I grew up in Damascus, Syria but have spent most of my life in the Midwest. After earning degrees at University of Dayton and Wright State University, I began work as a biomedical engineer at the Detroit Medical Center. Although the work was fascinating, I missed the direct interaction with people that I had enjoyed as a volunteer at the hospital, and decided to pursue my lifelong dream of become a surgeon. I was drawn to hand surgery because it of its variety and complexity.
About my practice
My practice is focused on care of the hand and elbow. I prefer a patient-centered approach, where I assist my patients in making the best decision considering their condition, lifestyle, and expectations. I listen carefully to my patients and address concerns and questions.
How I thrive
Working at Kaiser Permanente helps me thrive by allowing me to practice my vocation without having to worry about meeting quotas and instead being able to focus on providing the best patient care. I also thrive by spending time with my family, enjoying the natural beauty of the Northwest, and working in my garden.
Medical School ?
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical Training ?
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
State University of New York at Buffalo
Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital
Board Certification ?
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery