Medical Director, Hospitalist Program-Rideout Health
Dr. Jasbir Singh Kang, MD, FHM is a physician and community activist based in Yuba City, CA. He was the former Chief of Staff at Rideout Health and currently serves as a Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program at Rideout Health and the Vice President of Rideout Medical Associates. He co-founded the Punjabi American Heritage Society in 1993 and the Punjabi American Festival in 1995 to foster cross-cultural understanding. He helped to create the first permanent museum exhibit documenting the history of Punjabi Americans.
Abstract: Dr. Kang will share his life journey and what inspired him to be a physician. He will share the challenges he faced in the US and how he overcame those to become a successful clinician. Through his untiring efforts, he played the constructive role in inspiring his colleagues, impacting lives of his patients, and leading many community activities. He never felt that being turbaned Sikh was a barrier, but it motivated him to work harder and contribute more to his profession and community at large. He strongly feels that America is a land of limitless opportunities for those who are hard working and willing to share their fortunes with others.