|WALTHAM— Newton resident Nasir A. Khan, M.D. has been honored by his physician peers as the Charles River District Medical Society's 2014 Community Clinician of the Year, an honor reflecting his professionalism and contributions as a physician. |
The Community Clinician of the Year Award was established in 1998 by the Massachusetts Medical Society to recognize a physician from each of the Society's 20 district medical societies who has made significant contributions to his or her patients and the community. The award will be presented April 8 at the district society's annual meeting in at The Boston College Connors Center in Dover.
Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with additional qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry, Dr. Khan is the Chief Executive Officer of Bournewood Hospital in Brookline and is engaged in the private practice of psychiatry in Newton. He is also a member of the staff of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. A native of London, England, he is a graduate of Kings College and Westminster Medical School of the University of London.
A member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1970, Dr. Khan currently serves on its Board of Trustees and as a member of its House of Delegates. He has also been a member of the Society's Committee on Legislation and its District Leadership Council as a past president of the Charles River District Medical Society. Additionally, he has served as president of the Indian Medical Association of New England, president of the Massachusetts Association of Private Psychiatric Hospitals on two separate occasions, and president of the Medical Staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and in 2008 was honored with a Heroes in the Fight Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Dr. Khan is married to State Representative Kay Khan and together they have three married children and seven grandchildren.
The Charles River District Medical Society includes the communities of Newton, Waltham, Needham, Wellesley, and Weston and has a membership of nearly 950 physicians who work and live in those communities.
The Massachusetts Medical Society, with more than 24,000 physicians and student members, is dedicated to educating and advocating for the patients and physicians of Massachusetts. The Society, under the auspices of NEJM Group, publishes the New England Journal of Medicine, a leading global medical journal and web site, and NEJM Journal Watch alerts and publications covering 13 specialties. The Society is also a leader in continuing medical education for health care professionals throughout Massachusetts, conducting a variety of medical education programs for physicians and health care professionals. Founded in 1781, MMS is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the country.