Dr. Biswajit Kar M.D
Board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, interventional cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure & heart transplantation his Clinical and Research interests include Complex Coronary and Peripheral Interventions, structural heart disease and Cardiogenic shock.
Dr. Kar has served in the teaching faculty of BCM/Texas Heart Institute and was the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization laboratory at the Michael E DeBackey VA Medical Center. Currently he serves as a professor of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School and is the Chief of the Medical division for the Center for Advanced Heart Failure , Heart and Lung transplantation at the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center.
A member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Artificial Organs, the American College of Physicians, the Heart Failure Society of America and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, he has published over one hundred original articles in prestigious medical journals as well as book chapters.
Mr. Bhasist Sharma Esq
Bash is very community minded. He has served in many charitable organizations, including CCA, ICC, India House, South Asian Chamber of Commerce, IAPAC, Caribbean Chamber, and various others.
Bash is past president of the Houston NW Bar Association, former judicial candidate, and a grandfather of 5 perfect babies.
Foundation for Children’s Cancer Research and Support is a charitable organization that is near and dear to the Sharma family.
Mrs. Parul Fernandes
Apart from being in higher education for 50 years, she has been the first Indian woman to be the Country Director for the Republic of Kiribati in the South Pacific implementing projects for UNICEF, USAID, CANADA Fund and AUSTRALIA Fund. She is a globe trotter and has traveled around the world 4 times by herself and visited till now 48 countries. Always supportive of different cultures, traditions, and Art. She now aims at helping non-profit organizations with her skills in grant writing, leadership, branding, and management. She calls herself a global citizen.
Capt. Satyajit (Jeet) Kar
Currently he holds a position of a senior executive with a multinational company in Houston, TX.
His keen interest for supporting the cause of this non-profit organization is because his son was diagnosed with cancer (Rhabdo Mayo
Sarcoma) that completely changed his and his family’s life.
Communication and Media / Director
For most of his career, he has worked as a Consulting Engineer, most recently building huge sports stadiums and arenas for many universities nationwide. He helped build Hobby Airport, the University of Mississippi Basketball Arena, other arenas and football stadiums nationwide, several Houston Community College buildings, high-rise multiuse residential buildings, the Union Carbide Marine Terminal in Texas City, ethylene projects in the Mid-East, Far East and many other notable structures nationwide and overseas. He was a founding partner and now publisher of Indo-American News, the oldest weekly newspaper in the South servicing the South Asian community for 38 years and is a well-respected community leader. He has been the anchor of the popular TV show, Asiana Television, which ran on Channel 48 for four years. He has written thousands of community’s news stories and has produced the popular “Kya Nayi Khabar” cartoon strip as well as worked with his mother Shakuntla Malhotra to produce her immensely popular Mama’s Punjabi Recipes, now in its fifth year.
Mr. Malhotra has been influential in city and state politics and held the first large scale fundraiser by Houston Indians for city Mayoral races. He was appointed to the Board of the Houston Media Source municipal television channel by Mayor Bill White. He has served on several other non-profits including Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust and was a Board Director of the Indo American Charity Foundation for six years.
Dr. Dipika S. Ambani, MD
She is also an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program and provides comprehensive, technologically advanced medical care to all patients with the utmost care and compassion. She is an avid athlete, having completed numerous half-marathons, a Marathon and a Triathlon.