Resident spotlight: Kareem Sioufi

September 14, 2020
Resident Kareem Sioufi is one of the new faces you may see on your next visit to the MUSC Storm Eye Institute.
Resident Kareem Sioufi is one of the new faces you may see on your next visit to the MUSC Storm Eye Institute.

Residents training at the Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) see patients while developing strong surgical techniques and pursuing research interests. We are thrilled to introduce you to some of the faces you may see on your next visit.   

Kareem Sioufi, M.D., recently answered these questions about himself! 

Where are you from? Where did you go to school?  

Damascus, Syria. I started medical school in Syria then transferred to University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Why did you choose to go into ophthalmology?

I chose ophthalmology because we get to touch peoples’ lives in a unique way, guiding them through tough times, while also delivering precision medicine.

Growing up I had a bad corneal infection and I always had great admiration for the ophthalmologist that treated me.

Is there a specialty you are interested in within ophthalmology? Why?

Yes, retina! It’s a very exciting field. There have been great advancements in retinal imaging which offer new perspectives to our understanding of retinal diseases and the first gene therapy trial in medicine was performed in retina.

Why did you choose the MUSC Storm Eye Institute?

I chose Storm Eye for their strong surgical and clinical training and their unparalleled collegial culture.

What is your favorite thing about Charleston?

Beautiful beaches are 20 minutes away! Also, great food all around the peninsula.

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