Dr. Ashok Jain elected AAPI Board Chair

AAPI Ashok Jain webDETROIT: Dr. Ashok Jain, M.D., M.S., FACR, chief medical officer for Beaumont Hospital, Wayne, MI, has been elected Chairman of Board of Trustees, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin for the year 2017-18.

Soft spoken, caring, gentle, Dr. Jain has been associated with AAPI since its initial launch over 35 years ago. “I have been involved with AAPI since its inception in 1983 as a young physician who had just started practicing in Michigan.” Ever since, he has been actively associated with AAPI and worked hard for the growth of this organization since its inception.

As a young physician filled with love and commitment, he had worked with Wayne County Medical Society and Michigan State Society for the establishment of first IMG section at state level in Michigan.

One of his contributions, Dr. Jain feels very proud of today is that, “I worked for keeping same criteria for IMG and AMG for state medical licensure.”

Dr. Jain was elected as MAPI President in 1994 and served at the AAPI Executive Committee as the Regional Director in 1995-1996. His connections with the political leaders from India and the US made Dr. Jain more popular and much sought after. Dr. Jain served as the Alumni Committee Chair and AAPI’s prestigious Legislative Affairs Committee Chair in 2004-2005.

Throughout his life, Dr. Jain was filled with passion for giving back to society. He was elected to serve as the MAPI Board of Trustees Chair and the Foundation of MAPI (FOMAPI) Chair in 2015.

His love for his country of birth was seen in Dr. Jain building and running girls high school in his village in Rajasthan in 1997, where 650 girls study year until they complete High School.

Dr. Ashok Jain has a Masters of Science Degree in Medical Practice Management. He has served as a member of Board of Trustees at Oakwood Health Care System and now at the Beaumont Health. Dr. Jain serves as Chief of Medical Staff of Beaumont Hospital, Wayne from 2011 onwards.

A practicing radiologist, Dr. Jain is responsible for overall hospital performance and developing the vision and strategic plan for clinical activities. He also serves as the hospital’s patient safety officer and oversees site-related patient safety and quality activities.

Wayne Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2014 by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Hospital and Oakwood Healthcare to provide patients and families with compassionate, extraordinary care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan. It consists of eight hospitals with 3,429 beds, 174 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians, 36,000 employees and 3,500 volunteers.

In 2016, the organization had $4.4 billion in net revenue with nearly 178,000 inpatient discharges, 568,000 emergency visits and more than 17,500 births.

“I want to work hard to engage young physicians and attract them to AAPI. They are the future of AAPI,” he said.

India Post News Service

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