Corporate leadership

Insight’s team of outstanding neurosurgeons, pain management specialists, orthopedics, therapists, and more work together and with you to ensure the best possible outcomes. Our patient care is second to none, and advancing each of our fields with insightful, educational leadership is one of our core values. Learn more about our executive team below.

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CORPORATE PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dr Jawad Shah

CORPORATE CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Atif Bawahab

CORPORATE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Ali Madha

CORPORATE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER CHIEF OF SUB SPECIALTY SERVICES

DR RANY ABURASHED

Atiq Nakrawala
CORPORATE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Atiq Nakrawala

Nina_Smith
Chief Experience Officer

Nina Smith

CORPORATE PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dr Jawad Shah

Dr. Jawad Shah studied at McGill University in Montreal and the University of Manitoba prior to completing medical school at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, where he was also raised.

He began Ph.D. work in psychoneuroimmunology prior to embarking on specialty training in neurosurgery. He completed subspecialty fellowship training in skull base neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas. His areas of specialty include brain stem surgery, vascular neurosurgery, brain tumors, complex spine, and neuromodulation. He currently practices at McLaren, Hurley, and Genesys Hospitals.

He is involved in extensive research projects including clinical, patent work, biological/mechanical, and electrical product development, industry-sponsored studies, and theoretical philosophy, among other areas. He is a faculty member at the Michigan State University Medical School. He also is Co-Director of the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics, jointly administered by the University of Michigan and Insight.

Dr. Shah has lived in Flint, Michigan, with his wife and children since the fall of 2003. When he is not working, he is constantly thinking of ways to better the community. He also enjoys snowboarding, fishing, scuba diving, traveling, and reading.

Dr. Shah’s many philanthropic efforts stem from his sincere desire to help others, and his mentality is the reason why Insight has consistently grown over the years. His vision is to selflessly give back by immersing himself in the community, and his philosophy and purpose sets the tone for Insight’s character and mission.

In fact, the inspiration for Insight’s Healing Center came as a result of Dr. Shah’s generosity and vision. The first patient came in seeking help, and was given it free of charge. The Healing Center was developed soon afterward.

One of the organizations he has supported and assisted is the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village in Flint, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors. The Broome center’s goal is to invest in youths in order to empower them to become leaders. Its programs and services include a summer day camp, a SKY after-school academic program, and a School of Champions athletic program, as well as youth journalism, music, and adult literacy programs. With his guidance, the location became one of the first water distribution sites after the Flint water crisis.

Another project special to him is the Chelsea Project, a medical research project involving manipulating the spinal cord in order to enable patients to move, which other hospitals refused to take on due to the associated costs.

His personal mission is to be an agent for social and economic growth in Flint through various research and education programs and nonprofit involvement.

According to Dr. Shah, Insight does not allow the dollar deter them from their initiatives for social good, medical research, and medical advancements. The overarching goal and concept behind Insight is to help patients regardless of the economic scenario. No matter where a patient is in his or her life, Insight will be there.

CORPORATE CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Atif Bawahab

Atif Bawahab is the Vice President of Business Strategy with success in identifying and developing strategic relationships with potential clients and partners. Atif handles all business development opportunities and activities within IINN and has been in the company since 2012. A strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace, Atif is always looking to grow Insight and be an advocate for the patients and employees he serves. Atif received his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the University of Minnesota. Prior to that, he graduated with a Bachelors in Business Economics from Texas A&M University. Atif is happily married to his wife, Nimra, whom they share 3 sons. In his free time you can find him in Texas following his true passion as a cowboy.

CORPORATE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Ali Madha

Ali Madha earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Since 2011, he has been a leader in all facets of Insight, from the largest projects to the smallest. He served as Insight’s Business Development Manager in 2013, and his management of the Negotiations and Appeals division for Insight’s medical billing has been the precursor to much of Insight’s recent years growth and expansion.
He is committed to giving back to the community by contributing to the growth of Genesee County. He has been involved directly with community-related projects throughout his tenure at Insight.

CORPORATE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER CHIEF OF SUB SPECIALTY SERVICES

DR RANY ABURASHED

Dr. Rany Aburashed completed undergraduate work studying Psychology and world religion before graduating with honors from Albion College. He received the Michigan Medical Grant to attend Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received his doctorate in 2006.

Dr. Aburashed completed his Neurology residency and subsequently served as the Chief Resident at Michigan State University/Sparrow hospital. Dr. Aburashed than went on to be the founder of Memorial Healthcares Institute for Neurosciences and Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Aburashed has extensive research experience in the neuroimmunology space serving as primary investigator on over 30 Phase 1-4 clinical trials. In addition to this, he is best known for his work using Single Molecule array assay technology to assess protein biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis patients. Dr. Aburashed’s primary research interest is in precision disease management using neurofilament light and biomarker profiles to better understand treatment effects in Multiple Sclerosis.

Dr. Aburashed has been featured on CNN, Nasdaq, Yahoo News, and multiple other news outlets regarding his clinical expertise and lectures both nationally and internationally on his work.

Dr. Aburashed previously served as the Chair of Neurology and Chair of specialty services at Memorial Healthcare before joining Insights executive leadership team as the Corporate Chief Medical officer and Chief of Specialty Services.

CORPORATE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Atiq Nakrawala

Atiq Nakrawala is the Chief Financial Officer of Insight. Atiq has been with Insight in various capacities and roles since 2013. Atiq ensures the leadership team and managers are focused on ensuring Insights costs are controlled to the benefit of the patients while at the same time managing the growth of the company. Atiq serves on the board of Insight Surgical Hospital and Sylvestor Broome Empowerment Village. Atiq received his MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and his Bachelors from Wayne State University. Atiq when not working loves to enjoy his time with family and friends.

Chief Experience Officer

Nina Smith

Nina Smith is the Chief Experience Officer (CXO) at INSIGHT and is responsible for ensuring every experience between our team and our patients is positive. Nina is incredibly passionate about people and dedicated to going above and beyond to ensure the needs, wants, and desires of everyone associated with INSIGHT are met. From a young age, Nina has been taking care of people and her family and has always loved knowing that a tiny gesture can make an impact in ways we never fully understand. Nina graduated with honors from the University of Michigan-Flint, earning a bachelor of arts degree in human biology. Outside of work, Nina enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to warm destinations and outdoor summer activities.