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American Otolaryngologists of Indian Heritage Inc.
American Otolaryngologists of Indian Heritage Inc.

Our Past and Present

AAOI, AAOIH and now AOIH Inc.

 

 

1977

AAOI

The American Association of Otolaryngologists from India (AAOI) was founded by Dr. Hemendra Narain Bhatnagar in Waterville, Maine in 1977. Dr. Hemendra Narain Bhatnagar served as Secretary and Treasurer from 1977 to 1994. AAOI was founded to bring together Otolaryngologists of Indian Heritage practicing in United States and Canada for Scientific, educational, social, cultural, charitable purposes and to promote understanding and cooperation between AAOI and other Otolaryngology societies in the USA and Abroad 

 

 Yash Pal Kapur, Chairman and Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology at

Dr. Michigan State University served as the President of AAOI from 1977 to 1994. Dr. Kapur  organized different courses in India under the aegises of AAOI, in collaboration with Michigan State University, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Association of Otolaryngologists of India, Medical Council of India, and AIIMS of New Delhi, India. He also played a substantial role in "Hearing International" organization

 

1994

AAOIH

Dr. Hemendra Bhatnagar served as the President of AAOIH from 1994-1998. Dr. Dinesh Mehta served as Secretary and Treasureer of AAOIH from 1994-1999 and as President from 2000-2003.  In 1994 to broaden the scope of AAOI, the name and the Bylaws of the organization was amended to AAOIH "American Association of Otolaryngologists of Indian Heritage" 

 

2015

AOIH Inc

Dr. Dinesh Mehta served as Treasurer of our organization from 2013 to 2017. Dr. Dinesh Mehta in 2015 under the Presidency of Satish Govindaraj registered our organization with Attorney General's Office of the State of New York as a new entity titled American Otolaryngologists of Indian Heritage Inc. (AOIH Inc.) and later registered our organization with IRS as 501 (c) 3 Not for Profit Tax exempt charity organization  

Office Bearers from 1977 - 2017

 

Yash Pal Kapur, MD

President: 1977-1994


Hemendra Bhatnagar, MD
President: 1995-1999
Secretary : 1977-1994
Treasurer: 1977-1994


Dinesh Mehta, MD
President: 2000-2003:
Secretary: 1995-1999
Treasurer: 1995-2004
                 2013-2017
 
Hiranya Gowda, MD
President-elect: 2000-2001
 
Sanjay Bhansali, MD
President: 2004-2005
Secretary: 2000-2003

Treasurer: 2018-2019
 
Vijay Anand, MD
President: 2006-2007
President-elect: 2004-2005
 
Nikhil Bhatt, MD
President: 2008-2009
President-elect: 2006-2007
Secretary: 2004-2005
Treasurer: 2004-2012
 
Vinod Anand, MD
President: 2010-2011
President-elect: 2008-2009
Secretary: 2006-2007
 
Arun Gadre, MD
President: 2012-2013
President-elect: 2010-2011
Secretary: 2008-2009
 
Pete Batra, MD
Secretary: 2012-2013
 
Satish Govindaraj, MD
President: 2014-2015
President-elect: 2012-2013
Secretary: 2010-2011
 
Ashutosh Kacker, MD

President AOIH Inc. 2016-2017
President Elect: 2015

Secretary: 2014
Internet Coordinator: 2012-2013
 
Ameet Singh, MD

President AOIH Inc. 2018-2019

Vice President: 2016-2017
Secretary: 2014-2015

 

Rajesh Kakani, MD

Secretary, AOIH: 2016-2017

 

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