Dr. Ajay Lodha, President-Elect of American Association of Indian Physicians and an active member of the Rajasthan Association of North America was appointed a member of the Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos’s MWBE Advisory Council recently. Nassau County on Long Island has a growing number of Indian American population.
The appointment of Dr. Lodha is yet another way of the County recognizing the importance and influence of the Indian Americans, who are known to be highly successful, and are known for their achievements in education, high per capita income and business.
The mission of the council is to assist the County in doubling the participation of the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise businesses in the contracting process. The advisory council will assist the Comptroller’s office in monitoring the County’s compliance with MWBE Goals and encourage MWBE firms to participate in County contract opportunities.
Dr. Ajay Lodha hides a power house of entrepreneurial skills. Dr. Lodha has extensive background of overseeing quality assurance and quality improvement. A graduate of RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, completed his residency at Flushing Hospital, NY, and Founder and President of Queens Medical Services, a primary care practice with two locations serving Queens, NY, Dr. Lodha is the past President AAPIQLI, RAJMAAI, RANA. He is also credited with founding the COO of NYS Elite ACO, as well as being a partner in two skilled nursing facilities on Long Island.
His vision for AAPI ‘is to increase the global awareness of APPI. I would like to see us lobby Congress for an increase in the number of available Residency Positions so as to help alleviate the shortage of Doctors. That younger physicians and MSRF members feel fully integrated into AAPI and take a more active role.” His experiences in organizing conferences and meetings which help to bring members together and attract new members which is vital to the success of the organization.
In his capacity as the Member of Nassau Advisory Council on MWBE I will make sure through my connection to Indian-American community to increase awareness of the Nassau County Government MWBE out-reach program. I hope to assist the office in organizing educational seminars for South Asian business owners, where they can learn how to apply for contracts.”