Shakeel Khan (Late), MD


Dr. Shakeel khan was the Chief of Staff at the Napa State Hospital in 2012 after 5 years of hard work and dedication. he initiated the Pakistani American Psychiatric Association of North America (PAPANA) to create a platform where psychiatrists can connect.

Shakeel Khan (Late) , MD


Cabinet Designation: Alumni President
Specialization: Psychiatry
Affiliated Hospital: Chief of Staff at the Napa State Hospital
Institute of Medical Graduation: Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences
Education MD

Dr. Shakeel Khan MD was a Pakistani-American Psychiatrist with subspecialties in Forensic Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine.

Early Life:

Shakeel was born on May 4th, 1958 in India, and migrated to Pakistan in his early years. As a teen, he would read when working at his father’s store. While supporting his family, he also excelled academically and won many Speech and Debate tournaments in his community.

Education:

Shakeel graduated from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences in 1986, then worked as a physician in Iran for 7 years. He moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1996, where he completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2000.

In 2001, he completed his fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Afterwards, he went back to Pittsburgh to continue to work at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  After moving back to California in 2008, Shakeel worked at the St. Helena Medical Center, and taught medical residents at the University of California San Francisco.

Career Accomplishments & Later Life:

Dr. Khan became the Chief of Staff at the Napa State Hospital in 2012 after 5 years of hard work and dedication.

The same year, he reorganized Pakistani psychiatrists on bigger platform and proposed our current name of the Pakistani American Psychiatric Association of North America (PAPANA).

Soon after, he became more active within the Northern California Psychiatric Society and was the president elect for the society until his untimely death.

Dr. Khan sadly passed away due to natural causes in the Sheraton Hotel in Karachi, Pakistan on December 28, 2013, where he was attending a conference of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA).

He was an intelligent, funny, and charismatic man who left behind a legacy that his colleagues and friends will always admire and strive to uphold. He is survived by his wife and two children who currently live in San Ramon, California.