Kerolos Tawfeek, MDResident – Family Medicine University of Illinois College of MedicineFamily Medicine Residency
Ain Shams University, Egypt
Medical mission work
I was a family physician in Egypt for three years before immigrating to the US. My American medical career included work as a medical assistant, biller & coder, chart reviewer, research coordinator, and medi-spa physician. I am now an orphaned resident from a recently closed program in Wichita Falls, Texas; UIC Family Medicine adopted me in June 2018 : ). Yes, I was enrolled in residency in Texas initially, but now I am starting an amazing journey at UIC. I am surrounded by highly trained faculty and fabulous residents. I am fortunate to be here. Aspirin 81mg is a tiny amount, but can still prevent a stroke or myocardial infarction. I aspire to be like a baby aspirin, helping others to be healthy and happy. I have learned from my faculty and colleagues that we are here for our patients. God uses our knowledge and training to change their quality of life. So I will continue to listen, read, and learn until the end of my life, for my patients.