Why did you decide to go into medicine?
I mostly decided to go into medicine because of the amazing impact that my childhood allergist had on my health and well-being. I suffered from asthma and allergies for years. He gave me the opportunity to play like other “normal” kids. Now, as a father to a son with asthma and allergies, I also share the parents’ perspectives and frustrations dealing with these issues on a daily basis
One thing people are surprised to learn about me:
I speak three languages
Favorite guilty pleasure:
Sweets … need I say more?
Member of BMG Since:
Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine
MD from Saint Joseph University School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon
Member of the America College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, and Member of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
Internal Medicine Residency Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Affiliated Hospitals; Royal College of Physicians Accredited Medical Educator
Fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University at Buffalo and Women & Children's Hospital and Buffalo General Medical Center
Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Areas of Interest:
Nose and Sinus Problems, Respiratory Problems, Anaphylaxis, Hives, Food Allergies, Medication Allergies and Allergic Skin Conditions