Obituary: Dr. Nasir A. Khan
Dr. Nasir A. Khan, M.D., past President and trustee of IMANE, who served as Chief Executive Officer of the Bournewood Hospital in Brookline, unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday April 9, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday April 17 at 10:30 am at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre in Newton, MA.
Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with additional qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry, Dr. Khan served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bournewood Hospital in Brookline and was engaged in the private practice of psychiatry in Newton. He was also a member of the staff of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, an Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. A native of London, England, he was a graduate of Kings College and Westminster Medical School of the University of London.
A member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1970, Dr. Khan served on its Board of Trustees and as a member of its House of Delegates. He had also been a member of the Society's Committee on Legislation and its District Leadership Council as a past president of the Charles River District Medical Society. Additionally, he had served as president of the Massachusetts Association of Private Psychiatric Hospitals and president of the Medical Staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
He was a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and in 2008 was honored with a Heroes in the Fight Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Dr. Khan is survived by his wife, State Representative Kay Khan, and three three married children and seven grandchildren.
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