Countdown To ANPA @ 25

ANPA at 25 … I first heard of you in 1995 while a Jnr General Surgery Resident rotating at Riverside County Hospital, CA. I was at the nurses’ station writing in a patient’s chart (yes, doctors wrote with their hands before EMR). Along came a gentle Attending noting my last name paused to find out […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

“ANPA represents the professional interests of 4,000 plus physicians, dentists and allied health professionals of Nigerian birth, ethnicity or empathy in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean providing a platform for medical and scientific dialogue, on issues of health within North America, the Caribbean, and Africa, pertinent to persons of descent from the Nigerian […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

An Encounter with ANPA’s Eminence Grise I was your typical ANPA skeptic – never been to an ANPA event, nor even met an ANPA member, but felt certain that ANPA was a “waste of time”. All changed in the summer of 2008 at a welcome party in Columbus, OH, for a Nigerian who had recently […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

Wow! 25 years seem like yesterday. I remember when Dr. Yinka Shoroye invited a group of us to join him in the formation of ANPA. Since then the association has grown nationally and internationally. Special thanks to Acho and Meg Emeruwa who operated tirelessly from their home while Acho was the first Executive Director of […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

As a physician specializing in integrative medicine (internal medicine, medical acupuncture, herbal therapy and Chinese medicine I am a advocate for living a balanced life (physical, emotional, spiritual, social, mental and environmental). Blending my passion for health, wellness and dance led to my becoming a certified zumba instructor over ten years ago. Zumba is a […]

Countdown To ANPA @25

As a very enthusiastic medical student, I was in search of an organization where I could one day use my role as a physician to make a greater impact. This is how I came to the discovery of the DNPT organization. I made my first connection with DNPT in 2017 when I attended a DNPT […]

Countdown To ANPA @25

In 2007, I met Dr. Yele Aluko who was the president of ANPA at the time and immediately I got it. I understood the vision and the mission. I did not need convincing on the importance of this organization. Together, on a balmy Saturday in Charlotte, we discussed macro issues around membership, recruitment/retention and the […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

ANPA at 25 from the eyes of a Nigerian Millennial Physician Above all the things that drew me to this organization was a sense of belonging and acceptance. You see, it’s a privilege to be surrounded by trailblazing Nigerian physicians every corner you turn. However, in the same lens, it can be a bit overwhelming […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

I recall the invitation to the ANPA inaugural meeting in the summer of 1995 at Anaheim California. Flying from the East to the West coast to attend the meeting is a reflection on the thirst there was for finding a platform for us to give back to improve the deteriorating healthcare system we have left […]

Countdown To ANPA @ 25

As I was happily immersed in reading accounts of ANPA’s 25 Years so far written by Founders, Past Presidents, Officials, and Members when my now very adult kids asked if I had any contributions to make. My response was that my Colleagues have covered all aspects. Then they asked me to remind ANPA of all […]

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