Dear Fellow IMG Members
A letter from Deepak Kumar, MD:
The IMG Honor Fund was started in 2008 to honor all IMGs who serve in rural America and in underserved urban areas. The goal has been to keep the fabric of American health care intact. I want to thank all of the donors who had the vision to get this fund started. Today it is still about $70,000 short of its initial target of $250,000. We are so close to realizing their dream that I have decided to take an active role in helping see it to completion. To that end, I am pledging $35,000 to this fund and am challenging all of my colleagues to contribute to donate the remaining $35,000 so we can mature this fund by AMA’s Annual Meeting in 2021.
The U.S. is our adopted country. It has given us the opportunity to grow, flourish, and be successful. It’s time now to give back to the country and its citizens in every way possible. The IMG Honor Fund is just one of these efforts. But with this fund, we will be able to provide health care resources to underserved and minority communities. This will be a small but meaningful step to addressing health care disparities. This will 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. My three daughters were born in the U.S. and have also become successful professionals in their own right. It is now time to do our part to support other Americans and communities across the U.S. Please join me in this endeavor.
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
I give because...
The work of the AMA Foundation to support clinics in underserved areas is remarkable. The IMG Honor Fund, a dream that began in 2008, is only $35,000 short of reaching its goal. 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. Your donations to the IMG Honor Fund are the IMG physicians’ way of giving back to the community that provided so much love and support.
Jayesh Shah, MD, Past AMA IMG GC Chair & Founding Donor
Donor Honor Roll:
Harbhajan S. Ajrawat, MD and Satinder K. Ajrawat, MD
Deepak Azad, Esq, MD
Ricardo Correa, Sr., MD
Amit Chakrabarty, MD
Louito C. Edje, MD
Amit Ghose, MD
Satheesh Kathula, MD
Bindukumar Kansupada, MBA, MD
Ravindranath Kolli, MD
Nita M. Kulkarni, MD and Srinivas B. Mukkamala, MD
Deepak Kumar, MD and Surekha Kumar
Narendra R. Kumar, MD
Parag H. Mehta, MD
Bhushan H. Pandya, MD
Kamalika Roy, MD
Jayesh B. Shah, MD
Last updated January, 2021
All tax-deductible donations made below directly support the IMG Honor Fund and will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to the goal.