As an M.D., Shahid Rashid takes seriously the tenets of his profession, especially its demand that he uses his knowledge for the betterment of society.
From his professional practice of interventional pain management to his leadership in disaster relief efforts and helping communities, Dr. Shahid Rashid is committed to improving – if not saving – the lives of others.
Currently, Rashid owns and operates the South Texas Clinic for Pain Management, as well as South Texas Diagnostic and Healthcare Systems, and Premier Mediclinic and Urgent Care Centers in the United States.
For Dr. Rashid’s training and education in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and health care administration, he attended Johns Hopkins University, with a residency and fellowship at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, before graduating from Dow Medical College in his native Pakistan.
Dr. Rashid is actively involved in philanthropic work here and overseas. He helped establish and expand the obstetrics and gynecology unit in Karachi’s Civil Hospital; in the United States, he is a founding member of several component societies of Association of Physicians of Pakistani Decent of North America (APPNA). Bringing them together, he played a role in the establishment of the APPNA Institute of Public Health in Pakistan and the APPNA House in Chicago.
In 2015, Dr. Rashid was a team leader in post-tornado relief efforts in Rochelle, Illinois. A year later, civic leaders in Pakistan awarded him the prestigious Sitara-e-Karachi for selflessly donating his medical expertise during a deadly heatwave.
Dr. Rashid has the passion of donating his time and skills toward providing free treatment to cancer patients in his homeland, then worked to further cancer research there by integrating resources from America and Pakistan.