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    Fatima Karaki, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address533 Parnassus Avenue
    San Francisco CA 94117
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      American University of BeirutBachelor of ScienceFaculty of Arts and Sciences2006
      University of MichiganDoctorate of MedicineMedical School2010
      Washington University in St. LouisInternshipDepartment of Medicine2011
      Washington University in St. LouisResidencyDepartment of Medicine2013

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      Fatima Karaki, M.D., is an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco, Division of Hospital Medicine. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed internship and residency at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Karaki cares for inpatients on the hospital medicine service at the UCSF campuses at Parnassus and Mission Bay.

      Dr. Karaki's academic and clinical interest is in refugee and asylum seeker health. She is engaged in overseas volunteer work and research in this field. She is a founding member of the North American Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers. She is founder and head of the Refugee and Asylum seeker Health Initiative (RAHI) at UCSF and a member of the Global Health Core. Dr. Karaki collaborates with experts at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and University of California, Berkeley, to advance refugee health research and education in the academic field.

      Dr. Karaki is passionate about clinical teaching, diversity in medicine, and physician well being. She is enrolled in the Clinical Teaching Certificate program at UCSF and is a member of the Residency Diversity Committee. She has taught Social and Behavioral Sciences and Foundations of Patient Care, in addition to teaching on inpatient wards. She is also developing curriculum on refugee health for medical students and residents. Her work includes developing novel programs to increase physician well-being and caregiver support at UCSF.

      Community service and community education are major priorities for Dr. Karaki. She serves as attending at Clinica Martin Baro, working to provide care to underserved and uninsured individuals in the Mission district of San Francisco. She was head of medicine resident involvement and education at Gateway Homeless Shelter in St. Louis. She has provided emergency medical relief to patients in refugee camps and slums throughout Europe, the Middle East and India.

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      Refugee health, asylum seeker health, immigrant health, underserved care, global health, healthcare disparities, academic diversity, health equity, hospital medicine, quality of care, race and gender disparities
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