Gulshan Harjee, M.D.
Gulshan Harjee, M.D., a board certified internist and certified civil surgeon, is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. In addition to being the founder of First Medical Care, a Primary Care Clinic in Decatur, she is the past President of DeKalb Medical Society.
Dr. Harjee was born in Tanzania but escaped political turmoil in the Idi Amin era to attend high school in Pakistan. She fled from Pakistan due to war between India and Pakistan to attend college in Iran. She arrived in the United States during the Iranian embargo and was admitted to start medical school by Dr. Louis Sullivan, the founder of one of the then brand-new programs at Morehouse School of Medicine.
Dr. Harjee is active in the community, serving on the Southeast Regional Board of Directors for UNICEF, and she launched the Student Health Clinic at Georgia Perimeter College (now merged with Georgia State University), Clarkston and Dunwoody Campuses. In 2011, she chaired the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) Resolutions Committee and authored three resolutions pertaining to facilitating healthcare reform matters.
Dr. Harjee has been recognized by Atlanta Magazine as a "Top Doc," a "Power Woman of Georgia" by Georgia Trend Magazine, and she is a recipient of multiple humanitarian, service and philanthropy awards. She is a co-founder of the Clarkston Community Health Center, a nonprofit that delivers free primary care, dental, mental health services and free prescriptions to marginalized individuals and the refugee community of Clarkston. She also funds scholarships to high school students entering college in the healthcare fields and a scholarship at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
Dr. Harjee is a 10-year cancer survivor. She is married and has three children, two lawyers and the last one, thankfully, just declared, that she wants to enter medical school. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently featured her in this profile, Testing Gulshan.