Dr. Bhushan Pandya Elected President of Medical Society of Virginia

Dr. Bhushan Pandya Elected President of Medical Society of Virginia

Dr. Bhushan Pandya, founder and president of the Danville Gastroenterology Center, has been  elected president of the Medical Society of Virginia, according to the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. “I love what I’m doing and what I’ve always done,” Pandya told local ABC affiliate WSET. “My mother said as a physician you get to take care of the patients at the end of the day, most of them feel better and you feel better about yourself.”

The Indian American gastroenterologist, who has served on the Medical Society’s board as the director and associate director for more than 10 years as a representative of the 5th district, was installed as president-elect at the organization’s annual meeting in Chatilly.

Prior to his appointment by Governor Mark Warner and Governor Tim Kaine, Pandya recently finished his term as vice chair on the State Board of Health, which he had served for eight years.

Pandya had additionally served as the president of the Danville Pittsylvania Academy of Medicine and the Danville Regional Medical Center medical staff, and is currently the regional director of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.

After earning his medical degree, Pandya went on to serve as president of the alumni association of his alma mater, the Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, before coming to the U.S., where he did his post-graduate training at the Jersey City Medical Center.

Dr. Bhushan Pandya Elected President of Medical Society of Virginia
Dr. Bhushan Pandya

Currently an alternate delegate of the Virginia delegation to the American Medical Association, Pandya is also the chair-elect for the AMA-IMG Governing Council and for several years has been the chair of board of directors at Gateway Health Alliance.

The Medical Society of Virginia, a professional association for Virginia physicians, is dedicated to supporting physicians in their practice and advocating on their behalf for health care legislation.

Locally, Pandya has served as the president of the Danville Pittsylvania Academy of Medicine and the Danville Regional Medical Center medical staff. He is also the regional director of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.

Additionally, he has served as president of the alumni association of Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, where he earned his medical degree before completing post-graduate training at the Jersey City Medical Center.

The Medical Society of Virginia was founded in 1890. Its vision is to make Virginia the best place to practice Medicine and receive care. The Medical Society of Virginia is a professional association that is dedicated to supporting physicians in their practice and advocating on their behalf of them for health care legislation. The society also supports its members through educational and auxiliary activities that assist physicians in the practice of medicine.

He has served as the regional director of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin representing the South Atlantic region. He has served as president of the alumni association of Maulana Azad Medical College, where he earned his medical degree in New Delhi, India.

Dr. Pandya believes that the practice of medicine is very challenging in today’s time. To preserve the profession and to leave a healthy legacy for the next generation of physicians, each one of us should remain engaged in organized medicine. In the words of Nathan Laufer, MD, “If we don’t try to achieve some of these goals (stand together against the forces that prevent us from taking care of our patients), we are guaranteed a 100% failure rate in implementing any of them!”

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