January 13th, 2021
The Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the Board of Directors, bringing the total number of board members to 11. Joining the IMANA Board are Dr. Fariha Khan, Dr. Tariq H. Cheema, and Dr. Taqi Salaam.
“The new members bring forth a wealth of experience and insight which will help further IMANA’s mission and vision for years to come (God-willing).”
-Dr Nabile Safdar, IMANA President-
Dr. Fariha Khan, M.D.
Dr. Tariq H. Cheema, M.D.
In recent years, his trendsetting efforts towards institutionalizing Muslim Philanthropy worldwide has earned international acclaim. Dr. Cheema’s visionary approach will allow IMANA to align our strategies to our mission and vision, and ensure we all move together as a single unit, striving to create equity in the world.
Dr. Taqi Salaam
Dr. Taqi Salaam, based on international travel experiences as a teenager, has dedicated his adulthood to urban socio-political movements and bringing love and mercy to others.
A graduate of university with honors, Taqi has pivoted into academia to prepare the next generation of medical and healthcare professionals here and across the world.
As a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), Dr. Salaam has been an active IMANA volunteer, traveling to Palestine, focusing on congenital and traumatic hand abnormalities in addition to burn patients, and Sudan to repair cleft lips, offering patients a brighter future. Taqi truly embodies selflessness through action, reminding each of us to approach every intention and act with a softened heart and full humility, recognizing that we are the ones to be thankful for the opportunity to serve others.