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Window Rock, AZ
December 24, 2019

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Dr. Shaheen Chowdhury



English (Fluent), Hindi (Fluent), Tamil (Basic), Kannada (Basic).


MBBS, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India from July, 2003 to March, 2009.

Postgraduate residency - Diploma in Psychological Medicine (D.P.M), Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India from April 2009 to April, 2011.

Postgraduate residency - Diplomate of National Board (D.NB) in Family Medicine, Bangalore Baptist hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India from April, 2012 to May, 2015.

Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health, Distance learning program, London school of hygiene and tropical medicine from September 2018 to current.


President’s Gold Medal for D.N.B Family Medicine, December 2015 session presented in Delhi in September 2018.

-One award presented per session to the candidate with the highest marks in the nation in the exit exam for the degree.

Best outgoing post-graduate award, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, for 2015-2016 presented in Bangalore, Karnataka in August 2016.

-One award presented per session to the post-graduate deemed to have done the best work during residency amongst all the specialties of the hospital.

BMJ awards South Asia, 2015 presented in October 2015 in Mumbai, Maharashtra for being a finalist in the category of “Best Post-graduate thesis of the year”.

-Three finalist candidates chosen from amongst post-graduates in South Asia.


DNB Family Medicine, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka from April 2012 to May 2014 undertook a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of the effect of vitamin D supplementation on long term glycemic control.


20th WONCA Europe 2015 Istanbul Conference - “A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of the effect of vitamin D supplementation on long term glycemic control” presented as an oral presentation at the Halic Congress Center Istanbul, Turkey on October 22nd, 2015.

2nd National conference of family medicine and primary care - “A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of the effect of vitamin D supplementation on long term glycemic control” presented as an oral presentation at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on November 21st 2015.


Chowdhury, S; Phutke, G; Patil, S; Jain, Y. The ethics of compulsory notification of tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, March 2019. Available at:

Jain,Y & Chowdhury, S. Indian healthcare through the global health ethics lens: despite some gains, have we truly progressed? Journal of Global Ethics, 15:1, 76-84, DOI: 10.1080/17449626.2019.1582556.

Chebrolu, P; Laux, T; Chowdhury, S; Seth, B; Ranade, P; Goswami, J; Chatterjee, S. The risk of refeeding syndrome among severely malnourished tuberculosis patients in Chhattisgarh, India. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis.2019;13(1)179.

Chowdhury, S; Laux, T; Morse, M; Jenks, A; Stonington, S; Jain, Y. Democratizing Evidence Production - A 51-Year-Old Man with Sudden Onset of Dense Hemiparesis. New England Journal of Medicine. 2019 Oct 17;381(16):1501-1505. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1907988.


Delhi Medical Council - from 22nd March 2016 to 21st March2021.

Indian Medical Association - from 4th December 2012, lifetime membership.

Friends of Jan Swasthya Sahyog - Secretary from 3rd April 2019 to current.

Member, MSF South Asia Regional Association - April 30th, 2019 to current.


Holy family hospital, Delhi, India - worked as an Emergency room physician – August 2015 to November 2015.

Medicins sans frontiers – worked on a sexual and gender based violence project “Umeed ki Kiran” clinic as a physician – from November 2015 to December 2016 that:

-Involved outpatient care for victims of sexual and gender based violence.

-Included liaison with government agencies and non-governmental organizations.

-Included development of training material as well as training of ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers about sexual and gender based violence.

Jan Swasthya Sahyog Hospital, Chattisgarh, a hospital that serves rural, tribal populations in Central India. Worked as a Senior Resident (Junior Faculty) in Family Medicine from January 2017 to mid-April 2018 - involved out-patient department (family medicine and psychiatry) work, ward supervising, resident supervising, teaching, liaison with government programs and training of mid-level health workers.

-Was involved with “Dakshata” Government of India’s strategic initiative for quality improvement in labor rooms - performed training sessions and assisted in training module preparation.

-Was involved in the development of material and training for the Technical and Operational guidelines for Tuberculosis for Bilaspur District.


Dr. Yogesh Jain

Founding member and paediatrician, Jan Swasthya Sahyog,

Jan Swasthya Sahyog Hospital, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, India

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Dr. Gift. Norman

Deputy Director and Head of department – Community Health and Family Medicine

Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Hebbala, Bangalore, India

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Dr. Deepa Braganza

Head of unit -2, Department of psychiatry

CMC, Vellore

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