Assoc. Physican Diplomate
Attending Physician
+1 628 206-3686


Global Health Clinician. HEAL Initiative Faculty mentor.

Pediatric Medical Director at the County of San Mateo.
Pediatric Nocturnist at San Fran General Hospital, providing mentorship to pediatricians and direct full-spectrum compassionate care to underserved populations is what keeps me going.

Interested in collaborations to further teaching, modelling or delivering quality care in resource deprived settings- domestic or abroad. After all, a child is a child.

Born to Libyan immigrants in Louisville, I developed my passion for teaching and global health as a medical student at the University of Chicago. Started pediatric residency began with UCLA's "Community Health and Advocacy Training" and completed at UCSF before joining the volunteer faculty as a neonatal hospitalist at California Pacific Medical Center, directing the newborn nursery rotation for medical students.

Former Chair of Pediatrics at the only hospital on the Pacific island of Saipan (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). Clinical scope included neonatal intensive care, outpatient, inpatient and transport medicine. As the only UCSF affiliate full-time at the partner global health site, he provided faculty mentorship and support for visiting internal medicine and pediatric residents, support in grant preparation and telemedicine.

International experiences include
-HIV consultant in Zimbabwe for "Doctors without Borders" where he collaborated with ICRC, UNICEF and other local partners to successfully hand over a regional center Pediatric HIV project to the Ministry of Health.
-Evaluating community health workers in Nicaragua
-Disaster relief work in Iceland and Peru
-Pediatric resident rotation in San Pedro Sula, Honduras central hospital.

Education and Training

Residency, 2009 Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
MD, 2006 , University of Chicago