Shakaib (Shak) Rehman, MD, CSH, FACP, FACH
Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Professor of Internal Medicine UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Associate Chief of Staff for Education, Phoenix VA Healthcare Systems

Department Contact:
Darrell Thomson
Director of Operations
Phone: 602-827-2111

Shakaib (Shak) Rehman, MD, CSH, FACP, FACH

Shakaib (Shak) Rehman, MD, is a well-recognized expert in health care communication, informatics and hypertension. He has taught courses/workshops around the country, as well as in many countries outside the United States.

Through out his career, Dr. Rehman has received numerous awards, including the Department of Veterans Affair Excellence in Medical Education Award, the David E. Rogers Teaching Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine (twice), the Medical University of South Carolina Best Teacher Award, the American College of Physicians (ACP) Young Physician Award, the ACP James A. McFarland Award in Excellence in Teaching and Humanism, the ACP Laureate Award, the ACP Arizona Chapter Leader of the Year Award and the Internist of the Year award — to name a few.

In addition to those distinctions, he has served as the president of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Mountain West Region and vice president of the Academy on Communications in Healthcare (ACH). He was also the conference chair for the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) in 2007 and is currently the chair of the ACP Arizona Chapter’s Public Policy committee. He was a founding member of the ACP Council of Young Physicians (CYP) and was also the chair of the ACP South Carolina Chapter of the CYP, as well as chair of the ACP South Carolina Chapter Health and Public Policy Committee.

Dr. Rehman has participated in many landmark research trials, such as ACCORD, SPRINT, ACCOMPLISH, ONTARGET and PROMINENT. He has published hundreds of articles and book chapters. He is a reviewer for many scientific journals — Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of General Internal MedicineAmerican Journal of Hypertension — was the associate editor of Medical Encounter and was the editor of Journal Scan.