Local Oral Surgeon Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential

By: Tracey Carlson
| Published 03/26/2019


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Zahid S. Lalani, DDS, PhD, MBA recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. Dr. Zahid Lalani is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and practices with Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Spring and Magnolia.

“The healthcare management field plays a vital role in providing high-quality care to the people in our communities, which makes having a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization critically important” says Deborah J. Bowe, FACHE, CAE, president and CEO of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and earning the distinction of board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders demonstrate a commitment to excellence in serving their patients and the community.”

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 9,107 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits, demonstrating professional/community involvement and passing a comprehensive examination. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.

Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of Spring, Texas is privileged to bear the FACHE ® credential, which signifies board certification in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.

For more information regarding the FACHE credential, please contact the ACHE Division of Member Services at (312)424-9400, by emailing contact or visit

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