Ghulam Mir, MD, FACG

Ghulam Mir, MD, FACG

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Mir is an Akron, OH based Gastroenterologist and President of the World Kashmir Awareness Forum, an organization focused on documenting the latest developments in Kashmir and advocating for Kashmiris in the region and throughout the diaspora. Born and raised in Thandipora, Kashmir, Dr. Mir’s activism began at age 16, as the organizer of the Sopore chapter of the Kashmiri Students and Youth League.

He immigrated to the United States in 1974, Dr. Mir was the founding Chairman of the Founders Committee for the Islamic Society of North America. He is also the founding co-chair of the Northeast Ohio Jewish-Muslim Dialogue alongside Temple Israel, and Secretary General and President of the London-based World Kashmir Freedom Movement.

During his medical career, Dr. Mir served as the Chief of Gastroenterology, Chief of Medicine, Chief of Staff, member of the board of trustees, and co-chairman of the physician leadership group at Barberton Citizens Hospital in northeastern Ohio. He retired from medical practice in 2019 to advocate for the Kashmir cause. The majority of his extended family resides in Kashmir, but due to his outspoken activism, Indian authorities have prevented him from returning to the region for over 30 years.