Nikan Khatibi

Physician CEO

Board Leader

Serial Entrepreneur


Dr. Khatibi is a visionary, outcome-driven physician executive, serial entrepreneur, and team-leader with experience providing company leadership, strategic planning, and policy development.​

CEO, AHURA HEALTHCARE CORPORATION — 2017-PRESENT
Ahura Healthcare Corporation is a dynamic group of companies that operates a portfolio of services geared towards the underserved communities of California. We are committed to creating healthier communities by profoundly changing the trajectory of health for humanity.

BOARD MEMBER, NATIONAL CANCER ADVISORY BOARD — 2019-PRESENT
Appointed by President Donald J. Trump in 2019. The NCAB advises and assists the NCI Director on the activities of the National Cancer Program, including the review (second level) of grants and cooperative agreements for research and training.

VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, CALOPTIMA — 2017-2020
Appointed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 2017. Caloptima is the largest county health system in California and #1 ranked Medicaid plan in the state. Collectively as a 9-person board, we oversee an annual budget of $3.5 billion dollars in order to address the health needs of close to 1 million members from the most vulnerable of communities here in Southern California.

TRUSTEE, CA HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION BOARD — 2016-2019
Appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2016. It is the state's only non-profit foundation statutorily created to improve access to healthcare in underserved areas of California. The 11- person board has awarded more than $124,000,000 in scholarships and loan repayments to California health professionals who are dedicated to providing direct patient care in California's underserved communities.

TRUSTEE, CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION — 2019-PRESENT
Elected by my California physicians. The California Medical Association (CMA) is a professional organization serving and representing more than 50,000 physician members in all modes of practice and specialties throughout the state.

BOARD MEMBER, ILLUMINATION FOUNDATION — 2019-PRESENT
The Illumination Foundation is an Orange County based non-profit organization that works to break the cycle of homelessness using innovative, integrated care models through public/ private partnerships.


CAPTAIN - CALIFORNIA STATE GUARD - 163rd Medical Support Team.
The CSG protects California and its citizens from natural and man-made disasters, including wildfires, floods, earthquakes, and pandemics.​

RECOGNITIONS

Orange County Metro Magazines 'Top 40 Under 40'.

Fellow at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Excellence in Medicine Award by the American Medical Association (AMA).

​Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research Scholar by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.