/* */ <img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1706078429670727&ev=PageView &noscript=1"/> /* */

Dr. Farhan Bhatti, CEO of Care Free Medical, is LBC's Spring Commencement alumni speaker

May 1, 2023

He’s a family medicine physician, CEO, political activist, and a Spartan.
He received the 2022 MSU Young Alumni Award.
He's the alumni speaker for LBC's 2023 Spring Commencement.

Dr. Farhan Bhatti is a force for good. He has long been committed to helping the underserved — through direct medical care and political advocacy. As a family physician and CEO of Care Free Medical, he provides medical care for uninsured and underinsured individuals from across Metro Lansing. The organization conducts 13,000 medical visits annually. Dr. Bhatti doesn’t stop with providing direct medical care. He is a dedicated political activist who works to support quality healthcare for all. He has appeared on television networks, such as MSNBC, and testified at Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination hearings as a public-health expert.

Dr. Farhan Bhatti, CEO of Care Free MedicalDr. Bhatti’s confident leadership and commitment to implementing change was evident during his time on campus when he co-founded the Briggs Multiracial Alliance, a student group dedicated to the recruitment and retention of minority students in Lyman Briggs. Since graduating in 2006, with a bachelor of science degree in human biology from LBC and the Honors College and a bachelor of arts in political science, he has remained an engaged member of the Spartan community throughout his many professional achievements including holding leadership positions on multiple boards, authoring public policy, providing expert guidance to decision-makers, and serving on various political campaigns. He even took a one year leave of absence from medical school to serve as Deputy Campaign Manager on Virg Bernero’s campaign for governor of Michigan in 2009.

In addition to his vast professional achievements, Dr. Bhatti is proud to call the Lansing area home and is honored by the opportunity to give back to his alma mater. He often finds himself returning to campus to teach or speak on College of Human Medicine (CHM) panels. Dr. Bhatti graduated with his doctor of medicine degree from CHM in 2012. His clinic has become a teaching site where CHM medical students on their family medicine rotations receive first-hand experience in providing care to the underserved and learn about the many challenges these individuals face in achieving better health outcomes. His commitment to effectively teaching and treating students with respect has led to multiple teaching awards.

My medical service and my political service, wherever they take me, are driven by the desire to serve others.”

For his track record of championing the underserved and contributing to the ongoing development of MSU students, Dr. Bhatti received the 2022 Young Alumni Award from the MSU Alumni Office. The award is given to Spartans, age 40 or younger, who have distinguished themselves through a high level of professional accomplishment early in their career. These individuals demonstrate a commitment to Michigan State University through outstanding continuous volunteer service on behalf of the university, and/or participation and leadership in meritorious public service on a local, state, national or international level.
We thank Dr. Bhatti for being our alumni speaker at the upcoming LBC Spring Commencement.

Biography adapted with permission from the MSU Alumni Office. Writers: Aimee Klevorn and Zach Komorowski