Salar A. Khan, Physician Assistant

Salar A. Khan

Surgical Technologist

820 S. Damen Avenue 6255 Chicago Illinois, 60612

About

The Research Compliance Officer (RCO) position at the Jesse Brown VAMC was created in February 2009 according to the Office Research Oversight (ORO) VA Central Office recommendation. The overall research compliance rating related federal regulation was only 15% for the animal welfare and bench research. Human subject research compliance with federal regulation was 60%. These were the outcome of my audit as a new RCO. I developed various new audit tools to find causes of such a low noncompliance related to VA federal regulations. After conducting extensive audits, doing audit analysis, and gap analysis, the RCO reach to the root cause of very low compliance rate. It was due to lack of understanding of federal regulatory knowledge by the VA researcher and various committee members. The RCO found the most common non-compliance was related to lapse in IRB/IACUC/Bench research protocol approvals, VA mandatory training and protocol deviation violations. RCO Observation & Suggestions to further improve Animal Welfare / Bench Research/ Human Subjects Research Operations at the Jesse Brown VAMC in year 2010: Annual Reviews are required for animal research protocols/ bench research/ human subjects research which must be completed within a 365-day window. Investigators are requested to adhere to the 365-day annual review ORO requirement to avoid non-compliance. This non-compliance will be reported to ORO and funding agencies as well as to department heads. If research is suspended by IACUC/ bench research/ human subjects research, the research data will not use for publication during the suspension period. The IACUC/ bench research/ human subjects research coordinator must ensure that all investigators and their research team members have completed VA mandatory trainings, maintaining current training log for the ORO auditors, and scope of practice documentation for each research team members. If there is any lapse in IACUC/ bench research/human subjects research training identified which will be reported to IACUC/ Subcommittee on Research Safety, Institutional Review Board (IRB), and Research & Development Committee (R&D C) for non-compliance determination. Investigators are requested to ensure 100% IACUC/ bench research/ human subjects research training requirement for their research staff to meet ORO compliance regulation. The coordinator requires monitoring of up-to-date scope of practice log for each research investigator and their research personnel with accuracy. If anyone is working out of scope of practice must be reported to the relevant committee for non-compliance determination. Investigators are requested to follow instructions from the R&D Office to ensure 100% Scope of Practice ORO compliance requirement. Investigators are requested to ensure everything is labeled properly in their research area. The VMU requires maintaining monitoring logs of up-to-date controlled substances inventory and usage. Investigators are requested to obtain all controlled substances from VA Pharmacy under approved research safety/animal protocols to be compliance with the ORO regulatory requirement. The VMU requires monitoring of up-to-date logs for all research personnel involved in research and that they are offered the opportunity to enroll in an approved Occupational Safety and Health Program. Investigators are requested to ensure to meet this ORO requirement. As RCO I designed more practical training and education program included power point presentation and one-on-one training which took 4-5 years to train 749 investigators and research personnel, R&D Committee/ IRB/ IACUC/ Research Safety Subcommittee members. Now for last 3 years Jesse Brown VAMC Animal Research Program and Research Safety is 100% compliant to the VA regulation and no non-compliance were reported to the ORO. Our human subject research program has compliance rate 98% for last two years and this year it is 99%. These results became reality due to the RCO assures compliance with applicable laws, regulation and policies according to VHA Handbook 1200.01 R&D Committee Operations, VHA Handbook 1200.05 requirement for the protection of human subjects in research, VHA Handbook 1200.06 control of hazardous agents in VA research laboratories, VHA handbook 1200.7 use of animals in research, VHA Handbook 1200.08 safety of personnel engaged in research, VHA Handbook 1058.01 requirements for reporting research events to Facility Oversight Committees and the ORO, VHA Handbook 1058.02 research misconduct , VHA Handbook 1605.01 Privacy & Release of Information, VA Handbook 6500 information security program, and VHA handbook 6500.6 Contract Security. The RCO job is reviewing, auditing, and preparing audit report with recommendations. These reports must be forwarded through the Medical Center Director to Research Oversight Committees. The RCO is keeping follow-up to implement the remedial action plan with investigator. Any Serious Continuing Non-compliance findings must be reported to the Medical Center Director, Office of Research Oversight (ORO), and all relevant agencies including FDA, Sponsor, OHRP, and VA research oversight committees by the RCO. The RCO is also participating in preparation of various external/accreditation audits. Jesse Brown VAMC has two academic affiliates University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University. I developed excellent line of communications with research investigators, their research team members, fellows and residents which results in an outstanding compliance rating for the JBVAMC. As RCO monitoring compliance issues, generate & revise SOPs according to the need of new regulation, prepare organization for ten external/accreditation site visits/internal audit, motivate employees for a team work to achieve common goals in order to achieve mission of the organization. Recently I worked with VHA Privacy Compliance Assurance external auditors to keep Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in compliance with Federal Regulations. My area of audit got top score in the entire medical center. Managed Phase I-IV clinical trials with sponsor/ investigators, Institutional Review Board, Research & Development Committee, and CRADA (Cooperative Research And Development Agreement to evaluate language is negotiated correctly in the Clinical Trial Agreement to meet VA regulatory requirement. I have 15 years experience in administrative, compliance management, and organization accreditation preparation with strong positive outcome. Effectively managed two academic affiliates of Jesse Brown VA Medical Center UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago) and NU (Northwestern University) and enhance reputation of the organization at national level. Highly experience in inspections, leading interviews, developing reviews plans, generating and implementing remedial action plan, and handling effectively several documents for filing systems. RCO Observation & Suggestions to further improve Animal Welfare / Bench Research/ Human Subjects Research Operations at the Jesse Brown VAMC in year 2010: Annual Reviews are required for animal research protocols/ bench research/ human subjects research which must be completed within a 365-day window. Investigators are requested to adhere to the 365-day annual review ORO requirement to avoid non-compliance. This non-compliance will be reported to ORO and funding agencies as well as to department heads. If research is suspended by IACUC/ bench research/ human subjects research, the research data will not use for publication during the suspension period. The IACUC/ bench research/ human subjects research coordinator must ensure that all investigators and their research team members have completed VA mandatory trainings, maintaining current training log for the ORO auditors, and scope of practice documentation for each research team members. If there is any lapse in IACUC/ bench research/human subjects research training identified which will be reported to IACUC/ Subcommittee on Research Safety, Institutional Review Board (IRB), and Research & Development Committee (R&D C) for non-compliance determination. Investigators are requested to ensure 100% IACUC/ bench research/ human subjects research training requirement for their research staff to meet ORO compliance regulation. The coordinator requires monitoring of up-to-date scope of practice log for each research investigator and their research personnel with accuracy. If anyone is working out of scope of practice must be reported to the relevant committee for non-compliance determination. Investigators are requested to follow instructions from the R&D Office to ensure 100% Scope of Practice ORO compliance requirement. Investigators are requested to ensure everything is labeled properly in their research area. The VMU requires maintaining monitoring logs of up-to-date controlled substances inventory and usage. Investigators are requested to obtain all controlled substances from VA Pharmacy under approved research safety/animal protocols to be compliance with the ORO regulatory requirement. The VMU requires monitoring of up-to-date logs for all research personnel involved in research and that they are offered the opportunity to enroll in an approved Occupational Safety and Health Program. Investigators are requested to ensure to meet this ORO requirement.As RCO I designed more practical training and education program included power point presentation and one-on-one training which took 4-5 years to train 749 investigators and research personnel, R&D Committee/ IRB/ IACUC/ Research Safety Subcommittee members. Now for last 3 years Jesse Brown VAMC Animal Research Program and Research Safety is 100% compliant to the VA regulation and no non-compliance were reported to the ORO. Our human subject research program has compliance rate 98% for last two years and this year it is 99%. These results became reality due to the RCO assures compliance with applicable laws, regulation and policies according to VHA Handbook 1200.01 R&D Committee Operations, VHA Handbook 1200.05 requirement for the protection of human subjects in research, VHA Handbook 1200.06 control of hazardous agents in VA research laboratories, VHA handbook 1200.7 use of animals in research, VHA Handbook 1200.08 safety of personnel engaged in research, VHA Handbook 1058.01 requirements for reporting research events to Facility Oversight Committees and the ORO, VHA Handbook 1058.02 research misconduct , VHA Handbook 1605.01 Privacy & Release of Information, VA Handbook 6500 information security program, and VHA handbook 6500.6 Contract Security. The RCO job is reviewing, auditing, and preparing audit report with recommendations. These reports must be forwarded through the Medical Center Director to Research Oversight Committees. The RCO is keeping follow-up to implement the remedial action plan with investigator. Any Serious Continuing Non-compliance findings must be reported to the Medical Center Director, Office of Research Oversight (ORO), and all relevant agencies including FDA, Sponsor, OHRP, and VA research oversight committees by the RCO. The RCO is also participating in preparation of various external/accreditation audits. Jesse Brown VAMC has two academic affiliates University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University. I developed excellent line of communications with research investigators, their research team members, fellows and residents which results in an outstanding compliance rating for the JBVAMC. As RCO monitoring compliance issues, generate & revise SOPs according to the need of new regulation, prepare organization for ten external/accreditation site visits/internal audit, motivate employees for a team work to achieve common goals in order to achieve mission of the organization. Recently I worked with VHA Privacy Compliance Assurance external auditors to keep Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in compliance with Federal Regulations. My area of audit got top score in the entire medical center. Managed Phase I-IV clinical trials with sponsor/ investigators, Institutional Review Board, Research & Development Committee, and CRADA (Cooperative Research And Development Agreement to evaluate language is negotiated correctly in the Clinical Trial Agreement to meet VA regulatory requirement. I have 15 years experience in administrative, compliance management, and organization accreditation preparation with strong positive outcome. Effectively managed two academic affiliates of Jesse Brown VA Medical Center UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago) and NU (Northwestern University) and enhance reputation of the organization at national level. Highly experience in inspections, leading interviews, developing reviews plans, generating and implementing remedial action plan, and handling effectively several documents for filing systems.

Education and Training

MD/MBBS at Dow Medical College

Karachi

Pakistan

MBA at Century University Graduate School of Business

Albuquerque

New Mexico

USA American Century University

Board Certification

DTCD (Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases)

MBA in Health Care Management

Provider Details

Male English, Arabic, Urdu
Salar A. Khan
Salar A. Khan's Expert Contributions
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Areas of expertise and specialization

DC/ Prepare remedial action plan and implementation/ Report Non-compliance issuesIRB & various committees members/ Prepare hospital for various accreditation audit/ FDA audit/ various federal agencies Patient CareResearch Compliance/ generate SOP & new audit tools/Education / training research communityWashington

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Local- 650+ Trainings Per Year and Does a Radio Show -
  • Associate Professor Medicine, Baqai Medical College and Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan in Past -

Awards

  • Chicago Federal Employee of the Year (2006) Finalist
  • Service To America Medal, Nominee (2006 through 2008)
  • Jesse Brown VA Hospital Recognition: Special Contributions /Incentive Awards (2005 through 2015)
  • Spirit of the Jesse Brown Award nominee (2007 through 2015)
  • Chicago Federal Employee of the Year Outstanding Team Award, Nominee (2009, 2012, 2013)
  • Edgewater Medical Center, Chicago, IL: Best Hospital Employee of the Year Award (1997)
  • International Recognition: Saudi Arabia Under Ministry of Health: Best Hospital Administrator (1993), Enhancing Hospital Reputation (1992), Excellent Job Performance & Best Practices (1990), Best Hospital Employee (1989)

Treatments

  • Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonary, and Psychiatry

Professional Society Memberships

  • Lifetime member with the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA), lifetime member with National Association of Distinguish Professional (NADP), lifetime member with The International Association of Whos Who, lifetime member with The International Association of HealthCare Professionals (IAHCP)

Articles and Publications

  • Recently Submitted article for publication.

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Determination, honesty, and hard work. His father challenged him to become a doctor and he accepted; with the guidance of his professors he succeeded.

Areas of research

  • Research Compliance/ training/ education/ review research projects for committee approvals/ preapare audit tools to conduct audit and do analysis to improve compliance with Federal Regulations.

Teaching and speaking

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    Associate Professor Medicine, Baqai Medical College and Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

     

                                                                                                                                 November 1993- September 1994

     

    • Taught a class of 100 graduate medical and 50 dental students, as well as completing clinical duties, bedside teaching, and grand rounds; treating admitted patients, and patients coming for follow-up in clinics, and developed excellent communication skills.

     

    Associate Professor Medicine, Baqai Medical College and Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

     

                                                                                                                                 November 1993- September 1994

     

    • Taught a class of 100 graduate medical and 50 dental students, as well as completing clinical duties, bedside teaching, and grand rounds; treating admitted patients, and patients coming for follow-up in clinics, and developed excellent communication skills.

       

      Attending Internal Medicine and Pulmonologist, Chief of Medicine, Chief of Staff and Hospital Director, Al-Midhnab General Hospital, Under Ministry of Health   Saudi, Arabia      January   1988 – September 1993

    • Managed day-to-day administrative activities & supervised 350 medical/paramedical staff, while continuing to perform clinical duties and work in the academic/clinical/research arena.

    • Supervised funds & confidential files, quality management and budget development, acting as chairman of various hospital committees, directly collaborating and building consensus with the diverse individuals of the Board of Directors.

    • Treated over 65,650 patients.

     

Hobbies / Sports

  • Reading, Cooking, Gardening

Favorite professional publications

  • American Journal of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University
  • University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
  • Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
  • Chicago
  • IL

Salar A. Khan's Practice location

Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center

820 S. Damen Avenue -
Chicago, Illinois 60612
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Get to know Research Compliance Officer & Attending Physician Dr. Salar Ahmed Khan, who serves the population of Chicago. Dr. Khan is the Research Compliance Officer at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago, IL and is affiliated with the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital & Health System. With over 35 years of experience, he specializes in internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonary, and psychiatry. Dr. Khan was educated at Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan and obtained an MBA in Healthcare Management from Century University Graduate School of Business in Albuquerque, NM. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Best Hospital Employee of the Year Award from Edgewater Medical Center and a Chicago Federal Employee of the Year 2006 Outstanding Award for the Program Specialist Category, and is a lifetime member of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America, National Association of Distinguished Professionals, and the International Association of Who’s Who. Dr. Khan attributes his success to determination, honesty, and hard work. When not assisting patients and research investigators, he enjoys reading, cooking, and gardening. In the medical profession, a general practitioner (GP) is a medical doctor who treats acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health education to patients. A general practitioner manages types of illness that present in an undifferentiated way at an early stage of development, which may require urgent intervention. The holistic approach of general practice aims to take into consideration the biological, psychological, and social factors relevant to the care of each patient’s illness. Their duties are not confined to specific organs of the body, and they have particular skills in treating people with multiple health issues. They are trained to treat patients of any age and sex to levels of complexity that vary between countries.

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