This week our 17th team of volunteers continues carrying on the IMR mission to Syrian refugees. Get to know some of these talented and dedicated health care professionals.
Dr. Jurga Adomaityte is an internal medicine physician from Henrico, VA. A friend of hers is from Damascus and is personally impacted by the situation in Syria – this has especially inspired her to make a difference by joining this mission. As an internist for a local VA teaching hospital, she will be using her expertise with a different type of population. She’s looking forward to a life-changing experience.
Dr. Syed Zaffer is a pain management and physical rehabilitation specialist from Tampa, FL. He has performed medical relief in both Bangladesh and India, and this will be his second mission with IMR. “Service to mankind is my motivation to participate in medical relief work. While my primary specialty is pain management and physical rehabilitation, I am very comfortable with basic primary care. I would love to help out with pain management and rehabilitation issues at the medical relief centers in Jordan.”
Dr. Tariq Vora is a family medicine physician from Richardson, TX. He went to Bangladesh with IMR last year and this will be his second IMR mission within a year! Dr. Vora has been working in the outpatient and emergency room setting for the past several years. In his spare time he is the medical director of two separate free community clinics where he sees patients from all walks of life, including refugees.
Dr. Arooj Mohsin is a 3rd year family medicine resident from Columbus, Georgia. This is her first medical mission with IMR. She learned about IMR missions when a local mosque had an IMR representative come and speak about the program, and she signed up the first opportunity she could. Dr. Mohsin appreciates that IMR focuses on countries where she wants to be involved.
Dr. Assya Abdallah is an emergency medicine physician from Falls Church, Virginia. This is her first medical mission with IMR. She’s always been interested in participating in medical missions and had IMANA in mind. She has been involved with our organization since residency, in the resident chapter of her university.
Dr. Naznin Jamal is a hospitalist from Little Rock, Arkansas. This is her first medical mission with IMR. Dr. Jamal had heard of IMANA before and met representatives at the last American College of Physicians internal medicine conference. She enjoys volunteering to help indigent populations and looks forward to this mission, which will be her first experience working with a refugee population.
Other volunteers not pictured:
Dr. Asim Kidwai, Milton, GA
Dr. John Fernando, Columbia, MO
Dr. Iman Ibrahim, Mechanicsville, VA
Dr. Saqiba Khan, Paramus, NJ
Jean Villegas, National City, CA
This dynamic team is providing free treatment & medicines to the urban Syrian refugees in and around Amman, Jordan who have no access to health care.