The following was provided by the Indian Medical Association of New England:
The Indian Medical Association of New England (IMANE) held its 34th Annual Meeting on Nov. 17 at the Taj Boston hotel in Boston, electing a new slate of officers including the election of Dr. Manju Sheth as the group’s 2013 president.
IMANE, a dynamic organization for medical professionals of Indian origin in New England, also elected its 2014 President-elect Dr. Sajani Shah. Also confirmed at the meeting was the group’s 2013 Executive Committee, including Dr. Seema Arora as secretary and Dr. Sapna Aggarwal as treasurer. Dr. Sheth, Dr. Arora and Dr. Aggarwal, along with 2012 President Dr. Sucheta Doshi and five members at large will form IMANE’s Executive Committee in the coming year. The members at large include Dr. Srilatha Kodali, Dr. Anita Vanka, Dr. Suresh Reddy, Dr. Subha Thiagarajan and Dr. Sameer Kapasi.
Sheth said that her goals for the group in the coming year include strengthening ties with the research and academic medical community, deepening IMANE’s many charitable, social and professional activities and organizing a collaborative health expo that will bring various hospital and health care providers together with the Indian community. Sheth said that the group also will seek to increase membership through greater outreach to Indian-American physicians in New England.
“Community service is a very important mission of IMANE and I am hoping that we can serve our wonderful community in multiple ways, including educating them about health issues that are especially prevalent in the Indian population,” said Sheth, who works at Beverly Hospital in Danvers, Mass., and specializes in internal medicine. “I am looking forward to a great year of service.”
All of IMANE’s 2013 officers will begin their terms of service on Jan. 1.