Our annual MOSAIC Awards are scheduled for Thursday, May 22. Before the big day, you will have the opportunity to “meet” each of our honorees right here on our blog. Check back every Wednesday to learn how each one of these international Americans contributes to his or her profession and our community.
Muhammad Babar, M.D. – Pakistan
Dr. Muhammad Babar is an internist who specializes in treating senior citizens. He is the current Medical Director of Oaklawn Nursing Home and Jefferson Place Nursing Home, and he is a past president of medical staff at Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare. Babar is a board member of Interfaith Paths to Peace, the Center for Interfaith Relations and the Fund for the Arts. He is also the Immediate Past President of the Association of Pakistani Physicians of Kentucky and Indiana. Babar shows kindness with all people, particularly his elderly patients, with whom his level of care is unmatched.
Babar has been very active in the Pakistani American Community in Louisville and has engaged in numerous charitable and interfaith activities. When the devastating earthquake struck Haiti, he raised more than $5,000 for disaster relief, joining Temple Shalom in their efforts. When devastating floods struck his native Pakistan, he raised vast amounts of money for flood relief, providing locally made water purification systems and building houses for widowed, injured and disabled victims of flooding. Babar has organized community efforts with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes. He is integrally involved in many interfaith activities in Louisville, helping to plan the annual Hunger walk and the annual Interfaith dinner and dialogue. He has also organized his community’s participation in the Jewish community’s annual Interfaith Chanukah party.
Thank you, Dr. Babar, for your dedication to making our community a healthier and more harmonious place to live!
Providing programs and services for International Americans has been a part of the JFCS mission since its founding in 1908. By recognizing the honorees who have succeeded in various fields, we underscore the importance that International Americans have made in our community and recognize and spotlight the crucial role that newcomers play in creating a vibrant community. JFCS, through its Multicultural Services, provides the skills and tools for International Americans to build a new life through their work, education, and integration into the community.