Prof. Samira Farouk

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Samira Farouk MD, MSCR, FASN, is a transplant nephrologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, Associate Program Director of the Nephrology Fellowship Program, and Social Media Director of the Division of Nephrology. Dr. Farouk is a graduate of Princeton University where she received her B.S.E in Chemical Engineering with a certificate in Spanish and Portuguese Language and Culture. She received her MD from Rutgers University – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where she graduated with a Distinction in Research. She completed her internship, residency, and nephrology and transplant fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and also served as chief fellow. 

Dr. Farouk is involved in all levels of medical education and teaches medical students, residents, and fellows and has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards. She is interested in the development and study of innovative medical education tools and technologies, including free open access medical education (FOAMed) and social media. She is the co-founder of NephSIM winner of the 2018 American Society of Nephrology Innovations in Kidney Education contest, co-faulty lead of Renal Fellow Network, and Executive Committee member of NephMadness and the Nephrology Social Media Collective. Dr. Farouk serves on the Editorial Board of journals including the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Kidney News, Clinical Transplantation, and the Journal of Nephrology and is a member of committees of the ASN and American Society of Transplantation. 

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