Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
I have always wanted to help others be their happiest and healthiest. My uncle was a pediatrician and was an important mentor to me throughout my life. I thought I would also be a pediatrician until I did my obstetrics rotation in my third year of medical school. I was overwhelmed and enthralled—seeing mothers go through the trials of childbirth to then fall instantly in love with their newborn(s) was amazing. Specializing in maternal-fetal medicine then let me gain expertise in caring for mothers with complicated pregnancies so that they could successfully have healthy babies, as well.
What I want my patients to know about me:
I am a mother, a wife, and a Ravens fan. I am a medical consultant to a Christian hospital in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank and visit there yearly.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
I love to read, garden, and spend time at the beach. I am a volunteer at a women's homeless shelter in Baltimore City where my group has prepared and served three meals a month for the past 10 years. I was named their "Woman of the Year" a few years ago. The joy of serving women in this capacity is so fulfilling.