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Dr. Samara Khatib

Director of Medical Operations

Samara Khatib, MD holds a medical degree from American University of Antigua. She completed her undergraduate studies from Montclair State University in New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1998 and went on to work in the fields of finance and project management before returning to complete her postgraduate studies in medicine in 2005. Dr. Samara trained in an Internal Medicine Residency program at New York Medical College/St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in New Jersey. She was able to provide superior care and consultation that resulted in an overall improvement of the department’s patient satisfaction quotient. During her studies, she also volunteered as a domestic violence and sexual assault counselor at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, New York for over 3 years. After graduating in 2013, her primary focus was on hospital medicine and inpatient medical care. Dr. Samara not only has a diversified portfolio outside of medicine, but she also has over 7 years of experience as an attending physician from across the globe (i.e., USA, and UAE). Dr. Samara has practiced medicine as a consultant hospitalist for 3 years in Internal Medicine in various Northeast American states, including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maine. She later was offered a leading role in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to initiate and implement a first of its kind American model Hospitalist Program for the first time in the UAE at a newly established hospital named “Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital” where she created a dynamic team and successfully launched the program within 3 years. After the completion of the program whereby her duties were equally distributed between both administrative and clinical work and the completion of her contract, she was then asked to join a new hospital built under the largest Medical Group in the Middle East and Europe named “Mediclinic Parkview Hospital” (MPAR) to take on the role as the Head of Internal Medicine Department where she was asked to duplicate the same program that was launched successfully in Dubai. Throughout her international experience abroad, she continues to maintain her United States medical skills and experience by actively practicing as an independent contractor through locum assignments in the USA every few months and is currently holding an attending physician role where she trained at St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in New Jersey. Additionally, during her free time, Dr. Samara volunteers with humanitarian organizations around the world and has been dedicating her specialized skills since 2015. She has dedicated extensive hours of her time around the Middle East through organized medical missions to provide free medical services to the most underserved populations. She has been a volunteer member of United in Humanity since 2016 and has since accompanied two of their sponsored medical missions. After returning from her latest medical mission in Jordan, she has taken on a new initiative and project where she will actively campaign to enroll children living in independent refugee camps who are lacking educational schooling. In addition, she is actively working to implement a resilience program for children and teens after she noted that there was lacking services for both basic educational services for children and mental health illness such as PTSD as a direct consequence of traumatized stressors of war, loss of loved ones and/or being displaced. She hopes to roll out a Questionnaire to document the percentage effected and to eventually implement Resilience Classroom Curriculum for children and young teens in the near future all while continuing her efforts to volunteer for more sponsored medical missions with United in Humanity. Currently, Dr. Samara holds an active certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine for Internal Medicine. She is also an active member of the American College of Medicine (ACP), American Medical Association (AMA) and Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) in the United States. She assisted in establishing a CME committee service program in MPAR. Currently she serves as an active senior committee member for the Medical Advisory Board Committee, is the Co-Care Internal Medicine Chairman, and a senior member of the Antibiotic Stewardship Program at MPAR. She is the head of Internal Medicine Department and Senior Consultant Internist at MPAR. Dr. Samara also serves as a teaching attending for senior medical students who rotate from the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at MBRU.

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