Dr. Shahid Athar



Dr. Shahid Athar, MD, FACP, FACE, a U.S. citizen, was born in Patna, India and educated at Patna University and the University of Karachi, Pakistan. He did his medical residency at Cook County Hospital, Chicago and his Endocrinology fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he is a Clinical Associate Professor. He is an Endocrinologist in private practice in Indianapolis, on staff at St.Vincent Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology. He is an author of 7 books (including Islamic Perspectives in Medicine, Health Concerns for Believers and Healing the Wounds of 9/11) and many published articles on medical and Islamic topics. He is a speaker on various topics including Islam, interfaith, spirituality and medical ethics. His affiliations include Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Islamic Medical Association of North America (past president and former chair, medical ethics) and International Association of Sufism. He serves on the board of advisors for Protection of Consciousness Project, an international human rights organization.  For his interfaith activities, the Indianapolis Medical Society in 2002 gave him the Gov. Otis Bowen Award for Community Service. He earned the St.Vincent Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Dept. “Teacher of the Year” award for 2001 and 2007, and the St. Vincent Distinguished Physician award in 2009. American College of Physicians (Indiana chapter) in 2007 gave him Laureate Physician award. In 2011, he earned the “Dr. Ahmed El-Kadi Award” for distinguished service to the Islamic Medical Association of North America.

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