Current Residents

PGY 1 - Class of 2020

Saarah T. Alkhairy, MD, MBA

Saarah graduated medical school from University of Seychelles - American Institute of Medicine (USAIM). She has a passion for medical education and believes it serves as the foundation for future strong and enthusiastic physicians. One interesting fact about Saarah is that she has earned a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do. Her other hobbies include ballet, classical Indian dancing, HIT training, skiing, exploring international cuisines, and travel.

Islam Hussein, MD

Islam is an Egyptian-American who graduated medical school from Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara and lived most of his life in the Chicagoland area. He had a unique experience as a medical student to participate in a 5th-year pregraduate internship in a busy South Chicago hospital, where he gained valuable experience in mental health and drug & alcohol detoxification programs in the acute care setting. After medical school, Islam got hands-on experience doing volunteer work in different underserved clinics in Chicago. He likes trying ethnic foods and restaurants and is a big coffee drinker. He also enjoys playing basketball, watching documentaries, and going to the movie theaters. He dreams of developing a psychiatric practice and serving the underserved communities of Chicago in the future.

Omer Majdobeh, MD

Omer is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. A proud Chicagoan, Omer grew up on the south side of Chicago and is a Chicago Bears fan. Omer has dedicated many years at the scholarly level were he has collaborated with Rush University and other institutes on multiple research projects while also playing a vital role in the classroom as a professor. In his spare time, Omer likes bicycling along Chicago’s Lakefront and spending time with his family.

Sam Suhail, MD, MPH, MBA

Sam grew up in Chicago and completed medical school at St. Christopher’s Iba Mar Diop College of Medicine - England/Sénégal. Most recently, Sam completed a postgraduate diploma in the Health Professions Education at the University of Keele in the U.K. He is currently completing his dissertation for a Doctorate of Higher Education & Organizational Change at Benedictine University. In his spare time, he has a passion for writing, traveling, and film.