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Dr. Unab I. Khan, M.B.B.S.,  M.S.

Unab I. Khan, M.B.B.S., M.S.

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine)

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Professional Interests


Unab I. Khan, MD, MS, a board-certified specialist in adolescent medicine, is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Family & Social Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Khan is the Medical Director of the Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens (B’N Fit) weight management program at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.   

Dr Khan earned her bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degree from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. She completed a residency in family medicine at Southside Hospital in Bayshore, NY where she was named Resident of the Year in 1999 and won an award for obstetric excellence. After working for four years in a family medicine practice in Willimantic, CT, Dr Khan began her fellowship in adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in 2003 and graduated in 2006. She joined the pediatric faculty at Einstein/Montefiore upon completion of her fellowship. In 2009, Dr. Khan earned a master’s degree in clinical research from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University with a thesis project focusing on a study of the effects of systemic inflammation in at-risk adolescents with obesity and asthma.

 Dr Khan’s academic and research interests are in cardiometabolic risk factors in adolescents with obesity. Working with her research mentor, Rachel Wildman, PhD (Department of Epidemiology and Population Health), her K-23 award focuses on cardiovascular risk markers in severely obese adolescents with and without insulin resistance.

Selected Publications

1. Khan U. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescents. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 2007; 20: 101-104.

2. Alm ME, Soroudi N, Wylie-Rosett  J, Isasi C, Rieder J, Khan U. A Qualitative Assessment of Barriers and Facilitators to Achieving Behavior Goals among Obese Inner-City Adolescents in a Weight Management Program. Diabetes Educator Mar, 2008;34:277-84.

3. Khan UI, Collier M. Medical Interventions in Adolescent Obesity. Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews 2008;19: 406-420

4. Khan UI, Rieder J, Cohen HW, Coupey SM, Wildman RP. Effect of Modest Changes in BMI on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Markers in Severely Obese, Minority Adolescents. In press; Obesity Research and Clinical Practice,2010; 4(3): e231-237

5. Arens R, Sin S, Nandalike K, Rieder J, Khan UI, Freeman K, et al. Upper Airway Structure and Body Fat Composition in Obese Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrom. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2011; 183: 782-787

6. Khan UI, Wang D, Thurston RC, Sowers MF, Sutton-Tyrrell K, Matthews KA, Barinas-Mitchell E, Wildman RP. MPH Burden of Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in “Metabolically Benign” and “At-Risk” Overweight and Obese Women: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Atherosclerosis, 2011: 217:179-186

7. Wildman RP, Janssen I, Khan UI, Thurston R, Barinas-Mitchell E, El Khoudary SR, et al. Subcutaneous adipose tissue in relation to subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiometabolic risk factors in midlife women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2011;93 (4): 719-726

8.Ogorodnikova AD, Kim M, McGinn AP, Muntner P, Khan UI, Wildman RP. Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events in Metabolically Benign Obese Individuals. Obesity 2011;20: 651-659.

9.Rastogi D, Khan UI, Isasi CR, Coupey SM. Associations of Obesity and Asthma with Functional Exercise Capacity in Urban Minority Adolescents. Pediatric Pulmonology 2012;47(11):1061-1069.

10. Khan UI, Wang D, Sowers MR, Mancuso P, Everson-Rose SA, Scherer PE, Wildman RP. Race-Ethnic Differences in Adipokine Levels: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental 2012;61:1261-1269.

11.Huang G, Wang D, Khan UI, Brinton E, Budoff M, Cedars M, Harman M, Hodis H, Lobo R,  Manson J, Merriam G, Miller V, Naftolin F, Santoro N, Taylor H, Zeb I, Wildman RP. Associations between RBP4 and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors and Subclinical    Atherosclerosis in Recently Postmenopausal Women: The KEEPS Study. Cardiovascular Diabetology 2012; 11:52.

12. Khan UI, Rastogi D, Isasi CR, Coupey SM. Independent Associations of Asthma and Obesity with   Systemic Inflammation in Adolescents. Journal of Asthma. 2012; 49(10):1044-5011.

13. Khan UI*, Ogorodnikova AD, Xu L, Wang D, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Ho GYF, Sowers MR, Rajpathak SN, Allison MA, Mackey RH, Vitolins MZ, Manson JE, Wildman RP. The Adipokine Profile of Metabolically Benign Obese and At-Risk Normal Weight Postmenopausal Women: The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study. Obesity, 2012 (accepted); DOI: 10.1002/oby.20139.

14. Ogorodnikova AD, Khan UI, McGinn AP, Zeb I, Budoff MJ, Harman SM, Miller VM, Brinton EA, Manson JE, Hodis HN, Merriam GR, Cedars MI,Taylor HS, Naftolin F, Lobo RA, Santoro N, Wildman RP. Ectopic fat and Adipokines in Metabolically Benign Overweight/Obese Women: the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study. Obesity 2013;21:1726-1733.

15. Rieder J, Khan UI, Heo M, Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Blank AE, Strauss T, Viswanathan N, Wylie-Rosett J. Evaluation of a Community-based Weight Management Program for Predominantly Severely Obese, Difficult to Reach, Inner-City Minority Adolescents. Childhood Obesity. 2013, 9(4): 292-304

Chapters in Books:

1.Khan U, Coupey SM. Hypertension. In VC Strasburger,RT Brown, PK Braverman, PD Rogers, C Holland-Hall, SM Coupey,eds. Adolescent Medicine: A Handbook of Primary Care 2005, Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2005

2.Khan U, Coupey SM. Adolescent Growth and Development. In VC Strasburger,RT Brown, PK Braverman, PD Rogers, C Holland-Hall, SM Coupey,eds. Adolescent Medicine: A Handbook of Primary Care 2005, Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2005

3. Coupey SM, Khan UI. Adolescent Sexuality. In:  TK McInerny, HM Adam, D Campbell, DK Kamat, KJ Kelleher, eds. American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care, 1st Ed. Elk Grove Village, IL:  American Academy of Pediatrics, 2008

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