Fazal Khan, MD, JD

Associate Professor, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Georgia

Dr. Fazal Khan joined the faculty at the University of Georgia School of Law in 2006. His scholarship and teaching focuses on healthcare law and policy, bioethics, and public health law. Representative articles and research projects include: assessing the impact of elder abuse laws; the digital transformation of healthcare delivery; regulation of epigenetic harms and endocrine disruptors in consumer products; ethical regulations on human drug trials in developing countries; and principles for government accountability during public health emergencies. In addition, he received a three-year NIH grant to examine the ethical, legal, and social implications of epigenetics research.

Khan has considerable experience in both legal and medical fields and has been interviewed and called on as an expert by both television and print media on topics ranging from national health care reform, end of life regulations, and governmental response to public health emergencies. After earning his M.D. and J.D. degrees from the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he practiced law for three years at Jenner & Block in Chicago. His legal practice focused on mass torts and medical institutional liability. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago.