Saud Anwar is a physician who specializes in Lung Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine of Manchester Memorial and Rockville General Hospitals. His wife, Dr. Yusra Anis-Anwar, maintains a private practice in Internal Medicine in South Windsor. Both of their sons, Taha and Taseen attended elementary and middle schools in South Windsor. Saud’s mother also live in South Windsor.
Dr. Anwar is involved in humanitarian and peace initiatives nationally and internationally. He is frequently invited to consult for our government and has organized medical missions for disaster relief. His efforts have been recognized at the state and federal levels and by several professional organizations. Dr. Anwar has received citations for his service to the State from Governor Rell, Attorney General Blumenthal, Secretary of State Bysiewicz and members of the Connecticut General Assembly.
In addition, Dr. Anwar is an expert on international affairs. He is frequently invited to appear on national and international television and radio. These have included: CNN Wolf Blitzer, CNN Deborah Fayereck, CNN Susan Candiotti, NBC- 30, CTN, Fox-61, NPR, Vectone TV –UK, Geo TV- Forum, and Voice of America- International.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
-Medical Training: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Yale University
-Master Degree in Public Health – Yale University
-Founder - South Windsor United in Diversity
-Board Member- South Windsor Community Foundation
-Former Chair- South Windsor Human Relations Commission.
-President- South Windsor Haiti School Inc.
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
-Former Commissioner- Asian Pacific American Affairs.
-Health Equity Leadership Council of Connecticut.
-Connecticut Safe School Climate Coalition
-Testified to the 109th Congress- Committee on Homeland Security.
-Coordinated a volunteer response to September 11th
-Consultant - FBIs Multi Cultural Advisory Committee
-Conference Speaker- Department of Homeland Security
-Conference Speaker- Office of Secretary Napolitano
-Consultant- British Department of Communities and Local Government
-Chief Coordinator- Conference on Understanding Radicalization and DeRadicalization Strategies, Hartford, CT. (Live broadcast through out the world)
-Peace missions to Israel and Middle East.
-Diplomatic Mission – US- Pakistan Relations
-Medical Mission- Haiti Disaster Relief.
-Medical Mission- Pakistan Earthquake Response
-Conference Speaker – Friends of Europe- Brussels
-Conference Speaker- US Mission to the European Union
-Recognition by the American Red Cross for September 11th response
-Recipient of the Director FBI-Robert Mueller III Award for Community Leadership and Alliance Building.
-Anti Defamation League Torch of Liberty Award
-Human Relations Award- National Council of Community and Justice
-Leadership Award- Manchester Community College
-Community Service Award – United States Department of Justice – US Attorney’s Office
-Trailblazer Award- South Asian Bar Association of CT
-Community Service Recognition Award- Eastern Connecticut Health Network member physicians.