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Association of Physicians of Pakistani-descent of North America (APPNA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering scientific development and education in the field of medicine and to delivering better health care, irrespective of race, color, creed, or gender.

President Message

Dear APPNA Family:

First of all, I congratulated Dr Shahid Yaqoob for completing his 2 year tenure successfully as APPNA-AZ President 2020-2021. I am honored to serve as the APPNA-AZ president for 2022 and hope to continue getting a full support from the community during this arduous road of Pandemia. As we all know, Physicians, healthcare workers have been the front-lines of this COVID-19 pandemic serious complications for over 2 years now.

Now We appear to be heading into a fourth COVID-19 surge with rising cases across our communities and hospitals. Unlike previous surges, we finally have free, widely available, highly effective and safe vaccines available to protect you and your family. More than 370 million doses have been administered in the United States with remarkable safety.

There is much to be achieved as we continue to unfold the mystery of COVID-19 Pandemic. I look forward working with you through the remainder of this year with the help and support of the Executive Committee of 2022. (Dr. Zubair Quraishi as General Secretary and Dr. Navaid A Khan as Treasurer)

Lets hope, 2022 will be a better year for all of us. Lets have hand-in-hand together to continue fighting against this Pandemic phase.

We need to ensure that APPNA-AZ is an organization, will continue to deliver the Public Awareness under scientific techniques, and will do the best to fulfill the needs of our community in all endeavors.

We will continue to help young medical graduates from mother-land and local graduates here who are committed to play individual roles for the betterment of our American nation.

Least but most important; I am thankful to my wife Asma and daughter Zoya for allowing me serve on this important task.


Mashood Qadri, MD

Executive Council

Dr. Mashood Qadri, MD
Dr. Zubair Quraishi, MD
Dr. Navaid Khan, MD
Past President
Dr. Shahid Yakoob, MD