Hometown: Aleppo, Syria
Why I chose a career in medicine: I am a people person and because there is no greater joy than helping a sick patient.
Why I chose this specialty: There is nothing more fascinating than the heart.
Latest accomplishment: I was named the cardiology fellow for two consecutive academic years.
Most rewarding thing about being a doctor: That one can save lives and help people feel better.
Best piece of advice for patients: Quit smoking
How I stay physically fit: I exercise every day.