Where is your hometown?
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Where did you attend medical school?
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Where did you attend residency?
The George Washington University
What are your career goals?
My goal is to attain advanced training in home-suitable dialysis modalities and take this knowledge back to my home country.
What were you looking for in a fellowship program?
I was looking for a fellowship program that took an individual interest in my career development. Most importantly, I wanted a program that treated me as a family member and allowed for a long term relationship beyond the 2-years of fellowship.
What are the strengths of the Duke program?
The strength of the Duke fellowship program is that they partner with each fellow to cultivate their individual path. Many programs provide outstanding training but few truly tailor this for you.
What has surprised you most about Duke?
When I first visited Duke I was nervous about meeting the pioneers in nephrology but I was really impressed how everyone was so friendly and down to earth. The fellows, faculty, residents, med students, and staff all got along so well.
What have you liked about living in Durham/RTP?
Durham and the surrounding area is a great place to live. The people are extremely friendly and it is a stress-free environment.
What advice would you give about moving to Durham?
Just do it! You will love it.