Dr. Farzana Rashid Hossain has been selected for a 2016 Women of Distinction Award by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Dr. Farzana Rashid Hossain has been selected for a 2016 Women of Distinction Award by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Dr. Rashid Hossain was also appointed to the Philadelphia Commission for Women by Mayor Kenney earlier this year.
Rashid Hossain's honors and awards include the Health Care Heroes Award from Penn Medicine and the Radhika Srinivasan Award for Humanism and Professionalism at the division of Gastroenterology at Penn Medicine.
"Dr. Rashid Hossain is an outstanding physician who is committed to helping the Philadelphia community through her expertise in medicine as well as serving on this important committee," said Anil K. Rustgi, MD, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology. "My colleagues and I take great pride in her selection and are confident that she will be a highly effective voice for women and girls and an outstanding role model."
She is a member of the medical advisory committee for the local chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and is on the board of trustees of the Self-Freedom Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that funds high impact projects in the areas of education, critical healthcare, and special situations that directly benefit underprivileged women and children in developing countries.
Rashid Hossain earned her medical degree at the University of Sheffield in England. She completed her internal medicine and pediatrics residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and her gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She also completed a rotation in inflammatory bowel disease at Harvard University.