The American Health Council Appoints Dr. Shaukat Khan, MD, to the Physician Board

The American Health Council has warmly welcomed Dr. Shaukat Khan, MD, to its esteemed Physician Board. With over 36 years of experience within the healthcare industry, Dr. Khan, from West Haven, Connecticut, is a highly regarded expert in the field of Psychiatry, and currently upholds the prestigious position of Staff Psychiatrist at the VA CT Health Care System.

Dr. Khan is an immigrant from Bangladesh. When he was a child, he recalls his father being involved in politics and the community, but many extended family members were healthcare providers. Dr. Khan’s maternal uncle was particularly inspirational to him; he was passionate about providing the best care possible.

Having attained his MBBS in 1992 from Mymensingh Medical College in Bangladesh, Dr. Khan went on to undertake a Psychiatric Residency at Meharry Medical School between 1996 and 2000. This was followed with a Yale Fellowship in Neuropharmacology, which he completed in 2001.

For the past 16 years, Dr. Khan has worked as Staff Psychiatrist at the VA CT Health Care System, which provides health care services to Veterans throughout Connecticut. The VA Connecticut Health Care System in West Haven is one of the core training sites for Yale University School of Medicine students, house officers and fellows. VA Connecticut conducts research in psychiatry, medicine, surgery, neurology and related basic sciences. ‘Behavioral Health Services at Hamden (BHSH) is a part of Yale Behavioral Health and is housed within the Yale Department of Psychiatry. Serving residents in the Town of Hamden, Connecticut, BHSH is a licensed outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinic offering comprehensive treatment to individuals with mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

As an esteemed expert in Psychiatry, Dr. Khan has many responsibilities including patient care, supervising residents and teaching medical students. He helped establish the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) clinic at VA CT Health Care System in West Haven, CT and works in this clinic in addition to his other responsibilities.

Dr. Khan’s success is largely attributed to his passion and his desire to never give up. His most notable achievements over the course of his impressive career include his research fellowship at VA/Yale, where he was involved in research in Neuroimaging and Neuropharmacology, mostly involving patients with Bipolar Disorder. He is proud to serve as the Medical Director of Yale Behavioral Health Services (YBHS) at Hamden, where he is involved in patient care, administrative activities, supervising the clinical staffs and teaching Yale medical students.

Dr. Khan is the recipient of many awards and fellowships. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, an APA Disaster Psychiatry Fellow and a Eli Lilly U.S. Psychiatric Congress Fellow. Furthermore, he is the President Elect of Connecticut Psychiatric Society (2018-19) and the District Governor of District 23A, Lions Clubs International. As the Connecticut District Branch Disaster Response Committee Chair of APA, he organized the Connecticut Psychiatric Society’s response in the aftermath of Newtown School Shooting in 2012.

His professional awards include; a Postdoctoral National Research Service Fellowship Award from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, a Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP), an A.P.A Career Direction Award, the Roger Coleman Memorial Award Services to Patients by the Connecticut Psychiatric Society, an Award for Service from the Connecticut Psychiatric Society, and the Lions Clubs International President’s Medal for Disaster Relief.

In the next five years, Dr. Khan will continue working in his current capacity. He plans to publish further articles and would like to provide his expertise to more people within the community. As a Medical Director, Dr. Khan plans to further improve patient care through evidence-based care and support. Dr. Khan will help continue educating medical students to provide them with a good foundation for their future.

When not busy working, Dr. Khan enjoys traveling, seeing the world and exploring the country. He is also extremely charitable, lending his support to the American Red Cross, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Lions Clubs International.

Shaukat Khan

MD

Staff Psychiatrist at VA Connecticut Health Care System

  • VA Connecticut Healthcare System provides health care services to Veterans throughout Connecticut.
  • The VA Connecticut Health Care System in West Haven is one of the core training sites for Yale University School of Medicine students, house officers and fellows.

Staff Psychiatrist at Yale Behavioral Health Services at Hamden

  • Behavioral Health Services at Hamden (BHSH) is a part of Yale Behavioral Health and is housed within the Yale Department of Psychiatry.
  • Serving residents in the Town of Hamden, Connecticut, BHSH is a licensed outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinic offering comprehensive treatment to individuals with mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

Source: Yale Behavioral Health Services at Hamden

Professional Awards & Honors

  • Post-Doctoral National Research Service Fellowship Award, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN. 1995-96
  • Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) 2000-2001
  • A.P.A Career Direction Award 1999
  • Disaster Psychiatry Fellow, APA 2011
  • Eli Lilly U.S. Psychiatric Congress Fellow, 1997,1999
  • Roger Coleman Memorial Award Services to Patients, Connecticut Psychiatric Society, 2013
  • Award for Service, Connecticut Psychiatric Society, 2013
  • Lions Clubs International President’s Medal for Disaster Relief, 2013