SPEAKERS

Sawsan Abdel-Razig, MD, FACP, MEHP
Director, Medical Education
Consultant, Hospital Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Sawsan Abdel-Razig, MD, FACP, MEHP
Dr. Abdel-Razig received her B.A. degree in Biological Sciences from Barnard College, Columbia University, her M.D. from University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and completed her internal medicine training from New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Abdel-Razig also holds a master’s in education of health professionals from Johns Hopkins University and serves as adjunct faculty to the graduate school of education.

Dr. Abdel-Razig served as the founding program director at Mafraq Hospital for the internal medicine residency program from 2007-2010. She moved on to work at the Health Authority Abu Dhabi from 2010-2015 where she served as the head of medical education. Her responsibilities included the development and oversight of regulatory standards and accreditation processes related to graduate medical education and continuing medical education programs across Abu Dhabi. In 2016, Dr. Abdel-Razig joined the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi as the Director of Medical Education. In her current role, Dr. Abdel-Razig is tasked with establishing clinical training programs for physicians across the education spectrum including undergraduate, medical school, and post graduate residency and fellowship programs.

Dr. Abdel-Razig is a clinician educator with expertise in educational policy development, health systems regulations, and graduate medical education. Her research interests include international medical education with a special interest in medical professionalism. Most recently, Dr. Abdel-Razig was the primary author of the first published consensus definition on medical professionalism in the region, a landmark study exploring relevant social and cultural constructs underlying this important topic.


Frederic Hafferty, PhD
Professor of Medical Education,
Associate Director of the Program for Professionalism & Values
Associate Dean for Professionalism
College of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic

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Frederic W. Hafferty is Professor of Medical Education, Associate Director of the Program for Professionalism & Values, and Associate Dean for Professionalism, College of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He received his undergraduate degree in Social Relations from Harvard in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from Yale in 1976. He is the author of "Into the Valley: Death and the Socialization of Medical Students" (Yale University Press); "The Changing Medical Profession: An International Perspective" (Oxford University Press), with John McKinlay; “Sociology and Complexity Science: A New Field of Inquiry” (Springer) with Brian Castellani, “The Hidden Curriculum in Health Professions Education" (Dartmouth College Press) with Joseph O'Donnell, "Understanding Professionalism" (Lange) with Wendy Levinson, Katherine Lucy, and Shiphra Ginsburg and “Place and Health as Complex Systems: A Case study and Empirical Test “ (Springer) with Brian Castellani, Rajeev Rajaram, J. Galen Buckwalter and Michael Ball. He is past chair of the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. He currently sits on the American Board of Medical Specialties standing committee on Ethics and Professionalism and the editorial board of Academic Medicine. Research focuses on the evolution of medicine’s’ professionalism movement, mapping social networks within medical education, the application of complexity theory to medical training, issues of medical socialization, and disability studies.


Ming-Jung Ho, MD, DPhil
Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Continuing Professional Development
Director of the Office of Educational Development
Weill Cornell MEdicine - Qatar

Amal Khidir, MBBS
Dr. Ming-Jung Ho joined WCM-Q in August 2016 as Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean for Continuing Professional Development, and Director of the Office of Educational Development in the Medical Education Division. She earned a BA in Biological Anthropology from Harvard University, an M.D. from University of Pennsylvania, and an M.Phil. in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography from University of Oxford, where she also received a D.Phil. in Social Anthropology. She taught at National Taiwan University, National Yang Ming University, and Chang Gung University before and has won several teaching awards.

Dr. Ho’s teaching and academic interest lies in the application of anthropology to medical education. She has published articles in leading international journals including Academic Medicine, Medical Education, Medical Teacher, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, and Social Science and Medicine. Her research projects on the theme of cultural competency and professionalism have garnered awards from the Association for Medical Education in Europe, the Taiwan Association of Medical Education, and the National Science Council of Taiwan. She serves on the Taiwan Medical Accreditation Council and the International Editorial Board of Medical Education, and Tutor, the official journal of the Italian Society of Medical Education. She is also an Associate Editor of Clinical Teacher and BMC Medical Education, as well as an International Relations Officer of the Association for Medical Education in Europe.

In addition to her professional activities, Dr. Ho is a musician, having won national championships in piano and musical composition before entering professional schools. She is active in global health, having facilitated medical student participation in service learning projects in China, India, Ladakh, Malawi, Nepal, Panama, Philippines, Solomon Islands among other countries.


Gerardo Guiter, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar

Gerardo Guiter, MD
Dr. Gerardo Guiter joined Weill Cornell Medicine - Q (WCM-Q) in 2006 as assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine. He received his M.D. degree with honors from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine. He completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of South Florida School of Medicine and at the New England Medical Center-Tufts University School of Medicine. This was followed by fellowships in oncologic pathology and cytopathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Guiter is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology. In 2000 Dr. Guiter joined the faculty of New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he practiced cytopathology and surgical pathology. Three years later, he moved to Rhode Island Hospital-Brown University School of Medicine.

Dr. Guiter currently serves as Course Director for Basis of Disease, a 19-week course in the second year of the Medical Program. He has been active in helping develop Virtual Microscopy at WCM-Q. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, both at WCM-Q and Brown University School of Medicine.

Dr. Guiter’s research interests include the areas of endocrine pathology, immunohistochemistry, and cytopathology. He has contributed to scientific papers and book chapters in the areas of endocrine pathology and cytopathology. He is currently pursuing a Master in Education with a Concentration in the Health Professions at Johns Hopkins



Amal Khidir, MBBS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar

Amal Khidir, MBBS
Dr. Khidir, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, is the director of pediatric clerkship, co-director of critical care clerkship and American Board certified pediatrician. She joined Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WCM-Q) in 2006. She practices Pediatrics at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) clinics where she also supervises medical students and residents.

Dr. Khidir graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum University, Sudan in 1991. She completed her residency training at Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C. and later joined Howard University (HU) as faculty in 2002. As a pediatric clerkship director at HU, she oversaw over 100 medical students and 20 dental residents per year. In 2005, Dr. Khidir was awarded the Academic Excellence Program Award/Grant by HU to run a faculty development seminar "Teaching in Clinical Setting". In 2007, she completed faculty development training program at Harvard Macy Institute.

Dr. Khidir has been involved in several academic and non-academic committees at HU, HMC, and WCM-Q. She is a member and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section of International Child Health (SOICH) at AAP, Council of Medical Students Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP). Dr. Khidir holds active licenses to practice Pediatrics in U.S.A, Qatar, and Sudan.

Dr. Khidir’s areas of interest are medical education and faculty development, health promotion, and cultural competency. She is the co-founder of the Professionalism Course and Workshops taught at HMC. She developed and led several medical education workshops locally, nationally and internationally.
She conducted a research study titled "Providing Culturally Appropriate Health Care Services in Qatar: Development of a Multilingual Patient Cultural Assessment of Quality Instrument". This study was funded by the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) equivalent to R01 grants. She also supervised students in Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) grant to study anthropometric measurements, nutritional habits, and physical activity of school children and adolescents in Qatar.

 


Amine Rakab, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar

Amine Rakab, MD
Dr. Rakab joined Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q) in January 2016 as Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Assistant Dean for Clinical Learning. He is credentialed at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) as internal medicine consultant and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP).

Prior to joining WCM-Q, Dr. Rakab served as Chairman of Academic Affairs, Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), and Designated Institutional Official (DIO) at Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi from 2010-2014. He is a recipient of multiple awards, including the Excellence in Teaching Award (2010) and Excellence in Leadership Award (2011). He restructured residency-training programs in Abu Dhabi to meet ACGME-I program accreditation and successfully spearheaded Mafraq Hospital ACGME-I institutional accreditation in September 2012.
His current research interests include curriculum development, cultural competence, and professionalism.


Stephen M. Scott, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Family Medicine in Medicine
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar

Stephen M. Scott, MD, MPH
Dr. Stephen Scott joined Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) in 2009 and is involved in teaching, advising, and administration throughout the Medical Program. Dr. Scott received his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine and completed residency in Family Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, after which he returned to Baylor as faculty. In addition to several fellowships in medical education, he completed a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in May 2009. He has received multiple awards for educational leadership and innovation in medical education.

Dr. Scott enjoys teaching and advising students and residents in the classroom and clinical settings, including directing courses in patient-physician communication, physical exam, clinical reasoning, epidemiology, and other disciplines. From 2010-2013, Dr. Scott was the Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum at WCMC-Q, liaising with the entire medical education team to develop, implement, and evaluate student learning and clinical experiences. Since August 2013 he has been the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at WCMC-Q. He continues to promote student success through academic advising across the spectrum of medical education as well as residency placement and career planning. Additional research and education interests include improving patient-physician communication, use of technology and simulation in medical education, professional identity formation, faculty development, the effect of educational media on behavior change, and understanding barriers and improving access to health services.


Mai Mahmoud, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar

Mai Mahmoud, MBBS
Dr. Mahmoud received her M.B.B.S. degree from the Faculty of Medicine University of Khartoum in Khartoum, Sudan in 1994, and continued her training in Sudan before moving to Canada where she completed the licensing exams for both Canada and the US. Subsequently, she completed an internship and residency at State University of New York (SUNY) in Brooklyn, New York (2000 - 2004).

Prior to joining Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), Dr. Mahmoud completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center (University Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons) (2004-2005). Her research project was in osteoporosis "Quantitative heel ultrasound (QUS) in hip fracture patients". During her residency and fellowship training, Dr. Mahmoud was involved in the teaching of medical students at SUNY, St.Lukes-Roosvelt (Students from Columbia University). Also, she was a physical exam instructor for students from City College, Sophi Davis in New York City.

Dr. Mahmoud joined WCMC-Q in 2006 teaching first, second, and third-year courses and the Medicine Clerkship. In 2008, she was appointed as Director of Introductory Clerkship, and in 2009, as Co-Director Medicine Clerkship. Dr. Mahmoud is American board certified and a consultant of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Qatar. Dr. Mahmoud is a fellow at the American College of Physician and served on a number of international research and organizational committees.