- Aleppo University - Aleppo, Syria
- Cleveland Clinic Health System - Cleveland, Ohio
- University of Cincinnati
I went to medical school at Aleppo University in Syria. I then did my residency at Huron Hospital (before it was part of the Cleveland Clinic), and did fellowships in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Cincinnati.
My family has a history of endocrine issues, so it has always been my dream to be an endocrinologist. I find this area of medicine to be fascinating because it is such a wide branch of medicine. I treat people for everything from diabetes to osteoporosis and thyroid issues. I truly enjoy getting results for my patients and helping people feel better.
I enjoyed my training in Ohio, so I decided to stay here and practice. I didn’t want to be in a metropolitan area, but I wanted to be close enough to a city to have all of the benefits of living near one. I liked how people in Ohio were friendly and appreciative of the care they received.
I came to Firelands because there were no other endocrinologists in the area. In fact, it is rare to find an endocrinologist outside of a metropolitan area. I wanted to help people receive care they needed, but didn’t have access to. It made sense to establish a practice here in Sandusky that was in such high demand, save my patients the travel time to receive the care they need, and help improve the overall health of the population. I also liked that I could work in concert with nephrologists, podiatrists, ophthalmologists and other specialists to ensure patients are getting the care they need and are controlling their chronic conditions. Firelands truly offers comprehensive care, especially for endocrine issues.