Welcome to APPNA Arizona

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.

September 10th, 2022 at Marriott Phoenix Arizona
Special thanks to
Asif Jamal, COO ARY USA
& Arif Zafar Mansuri

APPNA Arizona is raising funds for flood victims in Pakistan

Food Distribution of Ration in
Sehwan Shareef, Saeed Abad, Pakistan

Food Distribution of Ration in
Sehwan Shareef, Saeed Abad, Pakistan

APPNA Arizona Executive Committee 2022-23 Departure

President’s Message

Dear APPNA Family:

First of all, I congratulate Dr. Shahid Yaqoob for completing his 2-year tenure successfully as APPNA-AZ President 2020-2021. I am honoured to serve as the APPNA-AZ president for 2022 and hope to continue getting full support from the community during this arduous road of the Pandemic. As we all know, Physicians and healthcare workers have been on the front lines of this COVID-19 Pandemic’s 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 to protect you and your family. More than 370 million doses have been administered in the United States with excellent safety.

There is much to be achieved as we unfold the mystery of the COVID-19 Pandemic. I look forward to 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)

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

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

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

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

Mashood Qadri, MD

Re-Election Results , Executive Committee APPNA AZ Chapter – 2024.

Taqi Azam, MD,MPH


Nomination and Election Committee

APPNA Arizona Chapter


Dear Esteemed Members of APPNA Arizona Chapter,

I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. As we transition into a new year, it brings me great pleasure to announce the newly nominated officers of the Executive Committee for the year 2024.

After careful consideration and deliberation, the Nomination and Election Committee has finalized the list of nominees who have shown exemplary dedication, commitment, and leadership qualities to steer our chapter towards continued success. Election was not conducted because I did not receive more than 1 nomination for individual positions. Without further due , I present to you the nominated officers:

President: Dr.Shoaib Serwar

Secretary: Dr.Rizwan Mian

Treasurer: Dr. Akbar Ali

We believe that each of these individuals possesses the skills, vision, and passion necessary to uphold the values and objectives of APPNA Arizona Chapter. Their diverse backgrounds and experiences will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and prosperity of our organization.

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all chapter members who participated in the nomination process by submitting nominations and providing valuable feedback. Your active involvement is essential in ensuring a transparent and democratic election process.

On behalf of the Nomination and Election Committee, I would like to congratulate the nominated officers and wish them the very best as they embark on this new journey of leadership. May their tenure be marked by unity, collaboration, and meaningful impact on our community.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the mission of APPNA Arizona Chapter. Together, let us strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our members and the communities we serve.

Warm regards,

Dr. Taqi Azam,

Dr. Pervaiz Akhter
Dr. Habib Khan

Thank you to our APPNA Arizona Supporters


Nizar Ramzan, MD
Jaffrey Kazi, MD
Arizona Gastrointestinal Associates
Scottsdale, AZ

Cosmo Magliozzi | Vice President, Business Banker II, First Citizens Bank
2480 S Gilbert Rd | Chandler, AZ 85286
480-624-0716 Phone
984-867-4911 Fax
480-287-4416 Mobile
“Building Relationships and Long Term Partnerships”


Executive Council

Mashood Qadri, MD

Zubair Qureshi, MD

Navaid Khan, MD

Past President
Shahid Yakoob, MD