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Goals and Objectives

The goal of APPNA YPC (young physicians committee) is to guide and help the Pakistani-Descent young physicians who are interested in pursuing post-graduate training in the United States. Each year, YPC accomplishes it’s goal in multiple ways including by:

  • Providing a portal of communication amongst young physicians for social & professional networking.
  • Providing mentorship to incoming residency applicants & graduating residents in pursuit of their fellowships, jobs and other medical career related opportunities.
  • Assistance to the young physicians facing problems regarding visas and delayed security clearances.
  • Organizing seminars & panel discussions to provide guidance for residency interviews, research, observorships and clinical clerkships.
  • Providing temporary accommodation to the incoming young physicians.
  • Providing interest free loans (Qarz-e-Hasana) to the deserving young physicians.


Shahzad Iqbal, MD


Majid Aized, MD
Urooba Faheem, MD
Muhammad Taimoor Khan, MD


Amjad Ghani Sheikh, MD
Sana Waheed, MD
Faisal Latif, MD
Shamim Salman, MD
Amin Nadeem, MD
Saad Z. Usmani, MD
Sadiq Naveed, MD
Umar Tariq, MD
Muhammad Afzal Ahmad, MD
Iqbal Jangda, MD
Aftab Khan, MD
Ali A. Siddiqui, MD
Hassan Majeed, MD
Asra Nawab, MD

Committee for Visa Processing

Chair: Rehan Khan, MD
For Assistance with Visa Processing, please contact Jennifer Wozniak-Watson, JD at jwozniak@appna.org

Past Chairs:

Shahzad Iqbal, MD (2015)
Sajid Chaudhary, MD (2014)
Zahid Imran, MD (2013)
Jalil Khan, MD (2012)
Rubina Inayat, MD (2011)
Rizwan Naeem, MD (2010)
Rashid Piracha, MD (2009)
Faisal Cheema, MD (2008)
Rizwan Khalid, MD (2007)
Rubina Inayat, MD (2006)
Rashid Piracha, MD (2005)
Zeelaf Munir, MD (2004)
Taskforce: Nasir Gondal & Asim Malik (2003)