Our Save a Life Initiative Advisory Board members are experts in the research and medical fields, providing ongoing guidance and contributions that strengthen our team and mission.
Our trusted medical advisors, researchers and educators are the voice of our foundation, and have become an integral part of our mission.
Douglas L Burbella, MD
Dr. Douglas Burbella brings over 35 years of medical knowledge and experience to our team. As a missionary medical doctor, Dr. Burbella has worked abroad in various hostile environments such as in Iraq, India and Africa.
James L. Clark
James L. Clark is co-founder of Boots on the Ground, an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering veterans and qualified civilians to provide in-field emergency and primary medical care in underserved areas of the world.
Harry Owens Jr., MD, MIM
A veteran of medicine, Dr. Harry Owens brings decades of medical and volunteer experience to our mission. He has worked in remote areas of the world such as the Alaskan Arctic, East African jungles and the Middle East.
Parag V Patel, DO
Motivated by his desire to alleviate poverty and help his birth country of Kenya, Dr. Patel’s accomplishments, expertise, and dedicated pursuit of world health are only some of the reasons the Save A Life Advisory Board is excited to have him as a member
Erin Nasrallah dedicates her abilities to improving the quality of life for people across the globe, making her a perfect fit for the Save A Life Advisory Board
Shahram Bayanati, MD
Dr. Shahram Bayanati is a board-certified physician from Iran, now based in Canada, and he brings over 20 years of medical expertise to the Board. His primary focus is on emergency cardiology.
Abbas Khosravi, MD, FCCM
Dr. Abbas Khosravi is a board-certified anesthesiologist with advanced experience and fellowship degrees in critical care medicine and medical education, bringing valued medical and educational input to our mission.
Shehma Khan, MD
With over 10 years of experience in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Dr. Khan brings advanced pediatric research and experience to the Save A Life Initiative Advisory Board.
Ken Langen, MD, MSCI
Dr. Langen has over a decade of pediatric anesthesia experience in the Chicago area and has contributed to countless academic materials, including case reports, reviews and book chapters, and abstracts.
Ryan M. Knobovitch
Ryan M. Knobovitch is a pediatric physician assistant (PA) and military veteran from Canada. His career goal is to become a pediatrician sub-specializing in emergency medicine. He is currently completing his pre-requisites to pursue a degree in kinesiology.