Dr. Youmna Sherif, global surgery track resident in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, was recently presented the 2021 Golden Scalpel Award by the Department of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. The Golden Scalpel Award is presented on behalf of the faculty and residents of Emergency Medicine to a single resident consultant in recognition of excellent communication, efficiency, and patient care.
Dr. Sherif was born and raised in Fairfax, Va.. 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 entered the Global Surgery Track at Baylor College of Medicine.
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 Anesthesia Care (G4 Alliance).
Her interests include the ethics of global surgery education, enhancement of global surgery infrastructure, surgical capacity building, and humanism in medicine.