04 Jan OHSU Resident Dr. Mustafa Mahmood to practice at Winding Waters Clinic January 2- February 8
Dr. Mustofa Mahmood, originally from Mosul, Iraq, will be serving his OHSU rural residency at Winding Waters Clinic in Enterprise. Dr. Mahmood spent his formative years in the United Arab Emirates, and received his high school diploma from the International School of Choueifat. “Living in the UAE, I crossed paths with people from all walks of life,” said Dr. Mahmood. “In my high school graduating class, there were students from 100 nationalities. This made it impossible for me to entertain any homogeneous notion of community.”
Dr. Mahmood followed an older brother to Portland in 1997, majoring in micro/molecular biology at Portland State University. He spent a year working at the Trauma Research Department at OHSU, and through mentor Dr. Mark Bajorek, he fell in love with family medicine. Dr. Mahmood was selected for a student fellowship in pathology, gaining fundamental knowledge in surgical pathology, autopsy, dermatopathology, cytopathology, and oral pathology. In his last year at OHSU, Dr. Mahmood helped found a clinic that provided free mental health care to the Portland Muslim community.
“My experiences at OHSU have been nothing short of amazing,” said Dr. Mahmood. “I loved each and every rotation, therefore solidifying my decision to apply into Family Medicine.”
Dr. Mahmood is married to Noor, a general dentist with Multnomah County Health Department. They have a son, Jadd.