Dr. Saquib Lakhani completed his undergraduate studies and medical school at the University of Virginia and pediatric residency at Washington University / St Louis Children’s Hospital. He then went to Yale University for a fellowship in pediatric critical care and a research fellowship in immunobiology.
He has served on the Pediatrics faculty at Yale, as Medical Director of a community hospital pediatric ICU in Maryland and in the fall of 2012 he joined the faculty at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as Associate Professor in Pediatric Critical Care.
Dr. Lakhani has had a long-standing interest in nutrition and wellness, beginning with realizations that providing adequate nourishment to ill, hospitalized children is frequently an afterthought. This interest simmered in the background, particularly making him wonder how to better help the numerous children that he cared for with chronic illnesses such as asthma. He also began to look for nutritional guidance for himself and his own family that made more sense than that espoused by experts. To further explore these issues, as well as other aspects of health and wellness, he completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine.
His primary clinical role remains as a pediatric intensivist. Since completing the fellowship, though, he has had a part time practice providing nutrition and lifestyle consultation to children and young adults. He is currently working to develop a multidisciplinary approach to tackling the challenge of childhood obesity.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family in outdoor pursuits – hiking, camping, archery, fishing and playing a variety of sports, as well as reading and quiet time.