On August 18, Assim AlAbdulKader, MD, of Broadview Heights, OH, was honored with the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians’ Resident Leadership Award. Dr. AlAbdulKader received the award during the Academy Awards Dinner as part of the Family Medicine Celebration.
The Resident Leadership Award recognizes a resident or fellow in Ohio who has exhibited leadership in the OAFP as well as the promotion of family medicine; recruitment in the specialty; exhibits professionalism; mentors other family medicine students and residents; participates in community service; and demonstrates strong research skills.
Dr. AlAbdulKader is currently a family medicine resident at the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center at Case Western Reserve University, who has exceeded the benchmarks for the Resident Leadership Award. He currently serves as one of the chief residents who have been extremely involved in all aspects of the family medicine residency program. From scheduling and mentoring younger residents towards success in family medicine to working with staff to enhance the residents’ experience in the clinic, Dr. AlAbdulKader provides an enthusiastic voice to the recruiting process.
He has worked on scholarly research in regards to population health and serving vulnerable and underserved patients within the Cleveland, OH, area. Before he came to the United States for residency, Dr. AlAbdulKader organized a swine flu awareness community campaign in his native country Saudi Arabia. He has been a participant in the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Scientific Assembly as well as the East Mediterranean Family Medicine Congress.
He received his medical degree from the University of Dammam College of Medicine in Saudi Arabia in 2010, and completed a 12-month internship with clinical rotations at the
King Fahd Hospital of the University in Saudi Arabia. Currently, he is working on a Master in Public Health from Case Western Reserve University.
Congratulations, Dr. AlAbdulKader!