Muneer Khan, MD
Hometown: Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Undergrad School: Froebel's International School
Medical School: Khyber Medical College
Residency: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Bronx)
What drew me to Hematology-Oncology: "You have cancer." These are probably the most devasting words anyone can hear. However, through personal and professional experience, I have learned that "empathy" is a quality any physician should have, let alone a Hematologist/Oncologist. When my mother lost her hair to chemotherapy, I went to the barbers' and asked them to shave my head down. When I came home all bald, I still remember her smiling, laughing, and crying at the same time about what I had done. It was a beautiful moment that I carry with me to this day. Cancer patients are vulnerable physically, mentally, and emotionally. Being able to lighten the hardships of my patients' diagnoses and the stress they and their families endure is the driving force behind my "why" I want to improve and be a part of this field. My personal life, medical school, and residency cemented my relationship with Hematology/Oncology at every step. And this is where we are now. I am excited and grateful to be a part of the Guthrie Hem/Onc family; Guthrie has already been home for four years.
What do I like to do in my free time: Not to brag, but I have recently realized how good of a cook I am and how much it relaxes me. I enjoy listening to music and watching tv shows. I am an avid fly-fishing enthusiast, so during my time off, I am either reading a fly-fishing book or out on the waters attempting the perfect cast.
Marcelle Meseeha, MD, FACP
Hometown: Alexandria, Egypt
Undergrad School: University of Alexandria, Egypt
Medical School: Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Residency: Robert Packer Hospital, Internal Medicine
What drew me to Hematology-Oncology: After working as a hospitalist, caring for cancer patients every day, I built a bonding relationship with those patients who are in need for help. This has allowed me to appreciate how much my heart and soul are devoted to this field. Practicing hematology/oncology will allow me keep similar relationships but in the context of the specialty. I enjoy the broad challenge of hematology/oncology and the strength that I get from the resilience and optimism of oncology patients.
Hematology/ oncology is deeply rewarding work, with the opportunity to help patients with life-threatening illnesses through both hands-on patient care and practice-changing research.
What do I like to do in my free time: Spending time with my husband and our lovely 3 children, cooking, shopping, listening to music and surfing the internet.