Mina S Khan, MD is a family physician in private practice, practicing Primary Care medicine in rural Alabama for the past 18 years. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine, as well as Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Her interests include chronic disease management and health maintenance for patients over the entire spectrum of their lives.
Aside from her medical practice, Dr. Khan is Medical Director of the Red Crescent Clinic of Alabama, a free clinic based in Birmingham, Alabama which provides primary care and mental health services to the medically underserved community in the greater Birmingham area. She volunteers in both a clinical and advisory role for the clinic. As an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alabama in Birmingham she regularly mentors medical students during their family medicine rotations.
Dr. Khan spent over a decade of her life in a developing country, where the burden of morbidity and mortality from communicable and preventable diseases is still high. She graduated from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan and completed her family medicine residency at Medical Center East, Birmingham, Alabama. A recent medical mission trip to a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, combined with the resurgence of vaccine hesitancy sentiments in the United States, has renewed her interest in studying the prevention of communicable diseases through timely immunizations. She is a graduate of the AAFP’s Vaccine Science Fellowship 2018-2019, a program designed to help address the interface between public health and the family medicine community. She is serving as Immunization equity subcommittee member and AAFP Liaison for the National Vaccine Advisory Committee. Dr. Khan has co-authored a chapter on the Impact of Human Papillomavirus vaccine on the prevention of cancer, which has been published in Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice.