iSCOPI in session – Corona, CA


Welcome, and thank you for visiting the website of the Inland Southern California Organization of Physicians of Indian origin (ISCOPI). We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of membership, learning, fellowship, and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about us on this site, or join our organization if you are eligible to become a member. Come for one of our monthly meetings, and share with us your ideas to improve our community of physicians, families, and friends.


Our meetings are held monthly, on the 1st Friday evening, at a convenient restaurant / banquet hall within the Inland empire area


Monthly CME meetings

Health promotion – Anti-obesity program for elementary school children through AAPI

Entertainment & get-togethers for familes and friends

Group vacations to exotic parts of the world (upcoming trip to South Africa)

Any additional services will be announced on our Facebook page, and on our website.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bring together as many physicians of Indian origin from various cities of the Inland Empire area in southern California. ISCOPI will work towards providing learning opportunities through CME programs, establish a forum for the trainee physicians & practising doctors to interact, and encourage their famlies to get to know each other. Through works of charity and service, we also hope to provide an outreach into the wider American community.

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Friday Jan 3rd, 2020

Punjab Palace Cuisine of India (see below)

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Sukhwinder Concert



Friday Jan 3rd, 2020


Punjab Palace Cuisine of India

10359 Magnolia Avenue (Near Tyler Mall)

Riverside, CA 92505

6:30 – 7:00 PM –

Registration, Social and appetizers

7:00 – 7:45 PM –

“Best Practices: in Upper GI Bleeding in 2020 “

John Kim, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

7:45 – 8:10 PM –

“State Bank of India (California) –

Local Bank with an International Reach”

Pramod Tewari, VP and Manager

State Bank of India (California)

Cerritos, CA

8:10 – 8:30 PM –

“Financial Freedom Through Real Estate Investment”

Suren Sapkota

President, Sapkota Realty, Inc; Cerritos


8.30 PM


Member and Spouse – Free

Guest – $ 30



Recent past gathering

Friday Nov 16th 2019

DIWALI Sponsored by

Dr. Amit Chakraborty (Co-Chair, BOT, AAPI)

& Legally Mine

Friday Sep 6th 2019

“Celiac and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity:

Filtering Facts from Fiction and Fadism”

Manoj Shah, MD, FAAP

Friday Aug 2nd 2019

“Advances in Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorder Treatment

Akshat Jain, MD

“Tax Planning & Real estate Investing”

Poorvesh Thakkar

Friday Jun 28th 2019

“Create Your Destiny”

Dr. Jeetendra Adhia, MD

Friday Jun 7th 2019

“Your Role in Bridging the Gaps in Treatment of Hepatitis C”

Khaled Selim, M.D

Associate Professor, Transplant Hepatology & Gastroenterology

Loma Linda University

Friday May 3rd, 2019

“Heart Failure in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Population – Similarities and Differences”

Ahmed Kheiwa, M.D

“Financial Market 101”

Anil Churiwala CRPC, CPFA

Friday Apr 5th, 2019

“Vaccinations – Not Just for Children”

Ravindra Rao, MD, FAAP

” Build a Strong Financial Foundation”

Atul Mehta , Life & Annuity Agent

Friday Mar 1st, 2019

“Helicobacter Pylori Infection: Recent Developments”

Manoj Shah, MD

” Financial Planning – A New Era of Income and Growth for Investors”

Raj Upadhyaya

Friday Feb 1st, 2019

“Aortic and Mitral Valve Disease”

Ramesh Bansal, MD, FACC

“Aortic and Mitral Trans-catheter Interventions”

Islam Abudayyeh, MD

“Surgical vs Transcatheter Decision Making”

David Rabkin, MD

Friday Nov 2nd, 2018

“Transcatheter Therapies for Mitral Regurgitation”

Ramdas Pai, MD, FACC, FRCP (Edin)

Friday Oct 5, 2018

APTIOM (Eslicarbazepine acetate) Fine-Tuned for Your Prescribing Needs”

Raman Sankar MD, PhD

Opportunity to Empower SAP – Specially Abled People in India

Pranav Desai, B.E; MBA

Friday Sep 7, 2018

“A Novel treatment Option for Distributive Shock”

Ahmed El-Bershawi, MD

President & CEO, Pacific Pulmonary Medical Group, Riverside, CA

Sponsored by La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company

Thusday Aug 23, 2018

“Assessing and Preventing AKI:

Real World Experiences from Modern Clinical Practices”

John Videen, MD, Nephrologist, Sharp Health Care, Chula Vista, CA

Friday Jul 13, 2018

The Surgical Treatment of Chronic Migraine Headache: New Hope”

Raj M. Vyas, MD

Scope of Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Jigar Shah, MBA, CNE

Friday June 15, 2018

Aum Spiritual Center, Hemet, CA

“Trelegy: A New Treatment Option for COPD & An Introduction to the IMPACT Study”

Dr. Michael Samaras, PhamD

Friday May 4, 2018

“Leading by Serving” Rahul Dixit, MD

Southern California Medical Gastroenterology

Eric Morgan and Pathologist John Hiserodt, MD

Sponsored by PathLab Services

Friday April 6, 2018

– “Management of Recurrent or Persistent C. difficile infection”

Manoj Shah, MD, FAAP, Loma Linda University School of Medicine

“Challenging the Status Quo”

Kanu Patel, Affluent Wealth Management

Friday March 2, 2018

“Sarcoidosis: Its Etiology as an Allergic Endogenous Infection caused by Prop. Acne” – Yoshinobu Eishi MD, MedScD, PhD

Professor, Human Pathology / Former Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan

“How does your retirement look? Are you financially sound?

Long term care, leaving a legacy, Protection” – Paul Ireton,

Friday November 10, 2017

“Chronic Diseases Management Solution”

Dinesh Kulkarni – Kannact, Inc. Corvallis

October 28, 2017 – Sat (6.30 pm)

” Diwali

October 6, 2017

“Bipolar Disorder: Updates on Research and Clinical Outcome” Dr. Maninder Singh, Ph. D.

“Heartfulness Meditation for Physician Well-being” Rishi Chavan, MD

Friday Sep 8, 2017

“Stroke Treatment and Management for Large Vessel Occlusions (LVOs)”

Ramchandran Pramodkumar Pillai, MBBS, M. Ch

Loma Linda University Health

Sunday August 6, 2017

Picnic @ Bolsa Chica State Beach

Friday Jul 7, 2017

“Determining the Underlying Cause of Persistent Diarrhea”

Gati Goel, Ph.D., M.D./ Loma Linda University

“How to earn double digit returns with private money”Siva Mullapudi

Friday June 2, 2017

Physician Involvement in Community

Members of ISCOPI

Friday May 5, 2017

“Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) – A less invasive treatment option for severe aortic stenosis”

Ramdas Pai, MD; Ashis Mukherjee, MD; Prabhdeep Sethi, MD

St. Bernardine Medical Center / UCR School of Medicine

Friday Apr 7, 2017

“What Does MACRA ad MIPS Mean for Your Practice?”

Ms. Yvonne Mason, Mr. Mark Marten

Prime Practice Management & Nexus IPA

Sponsored by: Rajiv Sanghvi, Reliable Hospic

“If Your Planning on Living a Long Life; You Should Have

a Plan for Long Term Care” Timothy Ripp

Friday Mar 3, 2017

Riverside Free Clinic

Ashif Iqbal & other Medical Students

“Challenges in Neonatology”

Munaf Kadri, MD

Sophisticated strategies for Tax Planning

& Market Update

Jessie Edward Norton

Friday Feb 23, 2017

Kate Farms Overview

“The role of formula supplementation in various disease states.”

Stephanie Abrams, MD – Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Friday November 11 , 2016

” An Effective Treatment Option for Adults with Schizophrenia

& Acute Manic or Mixed Episodes Associated with Bipolar 1 Disorder

Ramesh Patel, MD – Psychiatrist, Corona

“Zika Virus – All You Want to Know”

Ravi Raghavan, MD MRCPathNeuropathologist, LLUMC

Friday October 7, 2016 @ Banquet Hall, Mantra Indian Cuisine, Temecula, CA

“Assets To Boost Your Investment & Retirement Portfolio –

Lifecycle Investing & Asset Protection for Doctors”

Friday September 2, 2016

” Recognizing and Diagnosing Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency

Robert Venick, MD, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

“Foreign investment and government rules for NRI”Mahesh Shah

“Akshaya Patra Foundation” Nitin Bajaj


ISCOPI Friends/Family for Beach Picnic- Huntington Beach

Friday June 3, 2016 Punjab Palace Cuisine of India, Riverside, CA

“Role of Riverside University Health System at Riverside County”

Arnold Tabuenca, MD, Chief Medical Officer,

Riverside University Health System

Friday May 6, 2016

“Inflammatory Bowel Disease – What Should Non-GI Physicians Know?”

Gati Goel, MD, Ph D

Assistant Professor Gastroenterology

Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

Sat, April 9th, 2016

Hiking at Skyline Drive Trail, Corona, CA 92882

March 4th, 2016Punjab Palace Cuisines of India

“Recent Advances in Radiology”

Ved Prakash, MD -Simon Med Imaging, San Bernardino/Riverside

“Reinventing Managed Care – A Win-Win Paradigm”

Mark Rossel, CEO Nexus Health Medical Group

February 5th, 2016 Punjab Palace Cuisine of India, Riverside, CA

“Addressing Insomnia: Focus on the Wake-Sleep System”

C. Philip O’Carroll, MD

Founder, Headache and Pain Institute /Director, Newport Beach Pain Treatment Center

“Riverside Free Clinic”

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Latest News

Special Announcement 5/26/2019

AAPI Benefit Concert

Sukhvinder Singh & Amruta Fadanvis (Go to – tab for “Fundraiser:Sukhwinder” for details and flyer)

New Zealand, Fiji & Australia Tour – more information will be sent in a separate email.

Vietnam/Cambodia trip for 2 weeks was successfully completed during the Thanksgiving holidays

of 2015.

An informal tour of Yellowstone National Park and Mt Rushmore was conducted between Jul 15-20, 2015 – organized by a few ISCOPI familes, with the help of GlobimaxTours in Artesia.

Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund Raising Program:

ISCOPI Joined other SoCal Organizations fundraising for Nepal Earthquake Relief on Saturday May 2nd, 2015; evening at the

Sanatan Dharma Temple, 15311 Pioneer Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650.


Check out pictures of our recent efforts to promote anti-obesity in the local schools


Please show your support of our sponsors and business partners

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This month’s Meeting

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