A Chicagoland and Dallas Metroplex-based board-certified ophthalmologist and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon, Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D., began his educational career at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, where he received a Premier Bank Scholarship for Academic Excellence. As an undergraduate, Dr. Khan was admitted to LSU-Shreveport's prestigious Advanced (Accelerated) Medical Scholars Program, enabling him to obtain his B.S. and M.D. degrees in six years. During his tenure with the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, Dr. Khan received many accolades, including distinguished honors for his oral examination in microbiology.

Remaining at his alma mater for clinical training, Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D., successfully completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Louisiana State University Medical Center. After completing this training, he stayed at the institution to act as a Clinic Professor at its Primary Care Clinic, overseeing the work of other resident physicians. Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D., then entered into a specialized surgical training program, pursuing an Ophthalmology residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Following residency, Dr. Khan traveled to India along with other ophthalmologists, providing voluntary services in cataract camps set up in the most poverty-stricken, rural areas of the country. Eight months later, Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D., returned to the United States to join the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans as a fellow in vitreous-retina surgery.

Following his surgical retina fellowship, Abdul Rasheed Khan, M.D., continued as a Staff Physician in the Department of Ophthalmology’s Section of Retina at Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Concurrently, he worked at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma, Louisiana, treating patients with advanced retinal diseases and overseeing the training of ophthalmology residents until August 29, 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Dr. Khan and his family were subsequently displaced for six months.