About the President

President's Message - July 2019
I want to thank you all for giving me the opportunity to serve as the President of AINA. I take this responsibility with humility and commitment. We hope to build on the great work done by the past Presidents and the past executive members who have contributed so much to our organization. I also want to take this opportunity to salute the spirit of our Founders, their pioneering spirit is worthy of great accolades. I want to thank Dr Seemant Chaturvedi for his service to AINA.

In the next 2 years one of our major initiatives is going to be to plan to serve the underserved populations of the United States and India. This will our calling, to serve those in need. I am launching a task force to look into the logistics of doing this in the United States. We will also begin to build on our efforts in India too and will start with talking to the government there to partner with us. The idea is to provide our members, who want to serve, the opportunity to do this at their convenience. To do something larger than our own self-interest serves to inspire us all. It is an opportunity to serve the people of the United States and India. I also want to acknowledge the over 40 emails I have received since I introduced this endeavor at our annual meeting. 

I want to also share with you the news that the first batch of young Indian Neurologists are here or will be with us in the next few months for free training programs in the United states, this is a joint venture between the Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN) and AINA. We also just had the first AINA-IAN & AIIMS-PGI first joint CME program in PGI Chandigarh on April 2019. I must thank the IAN leadership for being such great partners in this collaborative effort. We hope to continue this collaboration in the future too, as per the MOU signed between us in Chennai.

We are also planning to launch a massive membership drive to bring in hundreds of new members to AINA. This is a natural next step in our evolution as an organization, we hope to significantly increase the attendance of our annual meeting in a couple of years. We have also gotten your feedback on the type of program you want to see at our annual meeting. We have a clear mission of service and we will together take our beloved organization to new heights.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Sanjay Pratap Singh, MD, FAAN
President – AINA,
Chairman & Professor,
Department of Neurology,
Director – Neurological Institute,
Creighton University School of Medicine

Sanjay P. Singh, MD is the Chairman & Professor of the Department of Neurology at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is also the Medical Director of Neurological Services at CHI Health-Creighton University Medical Center. He is the past President of the Medical Staff for 3 years at Creighton University Medical Center. Earlier he was the Vice Chairman (Education) of Neurology at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). He has also served as the Program Director of the Creighton-Nebraska Joint Neurology Residency Program. And prior to that he was the Clerkship Director.

Dr. Singh received his medical degree from M.L.N. Medical College in India, where he was the Valedictorian of his class. He completed a neurology residency at George Washington University Medical Center, he was the Chief Resident of Neurology in his PGY-4 year. He then did a two year fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, as the Gilbert Glaser fellow, at Yale University School of Medicine. He is Board certified in Neurology & Epilepsy and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. He was an elected Councilor of the American University Professors of Neurology, a member of the Awards Committee of the ABPN and a member of the Accreditation Council of UCNS.

He is the author of the 'Locatelli & Singh's Handbook of Neurology'. He is the author of numerous articles and also a few Book Chapters. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the A.B. Baker Teacher recognition award by the American Academy of Neurology, The UNMC Chancellor's Gold U Award & Kudos award of the Board of Regents award for University of Nebraska. His research includes a novel neuroprotection which prevents brain cells from dying, as happens in neurological disorders like Stroke, Epilepsy &Dementia. He is also the recipient of the Hind Rattan Award from India.

He has been invited to Lecture at many national and international institutions and conferences. He has also given talks to the community in TEDx, 'Science Cafes & Simply Science' programs. He holds regular free medical camps in India for the poorest sections of our society.

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