Association of Kerala Medical Graduates/AKMG

Ellavarkum ente Namaskaram,

AKMG President First of all, I want to thank Dr. Usha Mohandas for doing a wonderful, marvelous and fantastic job as President of AKMG. We appreciate her hard work and dedication to AKMG. I want to thank her husband Mr. Mohandas for being there with us. Whenever I called him with membership or AKMG website problems he was always there to help us without any hesitation.

I had a chance to talk to majority of past Presidents. I want to thank all of them for their encouraging words. They paved us the way and we want to Thank all of them. I want to Thank my wife Anu for supporting me and encouraging me to take this task. When Dr.Thomas Mathew and Dr Usha Mohandas asked me to take this position , I was really shocked and surprised as I am relatively new to AKMG without prior experience . My immediate response was NO. We talked about it for few days. Anu told me that it will be a real honor to be President of AKMG and it will be a great opportunity to give back to Kerala and Malayalee community.

Our executive team consists of

Dr. Nigil Haroon from Toronto as President elect
Dr Geetha Nair from Chicago as Vice President
Dr Sindhu Pillai from California as Secretary/ Treasurer

Dr Usha Mohandas as Past President

In addition we have many Board of Governors. Please welcome all of them.
We have great team I want to thank our Board of Trustees- Headed by DrMajeed PaduvanaOther Board members include Dr. Sunil Kumar,Dr. Raji Menon,Dr. Thomas Mathew and Dr.Usha Mohandas. They are Fantastic leaders and supporters of AKMG.
We have several committees to help us implement our goals.

As new President, I have several goals
1. Increase life membership- There is strength in large numbers and we will make efforts to increase memberships.
2. Offer online CME courses . We have qualified AKMG members ,who are willing to share their expertise with other members.
3. Help Junior AKMG members to get into residency by mentoring them.
4. Increase our Humanitarian services fund. AKMG is a big organization with over 3000 members . If everyone donates $100 every year, we can easily collect $300000 per year. Imagine the services we can do in India and USA with $300000 in our hands!

Finally our next AKMG convention will be on Aug 13 and 14 in Atlanta, at Intercontinental Hotel, Buckhead, Beautiful hotel with a spacious indoor garden.

It will be Two days event. We have our convention team in place and they have started planning and working for a memorable event. Please come in Big numbers and enjoy our Southern Hospitality.

AKMG is a friendly, family oriented and fun loving group of people. Our past Presidents and leaders have made it great organization in North America. Together, let us make it a Bigger, Better , Brighter and Stronger Organization.
I am looking forward to serving all of you.


Subra Bhat MD

AKMG President