After working as an inpatient Hospitalist for 12 years, I grew to understand that conventional medicine does not always yield the answer for disease treatment and prevention. I seek to improve the health of my patients by bridging traditional and functional medicine, and my interest in more holistic practices, “seeing each patient's whole picture,” led me to actively pursue my certificate in Functional Medicine.
I hope to bring value to each patient’s life and individualize each treatment plan using both natural approaches and prescription medications when deemed necessary. My primary goal is to work as a team with my patients, pursuing a preventative approach with the tools offered by functional medicine. My long-term goal is to be part of the wellness movement and improve people’s lives at every level.
Having grown up abroad, I have a multicultural approach to living life. Fluent in Arabic, French and proficient in Spanish, I appreciate different cultures and cuisines and love working and living in the nation’s capital. I enjoy being in the sun with my family, friends and Oscar, my dog. I love cycling and hiking on the weekends and especially resting while watching a good movie.
Education and Certification
- American Board of Internal Medicine: recertified in 2014 (initial certification 2003)
- Basic Life Support (BLS) re-certified in 2016
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) re-certified in 2017
- Medical license in Maryland
- Completed the foundation course for the functional medicine certification program and actively pursuing certification
- George Washington University Medical Center, Internship/Residency – Internal Medicine, 2003
- University of Maryland School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2000
- Columbia University School of Public Health, M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management, 1996
- Princeton University, B.A. Molecular Biology, 1994