Rashid Chotani, M.D.

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.

Latest Articles by Rashid Chotani, M.D.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A Coronavirus Guide for People With an Autoimmune Condition

If you're living with an autoimmune disorder, here's what you need to know about COVID-19, including vaccine safety.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What's Your Risk for a Bad Case of COVID?

Take our quiz to assess your risk of how sick you might become with the new coronavirus.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Are You at Risk for COVID-19?

Take our quiz to assess your risk and learn what you can do to stay safe.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What People With Lung Disease Should Know About COVID-19

As the number of people infected by the coronavirus grows, certain groups are at greater risk for serious complications. If you suffer from COPD or other forms of lung disease, here’s how the disease impacts your body.

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Shingles

Let’s Talk About Shingles Diagnosis and Treatment

Recovery is easier if you start treatment before the telltale rash appears. Here's how to know if you have it.

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Shingles

Let’s Talk About Shingles Signs and Symptoms

This condition features a painful skin rash that can results in serious complications. But what if you could spot the virus coming, before the first red bump even appeared?

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

5 Essential Facts About Using Face Masks

Are homemade coverings effective against COVID-19? Are HEPA filters safe? Should I wash them every time? We have the answers.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Having Weird Coronavirus Dreams?

There’s a scientific reason for those vivid pandemic-themed dreams that have been keeping you up at night.