Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients.
I'm happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you I am an internal medicine physician, and I've been practicing at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center since 1995. In 2011, I transitioned into my administrative role as Chief of Internal Medicine. I feel fortunate to be able to work at Kaiser Permanente, both as a clinician as well as an administrator. I strongly believe in our mission to deliver the best-possible care to our patients.
Born in Egypt of Lebanese, Syrian and Greek descent, I wanted to be a physician since I was in middle school, after witnessing my dad's dedication as a doctor. After coming to the United States in the early 80s, I attended college at UCLA, and subsequently UCLA Medical School, graduating in 1992. I completed residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in 1995, and joined Kaiser Permanente shortly thereafter. I strongly believe in the art of medicine and in the individuality and autonomy of each patient. It is important for me to make sure that each and every patient feels comfortable with their own personal doctor.
Being a physician is a privilege. I believe in maintaining a good and open relationship with my patients through the art of listening and communication. I strongly believe in respecting patient's wishes all while making sure that they are aware of all their options.
I like what I do as a primary care physician. At the same time, I have many interests outside work. I enjoy spending time with my immediate and large extended family. For sports, I run, bike and hike. Other than sports, I love listening to Arabic and French music, as well as watching classic Arabic and French shows.