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Kazmir was born in Pakistan in 1957. He graduated from the University of Punjab
where he received his M.B.B.S./M.D. He then went on to complete a one-year
internship at the Mayo Hospital in Lahore, as well as a two-year residency at
the Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. In 1984, Dr. Kazmir arrived
in the United States where he successfully completed his Internal Medicine
internship at the White Plains Hospital/Montefiore Medical Center in 1986. He
went on to complete additional medical studies in 1988 at Methodist Hospital
and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During his externship in
Houston, Dr. Kazmir was recognized for being the lead fundraiser for the
Juvenile Diabetes Fund at the Methodist Hospital of Houston. In 1989 after
completing his externship, Dr. Kazmir’s first American entrepreneurial and
philanthropic initiatives lead him to develop a health care employment agency,
which provides medical staffing to hospitals in the metropolitan area and
provides free medical services to needy residents within the area. He continues
his quest to ensure that indigents, homeless, HIV patients, and neglected
children receive the appropriate medical care they deserve.
Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Kazmir has founded the American
International School System (AISS)-the most modern state-of-the-art school in
the history of Pakistan. AISS brings top-quality American based education to
the underprivileged children in neglected regions. Today, he serves on a number
of different boards including: the Board of Governors of the Republican Jewish
Coalition, American Jewish Congress, Chabad House, Anti-Defamation League
(ADL), etc... He was also a former member of: the American Israel Public
Affairs Committee (AIPC), the Republican Leadership Council, GOPAC, Republican
Regents, Board of Trustees of Liberty Health Systems and former Chairman of
Liberty Health Systems Foundation, former Trustee of the Hackensack University
Hospital Foundation, former Chairman of the Board of the Middle East Media
Research Institution (MEMRI), and former Chairman of NATPAC (Metropolitan
Area). Today, Dr. Kazmir maintains cooperative, bipartisan relationships with
many members of the United States Congress and is very active in promoting the
concept of democratic government in third world countries and the Middle East.
He remains committed to fostering and supporting women’s rights, as well as
human rights causes throughout the world.
Accomplishments & Awards:
Kazmir completed his PGY3 in the Department of Medicine at SUNY Downstate
Medical Center in New York.
1991: Dr. Kazmir
founded Quality Home Care—a medical supply company currently serving hundreds
of thousands of patients throughout the metropolitan area.
Kazmir was one of the founders of the New Synagogue of Fort Lee where he still
serves today as one of two Shomrim, the highest honor in the synagogue.
Kazmir received first Humanitarian award from the State of New Jersey’s Child
Protection Commission and Children’s Trust Fund for his fundraising efforts to
combat juvenile diabetes.
Kazmir also received the Gold Medal Award from Chabad House of Somerset, NJ
which was previously granted to the Speaker of the United States House of
1997: The Prime
Minister of Israel and the Mayor of Jerusalem presented Dr. Kazmir with the
Theodore Hertzel Award in recognition for his exceptional humanitarian efforts.
It was also
during this time that Dr. Kazmir supported a program that sends New Jersey
school teachers and hard of hearing students to Auschwitz to study the
Holocaust, as well as Rutgers University’s Center for the Study of Jewish Life.
1998: Dr. Kazmir received an award for his commitment to Hashem and his
humanity, which is an inspiration to us all by Chabad of Greater Somerset
County at their 2nd Annual Founders Dinner.
1998: Dr. Kazmir
founded Direct Meds, Inc. – a fully-registered and licensed pharmacy
specializing in prescription home delivery throughout the United States.
Republican Jewish Coalition recognized Dr. Kazmir for his leadership and
continuous support for Jewish causes.
2000: Dr.Kazmir received the Englewood Board of Directors Award at the Annual
Gala for his outstanding services to the healthcare field.
Christine Todd Whitman, the appointed Governor of New Jersey during this time,
recognized Dr. Kazmir for his exceptional philanthropic efforts.
2000: Dr. Kazmir received the Bonei Yerushalayim Award from the Jewish
Reclamation Project in NYC for being a doctor with a heart of gold and being
committed to building a Jerusalem of gold.
2000: Dr. Kazmir received a Certificate of Election by the State of NJ for
being elected on August 2nd, as an Alternative Delegate at large to
the Republican National Convention which took place in Philadelphia, PA on June
6th of that year.
Kazmir was appointed to be on the Board of Trustees of the Rabbinical College
2001: ALEH—a nationally recognized network of residential facilities around
Israel for children with severe physical and mental disabilities—awarded Dr.
Kazmir the Distinguished Community Service Award.
May 3, 2001:
Dr. Kazmir was honored at the Congressional Meeting of the House of
Representatives by Congressman Steve Rothman of the 9th District of
New Jersey for his continued benevolence and support
May 6, 2001:
Dr. Kazmir was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from the Rabbinical College
of America. This same award has previously been awarded to three former US
Presidents, several former US Secretaries of State, Governors, and prominent
2001: Dr. Kazmir was presented a special award from the Shree Swaminarayan
Temple in Secaucus, New Jersey.
2002: Keren-Or—an organization in Jerusalem devoted to the care and
rehabilitation of multi-handicapped blind children—recognized Dr. Kazmir for
his continuous support and awarded him the Maimonides Award.
Kazmir was appointed to serve on the United States Medicare Coverage Advisory
2003: Received acknowledgement from Liberty Health System for his extraordinary
generosity in leading the campaign efforts for the new Jersey City Medical
Center Campus, the regions state-of-the-art teaching hospital.
2004: Dr. Kazmir received a Certificate of Election by the State of NJ for
being elected on June 8th as an Alternative Delegate at large to the
Republican National Convention which took place in New York on August 30th-September
2nd of that year.
States Secretary of Health and Human Services appointed Dr. Kazmir to serve a three-year
term on the National Advisory Committee for the Agency for Healthcare Research
year, he was also elected to the Board of Directors of the Jewish Institute for
National Security Affairs (JINSA).
He was also
awarded a Humanitarian award from the Be’er Hagolah Institutes in Brooklyn,
NY—an organization devoted to educating and supporting immigrant children.
Kazmir was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by DEA Special Agent in
Charge in New York, John Gilbride, for outstanding contributions in the field
of drug and law enforcement.
May 4, 2006:
Dr. Kazmir received an honorary award by Liberty Health System—one of the
largest hospital systems in Hudson County, New Jersey.
2006-2013: Dr. Kazmir was appointed to the board of the National Federal Drug
Enforcement Foundation (FDFA) and served on the executive committee.
2006: Dr. Kazmir received the Legacy Award from Hackensack University Hospital
and Medical Center.
Dr. Kazmir was appointed to the selection committee for the White House
Fellowship, New York Regional Panel.
Founded the American International School System Foundation—501(c) (3) that
provides scholarships to underprivileged children throughout Europe, Asia, and
the Middle East.
Kazmir was appointed to serve on the Survivor’s Benefit Corporate Committee of
the Drug Enforcement Agency, New York region.
2007: Dr. Kazmir was presented the Benefactor Award by George Washington
2008: Dr. Kazmir received a Certificate of Election by the State of NJ for
being elected on June 3rd as an Alternative Delegate at large to the
Republican National Convention which took place in St. Paul, Minnesota on
September 1st-September 4th of that year.
Kazmir launched Easy Carry Medical Transportation—a company that provides
transportation services to disabled citizens. This caused high-quality jobs to
be created as well as expanded Easy Carry’s service line to include an
Kazmir led a U.S. delegation to Pakistan and Jordan to promote early education
and multinational partnership. He successfully united a politically polarized
landscape behind a common committee to education. The governments of Pakistan,
Jordan, and Egypt all expressed their enthusiasm for the American compassion
that underlies AISS.
2010-2014: Dr. Kazmir was selected to become the Vice Chairman of the New
Jersey Lottery Commission, where he served for 9 years as commissioner.
Kazmir was selected to become a board member of the Non-Partisan Political
Action Committee (NORPAC), whose primary purpose is to support candidates and
sitting members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives who demonstrate
a genuine commitment to the strength, security, and survival of Israel.
Kazmir became a member of the board of Governors for the Republican Jewish
Coalition in Washington, D.C.
May 2, 2011:
Dr. Kazmir was recognized by the Bureau Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
Explosives (ATF) field-division (NY/NJ) for his outstanding commitment to the
Gang Resistance Education and Training Program (G.R.E.A.T.), which promotes
positive attitudes towards law enforcement amongst young adults.
May 7, 2011:
Dr. Kazmir joined the ranks of six former Presidents and Nobel Prize winners by
being awarded the Distinguished Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National
Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) for his outstanding citizenship,
individual achievements and encouragements of cultural unity. The Ellis Island
Medal of Honor is sanctioned by the U.S. Congress and entered into the
2011: Dr. Kazmir was appointed by Governor Chris Christie to serve a four-year
term as a member of the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority,
which is the primary issuer of municipal bonds for New Jersey’s Health Care
2011: Dr. Kazmir was presented the Campeones Award in appreciation for his
continued support and dedication to the Hispanic Leadership Program.
22, 2011: Dr. Kazmir was elected to serve in the official position of Treasurer
and Chair of the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority’s
2011: Dr. Kazmir was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for his outstanding contribution to the Law
Enforcement Community at the FBI Newark, NJ Division.
2012: Dr. Kazmir was given an award for his support and leadership of the Asian
Pacific Community in New Jersey by the Special Agent in Charge in Newark,
Dr. Kazmir was elected unanimously to serve as a member of the Governing Board
of the American Jewish Congress (AJC) and the Executive Committee of the AJC.
Dr. Kazmir became a member of the board of The Drumthwacket Foundation and was
appointed to serve on the Development Committee.
Dr. Kazmir was appointed by Rowan University’s Board of Trustees to become a
member of the Cooper Medical School Board of Directors.
2014: Dr. Kazmir was presented with the Denise Shea Memorial Award by the Drug
Enforcement Agency (DEA) at their annual dinner.
Dr. Kazmir was
presented with the “Never Forgotten” Award by the Associate Special Agent in
Charge of NY Division for the DEAs Survivor’s Benefit Fund, which was formed to
assist the families left behind by our fallen heroes.
March 4, 2015:
Dr. Kazmir finished his term on the Drumthwacket Foundation Development Committee Board.
May 4, 2015:
Dr. Kazmir opened Direct Meds of Kentucky, which is partnering with the local clinic in the Mt. Sterling area.
October 26, 2015:
Dr. Kazmir opened Direct Meds of Camden, which is located in the lobby of Cooper Medical Center located in Camden, NJ.
December 1, 2015: Dr. Kazmir was appointed on the board of the American Council for World Jewry. The Council’s central mission is to articulate the concerns of Jewish communities internationally by building bridges to the United States Congress and Executive Branch, and to important political figures in other countries.
January 1, 2016:
Dr. Kazmir finished his term on the Cooper Medical School Board of Directors.
May 24, 2016: Dr. Kazmir was honored by Chabad of Greater Somerset, Hunterdon, and Union Counties. He was presented this honor for his unflagging dedication to the welfare of the Jewish Community, and for his tireless work to help people of all faiths across the Globe. Dr. Kazmir also received a Senate Resolution from State Senator Joseph Kyrillos (R-NJ 13th District), as well as a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX 27th District).
June 2016: Dr. Kazmir was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Finance Authority Board.
June 2016: Dr. Kazmir was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the American Jewish Congress Board.