Peter Mac physician Professor Fary Khan AM has been elected a member of the United States’ prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Professor Khan is a lead Rehabilitation Physician at Peter Mac and Director of Rehabilitation Services at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. She has over 20 years’ experience in cancer, neurological, and trauma rehabilitation, and also has an interest in refugee health and disability. She was awarded the Member for the Order of Australia in 2022 for outstanding contribution to Rehabilitation Medicine and Research. She is current Vice President of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, the Inaugural Academic Fellow for the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the RACP; and an elected Executive Board Member of the Rehabilitation Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Professor Khan is one of only 10 international members elected, alongside 90 domestic members.

Each of the new members was elected by current NAM members in recognition of significant contributions to medical sciences, health care and public health.

Professor Khan was elected for her work organising grassroots-level responses in under resourced countries, assisting people with disabilities who are inequitably affected by climate change-related disasters.

Working with organisations worldwide, NAM aims to address critical issues in health, science, medicine, and related policy, and inspire positive action by providing expert advice.

Peter Mac Chief Medical Officer Dr David Speakman extended his congratulations, “this is an impressive achievement for Professor Khan, whose work truly has an international reach. It is fitting that she should be acknowledged by her colleagues with this appointment.”

Speaking on the newly elected members, the National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau said: “this extraordinary class of new members is comprised of exceptional scholars and leaders who have been at the forefront of responding to serious public health challenges, combating social inequities, and achieving innovative discoveries”.

“Their expertise will be vital to informing the future of health and medicine for the benefit of us all.  I am truly honoured to welcome these esteemed individuals to the National Academy of Medicine.”

Peter Mac congratulates to Professor Khan on this outstanding achievement.