Ziad is a second year medical student at Harvard Medical School. He was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, and graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York in Spring 2021 with a BS in biomedical engineering. During his time in New York City, Ziad merged his skills in languages and his passion for medicine by working as a medical interpreter. As an interpreter at Mount Sinai, Ziad worked with non-English speaking immigrant communities of New York to help them overcome linguistic barriers and receive more equitable care. Working as a medical interpreter with the Immigrants Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School, Merging engineering and medicine, he worked for two summers at Owkin, a biotechnology startup in New York that uses artificial intelligence and deep learning to find quantitative solutions to medical challenges.
Ziad is interested in pursuing a residency in psychiatry, focusing on neuromodulation such as TMS as a therapeutic intervention to treat mental illness. Ziad is involved in neurocircuitry research focusing on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as a treatment of depression. Talk to Ziad if you have questions about financial aid at medical schools, medical school experience and more!