APCNA New Cabinet for 2016-2017 Took Office on April 2, 2016



President 2016-2017
Mushabbar A. Syed, MD, FACC

Dr. Mushabbar Syed is the Rolf & Merian Gunnar Professor of Medicine – Cardiology and Director of Cardiovascular Imaging at Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.  He also holds appointments as Professor of Radiology and Professor of Cell & Molecular Physiology at Loyola University Chicago.  He graduated from King Edward Medical College in 1987 and completed training in Pakistan, UK and USA.  He completed his cardiovascular medicine fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI and cardiovascular imaging fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.  He has received several awards of excellence in teaching and research including ACCP Young Investigator Award (1997).  He served on ACC annual scientific sessions program planning committee 2008-2010.  He serves on editorial boards of several cardiology journals and has recently edited a textbook titled Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Congenital Heart Disease (Springer 2013). He is a founding member of APCNA and has been involved in several educational activities of the association over last 10 years.

President-Elect APCNA 2016-2017
Amin H. Karim, MD, FACC

Dr. Amin Haji Karim is a practicing invasive cardiologist in Houston, TX. Graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan in 1977 with seven gold medal awards. He completed his cardiology fellowship from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston in 1987. He is a Clinical Associates Professor Baylor College of Medicine & Clinical Assistant Professor, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is a founding member and the first Treasurer  of APCNA. He has maintained the APCNA list serve since it’s inception. He is truly a “Globelinker”, maintains other groups like GlobeMedic, the Dowlist and Dow History Website.  He is member of BOT of the APPNA South Texas Chapter.

AtiqueImmediate Past President- 2015-2016
Atique Mirza, MD, FACC

Dr. Atique A. Mirza is a Consultant Cardiologist at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford Connecticut. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his cardiovascular medicine fellowships at Brigham & Women Hospital, Harvard Medical School and University of Connecticut. He is a Board Member of the US PAK Foundation. He is the founding president of the Allama Iqbal Medical College Alumni Association of North America and the founding President of the Connecticut Chapter of the APPNA. Dr. Mirza is a community activist, who has been involved in increasing the recognition of health and social issues faced by Asian Americans at the local and national level. He testified in the Connecticut General Assembly before the Appropriation Committee for the Asian Pacific American Commission in 2009.


Secretary 2016-2017
Nadeem Ashfaque Faruqi, MD, FACC 

Dr. Nadeem Ashfaque Faruqi graduated from Sind Medical College in 1989, He completed his residencies in Transitional year, Internal medicine and General cardiology fellowship from Michigan State University. He completed his Interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of South Florida. He was also an NIH Trainee and Fellow at Mayo clinic for two years. Currently he is practicing in greater Richmond area in Virginia.

Treasurer 2016-2017
Saquib Samee, MD, FACC 

Dr. Saquib Samee is an exceptionally talented Interventional Cardiologist serving the Southern Virginia area. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Dr. Samee joined Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, MN as a recipient of the prestigious NIH Grant Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases.

After completing his fellowship, Dr. Samee went on to complete a Clinical Cardiology fellowship from the University of Connecticut Health Center. He received further training in Interventional Cardiology from Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. He has also completed specialized training in Peripheral Vascular Interventions from Brown University in Rhode Island.

Dr. Samee dedicates much of his free time to humanitarian work. He received the Capital Area Health Consortium Award for his relief efforts after the Pakistan Earthquake in 2006, and was also the recipient of a Governor’s Citation from Maryland for his relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Samee also travels to Pakistan every year to provide free medical services to the poor.

Dr. Samee specilizes in a variety of services and practices all aspects of Interventional Cardiology. 

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