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The Tarik F. Ibrahim Fund

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Tarik Fikry Ibrahim was a neurosurgeon at Loyola University in Chicago who was to begin a specialization in base-of-skull surgery before his unexpected passing. He chose to challenge himself with a demanding specialty in order to help those suffering with such devastating afflictions. While his accomplishments spoke for themselves, those who knew him best remarked on his warmth and compassion. The Tarik F. Ibrahim, MD Fund supports a Schweitzer Fellow who has proposed to work with refugees or immigrants, honoring Dr. Ibrahim’s calling of ensuring the health and well-being of underserved populations.

 This fund was started by a Fellow for Life who was deeply inspired by Dr. Ibrahim’s life: “The legacy that I want to share about Tarik Fikry Ibrahim is that he was the most selfless person I've ever met. His character and accomplishments were undoubtedly a reflection of the love and support he received throughout his life from his parents Drs. Mona Rizk Ibrahim and Fikry Ibrahim. He was so giving of himself to others in every aspect of his life. Treating his friends and family with love, care and compassion was instinctive to him, as it was to treat strangers like friends, as it was to offer himself in the little free time he had to be of service to others and help mentor medical students and younger residents. He never once complained about the hours he worked or how little time he had to himself. He truly enjoyed being a doctor and caring for the sick. It was his calling. It brought him joy and filled him with life.”

To contribute to the Tarik F. Ibrahim Fund, click here.

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