Dear IMANE family,
As we cross our fingers and hope that we are steadily headed away from the Covid19 pandemic and make our way into 2023 with a more optimistic view, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my proverbial village who have helped me reach this point in the executive committee in IMANE.
Drs. Dhrumil Shah and Akash Patel have shown true leadership during these tough times. Under their leadership, despite many challenges, we were able to initiate the "share the warmth" program, the "Shoe Project" with Women Who Win as well as virtual and in person meetings and events. I look forward to fostering these relationships they have built and form new relationships with other community organizations.
With the help and support of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee and the members, my vision for the 2023 year is to use IMANE and our resources as a vehicle for inclusivity, education, and outreach in the physician and general community, all while making meaningful friendships along the way.
I wish you and families a new year filled with
good health, happiness and a new purpose to participate and engage with IMANE!
My sincere gratitude for all your faith and support in me.
Deepa Jhaveri, DPM - IMANE Presedent
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.