Hello and welcome to the practice! If you are interested in learning about my education, experience, certificates and credentials feel free to look at the lists below. If you would like to get to know me more personally, please read on.
I was born and raised in Chicago, the youngest of four children. My parents sacrificed everything, coming to this awesome country from Egypt for better opportunities-- especially for my brother who is hard of hearing. My brother taught me sign language as a child and I also learned to speak Arabic at home (although I cannot write much) and Spanish in school. I’ve lived in Ohio since 2007 and yes even though I am not a sports fanatic, I do own several Ohio State sweatshirts and T-shirts, so I guess that makes me a fan! I’ve been a Lion with the Lima Host Lion’s club since 2008 and have enjoyed serving as a member of the largest service organization in the world. I love to jog, travel and read books, especially about true stories. But most of all, I love to spend time with my husband and two daughters. I believe that all of us are on a special journey in this lifetime where we serve an important purpose in a perfectly weaved master plan. I am so thankful for the honor and grace that God has given me to take care of your eyes. I pray that His hands guide my hands and that His thoughts guide my thoughts so that I can provide you with excellent medical and surgical care.
Undergraduate (92-96) -Loyola University Chicago; Magna Cum Laude
MD (97-01)- Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Transitional Internship (01-02)- St. Joseph Catholic Health Partners, Chicago, IL
Ophthalmology Residency (02-05)- University of Missouri-Kansas City
Hospital & Surgery Center Positions/Affiliations:
St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, OH-Chief, Division of Ophthalmology
Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, OH-Staff, Division of Ophthalmology
The Surgery Center at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, OH
Certification and Licensure:
Diplomat, American Board of Ophthalmology
Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
Ohio State Medical Licensure
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member, Ohio Ophthalmological Society
Member, Ohio State Medical Association
Phi Beta Kappa
Melvin Jones Award-Lions Club International
Loyola Presidential Scholarship
Golden Key National Honor Society
Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
2007 - 2015 Pajka Eye Center
2015 - PresentAdvanced Vision Care, Inc.