Faheem Sheriff, M.D.

Faheem Sheriff, M.D.

Faheem Sheriff was born and raised in the highlands of northern Tanzania between two towering volcanoes; Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru. He became interested in pursuing a career in medicine from a tender age. During high school, he participated in training first aiders and became the local Boy Scouts troop leader for two years.

He attended Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, graduating in 2009 with a degree in medicine. During medical school, he was a member of the Tanzania Medical Student’s Association (TAMSA) and participated actively in screening for diabetes mellitus and hypertension in various communities in northern and eastern Tanzania. In addition, Faheem was involved in eight outreach programs aimed at screening for and treating various eye ailments (cataracts in particular) in the underserved population. His research interest in infectious diseases led him to investigate latent tuberculosis among pregnant women, which led to a number of publications in local and international journals. He was also awarded the prestigious Lindqvist prize in microbiology.

Faheem looks forward to a career combining vascular neurology and critical care with a continued interest in neuro ID.

In his spare time, Faheem has an interest in mountaineering, and he has climbed both peaks in his back yard (Kilimanjaro and Meru). He also enjoys running, swimming, bird watching, and reading.


Arusha, Tanzania (East Africa)

Before Med School

Completed high school in Northern Tanzania.Actively participated in eight outreach programs delivering health care to rural, underserved communities. Boy scouts troop leader for two years.

Med School

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences ( formerly University of Dar-es-salaam)

Medical Interests

Vascular neurology, Infectious disease, Neuro-critical care.

Non medical interests

Hiking, mountaineering (non-technical), bird-watching, swimming

Favorite books and authors

"Go an extra mile": Michael Wood

"The Day of the Jackal": Frederick Forsyth " The Man who mistook his wide for a hat" : Oliver Sacks " An anthropologist on Mars": Oliver Sacks

Favorite movies

" Sherlock Holmes (2009)"; "Bourne identity"; " Awakenings"; "Away from her"; " Shawshank redemption"; " Gifted Hands".

Favorite jobs (before this one)

House officer at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center. (Moshi, Tanzania).

Why Oregon

Mountains, nice people.... and a well rounded training program.