Two new docs for CKHA

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Dr. Shafia Beg

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) recently announced the addition of two new physicians to the organization.

Dr. Shafia Beg joins CKHA in the Internal Medicine and Hospitalist departments and Dr. Aimen Naeem will join the Hospitalist department.

“Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is thrilled to welcome Doctors Beg and Naeem to our medical team,” said Dr. Pervez Faruqi, Chief of Staff, CKHA, in a media release. “Their skill and expertise will be an excellent addition to our organization and the delivery of Patient and Family Centred Care.”

Beg began her educational endeavours at McGill University in Montreal where she received a Bachelor of Arts & Science in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology) and International Studies. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine in Miramar, Fla. in 2016.

Following that, Beg completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Central Michigan University, Saginaw, Mich. in 2019.

Beg has a strong interest in research having published papers with the American College of Physicians (ACP) Michigan, the Michigan State Medical Society and CHEST conference.

“I started my medical journey with the goal of coming back to Canada and making a meaningful contribution to the local community. I’m thankful to CKHA, in particular; and the greater Chatham-Kent, in general, for such a warm welcome and giving me an opportunity to gain a unique sense of perspective by serving those around you. I look forward to this new chapter with much anticipation,” said Beg.

Dr. Aimen Naeem

After growing up in London, Naeem attended Western University and received a Bachelor of Science, Honours Specialization in Biology in 2010. She then earned her Doctor of Medicine from Aureus University School of Medicine in Oranjestad, Aruba, graduating with high honours in 2015.

Naeem has spent the past three years completing her Family Medicine Residency training at Southern Illinois University of Medicine in Decatur, Ill.

“My young family and I are looking forward to moving back to Southwestern Ontario and being closer to family and friends. CKHA seemed like the perfect fit for me to begin my career with its community atmosphere and professional staff,” said Naeem.

“Drs. Beg and Naeem are both exemplary choices who are dedicated to our philosophy of Patient and Family Centred Care,” said Fannie Vavoulis, Lead Physician Recruiter, CKHA. “Their knowledge, skill and compassion will be a great asset to our organization.”

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