Dr. Ed Khan, a Jefferson County Office of Wellbeing formal who was effectively-regarded for his know-how on tuberculosis, died Saturday in a bike accident, the company declared Tuesday. He was 56.

Ashraf Edward “Ed” Khan served in the wellbeing section in a lot of capacities, including as the agency’s clinical director for disorder handle.

He was also a topic subject pro on different community well being troubles and performed dozens of media appearances, group presentations and qualified lectures, the office mentioned.

Khan was really sought right after all-around the condition and the place as an specialist on tuberculosis.

Aside from Alabama, Khan experienced performed do the job on infectious disorders overseas, which includes in Zambia, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Haiti, Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa, Guyana, and Guatemala.

“Since the news of Dr. Khan’s loss of life began reaching his colleagues and co-employees in the community overall health and infectious illness group, there has been an outpouring of grief as properly as tributes and stories of Dr. Khan’s intellectual brilliance and interest to depth as a clinician his variety, mild and humble demeanor his selflessness and his extraordinary generosity towards some others,” the health section claimed in a statement.

“He took a personalized desire in all persons he interacted with, irrespective of their station in lifestyle. For patients with significantly tough disease or tough social situations, he was known to make home visits, make himself offered by phone 24/7, and even acquire food stuff or offer shelter applying his possess assets,” the company continued.

The agency’s flag was flown at half-personnel Monday in tribute to Khan.