Global Health Clinician. HEAL Initiative Faculty mentor.
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.
Currently the Pediatric Medical Director at the County of San Mateo, he is interested in collaborations to further teaching, modelling or delivering quality care in developing world settings especially pertaining to neonatal outcomes and humanitarian emergencies.
Born to Libyan immigrants in Louisville, he developed his passion for teaching and global health as a medical student at the University of Chicago. His pediatric residency began with UCLA's "Community Health and Advocacy Training" and completed at UCSF in 2009 when he went on to join the faculty as a neonatal hospitalist at California Pacific Medical Center, directing the newborn nursery rotation for medical students.
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.