Dr. M Khalid Riaz is co-founder of The Human Development Foundation, and serves on the Board of Trustees, and as the Chairperson of the Human Development Foundation of Pakistan. He also served as Co-Chair of the Human Development Foundation of North America from 1997 – 2007.
He has spoken around the world about the Human Development Model, including being a keynote speaker at the World Congress of Philanthropists in Istanbul. He was recently recognized in a Georgetown University Publication as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World for his work in developing and nurturing this movement.
Dr. Riaz is a practising interventional cardiologist by profession, residing in Suburban Chicago area. He has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Chest Physicians. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Cardiovascular Division at Sherman Hospital, Elgin, Illinois.
He was recognized as one of the top cardiovascular physicians for women in a Castle Connolly survey of doctors and hospital medical leaders regarding ‘highly skilled exceptional doctors’. This achievement was highlighted in the 2011 ‘Top Doctors” issue of Chicago Magazine. In 1974 he helped organize the physicians in training at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago and served as the first Vice President of the then newly formed House Staff Association of Cook County Hospital. This organization played a pioneering in the struggle for quality health care for the indigent population of Cook County, Illinois. He has also served as the President of the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America (APPNA). He is the recipient of multiple awards in recognition of his services to the community and his profession.