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Dr. Munr 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 completed a one-year internship at the Mayo Hospital in Lahore and a two-year residency at the Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. In 1984, Dr. Kazmir arrived in the United States and successfully completed his internal medicine internship at the White Plains Hospital/Montefiore Medical Center in 1986, and completed additional medical studies in 1988 at the Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas. During his externship in Houston, Dr. Kazmir was recognized as the leading fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Fund at the Methodist Hospital of Houston.
1990: Dr. Kazmir completed his PGY3 at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Medicine in New York. In 1989, Dr. Kazmir’s first American entrepreneurial and philanthropic initiatives led him to develop a health care employment agency that provided medical staffing to hospitals in the metropolitan New York/New Jersey area, and provided free medical services to needy residents in the region.
1991: Dr. Kazmir founded Quality Home Care, a medical supply company currently serving hundreds of thousands of patients in the metropolitan area. Dr. Kazmir continues his quest to ensure that indigents, homeless, HIV patients, and neglected children receive appropriate medical care.
1993: Dr. Kazmir was one of the founders of the New Synagogue of Fort Lee and serves until today as one of two shomrim (the highest honor in the synagogue).
1995: he received the first of many humanitarian awards from the State of New Jersey Child Protection Commission and Children’s Trust Fund for his fundraising efforts to combat Juvenile Diabetes. He was recognized in 1997 for his numerous personal contributions of prosthetic devices to children and adults who could not afford them.
That same year, Dr. Kazmir received the Gold Medal Award from Chabad House of Somerset, New Jersey, which was previously granted to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Also in 1997, at the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), the Prime Minister of the State of Israel and the Mayor of Jerusalem presented Dr. Kazmir with the Theodore Hertzl Award in recognition of his exceptional humanitarian efforts. Other distinguished recipients of this award include members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives, the entertainment industry, and major political and business leaders from around the world. During this time period, Dr. Kazmir supported New Jersey State Rutgers University’s Center for the Study of Jewish Life, and also supported a program that sends New Jersey school teachers and deaf students to Auschwitz to study the Holocaust.
1998: Dr. Kazmir founded Direct Meds, Inc., a company licensed to provide prescription medicines throughout the United States.
The following year, the Governor of New Jersey recognized Dr. Kazmir for his exceptional philanthropic efforts. The Republican Jewish Coalition also recognized Dr. Kazmir in 1999 for his leadership and generous support of Jewish causes.
January 2001, Dr. Kazmir received the Bonei Yerushalayim award and earned special recognition in the Congressional Record by the United States House of Representatives. His philanthropic efforts received special recognition on May 6, 2001, when he was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the Rabbinical College of America. This same recognition has been granted to three former Presidents of the United States, several former United States Secretaries of State, Governors, and prominent community leaders.
On May 3, 2001, Dr. Kazmir was honored at the congressional meeting of the House of Representatives by Congressman Steve Rothman of the ninth district of New Jersey for his continued benevolence and support.
September 2002, Keren-Or, an organization in Jerusalem devoted to the care and rehabilitation of multi-handicapped blind children, awarded Dr. Kazmir the Maimonides Award in recognition of his support.
2003: Dr. Kazmir was appointed to serve on the United States Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee.
2005: the United 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 and Quality. In the same year, Dr. Kazmir was elected to the Board of Directors of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA).
2005: Dr. Kazmir was awarded a humanitarian award from the Be’er Hagolah Institutes in Brooklyn, NY, an organization devoted to educating and supporting immigrant children. In addition to his numerous philanthropic and charitable activities, Dr. Kazmir is very active in promoting the concept of democratic government in third world countries and the Middle East. He remains committed to fostering women’s rights and supporting human rights causes throughout the world.
2006: Dr. Kazmir was re-appointed by the Governor of New Jersey and confirmed by the State Senate to serve as a commissioner of the State of New Jersey Lottery Commission for a 5-year term.
Among his accomplishments, Dr. Kazmir has founded the American International School System (AISS) in 2006 – the most modern and state-of-the-art school in the history of Pakistan. AISS brings top-quality American-based education to the underprivileged children in underserved regions. The school represents the largest U.S. educational investment ever made in Lahore, Pakistan.
Dr. Kazmir is on the Board of Trustees of the Rabbinical College of America, is on the Board of Governors of the Republican Jewish Coalition, is a former board member of the American Jewish Congress, former member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), former member of the Republican Leadership Council, former member of GOPAC, former member of Republican Regents, current member of Chabad House, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), former member of the Board of Trustees of Liberty Health Systems and former Chairman of Liberty Health Systems Foundation, and former Trustee of Hackensack University Hospital Foundation. He previously served as the Chairman of the Board of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and Chairman of NATPAC (Metropolitan Area), and maintains cooperative, bipartisan relationships with many members of the United States Congress.
2006-December 2013: Dr. Kazmir was appointed to the board of the National Federal Drug Enforcement Foundation (FDAF) and serves on the executive committee. He also currently serves on the Survivor’s Benefit Corporate Committee of the Drug Enforcement Agency. On May 4, 2006, Dr. Kazmir received an honorary award by the Liberty Health System (one of the largest hospital systems in Hudson County, New Jersey).
2006: Dr. 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.
For the years 2006 to 2007 Dr. Kazmir was appointed to the selection committee for the White House Fellowship, New York Region Panel.
November 2006, Dr. Kazmir received the Legacy Award from Hackensack University Hospital and Medical Center.
2007: Dr. Kazmir became founder of the American International School System Foundation, a 501(c)(3) which provides scholarships to underprivileged children in Europe, Asia, and throughout the Middle East.
On November 15, 2007, Dr. Kazmir was presented the Benefactor Award by George Washington University.
2009: Dr. Kazmir led a United States delegation to Pakistan and Jordan to promote early education and multinational partnership. He successfully united a politically polarized landscape behind a common commitment to education. The governments of Pakistan, Jordan, and Egypt have all expressed their enthusiasm for the American compassion that underlies AISS.
2009: Dr. Kazmir launched Easy Carry Medical Transportation, which provides transportation services to disabled citizens--in doing so, numerous high-quality jobs were created. Further, he also expanded Easy Carry’s service-line to include ambulance services.
June, 2010, Dr. Kazmir was selected to become the Vice-Chairman of the New Jersey Lottery Commission, where he previously served 9 years – as commissioner. Also in 2010, Dr. Kazmir was selected to be a board member of NORPAC.
2010: Dr. Kazmir became a member of the board of Governors for the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington, D.C.
On May 2, 2011, Dr. Kazmir was recognized by the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearm (ATF) field-division (NY-NJ) for his outstanding commitment to the Gang Resistance Education and Training program (G.R.E.A.T.) The G.R.E.A.T. program promotes positive attitudes towards law enforcement amongst young adults.
On May 7, 2011, Dr. Kazmir joined the ranks of six former Presidents and Nobel Prize winners in being awarded the distinguished Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), the largest organization of its kind in the U.S., bestowed Dr. Kazmir with the award for outstanding citizenship, individual achievement and encouragement of cultural unity. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor is sanctioned by the U.S. Congress and entered into the Congressional Record.
On June 27, 2011, Dr. Kazmir was appointed by Governor Chris Christie to serve a four-year term as member of the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority. The Authority is the primary issuer of municipal bonds for New Jersey's health care organizations.
On August 18, 2011 Dr. Kazmir was presented the Campeones Award in appreciation of his continued support and dedication to the Hispanic Leadership Program.
On September 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 Finance Committee.
On December 6, 2011, Dr. Kazmir was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his outstanding contribution to the Law Enforcement Community at the FBI Newark, New Jersey Division.
2012-March 2013 after entering into an agreement with Dollar Tree Stores, Dr. Kazmir opened a new pharmacy, PharmaGo/Rx inside the DEAL$ store in West Park, Florida.
On May 17, 2012, Michael Ward, Special Agent in Charge in Newark, New Jersey of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, presented Dr. Kazmir with an award for his support and leadership of the Asian Pacific Community in New Jersey.
In August, 2012, Dr. Kazmir was elected unanimously to serve as a member of the Governing Board of the American Jewish Congress (AJC) and was also elected to serve on the Executive Committee.
April 2013: Dr. Kazmir became a member of the board of The Drumthwacket Foundation. He was appointed to service on the Development Committee.
June 2013: Dr. Kazmir was appointed by the Rowan University Board of Trustees as a member of the Cooper Medical School Board of Directors.