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Jaffar Khan, MD, FAAN

Assistant Dean for Medical Education

Jaffar Khan is a board certified Neurologist with added certifications in Vascular Neurology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology. He completed his Neurology residency in 1997 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. During his last year in training, he served as the Chief Resident. He completed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Emory University, and joined the Emory University SOM faculty in 1998. He is Professor of Neurology, Vice-Chair for Education and Assistant Dean for Medical Education. Dr. Khan is a hands-on teacher who for nearly 20 years has supervised medical students, residents and other trainees in the classroom and during their rotations on the inpatient, consult, and outpatient services at Grady Hospital. He established leadership roles in post-graduate medical education and became Director of the neurology residency and CNP fellowship training programs. His role expanded to the Vice Chair of Neurologic Education in our Department of Neurology. Since his appointment to this vital position Dr. Khan assumed responsibility for the direction of medical student education in the neurosciences. His success as a clinician educator is exemplified by his receipt of multiple institutional and national teaching awards at the UME and GME levels. Dr. Khan is an individual who has dedicated himself to neurology education and to contributing to the education of future generations of neurologists and other health professionals. As an education director he is an outstanding mentor, advocate, and teacher. His dedication, creativity, innovation and energy represent the epitome of excellence of medical education within Neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Psychiatry/Neurology

Fellowships

  • Emory University School of Medicine

Affiliations

  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Louisiana State Univ School of Medicine
  • Internship: Louisiana State University at New Orleans School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Honors & Awards

Teacher Recognition Certificate from the A. B. Baker Section of Neurologic Educators and The American Academy of Neurology 2011

Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology 2011-13

Award for Dedicated Service, American Academy of Neurology 2012

Program Directors Recognition Award from the Consortium of Neurology Program Directors, American Academy of Neurology 2013

Clerkship Directors Teaching Award from the Consortium of Neurology Clerkship Directors, American Academy of Neurology 2016

Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, ACGME Institutional: 1999

Faculty Teaching Award, Neurology Residency Program, Emory SOM 2003

Faculty Teaching Award, Neurology Residency Program, Emory SOM 2007

Faculty Recognition Award, Neurology Residency Program, Emory SOM 2008

Faculty Recognition Award, from Neurology Residency Program, Emory SOM 2007-08

Best Doctors in America, peer-nominated 2009

Recognition of Excellence, Innovation and Design in Teaching, Emory SOM Class of 2011 2009

One Award, from the Neurology Awards and Recognition Committee for an outstanding neurology employee, Department of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine 2008-09

Best Doctors in America, peer-nominated 2009

Faculty Recognition Award, Neurology Residency Program, Emory SOM 2009

Best Clerkship Director, Emory University SOM Graduating Class of 2009 2010

Best Course Director, Emory University SOM Graduating Class of 2010 2010 America's Top Physicians: Honors of Distinction and Excellence 2010 by the Consumer's Research Council of America 2011-12 Best Doctors in America, peer nominated 2011

Dean's Teaching Award, Emory SOM 2011

Recognition as the Benjamin Shapiro Visiting Professor in the Spirit of Academic Excellence, Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota 2011 Award for Excellence and Service, from the Emory College of Arts and Sciences 2011 Elected honorary member of the Sir William Osler Society, by the Emory SOM Class of 2013 Osler Society 2012

Elected member of the ACGME Program Directors Academy, Emory SOM 2013 Best Clerkship Director, Emory University SOM Graduating Class of 2013 2014

Best Clerkship Director, Emory University SOM Graduating Class of 2014 2015

Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, Beta Chapter 2015

Best Clerkship Director, Emory University SOM Graduating Class of 2015

Publications

Raju S, Bendixen B, Khan J and Summers R. Cerebrovascular accident during endoscopy: consider cerebral air embolism, a rapidly reversible event with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1998; 47(1): 70-73

Chimowitz M, Howlett-Smith H, Calcaterra A, Lessard N, Stern B, Lynn, M, et al. Design, progress and challenges of a double-blind trial of warfarin versus aspirin for symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis. Neuroepidemiology 2003; 22(2): 106-117

Fischer LR. Culver DG. Tennant P. Davis AA. Wang M. Castellano-Sanchez A. Khan J. Polak MA. Glass JD. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a distal axonopathy: evidence in mice and man. Experimental Neurology 2004; 185(2):232-40

Obeso VT, Gordon DL, Issenberg SB, Baker JW, Clark RG, Reynolds PS, Lewis SL, Khan J, and Petrusa ER. A Multicenter Study to Provide Evidence of Construct Validity in a Computer-based Outcome Measure of Neurology Bedside Skills. Academic Medicine 2005; 80:(10) pages S71-S74.

Khan J, Burnham EL, Moss M. Acquired weakness in the ICU: critical illness myopathy and polyneuropathy. Minerva Anestesiol 2006;72(6):401-406.

Khan J, Harrison TB, Rich MM, Moss M. Early Development of Critical Illness Myopathy and Neuropathy in Patients with Severe Sepsis. Neurology 2006; 67:1421-1425.

Khan J, Harrison T, and Rich M. Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Dysfunction in Critical Illness. Neurological Complication in Critical Illness. Crit Care Clin 24 2008:165-177.

Novak KR, Nardelli P, Cope TC, Filatov G, Glass JD, Khan J and Rich MM. Inactivation of sodium channels underlies reversible neuropathy during critical illness in rats. Journal of Clinical Investigation 2009; 119(5):1150

Cudkowicz MD, Katz J, Moore DH, OÕNeill G, Glass JD, Mitsumoto H, Appel S, Ravina B, Kieburtz K, Shoulson I, Kaufmann P, Khan J, Simpson E, Shefner J, PhD, Levin B, Cwik V, Schoenfeld D, McDermott MP, Aggarwal1 S, and Miller R. Toward more efficient clinical trials for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 2010 May 3;11(3):259-65. doi: 10.3109/17482960903358865. (published online 12/4/2009)

Nardelli P, Khan J, Powers R, Cope T, and Rich M. Reduced motoneuron excitability in a rat model of sepsis. Journal of Neurophyisology 2013; 109(7):1775-1781 PMID: 23303860

Hu W, Shelnutt M, Wilson A, Yarab N, Kelly C, Grossman M, Libon D, Khan J, Lah J, Levey A, and Glass J. Behavior Matters - Cognitive Predictors of Survival in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. PLoS ONE 2013; 8(2) : e57584. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057584; PMID: 23460879.

Velez-Ruiz N, Khan J, and Greene, JG. Defining the role of the neurohospitalist in residency education. Neurohospitalist 2014 Jul; 4(3): 127-32, PMCID: PMC4056419

London Z, and Khan J. Is it already time to revise the Neurology Milestones? Neurology 2015; 84: 2206-2207, PMID: 259347849

Chokshi F, Galgano S, Prater A, Ebert E, Khan J, and Mullins M. Expectations of Medical Student Neuroradiology Education: A Survey of Practicing Neuroradiologists and Neurologists. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology 2016 March-April; 45(2): 155-158.

Khan J and Bernat J. Preventing burnout increases the desirability of neurology as a career. Neurology 2017; 89: 1658-1659-2207, PMID: 28931643

Khan J, Harrison TB. Neurologic Manifestations of Critical Illness (peripheral and central) in Systemic Disease, in Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology. Volume 14 Number 1 February 2008.

Khan J. Patient Management Problem in Systemic Disease, in Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology. Volume 14 Number 1 February 2008.