An avid representative of the Arab medical community, Dr. Mahmoud Aqel, MD, Internal Medicine Physician was elected President of the National Arab American Medical Association’s (NAAMA) New Jersey Chapter. Dr. Aqel’s year-long term began on January 1, 2019 and is the second time Dr. Aqel has been elected president for NAAMA’s New Jersey Chapter.
NAAMA is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, educational and humanitarian organization whose members consist of medical professionals of Arab descent or those who have a close affinity with individuals of Arabic origin or those who demonstrate a commitment to the mission and organizational objectives of NAAMA. The objectives of NAAMA encompass a wide range of professional, educational, charitable, humanitarian and cultural activities.
Dr. Aqel’s election comes at an exciting time. With over 27 chapters around the United States and Canada, the NAAMA’s 38th National Medical Convention was held in New Jersey in September 2016.