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Dr. Ahmad Maarouf Gives Generously for Fellowship Education

Wed, 08/15/2012

The Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program would like to thank Dr. Ahmad Maarouf (Pitt Critical Care Medicine class of 2011) for his generous gift to the Ake Grenvik Endowment for Critical Care Education.  Dr. Maarouf’s contribution is the first since the creation of the endowment and will be used to help expand our fellowship education initiatives.  The Grenvik Endowment was created in 2007 to support the educational mission of the Department of Critical Care Medicine (CCM).  Our CCM fellows benefit directly from this endowment through educational innovation, enhancement of our workshop series and didactic curriculum, and scholarships for fellows wishing to pursue advanced training in research, education, or clinical leadership.   Please see our Education section to learn more about our fellowship programs.

Dr. Ahmad Maarouf completed his medical training at Damascus University in Syria.  After emigrating to the United States, he completed his Internal Medicine residency at Western Reserve Care System in Ohio and subsequently completed a Nephrology fellowship here at UPMC.  Ahmad then spent a year at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit as a clinical nephrologist before returning to Pittsburgh in 2010 to start his Critical Care fellowship and join our Pitt CCM family.  Dr. Maarouf is now a successful Critical Care Nephrologist practicing in the Oakwood Healthcare System in Dearborn, Michigan, where he lives with his wife and children.  Ahmad recently remembered his Critical Care training, stating, “…I truly enjoyed my year at UPMC, certainly the great tough training pays off, I felt comfortable on day one out of fellowship.  The skills and knowledge I have acquired during my fellowship are the best in the world…”  We wish Ahmad and his family the very best and hope that all of our graduates have such fond memories of our program.