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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 Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia . 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.


Reema Chaudri, MD

President, APPNA DMV

Dear APPNA DMV Members,

Assalam o Alaikum

I am delighted to welcome you to another year of excitement and wonderful service to advance the objectives and goals of APPNA DMV! With all of APPNA DMV's past president's hard work and endless effort over the years, their accomplishments have set the bar high for us. This year we will continue to work harder, better, and faster to further our achievements and chart new waters.

I want to start by thanking every one of you for being an integral part of APPNA DMV.

It is the bond of friendship and camaraderie that brings us all together and keeps us united. Because of you, there is APPNA. I genuinely believe that APPNA DMV is an excellent forum for us to demonstrate the intelligence and passion we have cultivated.

I Welcome to the Executive Committee of APPNA DMV for 2024; Dr. Neelam Khan, General Secretary, Dr. Usman Akhtar, Treasurer. Dr. Irfan Suleman Immediate Past President, and Dr. Tariq Mahmood, Executive Director. I am looking forward to working with this team of highly talented individuals.

My sincere thanks to the Council members, Committee Chairs, and members who are ready to demonstrate their initiative to take our chapter to the next level. It is very generous of you to take the time out of your busy schedules to assume additional responsibilities for our chapter.

The CME committee will continue to commit to promoting advanced learning and collaborating with institutes and other organizations.

We will continue our membership policy to increase our membership because our strength is in our members. We will continue the exact offers with no fee to become APPNA DMV lifetime member and encourage you to become APPNA central member.

I want to thank our immediate past President, Dr. Irfan Suleman, for his hard work in 2023.

It is an honor and privilege to be entrusted in leading the APPNA DMV Chapter. I am excited for 2024, and with our very vibrant team, great enthusiasm, and the guidance of experienced seniors, APPNA DMV Chapter will be taken to the next level.

I wish you a very happy new year.


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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Tel:  +1-410-409-5057

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