The Dr. Farah Khan MD is a Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She is also known for her extensive research and clinical studies in the field of cardiovascular health and for her work as a heart surgeon. She has been known to write extensively in the medical arena on her views of the heart health and the prevention of various heart conditions such as heart attacks and strokes. She also has published in many books as well. Her doctorate in Medicine and Surgery is a specialist in cardiovascular medicine, she studied and gained a PhD in this field. She earned her Masters in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
Her doctorate degree in Cardiology was given after completion of her residency in Cardiovascular Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Her fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery was given by the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Heart Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Khan earned her Associates degree in Cardiology at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1980. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing was awarded at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She has an active volunteer program for cardiovascular research and heath care for AIDS patients in Kenya. She has also done volunteer projects with the International Cardiovascular Foundation in Washington, D.C. In addition, she is a member of the International Society of Cardiology, the Society of American Heart Physicians, the South African Heart Society, and the American Heart Association.
Her family history is rich with African and Jewish ancestry. Her father was born in Egypt and her mother was born in Jamaica. Her father is an accomplished medical officer and her mother is a nurse. Her mother, Dr. Mary Farah Khan, earned a degree in Nursing from Emory University School of Nursing and is presently an instructor of Nursing at Wayne State University School of Nursing. Her mother was a long-time volunteer nurse in Africa for the United Nations in East Africa. Dr. Farah’s brother, Dr. Syed Ashraf Khan, is a practicing cardiologist and physician at St. John’s Medical Center.