Ahmed Allawi, M.D. General Surgery Chief

Ahmed Allawi, M.D. was born in Baghdad, Iraq to his parents Isam Allawi and Wajida Al-Saadi. Growing up along with his older sister and two younger brothers, they were taught the values of hard work and the importance of academic achievements. 

He finished his high school in Baghdad at a younger age compared to his peers and went to medical school at the University of Al-Mustansiriyah. After that Ahmed started working as a physician for the Iraqi Ministry of Health when he travelled all over the country to accomplish multiple rotations. Challenging security situations in Iraq at that time affected him, and he decided to flee to Jordan where he joined a general surgery residency in Amman. Two years into his residency he decided to go back to Iraq where he completed his training. 

Ahmed made his greatest decision in life when he asked Mina to marry him during his third year in residency and the two welcomed their first son, Yazin, about a year after their marriage.

Ahmed gratitude towards Mina

After finishing his residency in Iraq, he worked as a board certified surgeon in Al-Kindy Teaching Hospital in Baghdad before he was then offered a special immigration visa to the United States, where he decided to start a new chapter of his life.

A message of gratitude

Upon entering the United States, Ahmed began working at the Medical University of South Carolina as a research coordinator while studying hard to qualify his medical degree It was during this time, he and Mina welcomed their second son, Zaid. Ahmed was fortunate enough to join the General Surgery Residency Program at MUSC where he was afforded the opportunity to receive two years of credit for his previous experience. 

He is very grateful to all his mentors and friends for their support and help.

Ahmed is very excited to start a one-year fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. 

A message of gratitude


A selection of photos