The National Arab American Medical Association announces the results of the 2013 election of officers and board members and for the NAAMA Foundation board of trustees, effective January 1, 2013:
• President: Elie Azrak, MD, of St. Louis, MO, cardiologist with St. Louis Cardiology
• President-Elect: Terry Meriden, MD, of Peoria, IL, endocrinologist in private practice
• Vice President: Rezik Saqer, MD, of Houston, TX, anesthesiology and interventional pain management, Texas Pain Solutions
• Executive Secretary: Mahmoud Aqel, MD, of Wayne, NJ, a vascular medicine, hyperbaric medicine and wound care specialist
• Chief Financial Officer: Imad Almanaseer, MD, of Glenview, IL, hematologist
• Board Members: Nadia Kaisi, MD, of Cleveland, OH, pathologist; Sherine Hanna, MD, of Lisle, IL, anesthesiologist; and Marwan Refaat, MD, of Beirut,
Lebanon, cardiac electrophysiologist.
They join immediate past president, Aziz Shaibani, MD, of Houston, TX, neurologist; and board members: Haifa Azawi, MD, of Paramount, CA, obstetrician and gynecologist; Bachar Hachwa, MD, of Dublin, OH, anesthesiologist; Bassam Hadaya, MD, of Palmdale, CA, nephrologist; Mae Sheikh-Ali, MD, of Jacksonville, FL, endocrinologist; Wassim Younes, MD, of Dearborn, MI, internal medicine specialist and registered pharmacist; George Zureikat, MD, of Grand Blanc, MI, pediatrician; Zaina Mohtaseb, MD, of Pearland, TX, the medical resident representative on the board; and Omar Yasin of Ann Arbor, MI, the medical student representative on the board.
Elected to serve on the NAAMA Foundation Board of Trustees are: Adil Al-Humadi, MD, of Olean, NY, colon and rectal surgeon, and Elias Tawil, MD, of Pittsburg, KS, urologist. They join trustees: Hareth Raddawi, MD, of Oak Brook, IL, gastroenterologist; Rodwan Rajjoub, MD, of Williamsport, PA, neurosurgeon; Suad Shuber, MD, of Chicago, IL, obstetrician and gynecologist; and Edward (Ted) Yaghmour, MD, of Chicago, IL, anesthesiologist.
Founded in 1975, NAAMA is a non-profit professional, educational and humanitarian organization for Arab American physicians, dentists, pharmacists and other licensed healthcare professionals. NAAMA’s nearly 1,400 members across the United States in 27 chapters represent multiple medical specialties and Arab ethnicities.