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Deccan Alumni Association of North America (DAANA) was founded in 2016 by a group of Indian-American physicians from Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India. DAANA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the state of Virginia. There are several hundred physicians and surgeons from DCMS settled in USA and Canada. There are several hundred more doctors from the medical school settled across the globe in England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and other countries.

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DAANA CLERKSHIPS AND GRANT PROGRAM

DAANA is committed towards helping DCMS students for obtaining positions in post graduate training programs in the United States. We know the difficulties in today’s competitive environment.

Through our alumni we have been successful in establishing clinical observerships in private practices and training programs across many cities in the US.

DAANA YMC SERVICES

Service

DAANA CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors (BOD) serves as the governing body of Deccan Alumni Association of North America (DAANA). The BOD consists of alumni of Deccan College of Medical Sciences (DCMS), nominated and carefully selected by peers based on their credentials. The BOD is comprised of a President, Secretary, Treasurer and Officers.

Moizuddin
MOHAMMED MOIZUDDIN
MD, President
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MOHAMMED MOIZUDDIN

MD, President

MOHAMMED MOIZUDDIN

Dr. Moizuddin is from the 1988 Batch of DCMS. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. During his training in New York he was awarded “Resident of the year” award for exemplary performance. His clinical interests include Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, COPD, Overlap Syndrome and home non-invasive ventilation. He is a founding member of DAANA Mentorship Committee and serves on various other DAANA Committees.

Location: Dallas, TX
Medical Education: Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
Residency: St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY
Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Sleep Medicine Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine & Sleep Medicine
Affiliations: American Medical Association, American College of Chest Physicians, American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

MOHAMMED MOIZUDDIN, MD
M. TARUJ ALI
MD, Secretary
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M. TARUJ ALI

MD, Secretary

M. TARUJ ALI

Dr. M Taruj Ali is from the 1990 Batch of DCMS. He is board certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as well as Sleep Medicine.  He is the Medical Director of the Sleep Lab at Pulmonary Associates of Richmond.  Dr. Ali also practices at Henrico Doctors Hospital. He is married to Dilshad Ali and they have three children. Taruj likes traveling, biking, nature, swimming, cricket, and spending time with family and friends.

Location: Richmond, VA 
Medical Education: Deccan College of Medical Sciences Hyderabad, India
Residency: St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center – Columbia University
Fellowship: St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center – Columbia University
Board Certifications: Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine
Affiliations:
American Medical Association
Richmond Academy of Medicine
American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Medical Society of Virginia
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (life member)
Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Sleep Medicine
Affiliations: American Medical Association, American College of Chest Physicians, American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

M. TARUJ ALI, MD
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MUJAHID ALI SYED
MD FRCPC
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MUJAHID ALI SYED

MD FRCPC

MUJAHID ALI SYED

Dr. Mujahid Ali Syed is a mental health specialist who has devoted his life to the betterment of humanity through his professional, philanthropic, and community service in White Rock, British Columbia. Dr. Syed trained in India, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Dr. Syed is a qualified specialist in psychiatry and a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is working as a consultant psychiatrist and addiction specialist and heads the department for mental health and substance use at the White Rock MHC & Peace Arch hospital. He holds an academic appointment as a clinical lecturer at the University of British Columbia. He is also a fellow of the International Institute of Organizational Psychological Medicine.

Dr. Syed’s professional activities extend locally, nationally, and internationally. Having worked with diverse populations on three continents, and eloquence of many languages, Dr. Syed has a keen understanding of the cultural and linguistic nuances that are essential for establishing rapport with people of diverse backgrounds from all age groups. He is active with educational programs and as part of the scientific committee for ICPA, organized well-acclaimed CME programs with International speakers. For the UBC Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Syed is a site director for the Postgraduate education program at Peace Arch hospital.

Dr. Syed strongly believes in the ethos of educating and empowering the poor. Dr. Syed’s leadership role in the governance and stewardship of non-governmental organizations and professional associations has been exemplary. He is a co-founder and honorary CEO of Care Educational Societies, co-founder and vice president of Step to Humanity, founding Board of director for Deccan Alumni Association of North America(DAANA), secretary of Indo-Canadian Psychiatric Association (ICPA), and on the executive board as a community representative for British Columbia Psychiatric Association (BCPA).

MUJAHID ALI SYED, MD, FRCPC
Dr-Aparna-Reddy
APARNA REDDY MAHAKALA
MD
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APARNA REDDY MAHAKALA

MD

DR. APARNA REDDY MAHAKALA

Dr. Aparna Reddy Mahakala is an  1989 batch DCMS alumnus. She is a Board Certified  Endocrinologist and has her private practice clinic in Atlanta where she manages complex diabetic patients and treats diverse hormonal and metabolic dysfunctions. She is the director of the weight management program where she focuses on reducing obesity. She is also an assistant director of the research program in her clinic. 

She is passionate about cooking, traveling, playing, and watching different sports. She likes to listen to music and enjoys dancing and learning to play sitar. 

Her ambition in life is to live to the best of her abilities and to be able to serve humbly and always open to receiving any suggestions and providing help to the alumni.

Location: Atlanta, GA
Residency: Internal Medicine – Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Fellowship: Endocrinology and Diabetes: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Affiliations: Fellow of the American College of Clinical Endocrinology

Member of the American Diabetic Association
Member of Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage

DR. APARNA REDDY MAHAKALA
Career pathway

ALTERNATE CAREER PATHWAY

Welcome to the DAANA Alternate Career Pathway (ACP) Mentorship Program.
Our Vision is to serve our global Alumni Community who are seeking alternate careers by facilitating resources and tools to enable a best career choice and professional development.

Our Mission is to “GUIDE”
G– Give
U– Utmost
I– Intellectual advice
D–
to Determine
E– an Effective career choice

EDUCATIONAL SESSION ON PALLIATIVE CARE AND CANCER

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