Nazia Raja-Khan, MD, MS

Nazia Raja-Khan

Nazia Raja-Khan, MD, MS

Dr. Nazia Raja-Khan is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Penn State University Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Raja-Khan’s clinical and research interests are in the field of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). She has published several research articles on cardiovascular and metabolic abnormalities in PCOS.

As a Penn State Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) scholar, Dr. Raja-Khan developed an interest in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She is currently developing a research study to evaluate the cardiovascular, metabolic and psychological effects of MBSR in women with PCOS. She is also the principal investigator of an ongoing randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of vitamin D on insulin resistance, vascular reactivity, and psychological health in women with PCOS. Her long-term goal is to develop an integrative medicine research program for women with PCOS to optimize both physical and psychological health, improve quality of life and overall well being, and prevent long-term complications such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Raja-Khan received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and completed her Internal Medicine residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, New York. She then moved to Hershey, Pennsylvania and completed her Endocrinology fellowship, the Penn State K30 Clinical Research Training program and a master’s degree in Health Evaluation Sciences at the Penn State University Hershey Medical Center.

Dr. Raja-Khan was born and raised in New York City. She now lives in Pennsylvania with her wonderful husband.