Shahid Badar, M.D.
St. Louis, MO 2013
Dear APPNA St. Louis Members, Assalam O Alaikum,
It is a great honor to serve, as President of APPNA St. Louis Chapter for the year 2013. This is a unique opportunity for me and I am very fortunate to have a great team in the executive committee who will be a key asset to the APPNA in the years to come.
Being involved with the APPNA St. Louis Chapter in different roles, such as treasurer, president elect and now president has given me the perfect opportunity to utilize my experience for the chapter. Apart from local chapter, I have also been involved with Central APPNA and KEMCAANA. All of these opportunities helped me broaden my vision and the leadership to make the APPNA St. Louis Chapter the most vibrant chapter of APPNA.
This year we will achieve some new milestone but at the same time we are focused to consolidate what we have already achieved.
So far our APPNA STL Community Health Clinic (100% free) in West Pine Mosque at St. Louis University Campus has been providing multidisciplinary service to the needy population irrespective of race, color, or religion. The services include primary care, comprehensive diabetes care, dental care and ophthalmology. My EC and I will work with the clinic board to try to incorporate other specialty services as well this year. Other events planned for this year will include the spring meeting, community picnic, bone marrow drive, food drive, and blood donation.