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Dr. Chander Kapasi Receives The 2009 Distinguished AAPI Service Award

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Dr. Chander Kapasi was awarded the 2009 Distinguished AAPI Service Award at the AAPI’s 27th Annual Convention in Orlando, FL on June 13, 2009.

A 1975 alumnus of Harvard University, School of Public Health, Dr. Chander Mukhi Kapoor Kapasi is also a diplomat of the American Board of General Preventative Medicine. She is CEO of Prevention Pro Medical Center and Partner of the Merrimack Valley Medical Center,  Comprehensive Pain Management and Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Center. She has attended the best of World’s famous institutions. She received her M.B.B.S and M.D. from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi after humble beginnings from Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur Putri Pathshala and Vallabh Bhai Patel Mahavidyalaya in a small town Mandi,(H.P.) in the foothills of Himalayas. Before coming to Boston she was medical director of International Planned Parenthood Federation in Nairobi, Kenya.

Dr. Chander Kapasi has been associated with AAPI since 1984. She is a trendsetter as she was the first woman to serve as the Chairperson, of the AAPI Board of Trustees,  first woman on the executive committee of AAPI, first woman chair of the AAPI-PAC and has served and chaired many other committees. As trustee of AAPI Charitable Foundation she has raised and donated more than 50,000 dollars. As president of Indian Medical Association of New England she hosted a very well attended AAPI Governing Body Meeting in Boston. She was also the first woman President of India Association of Greater Boston and the first Indian and first Indian woman appointed to the transitional team of Governor William F. Weld of Massachusetts.  .

She was elected to the Alumni Council of Harvard School of Public Health and serves on the international students committee. She was invited and attended the Harvard Global Conference with the Harvard President and Dean of Harvard School of Public Health in India. She mentors students from Harvard, Tufts and Boston University.

She has served as a member of the Newton League of Women Voters, advisor, Sub Committee on Health, Newton Health Department, member of Osteoporosis Foundation and Chair, Women’s Health, Fitness and Sports in Massachusetts.

She has received awards from the AAPI, Indian Council of Medical Research, International Planned Parenthood Federation, India Association of Greater Boston, Governor of Massachusetts, Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Lady Hardinge Alumni Association, and acknowledged as one of the Indian Entrepreneurs of Today.

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