Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Sherif Selected for AMA Journal of Ethics Editorial Fellowship

Tiffany Harston

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Youmna Sherif, M.D.

Youmna Sherif, M.D., global surgery resident at Baylor College of Medicine, was selected for an AMA Journal of Ethics Editorial Fellowship. As a fellow, she will develop and edit a complete issue for the AMA Journal of Ethics, which will focus on surgical care for incarcerated patients and be published later this year. 

Dr. Sherif was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia. She completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University where she designed her own major exploring the impact of biopsychosocial factors on healthcare. After graduating with honors, she went to Singapore to complete a Medical Education, Research and Evaluation fellowship at Duke-NUS medical school. She subsequently matriculated into the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine where she completed her Medical Doctorate Degree. During medical school she continued to pursue global health efforts and explored the impact of biopolitics on the hepatitis C endemic in Egypt. In 2017 she joined the Global Surgery Track at the Baylor College of Medicine Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery.

Since matriculating, Dr. Sherif has continued to develop her global surgery acumen and has engaged in community-centered projects in Egypt, Uganda, and Malawi. She has also produced 10 publications and presented at multiple national and international conferences including the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, the Academic Surgical Congress, and the College of Surgeons East, Central and Southern Africa Conference.  Additionally, she has served as a member of the Ethics Committee at Texas Children's Hospital and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Academic Association of Global Surgery. She was also inducted into the Gold Humanism Society and completed a fellowship with the Global Alliance for Surgery, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anaesthesia Care (G4 Alliance).

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