American Academy of Family Physicians Names New Medical Director of Continuing Medical Education
Wael S. Mourad, MD, brings valuable clinical perspective
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Public Relations Strategist
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237, Ext. 5221
LEAWOOD, Kansas – The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Wael S. Mourad, MD, medical director of AAFP Continuing Medical Education.
“Wael brings to the AAFP an important clinical perspective and member voice to all that we do internally and externally,” said Mindi McKenna, PhD, director of the AAFP CME division. “In his new role, he will help lead the AAFP’s CME efforts while simultaneously representing the AAFP in its relationships with other accrediting and educational organizations.”
Prior to joining the AAFP staff, Mourad served as an assistant professor and associate program director for women’s health at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine Family Residency Program, where he practiced and taught the full spectrum of family medicine. He received Teacher of the Year honors multiple times while at UMKC. Concurrently, he served as co-founder and medical director of The Medina Clinic, Inc., a non-profit primary care clinic in Grandview, Missouri. Mourad also previously served as a faculty member at the PCC Community Wellness Center/West Suburban Medical Center Residency Program and Maternal Child Health Fellowship, in Oak Park, Illinios.
Mourad has been an active AAFP member since 2010 and currently serves as an advisory board member of the organization’s Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) program. He has presented numerous lectures at both the local and national level, and is published in the field of maternity care. Mourad currently serves as board director of both the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians and the Missouri Family Health Council.
Mourad is board certified in family medicine and a Fellow of the AAFP. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Central Florida and a medical degree from the American University of Caribbean School of Medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health-Eau Claire Family Practice Residency Program, where he was awarded the McGovern-Tracy Scholars Award for Leadership and Community Service. He also completed a fellowship in maternal child health and surgical obstetrics at the PCC Community Wellness Center/West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Illinois. He is currently a candidate for a Master of Science degree in health care management at the Harvard University T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.
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