OUR TEAM

SHAMS Clinic is fortunate to have an experienced staff to provide the utmost quality of care for our patients. Get to know our team more by reading below!

Leadership

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Maaz Baqai, MS, | Founder and Development Director

Maaz Baqai is the co-founder and development director of the SHAMS clinic. Maaz graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in public health and a M.S. in health administration from St Joseph’s University. He works full-time as a project manager for Christiana Care health system in Wilmington Delaware. His interest and hobbies include sports (anything and everything) and spending time with family and friends. He resides in Eagleville PA with his daughter and wife.

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Ramzan Judge, PHARMD | Assistant Director

Clinical Ramzan graduated from Temple University School of Pharmacy in 2013. He thereafter completed two years of pharmacy residency. He currently works as a pharmacy clinical coordinator in South Jersey. Ramzan spends his free time volunteering and spending time with his family. He enjoys hiking and hopes to one day visit all the national parks.

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Mira Sadeghi, MPH | Clinic Manager

Mira Sadeghi is a passionate public health professional. She completed her undergraduate degree from Temple University and an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Drexel University. Her professional background is in immigrant health with a special focus on maternal health. She loves to read, spend time outdoors, and gather with friends and family.

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Dana Mohamed | ICNA Relief Pennsylvania Area Manager

Dana has been with ICNA Relief USA since 2015, when she launched the Pennsylvania chapter of the organization. She spent time building a network of support, developing and facilitating various programs and services related to Refugee Services, Muslim Family Services, Back2School Program, Hunger Prevention, Health services and more! She played an active role in the Peace at Home Symposium, conducted by CAIR Philadelphia. She is currently the Area Manager for the state of PA overseeing all staff and programs/services. She also served in a dual role for multiple years as the Assistant Director of Human Resources for the national organization. She is passionate about helping the community and humanity as a whole. She studied Psychology at Temple University and has spent over 30 years of her career working in a Fortune 500 company in the Health Insurance industry as well as a Software firm all in various Sales/Management, CRM Trainer and Business Development roles.

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Heba Ijaz | Volunteer Coordinator

Heba grew up in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan before moving to the United States. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She worked in research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for a few years before making a career change to medicine. She is now a 3rd year medical student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College/Thomas Jefferson University. She joined SHAMS as a volunteer in 2019 and then joined the board as a volunteer coordinator in 2022. In her free time, she gardens and bakes a ton!

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Usman Baqai | Volunteer Coordinator

Usman grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where he attended Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA. In 2017 he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Applied Ethics. Currently, he is a 7th year MD/PhD student at Thomas Jefferson University in the midst of clinical rotations. Usman uses his medical school connections to bring volunteers to the clinic and currently serves as the Senior Volunteer Coordinator at SHAMS Clinic. He enjoys organizing health fairs in various communities around the clinic to introduce the clinic to individuals not plugged into the health system.

Clinical Volunteers

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Holly Brown-Wright, CRNP | Volunteer Provider

Holly was raised in a Navy family and has lived all over the world. She graduated from nursing school in St. Louis and worked in cardiac ICU for several years. She moved to New Orleans and worked at the Veterans Hospital in substance abuse treatment and research. After graduating with her degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Delaware, she worked in a geriatric home visit program. Since retiring she has involved herself in volunteering at the Hub of Hope homeless clinic; the Pennsylvania SPCA; and her neighborhood elementary school library.

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Dr. Anu Ramdas, DO | Volunteer Provider

Dr. Anu Ramdas is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician employed by TriValley Primary Care in Willow Grove. She holds a Masters in Biochemistry from India. She then pursued a medical degree at The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by training at The Bryn Mawr Residency Program. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking and traveling.

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Marylouis Friedberger, PA-C | Volunteer Provider

Marylouis is an experienced Physician Assistant, working most recently at the Philadelphia Veterans Hospital. She retired in 2020 and has since volunteered with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium as well as the SHAMS Clinic. Her hobbies include dog training and competing, traveling, gardening, and crafting caned and woven furniture.

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Dr. Safiyya Shabazz, MD, FAAFP | Family Medicine

Dr. Safiyya Shabazz is the owner and Medical Director of Fountain Medical Associates, PC.  An alumna of Central High School of Philadelphia, she received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Medical Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is a recipient of the Melvin Molstad Prize in Chemical Engineering and the Nikitas J. Zervanos prize in Family Medicine. She completed residency training at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Family Medicine & Community Health where she previously served as a faculty member and remains on the volunteer faculty as an attending preceptor for Penn Med students. Dr. Shabazz is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She lives in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia with her husband and two children.

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Adil Shakir, MD, FAAFP | CAQ Medical Director

Dr. Adil Shakir is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics. He has extensive clinical experience, having worked at various settings, including office-based practice, home visits, hospital medicine, subacute care, long term care and transitional care. He has been actively involved as an educator, training family medicine students and residents at an academic setting, as well as supervising physician assistants and nurse practitioners at various clinical settings. Dr. Shakir earned his degree from Al Ameen Medical College, Karnatak University Dharwad, in India. He completed his Family Medicine training at Montgomery Hospital and Geriatric fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, in the Philadelphia area. He joined Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania, as Medical Director, in September 2019.

Penn Family Medicine Partner Physicians

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Joseph Teel, MD

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Zachary Kosak, MD

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Swetha Iruku, MD, MPH

Lead Volunteers

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Marzia Maliha

Marzia Maliha is a medical student at Thomas Jefferson University. She is passionate about public health and primary care. She believes that leveraging the power of community resources to address social needs and barriers to care is the best way to promote a healthy community.

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Ryan McConnell

Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Ryan attended Boston College where he graduated in 2020 with a B.S. in biochemistry and a minor in philosophy. After graduation, he joined the FitzGerald Lab at the Perelman School of Medicine as a research specialist to investigate the role of prostaglandins in the immune response in atherosclerosis. He has volunteered at the clinic since 2022 and is currently pursuing a career in medicine. In his free time, he likes to run, listen to hip-hop, and travel.