We would like to recognize one of our alumni, brother Kunj Gohil, on being featured as an ELITE Leader of the future by PM360. Kunj graduated as a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Sciences in 2013 and then began a Post Doctoral fellowship at Medimedia Managed Markets, an ICON plc company. In less than 4 years he was able to climb the corporate ladder to lead his team as an Associate Medical Director and Head of Strategic Content. Kunj says that Iota Nu Delta encouraged his "willingness to try new things and fostered an interest to leaving his comfort zone". This was instrumental in exceeding his professional expectations and this mindset was largely responsible for the success he attained in such a short lived time. We wish nothing but more success to Brother Kunj Gohil and his future endeavors.
Pictured here are some of our Brothers who went to the same medical school, graduated, and matched together. We are so proud of all of our brothers who are moving forward in their medical career. From left to right:
Internal Medicine at York Hospital
Internal Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Internal Medicine at Flushing Hospital Medical Center
Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Iota Nu Delta would like to honor the accomplishments of our alumnus, Nipun Patel. Nipun is the first INΔ Brother to be elected to partner at an AmLaw 100 Firm.
Nipun crossed into Iota Nu Delta Fraternity, Inc. in 2002, completed his undergraduate studies at Temple University in 2005, and graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2008.
Nipun is currently a partner in the Complex Litigation Group of Reed Smith LLP, and is a resident in the Philadelphia Office. At the time of his election to partner, he became the youngest partner at Reed Smith – a firm with over 1,700 lawyers worldwide – and only one of two diverse partners in the Philadelphia office. Nipun maintains a broad-based commercial litigation practice, with an emphasis on financial services matters, class actions, employment litigation, and commercial disputes. Nipun has practiced extensively before federal and state courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and other jurisdictions, doing both trial and appellate work. His experience encompasses first chair trial responsibility, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.
Outside of the office, Nipun is extremely active in the community. Nipun serves on the executive committee and as pro-bono general counsel to Legacy Youth Tennis and Education; on the board and as Vice President of the South Asian Bar Association of Philadelphia; on the board of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group; and on the Young Professionals Leadership Board of the The Barnes Foundation.
Nipun credits much of his success to the strong network and relationships facilitated by INΔ. Nipun’s clients include INΔ brothers who have gone on to successful in-house careers and supported him both personally and professionally. His story is a testament to the brotherhood and life-long bond of INΔ. Nipun also remains an active alumni mentor, ready to assist and speak with any brother who is considering a career in law, particularly with ambitions to work at a large law firm.
Iota Nu Delta would like to highlight the accomplishments of our alumnus, Misal Panchal.
Misal graduated from Hofstra University's Frank G. Zarb School of Business with a B.B.A. in 2010. While in school, he was heavily involved with the business school's Tax & Accounting Society and volunteered extensively within the South Asian Community, primarily through SAMAR. Following his time at Hofstra, Misal worked in public accounting, providing tax management and accounting services to a variety of individuals and small businesses. In 2015, Misal joined the Connecticut Insurance Department, a state government agency, where he works as an Insurance Examiner in the Financial Regulation unit, which helps ensure companies are financially solvent, competitive, and engage in fair market practices. Earlier this year, Misal became a Licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Connecticut.
In addition to work, Misal is highly active with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), through which he helps provide tax planning and financial advice to low-income families and senior citizens. Misal is also a member of AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants).
"To my younger brothers in INΔ, whatever you do, do it with passion, integrity, and a big heart." -Misal Panchal
Pictured below is Misal and his coworkers with Governor Dan Malloy at an event to raise funds through his department for CT State Employee Giving, an initiative by the state employees to give back to the community.
Iota Nu Delta would like to take a moment to recognize the accomplishments of our brother, Jay Patel. Jay is an alumnus of Iota Nu Delta Fraternity, Inc. - Philadelphia and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy with his Pharm.D. in 2013. Jay, in addition to being the President of Greenhill Pharmacy, is deeply involved in Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purshottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) and has dedicated over 10,000 hours, personally and professionally, to serving his community here in the United States. Jay is pictured here with the Governor of Delaware, John Carney.
Raad Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of LawTrades—the fastest growing platform for hiring lawyers online. He crossed in 2006 at our Iota Chapter, at St. John's University, where he served as Chapter President. An entrepreneur from an early age, Raad began the LawTrades service in his apartment in law school with the aim of helping to democratize legal services. Today, the site facilitates millions in transactions every year, creating a new economy for the legal industry and better opportunities for businesses. He is involved in crafting the company culture, shaping the product design, and innovating future growth opportunities. LawTrades has raised over $1.8 million in seed funding from Draper Associates (a notable investor in companies such as Tesla, Skype, and SpaceX), 500 Startups, Angel List, Graph Ventures, and other prominent investors in Silicon Valley.
Raad’s content has been viewed over two million times on Quora and he has been published in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, and Apple News. Prior to LawTrades, Raad founded a web-app for Facebook that scaled to thirty million hits per month. He earned his JD at the University of Buffalo Law School.
Iota Nu Delta would like to highlight the accomplishments of our alumnus, Vinit Jobanputra. Vinit is the President and founder of Sanghavi Solitaire Inc, a wholesale diamond manufacturing company that caters to the needs of retailers and wholesalers in North and South America.
Since graduating from our Alpha Chapter, SUNY Binghamton, in 2008, Vinit has sold well over $100 million in diamonds and fine jewelry. Vinit was honored at the White House and the United Nations by Empact Showcase, a platform highlighting the power and social impact of America’s top entrepreneurs under the age of 35. Sanghavi Solitaire Inc. was also recognized as part of the 2014 Empact 100, which recognizes the top 100 companies within the Empact Showcase. Sanghavi Solitaire takes an active role in promoting awareness and providing guidance for customers to purchase diamonds ethically and with full transparency. Through their innovative “Challenge Us” program, Sanghavi Solitaire helps even the playing field for both jewelers and individual customers by allowing clients to compare prices of competitors for each part of a jewelry product simply through providing a GIA certificate number.
"Iota Nu Delta motivated me both in college and beyond to work hard and value the principles of honesty and teamwork. The consistent advice and support that this brotherhood has provided me with through the years is priceless, and I would not be the man I am today if it weren’t for Iota Nu Delta. I look forward to our brotherhood continuing to grow, not only in numbers, but in ways that help our brothers grow as individuals, as we continue to contribute to our communities."
Iota Nu Delta would like to highlight the accomplishments of our alumnus, Dr. Chetan Pasrija. Dr. Pasrija matched into the Cardiothoracic Surgical Residency Program, one of the most competitive types of residencies in all of medicine, at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is currently in his third year, out of eight, in his training to become a heart surgeon.
Dr. Pasrija graduated with a degree in Bioengineering from our Eta Chapter at the University of Maryland at College Park, where he served as Chapter President from 2008 to 2009. He would go on to obtain his M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Pasrija also has extensive experience in research, being awarded by the University of Maryland with an Outstanding Research Award during his time in undergrad, as well as an Excellence in Research Award during his time in medical school. Dr. Pasrija also has conducted first author presentations at over ten major national conferences and has fourteen scientific papers that have been published or are in-press.
“In my opinion, Iota Nu Delta provides a perfect platform to teach young motivated men important attributes of success. Through my experiences with Iota Nu Delta, I learned important skills on how to push past mental stumbling blocks in order to reach my goals. The bond that I was able to create with my community of brothers both at my school and nationwide have been a critical support group for me through the years. Both the lessons and relationships I gained through Iota Nu Delta have helped me achieve the success that I have thus far.”
Iota Nu Delta would like to recognize the accomplishments of our alumnus, Dr. Raja Singh. Dr. Singh currently works as a physician in South Florida where he specializes in critical care medicine.
Dr. Singh graduated from our Alpha Chapter at SUNY Binghamton, where he served as Chapter President from 1997 to 1998. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Singh completed his residency in Internal Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, through Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Singh would go on to serve as the medical director for two Hospital Medicine programs at Broward Health. Dr. Singh has also been heavily involved in medical education through his work as a clinical preceptor at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and as a faculty teaching attendant for Internal Medicine residents at JFK Medical Center, through the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
After five years of practice, Dr. Singh would go on to complete a Surgical Critical Care fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital, through the Icahn School of Medicine in Manhattan. Dr. Singh currently works as a critical care physician where he specializes in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions which require sophisticated organ support and invasive monitoring. Dr. Singh has been involved in numerous research projects and clinical trials in the field of critical care medicine and is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Singh also previously served as the National Chair of the Patient Safety Organization of Emergency Consultants, Inc., a peer review organization dedicated to promoting better clinical outcomes and improving processes both in inpatient and emergency medical care settings.