Mentorship

The importance of mentorship within healthcare 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. 


Disclaimer:
The primary role of the 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. Fawzi Zghyer
Class of 2020

Dr. Fawzi Zghyer was born and raised in East Jerusalem. He attended the Ramallah Friends School, and then moved to Qatar where he joined the accelerated Six-Year Medical Program of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, graduating in 2020. He then joined the Osler Internal Medicine residency training program at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. In the course of his ongoing training, Dr. Zghyer has developed strong interests in medical education, biotechnology, and utilizing telemedicine to serve the underserved.


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. Haya Ahram
Class of 2013

Dr. Haya Ahram is a board certified Family Physician at Urban Health Plan in New York who is passionate about primary and preventative medicine. She graduated from WCM-Q in 2013 and completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Connecticut, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. During residency, she was the recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and was inducted as a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. After completing her training, Dr. Ahram moved to New York City where she practiced Family Medicine at Urban Health Plan, a Federally Qualified Health Center in the Bronx, focusing on medicine for the underserved. In 2019, she received the Emerging Clinical Leadership Award at Urban Health Plan.

Dr. Ahram has also been involved in establishing an anticoagulation clinic that has been recognized as an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence in 2020 by the Anticoagulation Forum.


Dr. Imran Farooq
Class of 2009

Dr. Farooq is a practicing interventional cardiologist and limb salvage specialist at Orlando Health Heart & Vascular Institute. He earned his MD with academic distinction from WCM-Q in 2009. He completed his internship and residency at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), followed by a chief residency year while simultaneously completing a Master’s in healthcare administration. Dr. Farooq subsequently went on to complete his general cardiology fellowship at VCU and was chief fellow in his final year. At the completion of his fellowship he was presented with awards for Outstanding Graduating Cardiology fellow and Exemplary Leadership. Dr. Farooq then moved to University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital to complete his interventional cardiology fellowship. He joined the University of Central Florida in Orlando as assistant professor of medicine and joined the faculty at Orlando VA Medical Center, where he practiced as an interventional cardiologist.

Dr. Farooq then went on to complete a year of advanced training in peripheral vascular and limb salvage interventions at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute in Jacksonville, Florida. His interests include coronary interventions, mechanical circulatory support, and complex endovascular arterial and venous interventions. He is a gifted educator and was awarded numerous teaching and medical education awards, including being inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and  being awarded the Gold Humanism in Medicine Award.


Dr. Karima Becetti
Class of 2011

Dr. Karima Becetti is a rheumatology consultant at Hamad Medical Corporation and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).

Dr. Becetti graduated from Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar with academic distinction in 2011. Following graduation, Dr. Becetti pursued residency training in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee and a rheumatology fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. She is American Board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology.

Dr. Becetti has been involved in many research studies and has multiple peer-review publications and presentations at international conferences. She completed a Master of Science degree in epidemiology and health services research at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York. She received the 2013 Rheumatology Research Foundation Medical and Pediatric Resident Research Award for her work on cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis. She was also the recipient of the 2019 Department of Medicine Grand Rounds Award at Hamad Medical Corporation.


Dr. Maen D. Abou Ziki
Class of 2014

Dr. Maen D. Abou Ziki is a Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University/Yale New Haven Medical Center. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) with honors in research in 2014 and began his Internal Medicine residency at Yale in June of the same year.

Since medical school, Dr. Abou Ziki has been involved in genetic medicine research with projects encompassing genomics and gene therapy. His current projects focus on genetic modifiers for arrhythmogenic conditions such as long QT syndrome, atrial fibrillation and heart block.

Dr. Abou Ziki also has strong interest in the complex social, ethical, and legal questions that advances in genetic technology present. In pursuit of this interest he currently serves a distinguished medical scholar in residence at the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at the Yale Law School.


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. Mustafa Al-Kawaaz
Class of 2013

Dr. Al-Kawaaz received his MD degree from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar in 2013. He completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology (2013-2017) and his fellowship in hematopathology (2017-2018) at Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork Presbyterian Hospital under the tutelage of Dr. Attilio Orazi, one of the world’s leading authorities on myeloid malignancies. Subsequently, he completed a second fellowship in molecular genetic pathology at the University of Chicago (2018-2019). Dr. Al-Kawaaz is quadruple board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, hematopathology and molecular genetic pathology.

He joined the University of Louisville (UofL) school of medicine as a clinical assistant professor of pathology on July 1, 2019. In addition to his clinical responsibilities as a molecular hematopathologist, he currently serves as the medical director of the UofL special procedures laboratory and section chief of hematology and coagulation at UofL Hospital. His research is primarily focused on genomic alterations and clinicopathologic correlation in hematolymphoid malignancy with emphasis on large B cell lymphoma, chronic T cell neoplasms and myeloid neoplasms.


Dr. Mustafa Kinaan
Class of 2014

Dr. Mustafa Kinaan received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar in 2014. He joined the inaugural internal medicine residency class at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine (UCF COM/HCA Healthcare GME) program in Orlando, Florida. He served as a chief medical resident with the same program and at the Orlando VA Medical Center. Afterwards, he continued his medical training with the UCF COM/HCA Healthcare GME as an endocrinology fellow, also serving as a chief endocrinology fellow. During his training, Dr. Kinaan received several awards, including the Fellow Clinical Skills Award and Resident Humanitarian Award. He also received the Young Investigator Award, presented by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Following his graduation from fellowship, Dr. Kinaan joined the endocrinology and internal medicine programs at the University of Central Florida as a core faculty member and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine. Dr. Kinaan practices academic endocrinology in the Orlando area.

Dr. Kinaan is an active member of the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Thyroid Association, the Pituitary Society, and several other professional organizations. He has authored and co-authored several publications in the field of endocrinology. He has special interest in medical education and is proactive about teaching learners of different levels and curriculum development. He is also engaged in research and quality improvement projects focusing on diabetes and glucometrics. He has special interest in inpatient endocrinology, diabetes, and adrenal disorders.


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. Noora Al-Shahwani
Class of 2011

Dr. Noora Al-Shahwani, a Qatari national, graduated from WCM-Q in 2011 and then completed her residency training in Pediatric Surgery at Hamad Medical Corporation. She then joined the General Pediatric Surgery at McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, before returning to Qatar to join the Pediatric Surgery team at Sidra Medicine.

Dr Alshahwani holds a master’s degree in Health Research Methodology and has a special interest in research into colorectal surgeries and surgical site infection prevention. She is currently involved in a pilot study assessing the utility of bowel preparation in pediatric colorectal surgeries. This is a first step preceding a multi-center international randomized controlled study.


Dr. Nour Abuhadra
Class of 2015

Dr. Nour Abuhadra received her MD from Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar in 2015. She then completed her internal medicine residency training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. After completing her residency training, she moved to Houston to MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program. She is currently on the clinical investigator track, on which she is leading translation and clinical research into triple-negative breast cancer, with a special focus on harnessing the tumor-immune microenvironment to improve responsiveness to therapy.  


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. Sahar Al-Kurbi
Class of 2017

Dr. Sahar Al-Kurbi is currently in the fourth and final year of the Family Medicine residency program at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). During her time at WCM-Q, Dr. Al-Kurbi became passionate about building strong relationships with patients in order to provide the best possible care, leading her to choose Family Medicine as her postgraduate specialty.

Dr. Al-Kurbi is currently involved in clinical research investigating patterns of contraception use among women in Qatar, and she is an active member of both the research committee and the community committee at West Bay Health Center, part of the Primary Health Care Corporation. Dr. Al-Kurbi also takes part in awareness campaigns about medical issues, including autism spectrum disorder and contraceptives.


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. Shaikha Al-Shokri
Class of 2015

Dr. Shaikha Al-Shokri is a fellow of General Internal Medicine at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). During her time at WCM-Q, Dr. Al-Shokri was a member of the second class to complete the Foundation Program and was included in the Dean’s List for the Fall 2010 semester. Following her graduation in 2015, Dr. Al-Shokri received the Golden Award from His Highness the Emir on Education Excellence Day for her outstanding academic performance amongst university graduates in the State of Qatar.

Dr. Al-Shokri then completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at HMC before taking up her current position. She has a special interest in medical education, medical research, quality improvement and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). She is currently leading the POCUS group of the Internal Medicine residency program at HMC.


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. Taha Al-Juhaishi
Class of 2014

Dr. Al-Juhaishi is a hematologist and medical oncologist, who is currently a stem cell transplant and cell therapy fellow at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology and oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University and Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, VA.

Dr. Al-Juhaishi’s research interests are in the treatment of cancer, particularly relapsed hematologic malignancies, using novel therapies including targeted cancer therapies, immunotherapies, chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy and stem cell transplantation.  He has authored and coauthored several articles in peer-reviewed journals and has given numerous presentations at international and national meetings.


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. Wasseem Skef
Class of 2012

Gastroenterology specialist Dr. Wasseem Skef recently became a full-time member of the faculty at Loma Linda University Health in Loma Linda, California. He practices at both Loma Linda University Medical Center and Riverside University Health System in Moreno Valley, California.

After graduating from WCM-Q in 2012, Dr. Skef completed the Internal Medicine residency program at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. He then completed a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago, followed by an Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Skef’s primary clinical and research interests focus on benign and malignant esophageal diseases, luminal interventional procedures, endoscopic ultrasound and general consultative gastroenterology.


Dr. Yahya Al-Mezrakchi
Class of 2013

Dr. Al-Mezrakchi graduated from WCM-Q in 2013 and then gained a master’s in public health from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in 2014. He completed the internal medicine residency program at Brooklyn Hospital Center in 2017 and is currently working as a hospitalist at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

Dr. Al-Mezrakchi is American Board Certified in internal medicine.


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.


Dr. Zineb Ammous
Class of 2009

Dr. Ammous received her medical degree from WCM-Q in 2009 and completed a medical genetics Residency at the University of Miami in June 2013. She is board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the medical director of The Community Health Clinic (CHC) and its newborn screening follow-up program. The CHC is a non-profit medical genetics clinic serving rural northern Indiana with a focus on Amish and Mennonite individuals with rare genetic disorders.  

Dr. Ammous serves on the Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Council (IPQIC) and its Perinatal Genetics and Genomics Advisory Committee (PGG). She is an active member of the Midwest Genetics Network and the Plain Community Health Consortium and has expertise in treating rare genetic disorders and a compassionate heart for children and adults with special needs and their families. 

Dr. Ammous goes by Dr. Z. She lives in Goshen, IN with her son Abe. Together, they have traveled all around the globe and visited more than 45 countries. Dr. Ammous enjoys staying active, cooking, and learning new languages.