Dr. Onaly Kapasi Receives The Most Distinguished Service Award From AAPI
Onaly Kapasi, M.D., FAAOS, FAANOS (Hon)
Medical Director, Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Center- Boston
Oni, as he is fondly known, has demonstrated focused consistency and dedication in everything he tackles.
He has excelled in graduate and post graduate medical education at Poona, Bombay, Nairobi, Harvard and Tufts Universities.
He is a recipient of:
> AAPI Dedicated Service Awards for the year 2000 and 2001,
> IMANE Dedicated Service
> IMANE Distinguished Humanitarian Service Awards,
> International Himalayan Institute’s Distinguished Service Award,
> Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Society
> Several awards for professional excellence
He carries out free care and educational programs in the USA, India and Africa and funds the AAPI Charitable Trust in kind and money.
He has presided over:
> SOSINA (Indian Orthopedic Society),
> Indian Medical Association of New England
> Grant Medical Alumni, Bombay University Alumni and
> Maharashtra Medical Alumni
He has served on the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, as a member, chairman of Licensing Committee and the Committee of Graduate Medical Education. He has chaired many AAPI committees over the past twenty plus years. He has served on the AAPI Executive Committee for two years and the Governing Body for greater than ten years. Because of his ability and insight of thinking outside the box, within and outside his field of expertise has made him a valuable and contributing member of many committees.
He is not afraid to ask probing questions and he questions injustice without accounting for personal loss or gain, this lack of concern for personal credit is the main stay for his recognition. He is talented in multifarious activities, where he devotes time, energy and money to further public interest.
He has such an extensive record of interests and services that it is impossible to cite all of them in this short introduction. However in closing Oni, is a caring orthopedic surgeon, a patient and physician advocate, poet, writer, teacher, leader, an avid gardener, builder, and an inventor.
He truly is a Renaissance man.
AAPI takes great pride in bestowing him with the coveted Most Distinguished AAPI Service Award at this National Arena of Indian physician here in Long Beach, California.
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