Walden Surgical Associates - Atif Khan, MD, FACS

Atif Khan, MD, FACS

Dr. Khan received his medical degree from McGill University Medical School in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1997.  He went on to complete his residency in general surgery at McGill University Health Centre.  Dr. Khan is board-certified in surgery, and his clinical interests include laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery of the abdomen and treating diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and skin.

Education and Postgraduate Training

  • McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Residency in General Surgery, 1997-2002
  • McGill University Medical School, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Doctor of Medicine Degree, 1997
  • McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1993 – Graduated with Great Distinction
  • John Abbott College, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
    Diploma of Collegiate Studies/Health Sciences, 1990 – Dean’s Honor Roll

Certification and Licensure

  • American Board of Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Specialist Certificate in General Surgery
  • College des Medecins du Quebec – Certified in General Surgery
  • Licensed in the States of Massachusetts and Virginia
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada

Professional Societies

  • American College of Surgeons – Fellow
  • The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Professional Experience

  • Walden Surgical Associates at Emerson Hospital, 2010-present
  • Allegheny Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Virginia, 2002-2010
  • Greenbriar Valley Medical Center, Ronceverte, West Virginia, 2003-2004

Teaching Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, 2005-2010
    Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Surgical Clinical Preceptor, 2004
    West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Preceptor of the Year – 2007 and 2009
    Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • National Science and Engineering Research Council Summer Research
    Scholarship – 1992 and 1993
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales’ Canada Scholarship in Biological Sciences – 1990, 1991 and 1992
    McGill University
  • J. W. McConnell Entrance Award – 1990
    McGill University
  • North Shore Hockey League Scholarship for College Studies – 1988

Presentations

  • Laparoscopic Surgery: Is It Right for You? Lincoln Council on Aging, September 2012.
  • Management of Common Surgical Disorders in the Laparoscopic Era. Medical Staff Clinical Conference, Emerson Hospital, April 2012.
  • A. Khan, I. Shrier, P.H. Gordon. Do Distal Adenomas Mandate Total Colonoscopy? Annual Meeting of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, September 2000.
  • A. Khan, I. Shrier, P.H. Gordon. The Changed Paradigm of Colorectal Polyps. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons in Boston, MA, June 2000.
  • V. Badhwar, A. Khan, M. English, H. Tamin, J. Sampalis, R.A. Brown. Radiant Ceiling Rewarming for Damage Control of the Hypothermic Trauma Patient. Joint Meeting of the Trauma Association of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, September 1997.

Publications

  • Khan, A., Shrier, I., Gordon, P.H. Do Distal Adenomas Mandate Total
    Colonoscopy? Surgical Endoscopy 17(6):886-890 (2003).
  • Khan, A., Shrier, I., Gordon, P.H. The Changed Histologic Paradigm of Colorectal Polyps. Surgical Endoscopy 16(3):436-440 (2002).
  • Ahmad, D.A., Fraser, J., Sylvestre, M., Larose, A., Khan, A., Bergeron, J., Juteau, J. M., and Sondossi, M. Sequence of the bphD Gene-encoding 2-hydroxy-6-oxo-hexa-2,4-dienoic Acid Hydrolase Involved in the Biphenyl/Polychlorinated Biphenyl Degradation Pathway in Comamonas testosteroni: Evidence Suggesting Involvement of Ser112 in Catalytic Activity. Gene 156:69-74 (1995).
Walden Surgical Associates - Atif Khan, MD, FACS