Association of Physicians of Pakistani-Descent of North America Greater Cincinnati

The Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America Greater Cincinnati (APPNA GC), is  a Chapter of Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA), a national organization with over 34 regional chapters and 15 alumni associations. Founded in 2007, APPNA GC is a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization that is registered in the State of Ohio and represents over 200 Pakistani physicians and dentists in the Greater Cincinnati  area. Our goal is to create networking opportunities among our members and to promote excellence in healthcare, research and education. We participate in humanitarian and charity activities both in Pakistan and in the US.  Please join us and support our social and charity work.


Our Vision is to further the mission of APPNA by increasing the networking opportunities among members, foster education of latest scientific development and education in the field of medicine and delivery of better health care. We also aim to encourage medical education and delivery of better health care in Pakistan and strive to educate and inform local political leaders in problems confronted by the medical community in general and Pakistani-American physicians in particular.


Presidents Message


Together with my colleagues at the APPNA-Greater Cincinnati chapter I would like to wish all of you a happy healthy & prosperous 2022.   As we completed 2 years of Pandemic I continue to be hopeful that things will get back to normal slowly. It is an honor and privilege to assume the role of President of the APPNA-GC chapter.  I am grateful to my predecessors including Dr Usmani, Dr. Bari, Dr. Siddiqui, and Dr. Saeed, for their leadership & outstanding contributions to our organization.  I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of Dr. Rashid Khan & Dr. Mirza who were essentially the founders of our local chapter.  The collective efforts of these individuals have been instrumental in fulfilling the mission of APPNA-GC.

The Executive Committee for 2021 includes myself, Dr. Usmani, Dr. Farhan Zafar,  Dr Nadia Yaqub and Dr Waqas Ahmad.  With the assistance of my colleagues in the executive committee I look forward to continuing the important task of working towards accomplishing the missions of our organization.  Through the coming year we will carry on the tradition of arranging multiple events, including educational symposiums, Mushira, charitable events and musical evenings for the Cincinnati community.  We will also continue the annual tradition of participating in the health fair if held at the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.  In order to ensure the success of these events and strive for excellence for future programs, your active participation, financial contributions & support would be appreciated.   

The Executive Committee and I would like to invite you to join our efforts in achieving the goals and objectives that are part of the APPNA-GC charter.  In this endeavor we would also like you to collaborate with us in coming up with innovative solutions to the challenges that lie ahead for the Pakistani-American physicians.


Dr. Himad Khattak




APPNA GC Executive Council 2022

Meet The Team


Himad Ullah Khan Khattak



Farhan Zafar

President Elect


Nadia Yaqub



Waqas Ahmed




Ali Usmani

Immediate Past President


Rashid Khan

Executive Director (Ex Officio member)

Upcoming Events

  • Islamic relief USA Fundraiser for Pakistan Flood Victims
    Dec 10, 6:00 PM
    Mason, 7440 Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040, USA
    Please Join us in supporting the efforts of IRUSA for rebuilding flood affected areas as water may have receded the needs have not.

Become a Friend of APPNA GC 2022

Dear APPNA-GC Members,

Asalam Aleikum:


The APPNA-GC executive committee would like to announce the commencement of “Friends of APPNA-GC 2022”.

We envision that the Friends of APPNA-GC will be a core group of individuals from the Greater Cincinnati area including, Dayton, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana, who would make an annual contribution to APPNA-GC to help achieve some of the goals set forth in our charter/bylaws as well as provide some financial independence and stability for the organization.  APPNA-GC was established 13 years ago with the intent of providing a forum for professional & social interaction along with an opportunity to participate in local and international medical relief & other charitable activities.   


APPNA-GC is a non-profit 501( c ) 3 organization which depends on its financial health through generous contributions from the community at large. Friends of APPNA-GC is being established so that the organization can continue to provide quality medical educational & entertainment programs. 


Friends of APPNA-GC can look forward to the following:


1. Two tickets at no charge for each entertainment event that is held exclusively through APPNA-GC (at least twice a year)

2. Preferred seating for these events

3. An annual meeting to update Friends of APPNA-GC members about activities of the organization and to get their input for developing future event planning strategies 

4. Complete transparency of accounts

5. Letter from the Treasurer of APPNA-GC to acknowledge contributions for tax purposes 

6. For entertainment programs, we would aim to bring leading names in the entertainment industry to the Greater Cincinnati area & whenever possible arrange to have members of the entertainment group meet with members of Friends of APPNA-GC


We would like to enroll at least 20 members from the community as part of the Friends of APPNA-GC core group.  The contribution amount for 2020 has been set at $400; checks can be made out to APPNA-GC.  If you are willing to participate, please contact any one of the members listed below.




Members of the Executive Committee APPNA-GC and Past Presidents

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PO Box 109, 6338 Snider Road Mason Ohio 45040


Phone 6179223851 (Preside

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