A Chicagoland-based board-certified ophthalmologist and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon, Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D., began his educational career at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, where he received a Premier Bank Scholarship for Academic Excellence. As an undergraduate, Dr. Khan was admitted to LSU-Shreveport’s prestigious Advanced (Accelerated) Medical Scholars Program, enabling him to obtain his B.S. and M.D. degrees in six years. During his tenure with the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, Dr. Khan received many accolades, including distinguished honors for his oral examination in microbiology. Remaining at his alma mater for clinical training, Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D., successfully completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Louisiana State University Medical Center. After completing this training, he stayed at the institution to act as a Clinic Professor at its Primary Care Clinic, overseeing the work of other resident physicians. Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D., then entered into a specialized surgical training program, pursuing an Ophthalmology residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Following residency, Dr. Khan traveled to India along with other ophthalmologists, providing voluntary services in cataract camps set up in the most poverty-stricken, rural areas of the country. Eight months later, Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D., returned to the United States to join the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans as a fellow in vitreous-retina surgery. Following his surgical retina fellowship, Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D., continued as a Staff Physician in the Department of Ophthalmology’s Section of Retina at Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Concurrently, he worked at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma, Louisiana, treating patients with advanced retinal diseases and overseeing the training of ophthalmology residents until August 29, 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Dr. Khan and his family were subsequently displaced for six months. In 2006, Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D., earned a role at Vitreo-Retinal Institute in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he applied his expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the vitreous, macula, and retina. His accomplishments in Baton Rouge brought him extensive recognition, such as ranking in America’s Top Physicians in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery from the Consumers’ Research Council of America. Dr. Khan was also inducted into the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs as a Lifetime Member in the 2009-2010 Edition. At present, Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D., functions as a Principal at the Advanced Retinal Institute Inc., a private medical practice in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, where he treats patients with severe and potentially blinding eye conditions in the Chicagoland area. Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D., continues to treat various eye ailments, including age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and diabetic-related eye diseases. Dr. Khan maintains active membership in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology and the East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society. He is also a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.


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