LAMS is an organization that takes pride in being a lending hand to those in need of medical services. I am a very proud member of such a generous association.
I was born in Aley, Lebanon and spent the first six years of my life there before migrating to the United States. I have one older brother who is the epitome of a role model to me. Growing up, my brother and I felt compelled to make our parents proud. My mother and father worked tirelessly to pave the way in order for us to pursue our goals. When I was born, I had what doctors called a congenital short femur (CSF). CSF is a rare type of congenital malformation that occurs during prenatal development. With my functional complications as a child, my mother was adamant about providing me with the best healthcare possible. Throughout my treatments, I experienced, first hand, how healthcare professionals positively influence an individual’s life. Needless to say, my fate instilled my desire to be part of the medical field. My physical disability was immutable, but my determination to succeed only grew with each obstacle I faced. I completed my undergrad at the University of Michigan and then, due to my passion for medicine, I pursued my pharmacy degree. After graduating pharmacy school, I began practicing as a clinical pharmacist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Detroit Michigan. I began my career while my brother, who was now a cardiologist, simultaneously started his own medical practice. Being the meticulous person I am, I took on the role of becoming his office manager. Having the opportunity to work as a pharmacist and run my brothers practice allowed me to fulfill my professional goals. I furthered my eagerness to help others by becoming a member of the Lebanese American Medical Society (LAMS). LAMS is an organization that takes pride in being a lending hand to those in need of medical services. I am a very proud member of such a generous association.