Saba Khan, MD

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Saba Khan, MD, is an attending physician with the CHOP Care Network and the Director of Food Pharmacy at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric obesity in children under 5, Food insecurity
Locations: Main Hospital

Education and Training

Medical School

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - King's College London School of Medicine, London, England (with Honors)


General Pediatrics/Hematology-Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
General/Pediatric/Vascular Surgery - Mayday University Hospital, London, UK
Pediatrics/General Medicine - Kings’ College Hospital, London, UK


Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


General Academic Pediatrics - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Director, CHOP Food Pharmacy

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services


Posters and Presentations


Palakshappa D, Elgarten K, Grundmeier R, Bell L, Massey J, Biggs L, Tuttle A, Khan S, Implementing a Food Insecurity Screening Tool using the Electronic Medical Record at Three Academic Primary Care Centers.  [Poster Presented at Pediatric Academic Society Meeting] May 2014.

Awards and Honors

2000, Clayden Prize in Pediatrics, University of London

1998, Appletree Prize for Poetry

1996, 1st Prize at The United Nations Schools Public Speaking Competition, London, UK

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and institutional committees

2013-present, Obesity Advisory Board, member

2013-present, Breastfeeding Research Consortium, member

2013-present, Breast Feeding Support Group, Co-Founder

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in professional organizations

2014-present, The Obesity Society

2011-present, Academy of Breastfeeding Med

2009-present, American Academy of Pediatrics

2009-present, American Board of Pediatrics