Muhareb “Mike” Mustafa, MD



Status

Current Resident

Name

Muhareb “Mike” Mustafa, MD

Residency Program

Family Medicine

Program Year

PGY-3

Medical School

Ross University School of Medicine

Home

Illinois

About

Dr. Mustafa was born and raised in Chicago. During his early teenage years, he lived in the west bank of Palestine with his great grandparents. His great grandfather had emphysema, and Dr. Mustafa was essentially his primary caretaker. He would go to the pharmacy and get his medications, take him to doctor appointments, and prepare his breathing treatments. His caretaker duties awarded him the nickname “the doctor.” Becoming an actual doctor is certainly a dream come true.

Dr. Mustafa completed his undergraduate course work at Cuyahoga Community College, later transferring to Kent University to study biology/pre-med. The basic science undergraduate courses really captivated him, and lead to his love of learning about the human body. He continued on to receive his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine.

Dr. Mustafa’s goal is to become as complete of a physician as possible. His specific interests include preventive care, integrative medicine, and sports medicine. He looks forward to putting more emphasis on these disciplines in his practice. He’d also like to be at the forefront of new developments and research.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Mustafa enjoys being outdoors and sports – especially basketball. He also enjoys playing board and card games.

“I am someone with a strong intrinsic drive for excellence in everything I do. I was able to get where I am today with very little extrinsic positive reinforcement. Having said that, when looking for the right residency program, I was focused on the faculty’s passion for teaching and drive to produce excellent physicians. This type of environment would nurture my passion for excellence and add more fuel to the fire, so to speak. After meeting the faculty at NGMC, I had no doubt that this was the type of environment I had been looking for. They were very warm, genuine and down to earth. I could feel their passion for teaching. I also did my entire third year of medical school in Atlanta, Georgia and really loved it. From the weather to the people, it’s such a beautiful state.”



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