Narendra Kumar,MD

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About Narendra Kumar, MD

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I completed my medical education from Trivandrum Medical College and post-graduate residency from Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi, India) and Case-Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. I have been practicing Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in Saginaw, Michigan since 1988. I am also the Medical Director of an Accredited Sleep Diagnostic Facility (www.soundasleeplab.com).

Over the past 10 years, I have become increasingly involved in social, professional and political arenas and have taken active leadership roles in various Medical Organizations. I am requesting your support in my campaign for the upcoming AAPI Executive Committee election.

One of my major leadership positions was 2004 Silver Jubilee President of AKMG (Association of Kerala Medical Graduates). During my tenure, the AKMG Executive Committee was dedicated in taking this organization to the next level by promoting increased member participation, partnering with global AKMG chapters in India and the Middle East, which included the inauguration of AKMG Emirates in Dubai, and furthering our mission to charitable projects. I was instrumental in establishing an Electronic Learning Resource Center (AKMG-LRC, www.akmglrc.org) in various government medical colleges in Kerala, raising over $500,000 in alumni donations.

I have been active in the socio-political arena to increase representation for our Indian Community. In this effort, I have organized fundraising events for both Republican and Democratic candidates, including the current Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm. We have been successful in obtaining appointments for members of our community to various state level positions, including Michigan Asia-Pacific Advisory Council, Saginaw Valley State University and Central Michigan University Board of Directors, and we are working towards a nomination of one of our Indian physicians to the Michigan State Medical Licensing Board.

In May 2005, I was the co-President of the Indo-Pak Friendship Society Convention, organized in Saginaw, Michigan, which was attended by over 1,200 participants. This was a gala event attended by Lt. Governor John Cherry, Indian & Pakistani Consul Generals, AAPI Past-President Apparao Mukkamala and Dr. Divakar Pai, then MAPI President.

I have been a patron member of AAPI since 1992, but became increasingly involved when I was the Organizing Secretary for the AAPI-AKMG CME Convention held in Kovalam, Kerala in December 2004. This CME Convention had an attendance of over 600 delegates, including over 100 AAPI delegates from the USA. It was an honor to host an AAPI international gathering in my home state, and I was able to work closely with the AAPI Executive Committee under the Presidency of Dr. Jagan Ailinani.

Shortly after, I was nominated to the position of AAPI Regional Director, and have served in this position since 2006. During this time, I was exposed to the principles and mission upheld by this organization, and was able to work closely with the Executive Committee under the leadership of Dr. Bala Subramaniam and Dr. Hemant Patel.

The Pravaasi Bharat Diwas (PBD) Meeting held in New Delhi in January 2007, gave me a chance to prove my ability to act as political liaison in organizing special interviews with India’s top dignitaries. The delegates discussed AAPI rural health initiatives with President Abdul Kalam, Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Defense Minister A.K. Antony, Health Minister Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, and NRI Minister Vayalar Ravi. I was given a similar role to coordinate and invite dignitaries to the upcoming Indo-US Healthcare Summit, also to be held in New Delhi, December 13-15, 2007.

As Regional Director, I have attended almost all the local AAPI chapter meetings in my region in an attempt to serve as a liaison between the local chapters and the national organization. I have been able to recruit over 170 new AAPI patron members during this time. I was also able to develop a good working relationship with MAPI, which will be hosting the upcoming AAPI Spring Governing Body Meeting in Detroit on March 21-23, 2007.

Attended the following AAPI meetings:

  • AAPI National Conventions in Orlando, Houston, Atlanta and Philadelphia
  • AAPI General Body Meetings in Anaheim (CA), Tampa, and Jersey City
  • AAPI Regional Meetings in Cincinnati and Atlanta
  • AAPI CME in India 2004 - 2007
  • Pravaasi Bharat Diwas in New Delhi—January 2007
  • Indo-US Healthcare Summit in New Delhi—December 2007
  • Visited almost all AAPI chapters in the Midwest Region as Regional Director and mobilized AAPI membership
  • Participated in various alumni and chapter meetings including TANA, Maulana Azad,
  • RAJMAAI, Orissa Society of India, AAOI, AKMG,
  • Tamilnadu (ATMA), MAPI, Long Island/Queens (NY) Chapter & IAMA (Chicago)

 

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