CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Salar Ahmed Khan, MD, MBA, is recognized by Continental Who's Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Healthcare. Dr. Salar is a Research Compliance Officer at Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
A 200-bed acute care facility with four community based outpatient clinics, the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center offers a variety of healthcare services to over 62,000 veterans across the City of Chicago and Cook County as well as within four counties in northwestern Indiana.
Possessing over thirty five years of hands on medical experience, Dr. Salar has been at the medical center for sixteen years. Throughout the course of his illustrious career, he has held positions varying in many facets of healthcare. His expertise lies within internal medicine, cardiology, psychiatry, pulmonology, VA merit grant, VA research, VA Research Compliance, Consultant on VA federal regulation, and health policy.
The recipient of several prestigious awards over the course of his career, Dr. Salar is a true expert in his field. To date, his most prominent honor is being recognized as the 2006 Chicago Federal Employee of The Year in the Outstanding Program Specialist Category and he was recently again recognized as the 2016 Chicago Federal Employee of The Year in the Category of Management Excellence Finalist.
Having exceled in this position with a 100% success rate that even astonished auditors in the federal government, Dr. Salar prides his success on his absolute dedication to his career and says he sets his goals two weeks in advance. He states: "my target is my work."
Initially Dr. Salar was planning to study engineering but upon his father's request, decided to become a doctor. Dr. Salar was admitted to medical school and earned his medical degree. Dr. Salar started medical residency in "General Surgery" and in the meantime, met Professor Dr. Syed Adibul Hasan Rizvi, the Founder/Chairman of the Sind Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) at the Civil Hospital Karachi in Pakistan. Dr. Rizvi offered one year paid residency in his "Genito-Urinary Surgery Department." Throughout the course of his residency, Dr. Salar learned surgical procedures, hemodialysis, and critical care under Dr. Rizvi and says it was he that helped him gain the confidence needed to not only treat patients; but to also be able to work well independently. It was his advice and confidence boost which has led Dr. Salar to years of success; in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.
In looking back on his career and accomplishments, Dr. Salar believes he would not be the person he is today if it weren't for his parents. He would like to thank his father for all of his hard work and dedication towards his education. Dr. Salar's father would come home after working a long day to sit down and practice Mathematics and English with his son. "Thanks for showing me what hard work looks like, for showing me that nothing comes easy, and that countless hours of hard work really does pay off." Dr. Salar would like to thank his mother for teaching him how to become a respectable, professional and well-rounded individual. Whether he was helping her with cooking or cleaning, he states: "Thanks to my mother for making me realize that I'm worth everything in this world."
Dr. Salar says: "My parents gave me the strength to stand up for myself and expect nothing less than the very the best, showing me true love in its rarest form, what it feels like, and how it can extend beyond life's obstacles and challenges." He now looks forward to leaving his legacy to his two sons.
A graduate of Dow Medical College at the University of Karachi in Pakistan, Dr. Salar earned his medical degree following his MBA in Healthcare Management from Century University Graduate School of Business in Albuquerque, NM.
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SOURCE Continental Who's Who