Association of Physicians of Pakistani-Descent of North America (DMV Chapter)

The APPNA DMV Chapter is a non-profit organization whose members are Physicians that are residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. They and their families endeavor to contribute to the well-being of the community through their scientific, medical, cultural and philanthropic actions. APPNA is a national organization with chapters in many states.

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Irfan Saeed, MD

President, APPNA DMV

Dear Colleagues,

I am honored to be president of APPNA DMV chapter for 2022. Our Chapter borders metropolitan Tristate area, and it is one of the large local chapters of APPNA representing more than 300 members and supporters. It has never been more relevant and important for those of us practicing in this area to be involve in local communities and network as one very large, multi-national, best in class physician group.  A team that provides abundant opportunities to learn, teach, mentor, and share top quality volunteers to serve here and abroad. Our goal is to give back to our communities, meet, network, and socialize with friends and colleagues all over the country and world. 

I'm proud of our Chapter's successes over the last year as APPNA best chapter 2021, particularly in providing more opportunities for meaningful engagement of our members and sponsors, introducing innovative volunteer opportunities, formats world class CME topics, and providing professional development and outreach opportunities. In the year ahead, we will continue these initiatives, as well as adding programming designed for the different stages of your career, virtual programming, and in person events held in collaboration with other in the tri-state area and beyond.

If you have an idea, suggestion, comment, improvement, or criticism, please contact me, any of our leadership team, and convey your thoughts. If you want to make a difference, reach out to the Chair of the Committee, and let them know you want to get more involved.

I’m looking forward to a fantastic 2022, and I am grateful for your partnership and dedication to our chapter to make it all possible!

Thank you,

Irfan Saeed, MD


As a professional, nonpolitical, equal opportunity organization which promotes excellence in healthcare, research, education, and humanitarian activities, our Vision is to further the mission of APPNA by increasing the networking opportunities among members, foster education of latest scientific development and education in the field of medicine and delivery of better healthcare. We also aim to encourage medical education and delivery of better health care in Pakistan and strive to educate and inform local political leaders in problems confronted by the medical community in general and Pakistani-American physicians in particular.

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Goals and Objectives

APPNA DMV members serve in various community organizations, free clinics and collaborate with national and international organizations on projects impacting the wellbeing of the community locally, nationally and internationally. Below are a few objectives of our chapter.

  • To support medical education and research

  • To form a peer group for support and career development of physicians of Pakistani origin in the DMV

  • To facilitate better understanding and relations amongst Pakistani physicians/community and people of the DMV 

  • To institute mechanisms for cooperation with other medical organizations in the DMV

  • To help in the orientation and adjustment of medical students and medical school graduates from Pakistan entering the US medical system in the DMV by a variety of manners, including the development of a mentoring program

  • To cooperate with medical schools and hospitals in Pakistan in ongoing continuing medical education by arranging lecture tours, conferences and workshops

  • To participate in medical relief and other charitable activities both in Pakistan and in North America

  • To advocate for political issues affecting our profession and human rights

  • To expose our youth to the political system as well as involve them in charitable work and other activities

  • To promote creative endeavours in our community

  • To arrange social events in the local community to improve awareness in our younger generation

Please help support APPNA DMV in any capacity you can! Your financial contributions are tax-deductible and help us support and raise funds for various charitable causes throughout the year and beyond. Thank you for your support! 


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