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Dear IMANE Physicians and Community Members,

As a physician, our life is constantly evolving and full of challenges in current times. Last two years have been very special for our healthcare community as we all continue to work together to defer COVID19 Pandemic. The Clear sign of UNITY can not be seen anywhere else but in healthcare. Here all healthcare professionals across the globe flexed their muscles and got to work tirelessly to find novel diagnostics, treatments & vaccination - to defeat the deadly Pandemic for our communities. Many scientists were successful in narrowing down the medicine which might work, others devoted their time in finding ways to prevent it from spreading further.

One clear message I got out of this is that, If we work together then anything can be possible. “Real Strength Lies in UNITY”. As we move forward towards 2022 I urge support from all IMANE members to help us make our organization stronger.

Our current President Dr. Dhrumil Shah led the organization in one of the most difficult times over last two years. During his time as president, he has fostered relationships with many organizations in New England which will help us strengthen IMANE further. One of my major goal during 2022 as President will be to expand the IMANE physician and non-physician membership base which can add substantial value to new and existing members.

I look forward to your support, participation and ongoing engagement as we all work to further mission and values of IMANE. I would like to wish you and your families a very safe, happy and healthy new year.

Thank you

Akash Patel, MD

President, IMANE 2022

Dear Friends,

I feel humbled and blessed to be representing the Indian Medical Association of New England, as PRESIDENT for year 2019 and truly appreciate the faith the past presidents, have placed in me.

I thank all of you for having helped me to get to where I am today with IMANE and especially 2018 IMANE president Dr Vikas Merchia for his transparency and guidance. I am so grateful that I have a smart and brilliant team this year.

Thanks to all the sacrifices, time spent and the tireless effort that each and every past president, their teams and their families made to make IMANE what it is today, largest of its kind in New England area.

My journey to IMANE happened when I moved to Massachusetts several years ago, after my Pulmonary, Critical care fellowship to do my Sleep medicine fellowship at Boston University. I had this burning desire in me to be a part of local Indian organization, with physicians in them and that’s when I joined IMANE and found it amazing.

I was able to connect, network, and build relationships with other physicians of Indian origin, participated in the CME program (helped me to fulfill my risk management CME’s during my MA state license renewal) and lectures during the Health expo, free health clinics, most of all having fun during the Boston cruise and as always during the Annual Gala with wonderful speakers, delicious food, awards and the DJ’s, community medical services, strengthening alliances with MMS, AMA, AAPI.

I will do my best to make IMANE even more empowered, in such a way that we can address our issues (related to physician burnout, IMG, research)   as an organization with different medical societies & Capitol Hill, and empower it for the future and make it sustainable.

My vision is to engage more healthcare providers use IMANE as a platform to move forward building relationships, growing in their fields and embracing other professionals of Indian origin like attorneys, architects, engineers, and also welcoming healthcare providers from other South Asian countries.

The needs of the younger Indian origin physicians is changing and I am excited and hopeful to be able to identify, involve,  build and mentor the future leaders of IMANE to carry the torch forward and feel rest assured that the future of IMANE will be in great hands.

Being a part of this amazing organization should be memorable and enjoyable for all physicians, dentists, advance care practitioners, fellows, residents and medical students.

IMANE is greater than one person or a team, it belongs to every healthcare provider of Indian Origin and all of your heartfelt participation is much appreciated.

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