Lyana Mahmoudi, MD

Hometown: Hamburg, Germany
Medical school: St. George’s University School of Medicine
Area of interest/future practice plans: Public Health, Global Health, Infectious Disease

What sets St. Joseph’s apart?
Unopposed program, strong in all areas of family medicine including OB, peds, inpatient, and outpatient. Multiple tracks to fit individual interests including global health. Diverse and underserved patient population including many refugees and immigrants. Exceptionally supportive, caring, and friendly faculty and co-residents.

What has been your favorite rotation?
It would be a tie between Interventional Radiology and my away elective at the Roberto Clemente Clinic in Nicaragua. IR was exceptional due to the many hands on procedures/opportunities I was able to participate in. I got to perform many thoracentesis and paracentesis and assist with procedures like lung biopsies. Nicaragua was also wonderful because I was exposed to a different healthcare system and able to work with a very underserved patient population in a rural setting. It was rewarding witnessing how they overcome barriers and being able to participate in their community based preventative projects like the interactive diabetes group.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Dancing, traveling, and lots of outdoor activities from hiking to swimming in lakes (Syracuse is great for that!).