Nadia Rasheed, M.D.

Born and raised in New York City, Nadia Rasheed completed medical school in Baghdad, Iraq in 1983. She was evacuated from Kuwait to Lexington, Kentucky by Desert Shield in 1990. After completing residency in Anesthesia at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Nadia began work as a practicing physician in Kentucky. She recently became a member of the International Society of Female Professionals.

Nadia is also a human rights activist. She is a Board member of the SHARE Center (Lexington, KY) and sits on the Advisory Board of Kentucky Refugee Ministries. She is a member of the Mayor’s International Affairs Advisory Commission (Lexington, KY). Currently, she volunteers for the following organizations and initiatives: Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, Council on American Islamic Relations, Christian Muslim Dialogue (Lexington, KY), Interfaith Alliance of the Bluegrass, and Lexington United Interfaith Encounters.

Her past volunteer work includes board member of Iraq Medical Science Association, member of the executive committee of Masjid Bilal (Lexington, KY), and work for Central Kentucky Peace and Justice.
Nadia is married to Dr. Karim Rasheed. They have two grown children.

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