It is my distinct pleasure and a privilege to address you as the new
President of the Islamic Medical Association of North America. As it is with
most organizations, IMANA’s strength is in its membership. The more members we
have and the more involved the membership, the stronger the organization. As a
President I would like to see IMANA have a place in mainstream medicine. I
would like you to become involved not only in IMANA but also in AMA and your
specialty societies. IMANA has embarked on two new forums for its members.
First is IMANA Specialty Section where IMANA members would dialogue and meet
within their specialty, and second is IMANA Ambassadors program. Our
Ambassadors will play a key role in exchanging information between local
communities and IMANA. These two avenues would expand our mission.
We have adopted and opted to live in this country by choice. We are
ambassadors of our countries. Our noble profession is unique in that it does
not differentiate in providing service to the poor, the rich, the sick or the healthy
with any prejudice of race or color. Each one of us has to be an example for
others to follow irrespective of being a Muslim or non-Muslim.
The Rights of a Muslim over another are five: To
respond to the greetings, to visit the sick, to attend the funeral, to accept
the invitation and to bless him/her when he/she sneezes.
IMANA is making an impact in its medical relief
efforts and disaster assistance. IMANA provides a forum for learning and
education of its members, friends and families. Our educational workshops will
be continued as long as there is an interest. IMANA has expanded its wings to
collaborate with International Medical Universities to enhance knowledge
Please feel free to get in touch with us at any
time. It is your society and when you have some news to share, let us know. Our
committees are task oriented committees I would like to see them do well in the
coming years and our office will assist them achieving their goals. Engaged members
are vital to our success. To preserve stability of our income we need to
develop strategy to make our conferences successful.
Please contribute to our newsletter; let us know
about your activities in your communities. We must not ignore our youth and
keep them involved in decision making, it is they who will come in the future
years to make IMANA viable.
I pray to Allah swt to guide me during my tenure
as your President.
Ayaz M. Samadani M.D.
Ayaz Samadani, MD
Ayaz Samadani has been a family practitioner since 1971; his
office is located at 148 Warren Street in Beaver Dam, and 306 E Edgewater
Street, Cambria, Wisconsin.
He has received board certification in Tropical Medicine and
Hygiene from the School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool, UK, in 1967, and
certification in Child Health from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
in London, UK, in 1968.
Dr. Samadani has served in a number of leadership roles. He is the immediate past Chair of the
Governor’s appointed Public Health Council, Department of Health and Family
Services, Wisconsin. He is the Past President and Board member of the Wisconsin
Medical Society, and served as the Chair of the CME committee for the Medical
Research and Education Foundation. He served as President of the Wisconsin Medical
Society Foundation and Chair of Finance Committee and President of the Beaver
Dam Scholarship Foundation.
Dr. Samadani is recipient of the following awards:
Partners in Public Health
Certificate of Recognition award, 2000, Department of Health and Family
Services, State of Wisconsin.
Meritorious service award for
providing services to the State Medical Society, the profession of medicine and
the people of Wisconsin. 1999 and
Recipient of "Wall of Fame” award
Learning for a Lifetime "Friend of Education” Beaver Dam School District 2010
Recipient of honorary High school
diploma from Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam Class of 2012
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