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We’re Looking To Spread The Feeling Of Community

The Southwest Association of Nigerian Physicians (SANP) was created as an organization of like-minded members with the view to mutually support each other professionally and culturally and to give back to our new home: the Southwestern United States.

SANP is made up of a group of hardworking, vibrant, community-minded professionals dedicated to providing patients with the highest level of care here in the border region. Clinical and career collaboration has been the mainstay in most medical communities and the Southwest Association of Nigerian physicians is committed to upholding the same within its group and within the physician community at large. SANP is a forum for our members to continue to integrate into the community in meaningful ways as well as collaborate with other healthcare members and groups. With over 50 physician members, SANP is one of the largest non-profit medical organizations in the southwest United States. Individually, SANP members provide high-acuity, quality healthcare to thousands of individuals and families living in El Paso, Las Cruces, and beyond. Their members range from academic physicians providing care and education at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, the Burrell School of Medicine in Las Cruces, and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, to private community physicians who provide a host of primary care and highly skilled specialist care in Las Cruces and El Paso.

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The Southwest Association of Nigerian Physicians was started in 2016. We’re looking to spread the feeling of community and the celebration of Nigerian culture with Nigerian physicians throughout the Southwest of the United States


Community Outreach from the Southwest Association of Nigerian Physicians

The Southwest Association of Nigerian Physicians is dedicated to helping their communities, including El Paso, Las Cruces, and other cities across the Southwest. As a network of doctors and physicians, we understand the importance outreach plays in the community.

Our association is proud to connect with our communities in many thoughtful ways. Some of these include hosting galas and banquets to raise money for scholarships and associations, visiting organizations, and providing resources and education to the future medical leaders in our communities. We are committed to assisting those in need around us and plan to keep doing so for years to come.

As a newer association, we’ve worked hard to give back and be involved in our communities. Some of our events included:

Bennet Omalu

SANP doctors meeting with Bennet Omalu in El Paso on October 15, 2016

Bennet Omalu is a Nigerian physician, neuropathologist, and forensic pathologist who spent extensive time investigating concussions and brain damage in NFL players. The movie “Concussion” starring Will Smith is based off his story. It was an honor meeting him.


Child Crisis Visit

The Southwest Association of Nigerian Physicians visited the Child Crisis Center on October 15, 2017

We enjoyed meeting with the employees and learning more about the ways the Child Crisis Center is dedicated to helping children throughout the El Paso community.



Spreading the importance of culture knowledge

SANP members gave a talk about Nigerian culture at the YWCA on the Northeast the week of spring break.

Southwest Association of Nigerian Physicians 2019 Gala

We shared the experience of an illuminative cultural tour with fabulous food, entertainment and celebrated all that is Nigeria!

We celebrated the Nigerian culture. We strengthened bonds, relationships, and our network.