Michael  Ibrahim
Senior Assistant Resident
House Staff

Start Year: 2021


Vienna, Virginia

Where did you attend college/university?
Wake Forest University

Where did you attend medical school?
Georgetown University

What are your career goals?
I am very passionate about primary cardiovascular prevention. My goal is to help patients live healthy and fulfilling lives through a multidisciplinary approach of diet, exercise, and medication implementation. I am also very excited about novel medications that provide metabolic and cardiovascular benefit and hope to be involved with clinical trials in the future.

Reflections on the Duke Program

What were you looking for in a residency program?
Above all else, I was looking for well rounded training that developed residents in both a professional and personal sense. Duke does an amazing job of emphasizing training while prioritizing well-being!

What are the strengths of the Duke Program?
The supportive culture developed by the leadership trickles down to all levels of the medicine program allowing for a collaborative work environment.

What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
Very friendly and causal but also supportive and professional. I often find teams chatting about their families, favorite restaurants, and hobbies outside of medicine!

Tell us about your co-residents. What has helped you connect, support each other, and form friendships?
My co-residents are incredibly intelligent and talented in so many ways but also humble. Being surrounded by those who share the same curiosity fosters a collaborative yet fun work environment where friendships develop.

What has surprised you most about Duke?
How nice and welcoming everyone is across all departments and divisions!

About Life in Durham

What is the best thing about living in Durham and the Triangle?
The commute is easy no matter where you live in the Triangle and the cost of living is very affordable. The Triangle is also very lively and has something for everyone, from music concerts to hiking.

How does the Triangle appeal to people of diverse backgrounds?
Durham is a melting pot where people from all backgrounds and ethnicities are welcomed. The staff and faculty at Duke are from all parts of the country and even the world!

House Staff