Undergraduate Degree: University of Maiduguri, Biochemistry and Texas Chiropractic College, B.A. in Human Biology
Medical Degree: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: General Psychiatry at Larkin Community Hospital, Miami, Florida
Fellowship: Geriatric Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine
Current Position: Geriatric Psychiatry at VA Central Texas
Board Certification: Adult Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry Board Eligible
Memorable Aspect of Fellowship: Returning to my beloved home city, Houston, to undertake my geriatric psychiatry fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine was an immense pleasure. The college is located within the largest medical center in the world and hosts the United States most substantial Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The fellowship program was academically robust, with an exceptionally supportive faculty and staff that were always accessible. It offered exposure to a diverse patient population and fostered a collaborative care model. The privilege of working with dedicated healthcare providers across numerous multidisciplinary specialties in a team-based approach was invaluable.
The skills acquired from my mentors greatly enhanced my patient care abilities. I especially cherished my time at the outpatient clinic, where I built strong relationships with patients and their families. It was gratifying to help them maintain their dignity and find joy as they transitioned into late adulthood.
I extend my profound gratitude to my co-fellow and friend, Venkatesh Sreeram, for his unwavering strength and support throughout the fellowship. Further, I express my heartfelt thanks to Dr. Ali, an exceptional mentor and Program Director.