Kashif Shaikh, MD

Kashif Shaikh, MD

Kashif’s inspiration in life comes from his family members who are educators, engineers, and physicians settled across England, the United States, Canada, and Pakistan. After attending the Aga Khan University Medical College in the coastal city of Karachi, he moved to Houston to become an Internal Medicine resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He decided to pursue hospital medicine at a health-underserved area in Central Florida and became a Chief Resident at the new Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He is a Harry Potter fan who grew up reading Jane Austin and Emily Bronte. He played chess and badminton avidly as extra-curricular activities in school. He enjoys listening to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Chopin, Beethoven, and Bach. He is a car enthusiast and loves road trips to nearby beaches in sunny Florida. Some of his interests include history, museums, art galleries, live theater, short films, historic cities, documentaries, charity events, and current affairs. His future plans include a rheumatology fellowship, a career in academic medicine, and charity and volunteer work.

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May 31st, 2017

What I Love About My Medical Students

We all start with medical school I still remember the day I got the welcome letter from my medical school. I was super excited and proud. My dreams of becoming a physician were now a reality. So, I pushed myself during my two basic science years and awaited my clinical years. I bought my first stethoscope and white […]


March 20th, 2017

Resident Wellness in Graduate Medical Education

Happy Endings: Living in Orlando, one cannot escape Disney. Disney movies are a delight, because one subconsciously anticipates that the happy ending is going to make up for the rest of the characters’ struggles. It works for me! Be it Simba, Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, or  Elsa, every Disney fairy tale gives us the desired ending of a happy and […]


December 28th, 2016

A Reflection on The Hippocratic Oath

Questions for young physicians: Do you remember and recall the series of events that inspired you to become a healthcare provider? Are you satisfied with the field of medicine? Have you ever thought about your perceptions of healthcare before and after becoming a physician? Have you ever been a patient yourself? What attributes in our healthcare system […]


September 12th, 2016

EpiPens Should Be Less Expensive

This basic lifesaving medication is cheap to produce. It should not be a way to make a billion dollar profit. Should EpiPens be inexpensive and available? I say yes, and here are my reasons. I am not going to blame Shkreli or Bresch for trying to make money; it’s the system of silence and inaction that I blame.  Money, power, corruption, and political influence are the […]


August 19th, 2016

#OrlandoStrong #EndGunViolence

I will never forget Sunday morning, June 12. I was off that day. I usually sleep with my cell phone on silent mode, and I slept late after binge watching some movie marathon the night before. I was still half asleep when I picked up my cell phone to see what time it was — but what I actually saw on my phone was a jumble of […]


August 8th, 2016

Smart Phones, Laptops, and Their Effect on Your Smartness

“Please don’t spoil the movie with your own soundtrack.” Remember hearing this message before the beginning of a movie in a theater and how most people turn their devices on silent to watch the movie? The cost of the movie ticket is considerably less than the cost of medical education, but I wonder if learners […]


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