ADC Presents: COVID-19 and the Case for Arab American Health Equity
Date(s) - 08/16/2020
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM EST/ 1 PM PT
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August 11, 2020 – Join us on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT for an important update and discussion on COVID-19, especially as it relates to Arab-American communities. Health equity and access to proper medical assistance has been a hot topic issue now more than ever as we face a global pandemic that is disproportionately affecting marginalized communities. Our guest speakers this week are Dr. Raed Al-Naser, a pulmonologist in La Mesa, CA and the president of the of San Diego Chapter of National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) as well as Dr. Anthony Farid Fam, an Internal Medicine physician associated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, CA. Please register here using a valid email address.
Dr. Raed Al-Naser is a pulmonologist in La Mesa, CA and is affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital. He received his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology and has been in practice 25 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Arabic. He specializes in critical care medicine, interventional pulmonology, and pleural disease and is experienced in asthma, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and pulmonary vascular disease. Dr. Al-Naser is the president of the San Diego Chapter of the National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA).
Dr. Anthony Farid Fam MD is an Internal Medicine physician associated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital. He completed his undergraduate degrees at UC Irvine then medical school at Ross University School of Medicine where he graduated with honors. He completed his residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2013 where he then taught until 2019 when he moved to San Diego. He has practiced inpatient, outpatient, and skilled nursing facility medical care. His practice has spanned a wide breadth of medical diseases, including Covid-19, and he continues to participate in research today. Dr. Fam’s family immigrated from Egypt eventually making their way to Southern California where he continues to practice medicine and serve the community.