Ammu Thampi Susheela is the president of the Medical Students, Residents and Fellows section of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. She is an incoming third year resident in Internal Medicine at Loyola-MacNeal Hospital, Chicago, IL. She completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. She completed principles and practices of clinical research courses, Applied certificate of biostatistics and served as a teaching assistant at Harvard Medical School. She completed a healthcare innovation and technology course at Harvard Medical School. She is trained in Geriatrics at Loyola-Hines VA Medical Center and is aspiring to do gastroenterology to further advance her career. She co-founded a wearable Medtech company for patients with dementia. She is experienced in serving lead roles as vice chair of Harvard Medical Postdoc Association, task force member of Massachusetts Medical Society, national delegate of American Medical Association, and vice-chair of MSRF of Illinois State Medical Society. She is currently serving as a team lead for a reference committee section of the residents and fellows section to the House of Delegates in the American Medical Association. She co-authored numerous papers and presented her research work at local and national conferences winning awards. She won VA- spark seed spread innovation grant for her research work. She is dedicated to research, innovation, advocacy, and policy making. Over the years, she cultivated passion and enthusiasm to bring about policies and changes for the welfare of the medical students, residents, and fellows section.
As a platform that serves over 40,000 medical students, residents, and fellows of Indian Origin, my vision for AAPI is to build a welcoming and accommodating community of young physicians to help and support each other in their particular stage of their career. I would also like to advocate for outreach of AAPI in the medical students, residents, and fellows communities throughout the USA and in India. I would like to promote research, innovation, and community outreach during my time as the president and intend to enhance mentoring in the AAPI MSRF community.
Ammu Susheela, MD
AAPI MSRF President 2022-23
WHY JOIN MSRF
AAPI MSRF CATERS TO THE YOUNG PHYSICIANS ENTERING THE FIELD OF MEDICINE AND ASPIRES TO HELP THEM MAKE THEIR CAREER PATH A LOT SMOOTHER AND WELL ACCOMPANIED.
Perks of joining AAPI MSRF:
- It’s Free!
- Social and cultural exchanges to meet and mix with fellow students and colleagues
Mentorship and networking opportunities for career advancement
- Advocacy toward important legislative goals for our profession
- Service opportunities to contribute back to our communities
- Scholarships and financial support for clerkship rotations and residents to India
- Special events such as the Indo-US health Summit and Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in India
- The Annual Convention including a research competition, Singles Meet, and extravagant galas