The importance of mentorship within health care training is well recognized. It offers a means to further enhance workforce performance and engagement, promote learning opportunities and encourage multidisciplinary collaboration. we are proud to offer you the platform to connect with our alumni for mentorship opportunities. 

The primary role of Alumni Affairs Directorate at WCM-Q is to facilitate mentoring by connecting the Mentee and the Mentor. The Alumni Affairs Directorate does not accept any responsibility of whatsoever nature for the outcome of the mentoring process or the conduct of the parties during the mentorship process, other than facilitating the mentoring process. It is absolutely the individual responsibility of the Mentee and the Mentor, respectively, to decide whether they should evaluate each other's backgrounds in detail before engaging in a mentorship process with one another. 

Both the prospective Mentee and the Mentor must make sure that they are communicating with persons as informed by The Alumni Affairs Directorate. 

When the prospective Mentee and the Mentor provide their personal and other information to the Alumni Affairs Directorate, they agree that only such information as they feel comfortable sharing with the probable counterparts are provided to the Alumni Affairs Directorate.

Dr. Afnan Albahri
Class of 2017

Dr. Afnan Albahri graduated from Weill Cornell Medicine in 2017 and  completed her residency training in pediatrics at A.I. DuPont/Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in June 2020, graduating with distinction in pediatric critical care. She currently works as a bone marrow transplant/oncology hospital physician at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Albahri has a long standing interest in medical trainee wellness, patient care quality improvement and global health.

Dr. Ameen Al-Aghil
Class of 2016

Dr. Ameen Al-Aghil graduated from WCM-Q in 2016 with academic distinction and then completed his Internal Medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (CWRU/UHCMU). He then went on to complete a fellowship in Geriatrics at CWRU/UHCMU/Cleveland Veteran Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Al-Aghil is currently an ICU Hospitalist with Brown Medicine, an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinician Educator with Brown University, and is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and Rhode Island Hospital, also in Providence.

Dr. Ayman Al Jurdi
Class of 2015

Dr. Ayman Al Jurdi received his MD degree from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar in 2015. He then completed his internal medicine residency training at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident. After completing his residency training, he moved to Boston to join Harvard’s Joint Nephrology Fellowship Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at MGH’s Center for Transplantation Sciences, where he works in the Riella Lab with a research focus on antibody-mediated rejection of kidney allografts.

Dr. Emad Mansoor
Class of 2014

Dr. Emad Mansoor graduated from WCM-Q in 2014 and is now a gastroenterologist and clinical/epidemiological researcher with a focus on inflammatory bowel disease and clinical gastroenterology database research. He completed the Internal Medicine residency program at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio in 2017, followed by a fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the same institution, which he completed in 2020.

During his time at WCM-Q, Dr. Mansoor founded the college Debate Club and also served as its president. He is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a former recipient of the prestigious Lansing C. Hoskins Research and Education Fund, awarded by Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Mansoor has also been a recipient of the Early Stage Investigator Award, presented by the American Gastroenterology Association.

Dr. Ghaith Abu-Zeinah
Class of 2013

Dr. Abu-Zeinah earned his MD with academic distinction from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar in 2013. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine (2016) and fellowship training in Hematology/Oncology (2019) at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

Dr. Abu-Zeinah is a Hematologist and Oncologist with a specialty practice in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN). His laboratory and clinical research is focused on identifying and developing therapies that target the malignant stem cells in patients with MPN. He has received several awards for his work and presented at national conferences including the International Congress on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms and the American Society of Hematology. He has joined the Richard T Silver MPN Center as a physician-scientist, both treating patients and conducting research.

Dr. Hasan Aldailami
Class of 2011

Dr. Hasan Aldailami graduated from WCM-Q in 2011. During his time at WCM-Q, Dr. Aldailami spent a year working in the laboratory at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH). Following graduation, he went on to complete the General Surgery residency program at NYPH/Weill Cornell Medicine. He then completed a fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at NYPH/WCM in conjunction with Columbia University in the City of New York. Dr. Aldailami is heavily involved in teaching residents, fellows and medical students, as well as performing clinical research. His particular areas of interest are advanced endovascular surgery and complex aortic procedures. He also has a strong interest in healthcare economics, policy and strategy and is currently pursuing additional degrees in those areas. Dr. Aldailami welcomes the opportunity to help guide students who are interested in surgery, vascular surgery, clinical research, or the administrative aspects of medicine. 

Dr. Mais Al-Kawaz
Class of 2015

Dr. Mais Al-Kawaz graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar in 2015. She is from Baghdad, Iraq. Dr. Al-Kawaz completed intern year in Internal Medicine and residency in Neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine in 2019. She started her fellowship in Neurocritical Care at Johns Hopkins University in 2019 and will be moving on to a fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in 2021.  She is academically focused with research interests in stroke and neurocritical care monitoring. 

Dr. Mhd Omar Subei
Class of 2017

Dr. Mhd Omar Subei was born in Damascus, Syria in 1991. He moved to the USA after high school and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Toledo, Ohio. He then had the opportunity to join Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, where he completed the MD program and graduated in 2017. From there, Dr. Subei moved back to the USA to join the Neurology residency program at Case Western - Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He is now in the final year of residency recently accepted a fellowship position in Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Mohamed Elshazly
Class 2010

A cardiologist and an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. Completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD and his fellowship in Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

He is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. 

Dr. Elshazly's  research interests include digital health and the prevention of cardiovascular disease and he has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapter. He has received several national and international research and teaching awards. He is also a biotech entrepreneur and has recently founded EMBER Medical in the US, a Telehealth company building comprehensive and affordable software tools that empower clinicians to remotely engage with patients and move healthcare closer to the home"

Dr. Mohammed Al-Hijji
Class of 2011

Dr. Mohammed Al-Hijji is a consultant in interventional and structural cardiology at the Heart Hospital at Hamad Medical Cooperation in Qatar. He currently serves as the program director of the cardiology fellowship and he is the lead of structural heart disease and valve program at the Heart Hospital. He is also an affiliate faculty member at WCM-Q.

Dr. Al-Hijji pursued his postgraduate Internal Medicine training at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, before joining the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Minnesota for fellowships in cardiovascular diseases, interventional cardiology, and advanced interventional cardiology in structural heart disease. He has a wide variety of special clinical and translational research interests in cardiology and structural interventions and has amassed more than 50 peer reviewed publications in addition to numerous book chapters and abstracts.

Dr. Noor Al-Khori
Class of 2010

Dr. Noor Al-Khori graduated from WCM-Q in 2010. She completed her residency in Radiology at at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine (NYPH/WCM) in New York City. She completed a fellowship in Breast Imaging at NYPH/WCM, followed by a Pediatric Radiology fellowship at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, part of the Stanford University Health System in California.

Dr. Al-Khori is the first and only Qatari to have earned American Board certification in Radiology. She also holds a Certificate in Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Al-Khori is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar.

Dr. Nour Barakat
Class of 2014

Dr. Nour Barakat graduated from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) in 2014, receiving the college’s ‘Humanism in Medicine’ award along with her MD degree. During her years at WCM-Q, Dr. Barakat was extremely active in the community and was a member of several committees and numerous student organizations, including serving as the representative of the Class of 2014 on the Medical Student Executive Council – Qatar (MSEC-Q).

Following her residency program, Dr. Barakat became board certified in Ophthalmology in 2018. She now works at Hamad Medical Corporation, where she is a fellow in corneal and refractive surgery. In future, she plans to complete a master’s degree in medical education in order to pursue one of her lifelong dreams: to teach.

Dr. Sanabel AlAkras
Class of 2012

Dr. Sanabel AlAkras graduated from WCM-Q in 2012. She is a general psychiatrist with a special vision and interest in combating the stigma associated with mental health. She also has a strong professional interest in the prevention of mental illness by focusing on early childhood development and parenting styles. To realize these visions, Dr. AlAkras founded Cuddle Castle Nursery in 2015, training a specialized team in the Montessori curriculum to help raise children with balanced mental health and leadership skills. In 2020, she founded Al Sanabel Specialized Psychiatric Center, which aims to provide extremely high standards of mental healthcare in adherence with international guidelines.

Dr. Sara Buhmaid
Class of 2012

Dr. Sara Buhmaid graduated from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) in 2012 and completed her training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Vermont Medical Center. During her training, Dr. Buhmaid was the recipient of an award certificate honoring her selection as the Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident.

Dr. Shehryar Khan
Class of 2015

Dr. Shehryar Khan graduated from WCM-Q in 2015 and then joined the General Adult Psychiatry residency program at Henry Ford in Detroit, Michigan, opting to fast-track to a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship after completing his third year, in which he served as Chief Resident of the program.

Dr. Khan completed his Child & Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut over the course of two years, serving as the Chief Fellow in his second year, during which he was awarded the school’s John E. Showalter Chief Resident Award.

Dr. Tariq Chukir
Class of 2015

Dr. Tariq Chukir is an endocrinologist with a clinical interest in obesity and preventive medicine. He is a graduate of WCM-Q and received his MD in 2015, followed by residency training in Internal Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine (NYPH/WCM) and a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at NYPH/WCM and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

He is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and Clinical Lipidology by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology.

Dr. Yi Li
Class of 2019

Dr. Yi Li completed her BA at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, before joining WCM-Q as a Teaching Assistant. She was then inspired to join the WCM-Q Medical Program and eventually graduated and received her MD degree in 2019. Dr. Li is currently a PGY-2 Adult Neurology resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and is planning to sub-specialize in either neurocritical care, neuro-oncology or vascular neurology.