Doha, Qatar resident Maya Hammoud receives alumni award from UM-Dearborn

July 26, 2007

DEARBORN / July 26, 2007---Maya Hammoud, M.D., associate dean for admissions and student affairs at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, received the Distinguished Service Award from the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in a ceremony this spring.

A former Dearborn Heights resident, Hammoud previously served as interim associate dean for student programs at U-Mís Medical School and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology before taking the Cornell position in September 2006. Born and raised in Lebanon, Hammoudís family spent some time in Canada before moving to the United States when she was 17. She enrolled at UM-Dearborn, where she received a bachelorís degree in biochemistry with a minor in psychology and French. She then completed her medical degree at the U-M Medical School and graduated Alpha Omega Alpha and cum laude in 1996. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the U-M Hospital in 2000 and joined the faculty at the U-M Medical School. Soon after, she became director of the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship. While on the faculty at the U-M Medical School, she developed and directed the Middle Eastern Women's Health Program, which is designed to provide culturally sensitive health care services to women of Middle Eastern origin.

Hammoud is an active member of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and is currently the chair of the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee, which is responsible for the development of the organization's Medical Student Educational Objectives.

Hammoud is a resident of Doha, Qatar.

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