Dr. Shad is a Stanford trained physician leader and medical educator. Dr. Shad has undertaken research, published articles and medical textbook chapters on disease prevention, nutrition and complementary and alternative medicine since 1997. As a practicing physician who is inspired by the Bahá'í Teachings on Health and Healing, Dr. Shad advocates for the use of food as medicine and actively teaches his patients to buy and prepare healthy meals with food prescriptions as a standard part of treating their medical conditions. His most recent academic article was published in the New England Journal of Medicine where he and his co-author make the case for redesigning medicine to create a prevention focused model of health care. Acting to transform medical education, Dr. Shad is redesigning the 4-year medical school curriculum to include lifestyle medicine, nutrition and evidence based integrative medicine and complementary therapies to prevent disease, reduce the costs of care and maintain health throughout the lifespan. Dr. Shad a distinguished graduate of Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University and has obtained both his Medical Doctorate and Masters of Public Health from the University of Arizona. He completed his medical residency training at the Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently served as a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Dr. Shad currently serves as the Director of Public Health, Prevention and Health Promotion at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix and as Medical Director for the College of Health Solutions Healthy Lifestyles Research Center at Arizona State University. Dr. Shad also continues to teach medical students at Stanford where he trained and serves as Medical Director of Clinical Partnerships and Strategy for One Medical Arizona.
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