The Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage (MAPI) was founded in 1976 by a small group of physicians of Indian origin. These founders defined and structured this organization as the first to support the international medical graduates of Indian origin. MAPI soon evolved into a larger entity as additional Indian physicians dedicated their time to the worthy causes of MAPI. In 1982, MAPI gave birth to a larger umbrella organization, the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), a national professional organization.

MAPI focuses primarily on issues surrounding practice of medicine by its members. It conducts educational activities through various professional channels and Continuing Medical Education (CME) meetings. Past speakers have included renowned physicians and high-ranking officers of various national medical associations, political leaders, and financial executives.

MAPI officers and members have voiced their opinions at both state and national levels. In addition, they have participated in medical associations throughout county and state levels in Michigan as well as at the national level in Washington D.C. Its members have consistently exhibited their abilities and reliance in various organizations including MAPI, AAPI, the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS), and the American Medical Association (AMA).

Message from President

I am delighted to be the President of the Michigan Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage for 2021.

Reflecting on the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am inspired by the fortitude and determination of our members who have tirelessly worked for the betterment of our people. I personally found MAPI to be a source of relief, strength, and hope for a brighter future, and I am dedicated to continuing this organization’s legacy of uplifting our community.

In addition, it is my pleasure to lead MAPI and its members into this next year with the respectable Executive Committee and board members.

With the expertise and roadmap laid before us by previous presidents and staff, I am confident that we will successfully nourish this organization, as well as its growing impact on the Michigan healthcare landscape.

The goals for my presidency are simple – provide a strong foundation for our members to develop, network and collaborate, focus on recruiting new members, especially younger physicians to whom we can offer our vast resources, and leave a positive legacy for our future. I look forward to the innovation, progress, and great work in the coming year.

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