M.D. trained in the US, now researching SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 in Canada for his Ph.D. After earning my Ph.D., I will be pursuing an Anatomic Pathology residency embracing my path towards being a physician-scientist. My academic interests are directed towards topics that provide the greatest net benefit for the greatest number of people. I love complicated, messy, and poorly understood topics.
I enjoy writing in my spare time, along with 3D printing and staying connected with my family. I have been a longstanding proponent for global health with projects ranging from supporting Doctors without Borders (MSF) to Syrian refugees (Syrian American Medical Society).
Critical appraisal of healthcare news and opinion is essential in the modern world. This simple act can guide more informed decisions.
Seizures are when there is synchronous and excessive electrical activity in the brain¹. Given that the nervous system works through electrical activity
Monoclonal antibodies were first used in humans in the 1980s². They have gradually become more prevalent with Regeneron, producing and selling this treatment for those with severe COVID-19
Based on a paper that studied over a million individuals, males are at a higher risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19.
Hemophilia is where individuals have deficiencies or defects of those clot fortifying blood factors. There are different hemophilia types, termed hemophilia A, B, and C
Statins are medications that are used to control one’s cholesterol levels. They increase HDL and decrease LDL², the so-called good and bad cholesterol
Metformin helps control blood sugar by multiple mechanisms. First, it decreases the production of sugar by the liver, which would help manage blood sugar