Shahid Athar MD, FACP received his medical degree from University of Karachi and completed a fellowship in Endocrinology at Indiana University School of Medicine; where he is also a Clinical Associate Professor. An endocrinologist by profession, he is also a fellow at the American College of Physicians and American College of Endocrinology. Additionally, he is a past-president of Islamic Society of Greater Indianapolis (ISGI) and Interfaith Alliance of Indiana (IAI). He is also an author of seven books (including Islamic Perspective in Medicine and Health Concerns for Believers) and over 120 published articles on medical and Islamic topics. He has spoken to many churches, civic organizations and colleges on various topics including Islam, interfaith issues, spirituality and medical ethics here and abroad. His other affiliations include past-president and medical ethics chair of the Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMA).