There has never been a day when my identity as a radiologist and as an Indian is lost on me. My first AARI meeting was in 1999. I was immediately drawn into the enthusiasm and dedication of AARI. Since then, I have attended most of the AARI dinners and have enjoyed every moment of my time in the association.
As I embark on the next phase of my association with AARI, as the president for the years 2021-2023, I have a sense of responsibility and pleasure.
In this day and age, despite the presence of social media, our purpose of existence stands strong. While social media creates connections, AARI creates an emotional connection based on mutual hardships and joys that we have experienced. We harness this connection during our AARI annual convention.
The last two years have been very trying to say the least. However, the AARI team, including the outgoing president, Dr. Sreenivas Reddy, our treasurer Dr. Sidney Jain, Heidi Garton, and I, have worked in the background to update our organizational documents and registrations. Our next goal is to strengthen our financial reserve so that we are self-sustaining for the future. We had a great start at the AARI dinner held in Nov 2021.
I want to personally thank each and every member of the organization for their contribution to the field of radiology, their community, and AARI.
American Association of Radiologists of Indian Origin
AARI provides support and information helpful to the needs of American radiologists of Indian origin and to function as a venue for charitable, educational, cultural and networking activities, for members to share common ideas and discuss mutual concerns.