About San Diego Association of Physicians of Indian Origin2024-06-04T13:56:26+00:00
Who We Are

A Community of Healthcare Excellence and Unity

  • Welcome to the San Diego Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and Allied Health Professionals (SAPI), where healthcare professionals of Indian heritage come together to create a vibrant and supportive community. Founded in 1997 by Dr. Manju Goel and Dr. Krishna Goyal, SAPI serves as a cornerstone of unity and collaboration in the San Diego Metropolitan Area.
  • At SAPI, we believe in the power of connection and collective action. We are dedicated to fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie among our members, who include physicians, dentists, scientists, and allied health practitioners. Our diverse and inclusive community celebrates the rich cultural heritage of India while embracing the shared values of compassion, professionalism, and excellence in healthcare.

  • Beyond professional networking, SAPI is a platform for personal growth, education, and empowerment. Through our events, workshops, and resources, we provide opportunities for members to expand their knowledge, enhance their skills, and contribute to the well-being of our community. Whether it’s sharing best practices, supporting each other in professional endeavors, or giving back through charitable initiatives, SAPI members are united by a common purpose: to make a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.
  • Join us in our mission to create a healthier and more connected community. At SAPI, we are not just healthcare professionals – we are a family, bound by a shared commitment to excellence and service. Together, we can achieve great things and leave a lasting legacy of compassion and care. Welcome to SAPI – where unity, diversity, and excellence thrive.

Our Guiding Principles and Aspirations

Vision: To be the premier association of healthcare professionals of Indian origin in the San Diego Metropolitan Area, recognized for our commitment to excellence, diversity, and community service.

Mission: Our mission is to unite and empower healthcare professionals of Indian heritage, foster collaboration and excellence in healthcare, and serve as a catalyst for positive change in our community. Through networking, education, and outreach initiatives, we aim to enhance the well-being of all residents in our region and uphold the highest standards of professionalism and compassion.

Meet our amazing team

Our esteemed committee members, each a pillar of expertise and dedication, drive our mission forward with passion and precision.

Their collective wisdom and tireless commitment ensure that our initiatives thrive, enriching the lives of all within our community.

Dr. Farris Sandhu


Dr. Puja Chitkara

Vice President

Dr. Smitha Reddy


Dr. Vijay Venkatesh


Frequently asked questions

Everything You Need to Know About SAPI

Who is eligible to join SAPI?2024-05-23T22:13:58+00:00

Membership is open to healthcare professionals of Indian heritage, including physicians, dentists, scientists, allied health practitioners, and medical students residing in San Diego and neighboring areas.

What are the benefits of becoming a SAPI member?2024-05-23T22:14:49+00:00

Members enjoy access to educational resources, networking opportunities, social and cultural events, and a supportive community dedicated to professional and personal growth.

How can I participate in SAPI events?2024-05-23T22:16:23+00:00

SAPI hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including health fairs, educational seminars, and cultural celebrations. Members are notified via email and can also check our website for event updates and registration details.

How does SAPI contribute to the community?2024-05-23T22:16:44+00:00

SAPI is committed to improving community health through charitable initiatives such as free health screenings and health fairs. We also foster cultural exchange and understanding by organizing social and educational events for our members and the broader community.

Leadership Legacy

Our Past Presidents

Honoring Those Who Have Guided SAPI’s Journey

Dr. Manju Goel

Founding President

Dr. Parithosh Khanna

Past President

Dr. Bindu Singhal

Past President

Dr. Sameer Gupta

Past President

Dr. Bhoomi Brahmbhat

Past President

Dr. Harish Hosalker

Past President

Dr. Preeti Soni Mehta

Past President

Dr. Venu Prabhakar

Past President

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