Director of Specialized Care; Hospitalist
Partnering with patients and their families to deliver personalized and guideline-directed care.
I enjoy cooking, physical conditioning, reading, and traveling.
I grew up on the east coast of the Mediterranean among olive tree groves and vines, in a small village with a population of fewer than 200 people. I was introduced to medicine by my uncle, a neurologist, who impacted countless lives. My parents instilled in me my current core values of helping people in need and looking after each other. After finishing med school at the University of Damascus, I completed my residency training at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY. I chose to stay in Rochester as it became my new home. After completing residency and one year of Chief Medical Residency, I moved to Rochester General Hospital as a full-time faculty attending, and eventually assumed a service directorship, namely the Director of Specialized Care.
1425 Portland Ave
Rochester, NY 14621
1200 Driving Park Ave
Newark, NY 14513
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