Adiba Khan, MD, MBA, FACHE, CRCR, CHFP is a physician executive and professor who is passionate about improving the access to care and promoting promoting social change in Greater Chicagoland area. After completing medical school, she played a pivotal role in the growth and development of local free clinic situated in South Chicago’s underserved, food desert area. Through grant-writing, healthcare provider recruitment, and donor procurements, she strategically transformed this free clinic into an FQHC, which endowed greater financial viability for this clinic’s future.
While completing her MBA at Loyola, she served as consultant with Safe Haven to increase marketplace enrollments and expanded outreach to the uninsured populations of the Southwest Suburbs, with focused facilitation towards the South Asian communities. As finance professor at Loyola, her students benefited from her presentations that intertwined healthcare policy issues, finance, and community impact. Since graduation, she has been consulting with nonprofit healthcare organization on business operations projects and continued to serve as professor at DePaul University. Her key attributes —medical degree, natural business acumen, grant-writing skills, and multilingual proficiency—have been instrumental to her success.