Asha Shajahan

Asha Shajahan is a board certified family physician, podcaster and writer, who's trained in media and medicine at Harvard.  She is the Graduate Medical Education Director of Health Disparities and Health Equity at Beaumont Health.  She is the Medical Director of Community Health at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe and an Assistant Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.  She currently sees primary care patients and does homeless outreach in Detroit. 

Articles

Opinion | Why getting a flu shot amid COVID-19 can avoid a 'twindemic' in Michigan

Opinion | Why getting a flu shot amid COVID-19 can avoid a 'twindemic' in Michigan

September 15, 2020 | Asha Shajahan

"We saw what happened when the region was short on tests, hospital beds, supplies, and ventilators as  COVID-19 peaked — we lost lives."

Opinion | Chadwick Boseman's death highlights need for family health tree

Opinion | Chadwick Boseman's death highlights need for family health tree

September 2, 2020 | Asha Shajahan

Colon cancer, if detected early, is treatable and curable. Here's what a Michigan primary care physician recommends patients do.

Opinion | Implicit bias training for health care workers can save lives

Opinion | Implicit bias training for health care workers can save lives

July 21, 2020 | Asha Shajahan

A Metro Detroit doctor has seen first-hand how patients are sometimes treated differently because of the color of their skin.

Opinion | Suicide shows burned out coronavirus physicians need healing, too.

Opinion | Suicide shows burned out coronavirus physicians need healing, too.

May 15, 2020 | Asha Shajahan

We always put patients first. But it’s time the system starts caring about us as well.