Meet the Program Director and Team
Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at The Jewish Hospital Mercy Health. This innovative program combines both academic rigor with adequate work-life balance, which is essential for better patient care and outcomes. Our program’s residents have access to countless resources through our virtual library, enhancing their academic productivity. Located in the cozy, community-centric setting of Kenwood, Ohio, the hospital is home to a warm faculty and staff that are more than willing to learn from each other each day. The residents have their inpatient rotations at The Jewish Hospital, with ambulatory medicine rotations at our outpatient clinic.
For me personally, the hospital is a special place as it has a unique and rich history. Founded in 1850 to initially prevent deathbed conversions during a cholera pandemic, the hospital’s mission is “alleviating the indigent, poor [and] sick of the Jewish faith.” Indeed, I have had the privilege to care for all walks of life and ethnicities throughout my career. However, it was an exclusive honor to care for the numerous holocaust survivors in this community. Sadly, I’ve realized the reality of that opportunity will be less frequent over time. That is why when the opportunity comes, I remind our residents how essential patient encounter is, and how honored we are to have this community.
Our residents have gone on to work in both community and academic environments, fellowships, primary care and hospital medicine. However, my goal is not to secure our graduates into competitive fellowship programs. My desire is for our graduates to have a heightened awareness for self-improvement and compassion for treating their patients –to treat a patient as though they were caring for a family member. For prospective candidates, my personal requirements include a desire to help those who are ill and in need, and to understand that everyone you meet is fighting a more difficult battle.
Imran Naqvi MD, FACP
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Imran Naqvi, MD, FACP
Medical School: Saba University
As the vice president of medical affairs, I’ve enjoyed bridging gaps between graduate medical education and hospital administration. Nothing, however, gives me greater satisfaction than finding a unifying reason or diagnosis for the many problems our patients encounter. Outside of work, I am married to my wife, who is a pediatric ophthalmologist, and I have two daughters, Fatima and Sana. I enjoy powerlifting and have (unofficially) broken several records, along with my back.
Outpatient Clinic Director
Barry Brook, MD, FACP
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
My professional interests include teaching residents and medical students inpatient and outpatient. I have three children, all in medical professions – one GI doctor one pediatrician and one epidemiology doctor. I enjoy running and cycling.
Associate Program Directors
Robert Rubin, MD, FACP
Medical School: Andijan State Medical Institute
Professional interests include inpatient and outpatient medicine. I am married with two children and I love travelling. I am also an avid Los Angeles Lakers fan.
Mudher Al-Shathir, MD
Medical School: University of Baghdad
Professional interests include understanding hemodynamics in critically ill patients and helping to build a world class internal medicine program at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health. I am married and have two children, a 17-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter. I enjoy ping pong and social anthropology.
Theresa Adams, Program Manager