Board of Directors


Dr. Yaser A. Slayyeh

Yaser A. Slayyeh, M.D., a founding member of Al-Shifa Clinic and current Board member, has been practicing as a cardiologist since 1990. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular disease. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Dr. Slayyeh previously worked in Weston, Virginia from 1991-1993 in a medically underserved area where he provided primary health care including Pediatrics, Gynecology, and Adult Medicine.


Ebrahim Ashamu

Ebrahim Ashamu, is the current Secretary of the Board, is the Executive Director at the Center of Community Counseling and Education, San Bernardino. ​


Dr. Tamseela Awan

Dr. Tamseela Awan, M.D., is the Treasurer and a board member of Al-Shifa Clinic. She is a Board Certified Physician in internal medicine and has been working as a volunteer Physician with Al-Shifa Clinic since 2005. ​

She graduated in 1992 and completed her residency training at Interfaith Medical Center in New York. Currently, she is working as Physician and Surgeon, Department of State Hospitals, California. Prior to that,she practiced medicine with Multi-specialty Group  in San Bernardino.
Dr. Awan has also served as an Assistant Professor for Mid-Western University in Arizona for four years, teaching medical students rotating at Kingman Regional Medical Center in Arizona.

She came to this field with a commitment to serve humanity with passion regardless of race, religion and socio-economic status. To fulfill that commitment she joined Al-Shifa Clinic as a volunteer in 2005.


Zarina Baqai, R.N.

Zarina Baqai, current Board member, is a Registered Nurse employed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She graduated with a BS in Nursing from Loma Linda University, and has a public health license and critical care certification. Ms. Baqai is presently working as an Administrative Supervisor for the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. She is also a part-time diabetes educator for the Diabetes Treatment Center.


Dr. Tariq Jamil

Tariq Jamil, M.D., is the Vice Chairman and Board member of Al Shifa Clinic, is a Board certified pulmonologist working as an independent physician in private practice. He has been in this area for the last 11 years, and his office is in Medical Plaza at St. Bernardine Medical Center.​

Dr. Jamil sees patients at the St. Bernardine Medical Center and the Community Hospital of San Bernardino. Has has privileges in LLUMC & Redlands Community Hospital. ​

Dr. Jamil also volunteers as a physician at AL Shifa Clinic. He won a humanitarian award from American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) in 2004 for his voluntary work as a physician in Al Shifa Clinic.


Dr. Talat Khan

Talat Khan, M.D., the Chairperson and founding member of Al-Shifa Clinic, is a physician and surgeon at Patton State Hospital. She has conducted and facilitated many community health fairs.

Dr. Khan has extensive knowledge and experience in mobilizing the community due to her involvement in providing necessary service to the indigent and under-served. She has been appointed to the Commission of Mental Health, San Bernardino County, 5th District.


Dr. Makbul I. Patel

Dr. Makbul I. Patel is the Dental Director of Al-Shifa Clinic. He is a licensed practicing dentist in the Inland Empire since 1989. Dr. Patel resides in the city of Riverside and is practicing in multiple locations in Riverside County.
He has served as a chairman in Islamic Center of Riverside and vice chairman of Al-Shifa Clinic Inc. Dr. Patel is instrumental establishing the dental department in Al-Shifa Clinic.


Shakil Patel, A.I.A.

Shakil Patel, AIA, founding and current Board member of Al-Shifa Clinic. He was previously employed as a building and construction engineer with the County of San Bernardino. His knowledge and expertise with instrumental in the construction building plans of Al-Shifa Clinic. Currently, Mr. Patel runs his own architecture firm. ​


Dr. Mohammed Yaqub

Mohammed Yaqub, M.D., current Board member and Medical DIrector has been in practice as a Family Practitioner for the last eighteen years. He has his own family practice in Fontana serving all ages. He also provides consultation for weight loss and nutrition programs and immunization for children. Dr. Yaqub has been involved in many community based organizitons where he has volunteered.