Urmilesh Arya, MD

Excellence in Community Service

Urmilesh Arya, MD

Dr. Urmilesh Arya – Pediatrician and Fellow of the American College of Pediatrics, presently retired as medical director at Queens Bridge Family Health Center, an affiliate of Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital. And serving as C.O.O at Gastroenterology Associates in Brooklyn and Attending in Pediatrics at Wyckoff Heights Hosp.

Dr. Arya’s involvement extends beyond medicine into the Indian Community. Her passion to serve the community goes as far back as 1971 when she received an Exceptional Service Award from the American Kidney Fund. She has been serving as a trustee of Hindu Center in Flushing, New York and also served as a trustee of Association of Physicians in America, Long Island Queens. Her immense desire to serve the community led her get active in the Association of Indians in America. Elected as a president AIA (New York Chapter) in March 2003, she determined to accomplish the mission of the Association – “Indian Heritage and American Commitment”. The hallmark of this Association’s activities is the Deepavali celebration on the first Sunday of October at South Street Seaport in New York City. She with her team organized this festival with its theme of” PEACE ON EARTH” in 2003 and “UNITED WE WIN” in 2004. On this day New York witnesses the culture and heritage of India through activities such as cultural dance, music, mehndi (Henna), rangoli, wedding makeup and variety of Indian Cousins etc. The Association is also involved in activities such as youth development program. In June of 2003, the association established the Center for Leadership Development (CLD) to involve college students in American politics.

Presently Dr. Arya is serving as President of National Association of Indians in America ,The 1st woman president in the H/O National AIA and past President of Rotarian Club - Hicksville Long Island . During her tenure As a president of Rotary Club She did charitable projects as Donating 600 School Bags to needy School children , 350. Winter jackets to Homeless in Shelters and school Children , 150 Blankets to the Veterans and Homeless people and Planted a Japanese Kosovo white Dog Wood.

 

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