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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.

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Presidents Message


Together with my colleagues at the APPNA-Greater Cincinnati (GC) chapter I would like to wish all of you a happy healthy & prosperous 2024.  We hope and pray for a blessed and harmonious year for our chapter and this beautiful GC community. 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 Bari, Dr Khattak, Dr Usmani, Dr. Siddiqui, and Dr. Saeed, Dr Latif, Dr Aslam, Dr Sajjad, and Dr Izhar 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 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 2024 includes myself, Dr. Khurram Bari, Dr Syed Tariq Ahsan, Dr Umair Khawar, and Dr Nadia Mirza.  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 networking 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 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.

Nadia Yaqub MD

President APPNA GC 2024


APPNA GC Executive Council 2024


Nadia Yaqub MD



Syed Ahsan Tariq MD

President Elect


Muhammad Umair Khawar MD



Nadia Mirza DDS




Khurram Bari MD
Immediate Past President


Tahir Latif  MD
Executive Director
(Ex Officio member)

Upcoming Events

  • APPNA GC Second Annual Picnic
    APPNA GC Second Annual Picnic
    Sun, Aug 04
    Aug 04, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Cincinnati, 10500 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241, USA
    Aug 04, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Cincinnati, 10500 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241, USA
    Celebrate with us at the Open Shelter in Evandale Village, Ohio, for a memorable picnic event with friends and family.

Become a Friend of APPNA GC 2024

Dear APPNA-GC Members,

Asalam Aleikum:


The APPNA-GC executive committee would like to announce the commencement of “Friends of APPNA-GC 2024”.

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 in 2007 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 

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 deduction 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 invite community at large to become part of the Friends of APPNA-GC core group.  The contribution amount for 2024 has been set at $500; checks can be made out to APPNA-GC or online payment can be made through below link. 



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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