August 5, 2019
Dr. Tamer Elsayed was named director of The University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency, which is operated by the College of Community Health Sciences. In the role, he will be responsible for the overall operation of the residency, including resident recruitment and selection, residency teaching and scholarly activities, supervision of residents, resident education in the context of patient care, and ensuring compliance with accreditation requirements.
Elsayed has been serving as interim residency director for the past year and before that held the role of assistant director of the residency. The UA Family Medicine Residency is one of the oldest and largest family medicine residencies in the US, training 48 residents per year and having graduated nearly 500 family medicine physicians. Elsayed earned a bachelor’s degree in medicine and a master’s degree in internal medicine from the Medical School, Cairo University, Egypt, where he graduated with honors. He also received an Award of Excellence from the Kuwait Ministry of Health. He completed his residency training at the UA Family Medicine Residency, where he received the outstanding research award for an influenza vaccine acceptance study. His current research interests include transitional interprofessional care, Hepatitis C, and hypertension screening, diagnosis and treatment. Elsayed joined the College as assistant professor of family medicine in 2014. In addition to participating in the clinical education of medical students and residents, he cares for patients in the Family Medicine Clinic of University Medical Center, which is operated by the College. Elsayed is co-director of the College’s Emergency Medicine Fellowship. In addition, he has completed year-long faculty development fellowships at the University of North Carolina and the National Institute of Program Directors through the Academy of Family Medicine.