Rashid Chotani

Rashid Chotani, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Dr. Rashid Chotani, recipient of the 2016 “NATO Scientific Award for Counterterrorism,” has spent over 20 years providing biodefense, infectious disease (with a focus on influenza, coronavirus, zika, Ebola, CCHF, dengue etc.), public health, and emergency management expertise to public agencies, private industry, academia and non-profits. He is a recognized expert in the medical countermeasure (MCM) development, biosecurity, healthcare management, health surveillance, and diagnosis of human and zoonotic diseases. He has applied this expertise to groundbreaking research and development and advanced development of programs for naturally occurring, man-made and/or genetically modified biological and chemical agents. Currently, Dr. Chotani holds appointments as Medical Director at IEM, VP Medical Affairs at CareLife, Chief Scientific Officer at Washington Vascular Specialists, and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He also serves as a Medical Review Board member for HealthCentral; Senior Fellow at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; and Adjunct Professor, College of Professional Studies at the George Washington University with a focus on public health emergency and crisis communication.

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