President's Message

DOGANA New Executive Director !

Talha Siddiqui, MD assumes responsibility as the new Executive Director for the term 2014-2019.

Dr. Siddiqui is a life time member of DOGANA . He is Board Certified Interventional Pain and Anesthesiology and practices in Northern Virginia and Washington , DC area. From 2007 onwards he has been Chair Summer Meeting DOGANA, Chair Social Forums, Chair Advocacy, General Secretary 2010 and President 2012 . As President he initiated Host a Dowite, J-1 Physician Advocacy , APPNA Presidential Debate , Mock Prep for Residency interviews and Find a Physician Programs.


He also served as Chair Election and Nominatiom Comittee in 2013.


In 2014 he Directed and Produced the Women of Dow theme for the DOGANA Retreat and Chaired the APPNA Presidentiial Debate.


His robust and successful advocacy as Chair APPNA Advocacy last year with clearence of ALL J/H -1 visas and unprecented Day on the Hill program won him immense respect among Dowites and APPNA membership.


He has worked closely and as part of the team with past six Presidents,Central Councils,EnDow and the last two respective Ex.Directors, Farrukh Hashmi, MD and Syed Mansoor Abidi, MD.


The Central Council and Membership welcomes Dr. Siddiqui, MD as its Executive Director.



Long Live Dow and Dowites !


M. Azim Qureshi, MD.

President DOGANA 2014



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