The Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians Installs Its 72nd President

Christopher Foret, MD and Tahir Qayyum, MD

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (LAFP) has selected Dr. Tahir Qayyum, of Monroe, Louisiana, as its 2019-2020 president. Details were shared in a press release.

Qayyum attended medical school at Army Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan and completed his internship at Columbia Presbyterian College in New York. He completed a residency at LSU Family Medicine Residency-Monroe in Monroe.

Qayyum has been in private practice for over 20 years. He provides the full-scope of medical care to close to 5000 patients, between his two clinics in the rural community of Bastrop and Monroe. He works as an advocate of family medicine, and trains family medicine residents and medical students from both LSU and Tulane.

He is the co-chairman of the  legislative and advocacy committee of APPNA (Association of Physician of Pakistani Descent of North America). He has served in various roles on the LAFP board of directors, is a board member of LaFamPac, and a member of the LAFP legislative and advocacy committee. He also collaborates with health advisory committees by providing his services for legislators, local activist, and the general public.

Qayyum has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for over 28 years. She is an RN and works alongside him as his business manager. He has 2 children, Maira and Zaib, whoare following their his footsteps and pursuing a career in medicine.

Qayyum was sworn in as LAFP’s 72nd president during the organization’s annual awards luncheon in New Orleans, on August 3.

Established in 1947, the LAFP is one of the state’s largest primary care organizations, with more than 1,900 member physicians, residents and medical students throughout the state of Louisiana.

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