Sahar Lashin, MD
Dr. Sahar Lashin MD is a graduate of Cairo University and has since undergone intensive training in several medical disciplines in Cairo, Egypt. She received her first medical degree in 1992 from Cairo University. This was followed by a master’s degree in 1996 and a Doctorate in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endemic Medicine, Tropical Medicine, Interventional Endoscopy, and Interventional Abdominal Ultrasound in 2001. She served as Associate Professor at Cairo University for 20 years.
Dr. Lashin was a postdoctoral research fellow at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas then completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Sinai Grace Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan in 2011-2014. Dr. Lashin then obtained her Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 2014. Dr. Lashin was certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine in 2017. She was also certified by the Swiss Biological Medicine Academy in Switzerland in 2019. Dr. Lashin is also a certified trainer in Ethics of International Medical Research by the University of Maryland and has a Cambridge Diploma for Teachers and Trainers issued by Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.Dr. Lashin worked as an Internal Medicine Doctor, Assistant Clinical Professor, and Lead Physician at UCLA. Prior to that, she worked as a Hospitalist and Primary Care Physician at Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in North California.
As a little kid, she enjoyed watching her dad passionately studying the human chromosomes and helping his patients know their health challenges. He lived his life dedicating his effort to decipher the genetic codes. She followed in her father’s footsteps and at age 16, after passing several tough exams, she started her first year of medical school. Throughout the medical school years, Dr. Lashin was assigned a faculty member position at Cairo University, a professor of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, infectious diseases, Tropical Medicine for more than 18 years. A decade after her Ph.D., Dr. Lashin’s father was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. A sudden devastating monster that appeared overnight to turn the life of a non-smoking, fully active, healthy man upside down. Cancer transformed her father into a bedridden patient with post-surgical hemiplegia and multi-organ failure after radiotherapy. Without treatment, his life expectancy was 6-8 months while. With all treatment modalities, he was given 8-12 months to live with the suffering of all the side effects of the medical interventions, which was quite accepted by the doctors treating him!
For Dr. Lashin, that was the wake-up call for all the silenced calls ignored in her medical career. She felt that there should be a much better way to heal and provide serious methods for preventing diseases. Dr. Lashin had lost her role model. It was quite painful to observe her father deteriorating by the minute, and witnessing the mediocre treatment offered by traditional/conventional medicine providing him anything but successful treatment for his condition or even a better life quality for the few months left for him in this world. With a lot of courage and an open mind, Dr. Lashin shifted her medical practice from conventional medicine to the integrative medical approach combined with all aspects of health, recover the damage, cure the problem, and maintains patients’ health after treatments.
After many years of applying Integrative or Functional Medicine to her approach to medicine, she began to see significant health achievements and recognizable improvements in her patient’s outcomes – mental, physical, emotional, and functional health and human optimization.