Dr. Muhammad Babar
Muhammad Babar is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is also board certified in Geriatric Medicine and completed fellowship training from UofL in 2005. Dr Babar has also completed MBA (UMass) and MSc (UofL). He is certified as a medical director with the society for post acute and long term care. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor with UofL Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Babar is also serving the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Long Term Care Task Force.
Dr. Babar is actively involved in community service and advocacy. He has served many boards including Fund for the Arts, Louisville Public Media, Metro United Way, International Charter of Compassion and member of the board of governors at the Speed Art Museum. He is currently serving as a board member at Dare to Care, Family Community Clinic, Center for Interfaith Relations, Muhammad Ali Center and Council for post-secondary education. He is a member of Louisville Downtown Rotary Club and has served as a board member. He is a founding member of Compassionate Louisville and is acting as its Chair of the board of trustees. He is also a founding Co-Chair of the Muslim Jewish Advisory Council.
Dr. Babar is founding President of Muslim Americans for Compassion, an interfaith and charitable organization based in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a devoted interfaith and peace advocate who strives to bring people together across different faith traditions. He has established collaborative relationships among Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist and other faith communities of Louisville. He is also founding president of Doctors for Healthy Communities which is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote health equity. DHC actively supports JCPS students in whatever way needed and has performed free physical examinations on over one thousand students in 2019 before the Covid pandemic.
In 2010, in recognition of his work in the community, Dr. Babar received a Global Visionary Award from the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. In 2013, he was recognized by Kentucky One Health for excellence in community service at the annual Doctor’s Ball and also received Directors Community Leadership Award by FBI Director Comey. In 2014, Dr. Babar received the MOSAIC award by Jewish Family and Career services and in 2016 the Americana Dreamer Award for Excellence in Community Service. In June 2017, he received the Blanche B. Ottenheimer Award presented by the Jewish Community of Louisville for his efforts in pursuit of social justice.
Dr. Babar is a graduate of FBI Citizen academy and has established a joint forum to have regular meetings between local Muslim leaders and FBI to address issues like hate crimes and counter terrorism. He often contributes his opinion in The Courier Journal on different issues ranging from current political affairs to community relations.
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