Hometown: Damascus, Syria (Moved to Murfreesboro, TN a few years ago)
Undergraduate: Kalamoon University, Damascus, Syria
Medical School: Xavier University School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, skiing, soccer, spending time out with friends, road trips, hiking to hidden waterfalls in the mountains, canoeing, working on cars and going to car shows, and watching history documentaries.
Before Medical School: I worked as a medical assistant at my brother’s primary care clinic in Shelbyville, TN. I also worked as an IT tech fixing printers and computers both in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro.
Why I Chose UT-Nashville: I moved to Murfreesboro, TN when I left my hometown of Damascus to join my parents and my brothers who settled here a long time ago. When I first moved here I volunteered at St. Thomas before the residency program was created. That volunteer experience inspired and motivated me to continue my medical education and helped me get to know the community of my new hometown. During my time here, I was welcomed and I really felt home so I decided that after I finish my medical education and my residency training I would come back to practice here and stay close to my family and friends. While I was about to finish medical school, I found out that a new program was established in Murfreesboro. I was very excited to join the team and give back to the community that first welcomed me. During the interview I could see how nice the residents and faculty are and that solidified my decision of joining this amazing program.