Medical Subspecialty Collaborates for Higher Level of Care
Madera Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Bakht Roshan, MD, Internal
Medicine, and Infectious Disease Subspecialist. Dr. Roshan, a graduate
of Aga Kahn University Medical College in Pakistan, completed his residency
at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, followed by a Fellowship
in Hepatology from the University of Illinois.
Through his education and prior to his most recent Infectious Disease Fellowship
from University of California San Francisco, UCSF-Fresno, Dr. Roshan was
involved in clinical research for nearly 16 years. Areas of research included
Typhoid in Pediatric Populations, Hereditary Hemochromatosis at the Saint
Louis University School of Medicine, Celiac Disease at Harvard Medical
School, Chronic Hepatitis C at the University of Illinois and Chronic
Liver Disease at UCSF- Fresno.
"My family and I have established a home in Fresno and feel welcomed
by the Madera Community," said Dr. Roshan. "I am excited to
move out of the research lab and offer my training to the direct benefit
of patients and staff at Madera Community Hospital," added Dr. Roshan.
Infectious Disease physicians have been associated with lower mortality
rates, shorter hospital stays and better adherence to quality measures-promoting
safe and appropriate care. "Working in collaboration with the Hospitalist
and Emergency Department Physicians we will follow best practices of antibiotic
stewardship through encouraging the judicious use of antimicrobials to
prevent the costly harms of antibiotic overuse," said Dr. Roshan.
Dr. Roshan will consult and treat inpatients as well as develop an outpatient
practice with Affiliated Physician Practice on Almond Ave and within the
Family Health Services Specialty Clinic. With this practice model, Dr.
Roshan will provide reassuring continuity of care for patients discharged
from the hospital with intravenous antibiotics at home helping to prevent
readmissions and provide high quality surveillance for high-risk patients.
"We are pleased Dr. Roshan decided to develop his practice in Madera,"
Mohammad Arain, MD, Chief of Staff. "His clinical expertise will
enhance patient safety and our ability to serve, treat and protect Madera
and surrounding communities," Dr. Arain added
Madera Community Hospital can also expect Dr. Roshen to provide non-clinical
duties such as directing infection control programs and as a hospital
epidemiologist, track and prevent the spread of hospital acquired infections;
protecting patients, healthcare workers and staff. The rising prevalence
of multi-drug resistant bacteria and the emergence of new pathogens underscore
the importance of his work.
Dr. Roshan enjoys playing soccer, is married and has three children, one
boy and two girls.