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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 endeavour 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.


APPNA DMV has established a community health clinic for those in need of medical care. The clinic provides medical and dental services free of cost to all patients, irrespective of race, gender, nationality, religion, or insurance status.


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

Meet The Team


M-Irfan Suleman, MD

President, APPNA DMV

Associate Professor Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Irfan Suleman is an Associate professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include Pediatric Anesthesia as well as Multidisciplinary Pediatric Chronic Pain Management and pediatric interventional pain management. Dr. Suleman serves as the Founding Director of Pediatric Pain Interventional Program at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the Founding Program Medical Director of Multidisciplinary Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Suleman completed his anesthesiology residency training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and completed his pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital /UAMS and Pediatric Pain fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard University Dr. Suleman is working on various projects for pediatric pain and is instrumental in discovering new techniques for pain control in children. Dr. Suleman completed a teaching scholar program at UAMS and Serving leader program at Johns Hopkins, and he leads several regional anesthesia and pain workshops as course director in different national and international meeting including Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and American society of Anesthesiology. He also led as meeting chair for Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine in 2020 at Atlantis paradise island Bahamas.


Current Board of Directors

Social  & Welfare  



  • Dr. Abdul Rashid Piracha (Chair)

  • Dr. Mubashir Choudry

  • Dr. Tayyib Rana

  • Dr. Ahmed Nawaz

  • Dr. Samia Piracha

  • Dr. Tariq Mahmood

  • Dr. Irfan Saeed

  • Dr. Irfan Suleman

 Ethics and Grievance  

Research and Scientific  

Nomination and Election  

  • Dr. Mohammed Akbar (Chair)

  • Dr. Mubashar Choudry (Co-Chair)

  • Dr. Tayyib Rana (Chair)

  • Dr. Abdul Rashid Piracha

  • Dr. Mohammad Akbar

  • Dr. Nisar Chaudhry

  • Dr. Farooq Mohyuddin (Chair)

  • Dr. Mansoor Mohiuddin 

  • Dr. Jawad Hasnain 

  • Dr. Tariq Shahab

  • Dr. Mohammad Taimoor Khan

  • Dr. Javed Iqbal Khan


  • Dr. Mubashir Choudry

  • Dr. Zahid Butt

  • Dr. Hameed Peracha

  • Dr. Tayyib Rana

  • Dr. Mohammad Akbar

  • Dr. Atiya Khan

  • Dr. Sohail Qarni


  • Dr. Amra Nasir (Chair)

  • Dr. Tariq Mahmood

  • Dr. Salman Mufti

  • Dr. Zubair Niazi

  • Dr. Ashraf Sabahat (Chair)

  • Dr. Irfan Saeed

  • Dr. Irfan Rizvi

  • Dr. Talha Siddiqi

  • Dr. Nadra Khan (Chair)

  • Dr. Sabahat Nawab (Co-Chair)

  • Dr. Tayyib Rana - COVD-19 Task Force Chair

  • Dr. Naheed Saleem

  • Dr. Ahmed Nawaz

  • Dr. Hina Rehman Khan

  • Dr. Tahir Sheikh

  • Dr. Samia Piracha

  • Dr. Sajid Rehman

  • Dr. Javed Iqbal

  • Dr. Rashid Nayer

  • Dr. Ahmad Babar


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