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Atul Nakhasi is a current resident physician at UCLA Ronald Reagan hospital in internal medicine. He originally hails from Iowa, born and raised, and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa. During this time he led the movement to galvanize youth voters in the historic US Presidential Election of 2008. His leadership was recognized by the Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, ABC World News, and BBC. After Iowa, Atul went on to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Harvard Kennedy School of Government to complete his medical and policy degrees. He is deeply passionate about engaging physicians in healthcare advocacy within their local communities and helping mentor aspiring physician advocates. Atul currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Originally from Naperville, IL, I graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014 and am currently a second year Internal Medicine Resident at Hackensack University Medical Center Palisades in North Bergen, NJ. In the coming year I plan promote the practice of mindfulness and meditation within the MSRF community as I have within my own residency program. Also, I would like to focus on improving education and resources for South Asians with heart disease and diabetes. I would also like to promote awareness of AAPI MSRF within the osteopathic community and encourage more osteopathic students and graduates to become involved in the AAPI community.
Manan Upadhyaya, M.S.
A lifelong New Jersey native, I am currently in 3rd year of medical school at International American University doing my clinical clerkship rotations in Baltimore, MD. As MSRF Secretary, my main goal will be to keep all information discussed within our board, as well as as in any external agendas, organized in a timely manner and to continue the great work of those who served before me. I am excited to be working collectively with my colleagues from around the U.S. and further promoting the great causes of AAPI-MSRF.
Amar Shah is a current first-year transitional year resident at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, OH. At the conclusion of his internship year, he will proceed to the University of Cincinnati to complete his residency in ophthalmology. Native to Cleveland, Ohio, Amar received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. As Treasurer this year, Amar’s primary goal is to enhance the fiscal position of AAPI MSRF and secure tangible benefits/perks for all MSRF members!
Dr. Janaki Saoji, as membership chair, I intend to serve as a liaison between our MSRF chapter of AAPI and the greater public to help renounce the accomplishments of medical students and physicians of their respected areas. As a member of the board it is our duty to help recognize these doctors and display their individual talents to the fullest. With a strong belief in this organization I would like to promote as many members to join us on our mission, to not just being a physician but leaders in our community. I look forward to expand this awareness in our national conventions, conferences and our local regional events.
Abhishek Vadher MBBS
I would like to expand the research and the publications in AAPI by conducting more research and also helping other students to get research and publications. I will be working in the publication board and also in the fund raising board.
Heera Prasad is native to Washington DC, has a background in Biomedical Engineering, and graduated from medical school in China. Her vision is to create a platform to help IMGs bridge the gap between medical school education abroad and residency admissions in the US. From passing the boards, expediting foreign degree paperwork, to obtaining US clinical experience and applying for residency, MSRF can serve as a wealth of information by connecting individuals to older physician mentors within AAPI who serve as faculty members in academic and residency programs across the country. There is strength in numbers: as this transition period is extremely trying and uncertain, any resources that we can collectively share will be helpful to many who need that support.
Steffi Sharma, MBBS
Steffi was born and brought up in New Zealand, who later completed Medical School at Manipal University, India. She recently graduated and is currently applying for General Surgery residency programs across the United States. She has served many hours as a member of various volunteer organizations while she was in India to help the underprivileged community. As Community Chair, Steffi would like to create a large-scale fundraising event that could become an annual AAPI affair.