Retired Dr Chand, who worked as a GP in Ashton-Under-Lyme, Lancashire, for 25 years before becoming chairman of NHS Tameside and Glossup PCT in 2009, beat fellow GP Dr Fay Wilson and Dr Tom Dolphin, chairman of the BMA junior doctors' committee.
Dr Chand told GPonline.com: 'I'm delighted and I have two clear messages. Firstly it is clear that my election by council sends the message to government that the BMA will not tolerate any damage and mismanagement of healthcare.
'The second thing is in my view I'm the first person with my background from the so-called sub continent to be elected to such a position.'
Dr Chand added that his priorities would be to represent BMA members irrespective of craft as best he could on issues including changes to NHS pensions and impending revalidation.