Blog Category: Education

It Took Perseverance to Keep Going

Dr. Hassan Tetteh is a board-certified surgeon specializing in thoracic surgery, critical care, heart and lung transplantation, research and education. In this episode of ‘Shefik Presents Invocation’, Dr. Tetteh shares his experience running a marathon. … Read More 

What is a Doctor?

Recently, I had the opportunity to share my answer to this question with the entering College of Medicine class of 2018 at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center’s 20th Annual White Coat Ceremony. The event was a special occasion and culmination of the orientation program for the new medical students that received a symbolic white coat and affirmed their commitment to the profession by taking The Hippocratic Oath. … Read More 

Teach from the Heart

One of the tensest moments in my new book, “Gifts of The Heart”, comes after Dr. Afram heroically saves the life of an infant who sustained heart injury from a gunshot wound. Traveling in a terrible wind storm back to FOB MK, Dr. Afram’s helicopter crashes. Later found in the desert, Dr. Afram endures a COMA for 99 days. The injuries brave men and women endure overseas are devastating and life altering. … Read More