Mohamed Mostafa, MD
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I was born and grew up in Shendi, a small town on the eastern bank of river Nile in the northern part of Sudan. I was raised with my sister and two brothers by fabulous parents. As a child, I enjoyed watching the sunset on the Nile shore, and sitting on the sand dunes, enjoying the feeling of sand in my toes, and gazing far in the horizon trying to discover my future and think about some secrets of the universe.
I earned my medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum (Sudan) in 2009. After graduation I practiced as a general practitioner for few years, then I have decided to start my post-graduation training and I chose Pathology as my specialty. Sudan is one of the developing country, with limited resources for Pathology training, and as my parent nurtured me to always strive for the best, I decided to pursue Pathology training in United State.
I have heard about Milwaukee for the first time in 2005 in a lecture about hemoglobin structure when the teacher taught us about hemoglobin Milwaukee (Hemoglobin M) variant and how far it is similar to hemoglobin S. At that moment I had no inkling that one day life would take me over to this magnificent city. I have been amazed by the kindness and willingness of not only my colleagues and hospital staff, but also people in my neighborhood in helping me to adapt to my new life.
I first learned about the pathology residency program at Medical College of Wisconsin from the web site, I realized that the breadth of knowledge, diversity of pathological specimens, and the excellent academic faculty available in this program all would provide me an unparalleled forum in which I can work and reach my full potential as a pathologist. After I spent a year in training, it became clear to me how lucky I was to be part of this residency program, and I was left with no doubt this program will equip me with all the necessary elements of success: skills, knowledge, and professional integrity.