2020 Red Cross Class of Heroes: Dr. Kaleem Malik, Disaster Services Hero

Dr. Kaleem Malik has dedicated his life to emergency medicine—focusing on helping Chicago’s most vulnerable and providing critical and life sustaining care, where empathy is of the utmost importance. He has also volunteered for many global disaster emergencies, which includes his dedication and response to last year’s Hurricane Dorian which devastated the Bahamas, and in particular Abaco Island, where Dr. Malik and his team of responders single handedly got a devastated clinic back in working order amid significant destruction. That’s why the Red Cross of Illinois has awarded Dr. Malik the 2020 Disaster Services Hero Award, sponsored by Nicor Gas.

Learn more about these heroes, the Red Cross and how you can help here.