Anjum S. Khan

Biography

Dr. Khan’s interest in rehabilitation and pain started when she was in undergraduate at Queen's University in Canada. She realized that she wanted to help people improve their overall well-being through improving their ability to function better and in turn live a more fulfilled life. She sought out a prominent research position right out of medical school before starting residency at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now known as Shirley Ryan Ability Lab). She was mentored by some of the top physicians in pain and had the opportunity to be a part of multiple publications and presentations involving the treatment of pain. Following completion of her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, she continued to practice in Chicago for several years. Her experience has helped her gain insight into the treatment of numerous illnesses that require rehabilitation. 

Dr. Khan has always advocated for people in all walks of life, some who find themselves without a voice, others simply needing guidance to make the right informed decisions. She believes in educating her patients so they can better understand their prognoses and diagnoses, providing them with concrete plans so they can track their own progress and determine what makes the most sense for their care. Dr. Khan has also established direct pay pricing with discounts for patients who have no insurance or have high deductables and co-pays from their insurance. 

 

In her spare time, Dr. Khan enjoys going to the theater or concerts, reading, painting, playing the piano, biking, and skiing. But mostly, she enjoys spending time with her son, husband and their Labradoodle, Riley taking in all that Grand Rapids and it’s surrounding areas have to offer.

Dr. Khan's Family

Education & Training

Medical School, 2001-2005

St. George's University, School of Medicine

St. George's, Grenada, West Indies 

Internship, 2006-2007

Conemaugh Memorial Hospital, Temple University

Johnstown, PA

Residency, 2007-2010

Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Fellowship, 2020-2021

Michigan Sports and Spine Center

Livonia, MI

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Research Publications/Abstracts/Poster Presentations

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2010

Chicago, Illinois

Third Author, “Hypoesthesia in the distal residual limbs of amputees”

• Published in “PM&R”, 2010 July: 2(7): 607-611.

 

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2008

Chicago, Illinois

Fourth Author, “Residual Limbs of Amputees Are Significantly Cooler than Contralateral Intact Limbs”

• Published in “Pain Practice”, 2008 May: 8(5): 342-347.

 

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2008

Chicago, Illinois

Fifth Author, “Medication Quantification Scale Version III: Internal Validation of Detriment Weights Using a Chronic Pain Population”

• Published in “Pain Practice”, 2008 Jan: 8(1): 1-4.

 

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2006

Chicago, Illinois

Second Author, “Distal Post Amputation Residual Limbs are Cooler than Contralateral Unaffected Limbs”

• Abstract: Published in “Journal of Pain.”

• Poster presented at American Pain Society meeting May 2006.

 

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2006

Chicago, Illinois

Second Author, “Distal Residual Limbs in Amputees Show Significant Cold Perception Hypoesthesia”

• Abstract: Published in “Journal of Pain.”

• Poster presented at American Pain Society meeting May 2006.

 

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2006

Chicago, Illinois

Fifth Author, “Levetiracetam in the management of neuropathic pain conditions: a double-blind, randomized, cross-over, placebo controlled pilot study using time series and heirarchial analysis”

• Abstract: Published in “Journal of Pain.”

• Poster presented at American Pain Society meeting May 2006.

 

Midwest Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting (Poster Presentation), 2005

Chicago, Illinois

First Author, “Post Amputation Limbs are Cooler than Contralateral Unaffected Limbs”

• Research conducted at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

• Awarded overall Third Place Standing.

 

Midwest Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting (Poster Presentation), 2005

Chicago, Illinois

Second Author, “Relationship between Pain Intensity Ratings and Asymmetry of Skin Temperature Perception in Amputees: A Pilot Study”

• Research conducted at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

 

Midwest Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting (Poster Presentation), 2005

Chicago, Illinois

Second Author, “Correlation between Distal Residual Limb Temperatures and Anxiety Scores in Amputees”

• Research conducted at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

• Awarded overall Second Place Standing.

 

Johns Hopkins University / Esthetique Internationale, 2002

Baltimore, Maryland

Second Author and Illustrator, “The upper lip lift using the ‘Bull’s Horn’ approach”

• Formulated a case report comparing the ‘Bull’s Horn’ technique of cosmetic plastic surgery to other methods previously employed.

• Published: “Journal of Drugs and Dermatology,” 2003 Jun;2(3):303-6.

 

Johns Hopkins University / Esthetique Internationale, 2002

Baltimore, Maryland

Third Author and Illustrator, “Abdominoplasty Technique”

• Assisted in case report indicating how a specific abdominoplasty technique can improve posture and decrease tension on lumbar spine muscles.

Additional Training

Post-Doctoral Research Year, 2005-2006

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

(Formerly: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)

Chicago, IL

Medical Acupuncture Certification, 2013-2014

Helms Medical Institute

Berkley, CA

Stroke Rehabilitation Fellowship, November 2011-May 2012

University of Ottawa, PM&R Department

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Dr. Khan is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

She participates in the following organizations/professional societies: