Madera Community Hospital has a new internal medicine and infectious disease subspecialist.
“My family and I have established a home in Fresno and feel welcomed by the Madera Community,” said Dr. Bakht Roshan.
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, 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.
“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,” said 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, according to the hospital.
“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 Roshan.
Roshan will consult and treat inpatients as well as develop an outpatient practice with Affiliated Physician Practice on Almond Avenue and within the Family Health Services Specialty Clinic. With this practice model, Dr. Roshan will provide 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,” said Dr. Mohammad Arain, hospital chief of staff. “His clinical expertise will enhance patient safety and our ability to serve, treat and protect Madera and surrounding communities.”
Madera Community Hospital can also expect 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, according to the hospital.
Roshan enjoys playing soccer, is married and has three children, one boy and two girls.