It is amazing how quickly these two years have passed by. With the help of Dr. Annu Terkonda I helped revive the Indian Medical Council of St Louis (IMCStL), that had been dormant for more than 8 years to become one of the most vibrant chapters of the American Association of Physician of Indian Origin (AAPI), culminating in hosting the National AAPI governing body meeting during our upcoming Diwali Gala.
This year I was fortunate to have a set of young enthusiastic and dynamic office bearers helping me in every step of the way and help to get IMCStL to newer heights.
As last year we have a great Diwali gala planned with sumptuous food and stellar entertainment featuring SaReGaMa finalists form India along with cutting edge CME. We have revamped our website and enabled easy for Physicians of Indian Origin from the greater St. Louis area to become members and register for the meetings.
We will have the honor and pleasure of hosting leaders of National AAPI as our guests during this event, for their Governing body meeting. I am privileged to have dedicated committee members to help make this event one of the best AAPI has ever witnessed.
I again would like to reach out to Indian physicians, medical students and residents from St. Louis and surrounding areas including southern Illinois to join us and become members and make this chapter even more vibrant.
I, on behalf of my executive committee and the committee members, look forward to welcoming you to the upcoming Diwali Gala.
Amit Chakrabarty, MD, MS, FRCS
President IMCStL 2018 and 2019
Vice Chair AAPI, Board of Trustees