Dr. Shahid Athar Honored

The Indiana Chapter of the American College of Physician conferred on Dr. Shahid Athar the award of Fellow of ACP - the Laureate Award for "excellence in medical care, education and service to the college" at its annual scientific meeting on October 6.2007.
Dr Athar is an Endocrinologist in private practice in Indianapolis, USA, on consulting staff at St.Vincent Hospital and St.Vincent Heart Hospital Indianapolis. He is a fellow of American College of Physicians and American College of Endocrinology. He is a past president of Islamic Society of Greater Indianapolis (ISGI) and Interfaith Alliance of Indiana (IAI). He has authored 7 books (including Islamic Perspective in Medicine and Health Concerns for Believers) and published over 120 articles on medical and Islamic topics. He has spoken to many churches, civic organizations, universities and colleges on various topics including Islam, interfaith, spirituality and medical ethics in USA and overseas. His other affiliations include Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); Islamic Medical Association of North America (past president and chair, medical ethics) .He is not affiliated with any political or religious party.
Picture on left shows Dr. Athar receiving the award from Dr. Robert Lubitz, ACP Governor for Indiana.


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