A letter from Dr. Kumar
The IMG Honor Fund was established in 2008 to honor IMGs who serve in rural America and in underserved areas. I want to thank all the donors who had the vision to get this fund started. We are so close to realizing these founding IMG member’s dream that I have decided to take an active role in helping see it to completion and am personally pledging $35,000 to match donations dollar-for-dollar to challenge all my colleagues to donate so we can mature this fund by the AMA’s Annual Meeting and celebrate our accomplishment together.
The U.S. is our adopted country. It has given us the opportunity to grow, flourish and be successful. With this fund we will be able to provide health care resources to underserved and minority communities across the nation. This will be a small but meaningful step to addressing health care
disparities and help to improve the lives of communities across the country. It can also help those who have lost their insurance due to the current pandemic.
Like many other IMG physicians, I have personally faced many implicit or explicit obstacles throughout my journey. However, I have been able to have a successful career in colon rectal surgery in Dayton, Ohio for the last 45 years through hard work and help from my peers. It is now time to do our part to support communities across the U.S.
Please join me in achieving the visionary goal of our IMG colleagues who came before us. I thank you in advance for your generosity and support. Together, we are setting a strong example for those who will follow in our footsteps as leaders in medicine.
Deepak Kumar, MD
AMA IMG Section Chair
IMG Honor Fund Donor
Past President Ohio State Medical Association
Past President State Medical Board of Ohio
Delegate to the AMA from Ohio State Medical Association
The work of the AMA Foundation to support clinics in underserved areas is remarkable. With COVID 19, many of our patients are losing their jobs and their insurance. The only access to health care for them is, and will be, through the clinics supported by the AMA Foundation’s IMG Honor Fund. Your donations are the IMG physicians’ way of giving back to the community that provided so much love and support.
Jayesh Shah, MD
All donations made using the form below directly support the IMG Honor Fund and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.