Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology? I enjoy caring for my patients gastrointestinal needs and helping them see improvements in their daily lives. I also find the procedural aspect of the field to be exciting as it involves technology. Do you have a specialty of interest within GI? I have a special interest in advanced therapeutic endoscopy and hepatobiliary disease. Where did you study? Undergrad, Masters and Medical School: Cairo University, Internship, Residency and GI Fellowship:at New York Medical College. What certifications do you hold? Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time? I am an avid sports fan and enjoy skiing and tennis. I also enjoy reading. Do you have any special honors or recognitions in your medical career that you would like to share? I was awarded the Certificate of Distinction for Recognition of Excellence in Teaching from New York Medical College. I have also had numerous articles published on studies conducted in gastroenterological medicine. Do you fluently speak any other languages in addition to English? Arabic, French and Spanish. Please list your professional affiliations. American Gastroenterology Association, Texas Medical Association, Dallas County Medical society, American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology and The American Society for Gastroenterology Endoscopy.