

And not just Gotimukula, but Dr Kusum Punjabi serves as the chair of AAPI board of trustees, Dr Soumya Neravetla as president of the young physicians section (YPS) and Dr Ayesha Singh as president of the medical student/residents and fellows section (MSRF). During the 2020-21 period, the organisation has gained strong women leadership.

Dr Anjana Samadder, who serves as the vice president of AAPI, is in succession for the top leadership position in 2023-24.

"It’s been truly historic and a very proud moment for AAPI to have a majority of the current leadership of this noble organisation being held by women leaders," Gotimukula, who has been practising since 2007 along with being an active member and leader of AAPI for over a decade, said when taking over the office. "Never has there ever been such a strong representation of women leaders in AAPI's leadership positions. It's been a privilege and a challenge to lead AAPI as the organisation celebrates 40 years of dedicated service to the United States, India and the world."

Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/85284705.cms

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