2017 Leadership in Diversity winner
Dr. Reshma Khan is the Founder and Executive Director of the Shifa Free Clinic, a program of the Islamic Circle of North America Relief USA. Born and raised in India, Dr. Reshma Khan came to the United States in 1998 to visit her brother where she met her husband Dr. Ahsan Khan, and after marrying, immigrated to the USA. She completed her medical residency in OB/GYN at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Ohio in 2003 and then worked in private practices in Indiana and Maryland before moving to South Carolina.
Fueled with a passion to serve the uninsured at the same level as those who have insurance, she dedicated all of her efforts on a volunteer basis to research, start up and develop the Shifa Free Clinic. With the blessings of the Almighty, the clinic opened on January 7, 2012 serving the uninsured, indigent and immigrant populations. The Shifa Free Clinic serves as a portal for goodness, not just in terms of service, but also bringing people of different faiths, races and religions to a common platform of deeper human connection, understanding, peace and love.
Dr. Reshma Khan is an active participant in multiple interfaith programs in Charleston working towards the promotion of understanding and mutual respect amongst various faiths. In addition to Dr. Reshma Khan’s outstanding leadership and service at the Shifa Free Clinic and her active community volunteer efforts, she and her husband stay very busy with their three children: Ameen (15), Aasim (13) and Ayesha (10).