Physician, Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada
Bio: I was born and raised in Jordan overseas where I attended medical school and naturally developed a passion for Pediatric Hematology Oncology while working at King Hussein Cancer Center. I am Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology Oncology. In 2000 I was chosen by UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) to represent the regional NGO at the 27th United Nations Special Session for Children (UNSSC) in the United Nations Headquarters, New York and there after continued to work with many non-governmental local and national organizations. In 2006, I volunteered in three local missions as part of the medical team of “Operation Smile”, an organization that aims at reaching children all over the world with cleft lip/palate deformities. I also participated in designing and conducting workshops on healthy life styles, conflict resolution and team work in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In 2007 I joined the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Pediatrics residency program at Wayne State University and graduated in 2010. I was also honored with the General Pediatric Clinic Outstanding Continuity Clinic Resident Award, Academic year 2009-2010. In 2010 I joined the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ Pediatric Hematology Oncology program. My fellowship research project focused on the role of weight loss in improving outcome for obese children with acute lymphoblastic Leukemia.
In addition to English, I speak Arabic fluently. I am passionate about reading, playing basketball and soccer. I also enjoy skateboarding and playing the guitar.
I serve on the board because…I believe that every sick child has the right to make their wish come true.
My wish would be... To play in the National Basketball Association