About Us

Founded in 1967, IMANA is a leading resource and network for American-Muslim physicians, dentists and other healthcare professionals in North America. We provide professional networking opportunities for healthcare practitioners. We act as a resource for medical ethics from an Islamic perspective to educational institutions, medical professionals alike. We provide networking and mentoring for medical students for their schooling or medical career choices. We have active medical relief programs and emergency relief efforts to respond to disasters. We help build healthcare capacity, facilitate medical knowledge transfer around the world.

To promote  greater awareness of Islamic medical ethics and values among Muslims and the community at large. To provide humanitarian aid and medical relief worldwide as an advocate of healthcare policies.
To become a recognized leader in national and global healthcare, guided by Islamic values.
To promote better understanding and appreciation of the principles of Islamic medicine amongst healthcare practitioners. To connect Muslim Physicians, Dentists and Allied Health Professionals in this ever-changing professionalism to share expertise and, further knowledge among peers.

To assist Muslim Physicians/Dentists and Allied Health Professionals in North America with orientation, adjustment, finding appropriate training and job opportunities. To promote and facilitate medical education, research, publications and improve global healthcare delivery. To encourage American-Muslims diplomacy through medical relief work and other charitable activities.

 “Since 1967, largest network of American Muslim

Healthcare Professionals and Medical Relief”

IMANA Executives

Dr. Asif Malik
President 2015 – 2017

Hometown: Troy, MI
Specialty: Board Certified in Anesthesiology (Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia)

IMANA Medical Relief Missions: SaveSmile surgical mission in Sudan 2011, ‘12, ‘13, ’14, ‘15 & ‘16.

“IMANA represents American & Canadian Muslim physicians, allied health professionals serving to make a difference both domestically and abroad.”

Dr. Imran Qureshi
Vice-President

Hometown: Naperville, IL
Specialty: Board Certified in Radiology (Fellowship in Interventional Radiology)

IMANA Medical Relief Missions: Gaza war ‘09 and Haiti earthquake ‘10.

“IMANA has played an important part in my life by providing me the vehicle to help give back to the less fortunate through IMANA Medical Relief. It’s afforded and inspired me to take an active part in charitable relief work throughout the world. I look forward to being an active IMANA citizen to help others achieve the same objectives.”

Dr. Nabile Safdar
Treasurer

Hometown: Alpharetta, GA (previously Maryland and New Jersey)
Specialty: Radiology
(Musculoskeletal and Imaging Informatics)

IMANA Medical Relief Mission: Haiti Earthquake Relief 2010. (First disaster response team to Haiti from IMANA.)

“Our core identity as Muslim physicians is shaped by our struggle to contribute compassionate, ethical healthcare for our fellow Americans and to the citizens of the world. There is no organization that creates opportunities for us to better serve others and ourselves quite like IMANA. It is our privilege to support its work and be a part of its story.”

Meet IMANA Leadership