Dr. Shaheda Ahmed Iftikhar, Acting Division Director, Patient Care Services and Director of Infectious Diseases, Suffolk County Department of Health Services
- 8 years of service
Dr. Iftikhar was selected for the Honor Roll because of her efforts to initiate award-winning projects to address public health issues, increase the rates of immunizations among children and promote continuing education activities. As Director of Infectious Diseases and Acting Director of the Division of Patient Care Services, she has implemented multiple successful initiatives to address asthma, diabetes, tuberculosis and immunizations among infants and children. Dr. Iftikhar is committed to continuing education, and maintains board certification in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and has facilitated cultural competency training for all department staff. She is committed to the many responsibilities that come with her dual roles, and to improving the health of all Suffolk County residents.
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