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Mohamed Noureldin becomes new member of Oaklawn’s gastroenterology team

MARSHALL – As a young man growing up in the East African nation of Sudan, Mohamed Noureldin understood early on that his interest in science might lead him toward a medical career.

It started at home, because young Mohamed’s father was a well-respected physician in the populous capital city of Khartoum.

“I saw his dedication to patients and how he helped people from all walks of life as well as family members,” Noureldin recalled. That personal example combined with a deep desire to help others, propelling him toward medical training in his home country and in the United States.

Today, Noureldin is a physician himself, a member of Oaklawn’s expert gastroenterology team, based in Suite 3A of the Wright Medical Building at 215 E. Mansion St. There, Noureldin will work alongside Urvish K. Shah, M.D., and Aaron Brown, PA-C. Appointments with the gastroenterology team may be made by calling (269) 789-0025.

Almost from childhood, Noureldin enjoyed studying scientific subjects. When he was a teenager in high school, he elected to pursue the biological sciences rather than pursue his other artistic interests — although he nurtured those as well.

“My grandparents — especially my grandmother — would say, ‘I want you to be a physician like your dad’,” he said. “My dad was the first one in his family to finish high school and he was the first in the family to become a physician.” Noureldin’s father specialized in internal medicine and is now retired.

That family legacy was coupled with a personal dedication that became far more intense than any need to live up to others’ exceptions, he said.

“I had a very powerful desire to help people,” he said. “I still feel that.”

Noureldin enrolled in the University of Khartoum’s Faculty of Medicine, from which he graduated in 2012 with a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degree.

The family’s second-generation physician then became an inspiration, as some of Noureldin’s younger siblings followed in his footsteps, becoming choosing medical careers in their own right.

After coming to the United States in 2013, Noureldin earned a master of science degree in biomedical sciences and research in 2017 from the University of Toledo. He continued his studies as a research fellow at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center, and as a research fellow at the Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic.

Noureldin undertook residency training in internal medicine at Dearborn-based Beaumont Hospital, completing its program in 2020. In the same year, he earned an advanced certificate in medical education for medical educators from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

In June of this year, Noureldin completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Michigan’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Noureldin is certified to practice medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He’s additionally certified in basic life support and advanced cardiac life support. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American College of Physicians.

“Gastrointestinal disorders are often complex and require specialized knowledge and expertise for effective treatment,” Noureldin said. “Gastroenterology is a rapidly evolving field, with continuous advancements in diagnosis and treatment methods. I am eager to introduce the latest therapeutic strategies and endoscopic techniques to our community.”

While Noureldin was involved in his residency training at Dearborn, he met the woman who would become his wife, Nisreen, who works today as a cardiology nurse practitioner.

Noureldin’s youthful interest in art and drawing grew into a fascination with landscape photography, and these days he decorates his home with natural images he’s captured over the years. Noureldin also enjoys foreign travel — he has visited five continents — reading practical self-development books, and participating in outdoor sports such as biking and running.

Despite his global interests and background, Noureldin has felt an obligation to apply his medical knowledge in Michigan, he said.

“I was trained in medicine in Michigan and did my residency and fellowship in Michigan, so I wanted to pay back the people of Michigan,” he said.

“I found that Oaklawn was very community-based and the area it serves has a great need for gastroenterology,” he added. “I like the people there, the staff are well-trained and the administration has been very welcoming and supportive.”

In addition, Marshall’s location gave him a positive feeling. That’s a significant reason why Noureldin and his wife expect that they will move from their current home in Canton to the Marshall area within the coming year.

“In a more urban setting, it become less personal. You can do more things in a day here, and you can build relationships with your neighbors,” he said.

“At its core, gastroenterology is about enhancing patient well-being,” Noureldin said. “It allows us to directly impact and improve our patients’ lives, and I find it extremely rewarding to be part of this meaningful journey with them.”

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