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Dr. Reshma Khan

Director of National Health Services, ICNA Relief
Founder, Shifa Free Clinic Organization

Dr. Reshma Khan is the Director of National Health Services at ICNA Relief and the founder of Shifa Free Clinic in Charleston, SC. She completed her Ob/Gyn residency from Saint Elizabeth hospital, Youngstown OH. Since then, has worked in private practice in Indiana Maryland and finally relocated to Charleston SC in 2007, and worked at Ralph Johnson VA medical center for 8 years. While working at VA medical center she founded the Shifa free clinic in Charleston through ICNA Relief USA.

Shifa Free Clinic is a community-based organization dedicated to providing compassionate high quality multispecialty healthcare and hunger prevention programs to underserved communities. Driven by her strong passion for improving access to quality care and reducing health disparities, Dr. Khan has made a significant impact through her volunteerism and leadership roles in the community.

Under Dr. Khan’s guidance and leadership, Shifa Free Clinic has become a beacon of hope, providing vital comprehensive multispecialty healthcare services to those in need. The clinic operates with the spirit of togetherness, respect for diversity, and compassion as its cornerstones, reflecting Dr. Khan’s enduring belief in the responsibility of ICNA Relief and Shifa Clinic to strengthen society. She has developed and implemented strategic plans, policies, and protocols to standardize operations, enhance patient care, and drive organizational effectiveness.

Dr. Khan’s exceptional leadership skills have enabled her to build strong relationships with key stakeholders, including healthcare providers, community organizations, and government agencies. This has fostered collaboration and support for the clinic’s goals, allowing it to thrive and expand its impact. With a proven track record of strategic guidance and leadership, Dr Khan has expanded her impact beyond the local level. She currently serves as the National Director for Health Services at ICNA Relief USA, providing strategic direction and leadership to a network of seven clinics across the nation. In this role, she ensures the consistent delivery of high-quality healthcare services and collaborates with clinic directors and healthcare professionals to identify and implement best practices.

In addition to her work at the clinic, Dr. Khan actively engages in volunteer activities within interfaith organizations, fostering collaboration and understanding among diverse communities and serves as a board member at Sisters of Charity Foundation.

Dr. Khan’s contributions have not gone unnoticed. In addition to been featured in various articles and TV shows, she has been honored with several awards that recognize her exceptional dedication and service. Alongside the prestigious President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, she has received the Public and Community Service Award by the Atlantic Institute, been highlighted by the Association of American Medical Colleges as a woman making history in communities and received the YWCA Greater Charleston’s #WhatWomenBring Award. She has also been honored with the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Laurels Award for Dedication to Community Service, recognized as one of the 10 Trailblazer Women in SC by the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, and awarded the Leadership in Diversity Award by the Sisters of Charity Foundation. These accolades reflect the profound impact Dr. Khan has made and her commitment to making a lasting difference in her community.

Her exceptional volunteer services and non-profit leadership inspires others to create positive change and make a lasting impact.

In addition to her professional achievements, Dr. Khan finds joy in her personal life. Her husband, Ahsan Khan, works as a staff nuclear medicine physician at the VA Medical Center, and together, they take pride in raising their three young adults.