Dr. Charan Shikh is a true “doctorpreneur” and philanthropist. He was born and raised in India, where he went to medical school at the early age of 17. He was awarded the Lifetime National Merit Scholarship at the age of 15 by the Government of India. Upon his graduation, he moved to the United States and completed his residency at the Medical College of Georgia and has been practicing internal medicine in Atlanta for over 25 years. He has worked for some of the largest corporations in healthcare as an Executive Medical Director. In 1997, he founded The Primary Care Center, a new model of healthcare delivery in the primary care setting with the goal of making healthcare more accessible and affordable to the community. The company currently has several locations in the Atlanta area.
He has since founded multiple successful corporations and numerous professional organizations. He is currently the President and CEO of The Primary Care Center, Jawani Medical Spa, CompuPro International, the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, the Indo-American Film Academy, the Indo-American Medical Association, the Indo-American Medical Society, and the Lionsgate Group. He is quite engaged in Indo-American relations and works closely with the External Ministry of India, as well as with the Consulate General of India in Atlanta.
Dr. Shikh has been very active in the community. He serves on the board of several nonprofit organizations, including the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Festival Academy, and serves as a Board of Trustees for Gwinnett Technical College.
He is an active member and President-Elect of the Sandy Springs Rotary Club. He is a graduate of Leadership Sandy Springs Class of 2017. He has been honored by his peers with the “2019 Man of the Year Award.”
He has served as Board of Directors and President of The Dorothy C. Benson Multipurpose Senior Complex, and the Sandy Springs Education Force Business Advisory Board, as well as Board of Directors of the United Nations Atlanta Chapter, the Indian-American International Chamber of Commerce, and the Sandy Springs Education Force.
He is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG), the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Laser Society, the American Bariatric Society, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the HPV Prevention Workgroup with the American Cancer Society, and the Sandy Springs Civic Round Table.