DrBeen Instructors

Mobeen Syed

CEO and Founder, DrBeen

Mobeen Syed is a physician. He graduated from King Edward Medical University in 1994. After practicing clinical medicine for a few years, he continued his studies in Computer Science with the goal of merging innovative technologies and healthcare. Dr. Mobeen's dedication for teaching began at Horizon Medical Institute.

Dr. Mobeen's unique skillset as a physician and software engineer enabled him to innovate several products, including a portable 3D ultrasound system designed by MediTeQ RI. His experience as a high tech executive includes time at Staples, Kohl's, Rue Lala, Gemvara, TJX, and most recently e-commerce giant, PayPal.

Dr. Mobeen's dedication to innovative and pioneering medical education has been a mainstay in his life. At DrBeen Corp, he strives to create a managed marketplace for medical providers that enables them to learn medicine in conjunction with new technologies.

Dr. Mobeen loves painting, music, medical illustrations, teaching, reading, and playing ping-pong. Dr. Mobeen, his wife Hina, and his two sons, currently live in the heart of Silicon Valley, Cupertino, California.

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Sameer Islam, M.D., M.B.A.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Texas Tech University School of Medicine

Sameer Islam M.D., MBA is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and a Consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Texas Tech University Health Science Center.

Luis A. Verduzco, M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Luis A. Verduzco M.D., is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree with distinction from Yale University and then went on to medical school at Harvard, having graduated as an Arthur Lehman and LInnane Scholar. Dr. Verduzco received his residency training at Stanford and was elected chief resident during his final year. He stayed at Stanford for critical care fellowship training. He is a former Academy of Achievement Student Delegate and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellow. Dr. Verduzco has authored multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed manuscripts, with primary authorships in prestigious journals such as Stroke and Blood. He is an avid learner who practices evidence-based medicine and enjoys teaching.

Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb is an ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external disease, cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Al-Mohtaseb earned her medical degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine and was elected Chief Resident in her final year of training. She completed a fellowship in cornea/external disease, cataract & refractive surgery at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL. Dr. Al- Mohtaseb has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters and has presented her research at multiple national meetings.

Ana Maria Crawford, M.D.

M.D., M.Sc.

Dr. Ana Maria Crawford practices both Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. In addition to her clinical practice, she has spent the majority of her career in academic settings teaching and lecturing trainees, nurses, respiratory therapists, anesthesia technicians, colleagues, and medical students from varied backgrounds. She has won several teaching and leadership awards and has been invited as a guest lecturer at several medical conferences. Dr. Crawford also works in Global Health to develop and improve teaching programs in lower resourced countries across the globe. She has a strong interest in building equity to access in learning in order to improve the safety and efficacy of health care. Dr. Crawford loves to teach and is thrilled to contribute to he DrBeen team.

Ahmed Zaafran, M.D.

Vice President Medical Affairs, DrBeen Corp Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Stanford University School of Medicine

Ahmed Zaafran, M.D., is a board certified anesthesiologist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at The University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine in anesthesiology prior to moving to Stanford University School of Medicine as faculty in 2012. In 2013, he completed his Certification in Entrepreneurship and Global Innovation through the Graduate School of Business (GSB) Stanford Ignite Program. He is a partner with Spire Ventures, an international network of life science experts who work with selected early stage companies to provide them strategic guidance and development support. He is currently the Director of Development for Stanford Medicine X-Middle East Region, and a team member of Stanford Healthcare Innovation.

Adam Jones, M.D.

M.D., MSc, BSc, PgCert

Dr. Adam Lee Jones M.D., MSc, BSc, PgCert is a doctor from the United Kingdom. In addition to his clinical practice, he is a medical lecturer at Cardiff University and an anatomy demonstrator at Birmingham University. Dr. Jones has a strong interest in medical science, psychiatry and public health. He enjoys teaching and utilises animated medical illustration to teach.

Zeshaan Maan, M.D.

Medical Director Surgery DrBeen, Plastic Surgery Resident Stanford

Dr. Zeshaan Maan is a Plastic Surgery Resident at Stanford University and recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Hagey Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine under the mentorship of Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner. He moved to the UK after graduating from Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California and received his medical degree from King’s College London School of Medicine. During his Core Surgical Training, he also gained a master’s degree in Surgical Technology from Imperial College London, was inducted as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and published a medical education textbook. Dr. Maan has received a number of awards for his work. Because of his interest in entrepreneurship and medical education, Dr. Maan joined the DrBeen team.

Ahmad Sheikh, M.D.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinical Advisor, Basic and Clinical Sciences

Ahmad Sheikh, M.D., FACS is a practicing Cardiothoracic Surgeon. He is certified by the American board of Thoracic Surgery and specializes in all forms of adult cardiac surgery, including minimally invasive mitral valve repair and complex aortic work. He also maintains his board certification in General Surgery. Dr. Sheikh earned his medical degree at University of California San Francisco. He received his general surgery training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sheikh then completed his fellowships in cardiothoracic surgery, thoracic transplantation and mechanical support at Stanford University. Dr. Sheikh has authored numerous abstracts, chapters, and peer-reviewed journals in the areas of heart failure, transplantation, cardiac stem cell therapy, and medical education. He has a keen interest in novel methods of medical education and recently published a manuscript on the use of wearable technology as a surgical training adjunct. Dr. Sheikh has also pursued formal training in medical education through the Masters of Education in the Health Professionals Program at Johns Hopkins University.

Tim Wang, M.D.

Instructor, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Program Director Musculoskeletal System

Tim Wang, M.D., graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and completed residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. He is currently pursuing further specialization in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the renowned Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Wang is a leader in Musculoskeletal Digital Education, having previously collaborated with two other startups innovating in online teaching.

Rebecca Rogers, DNPC, FNP-BC, APRN, MSN.

Samuel Meritt University

Rebecca is a Doctoral Candidate at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland CA, where she currently resides as the Assistant Director of the Graduate Division Family Nurse Practitioner Program, leading up the Sacramento Campus, and is also a Graduate Assistant Professor. She is a Fellow from Duke University in Leadership, and holds a Post-Masters Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is Nationally Board Certified as an FNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is currently conducting research on The Effects of Decrease in Readmission and Mortality for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in an Outpatient Model of Transitional Care. She is expected to defend her research and complete her Doctorate in 2017. Her focus in Pulmonary Medicine and with COPD patients is a passion for her professionally and personally. She is experienced in Critical Care Medicine, Infectious Disease and Sleep Medicine, as well as Hospital Based Medicine. She has a lengthy Nursing background in Nursing Leadership, as well as Disease and Population Management, Cardiology, Pediatrics and Intensive Care Nursing. Rebecca loves spending time with her family, traveling and painting. She loves exploring the Napa and Sonoma regions, as well as spending time in the San Diego and La Jolla regions of Southern California.

Micah Anderson

Associate Marriage Family Therapist

Micah is an empathic marriage family therapist intern with a humanistic-existential approach, offering over 7 years experience with both group facilitation, couples work, and one-on-ones. His strengths include mindfulness-based interventions, trauma and crisis, at-risk and incarcerated youth, and Muslim outreach. Born in Connecticut, Micah Anderson spent several of his teen years in and out of placements. After years involved in 12-step fellowship, followed by extensive travel overseas searching for a spiritual path, he began a personal meditation practice in the early 1990s. Since then, he taught retreats and led trainings on mindfulness and emotional literacy in five countries, and leads a weekly meditation group in the Bay Area. Micah is the Director of Wellness at Ta'leef Collective, a semi-sacred space and community center for Muslims with campuses in both the Bay Area and Chicago. He is also a Program Director for the Mind Body Awareness Project, an Oakland, CA.-based non-profit that provides mindfulness and emotional literacy groups to incarcerated youth. He is currently collecting BBS hours under both sites, running groups as well as providing psychotherapy for both individuals, families, and couples. Micah lives in Oakland, CA. with his wife and two children, and has an M.A. in Psychology/Counseling from Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology).

Hatem Abou Sayed, M.D., M.B.A.

Faculty, Surgery

Tim A. Sayed, M.D., MBA is a board certified plastic surgeon, software developer and healthcare technology consultant with over a decade's experience in clinical practice. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, after undergoing medical school and rigorous training at two of the country's most prestigious institutions of surgical education: Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School) and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). A leader among his peers, he graduated as the top student in the largest high school class in Texas before graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Berkeley. Dr. Sayed also completed the top-ranked Executive MBA Program at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. This unique background positions him well as an expert on the interface of technology and healthcare. Dr. Sayed is a regular professional expert in radio, print and television journalism pieces.

Mir M. Alikhan, M.D.

University of Texas Medical School

Mir M. Alikhan graduated from the University of Texas Medical School. Mir served as chief medical resident at Boston University Medical Center. Mir underwent Pulmonary & Critical Care fellowship training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is now board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, & Critical Care Medicine.

Donna S. Pratt MSN APRN FNP/C

Instructor Nursing and NP Programs

Donna has been a board-certified family nurse practitioner (FNP) since October 2018 when Donna sat for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Exam. Donna is currently employed for the Texas Medical Group in Jerrell Medical Clinic. Since April 2019, Donna has been mentoring with Dr. Ramiro Pena a board-certified surgeon, family practice provider for over 20 years, ordained minister, and retired professor. Donna is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Donna grew up in Preston County, West Virginia and relocated to Copperas Cove, Texas in 2017. Donna works in central Texas as a registered nurse, family nurse practitioner, and an educator at DrBeen.com. She founded a social media group to help nurse practitioner students find clinical site preceptors on Facebook in 2015. The Practicing NP’s willing to Precept NP students for Clinicals site has grown to over 5500 nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students since its inception. Donna also interview with the founder of NPHUB as a healthcare hero on Facebook live. Donna enjoys learning and helping her patients care for themselves more effectively through patient education. Donna prefers to practice in rural areas because they remind her of the area of Appalachia she grew up in as a child. Donna volunteers her time to help future nurse practitioner students find preceptors and teaches whenever she can. Donna graduated nursing school as an associate degree nurse in 1998 from Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Donna went on to obtain her second nursing degree a Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2013 with Cum Laude Honors from Ohio University while working full time as a registered nurse. Donna obtained her Master’s in Nursing with international Honours from the Golden Key Honour Society as a Nurse Practitioner focus in November 2016. Donna’s experience includes nursing in the following areas: Medical Surgical, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Oncology, Wound Care, Home Health and Infusion, Special needs group home children and adults, intensive care, emergency room nursing, travel nursing, rehabilitation, renal transplant, teaching, and employee health, and private duty nursing. Donna enjoys teaching her patients how to stay healthier by practicing upstream, chronic and preventive care management. During her free time, Donna enjoys spending time with her husband, David, of 36 years, traveling, camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Anam Tariq, DO, MHS

Internist, Nephrologist

Dr. Anam Tariq is a board-certified Internist, completing her Nephrology fellowship this year at the Johns Hopkins and is concurrently completing a Masters in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, Maryland. She has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for research on nutrition/metabolomics and cardiovascular disease in the kidney-disease populations. She is currently a clinical-researcher and educator. She wants to pursue an academic career and continue teaching. Dr. Tariq has always had a passion for service; in her teenage years she worked for the World Health Organization in refugee camps and clinics in Pakistan, focusing on primary care, vaccinations, nutrition and preventive medicine. She has also traveled to Honduras and Dominican Republic on medical relief trips, delivering medications to free health clinics, performing first aid, serving as first responder and teaching hygiene practices. Her volunteer work has been recognized nationally and she has been awarded Presidential award from George W. Bush for the recognition of devoted service through national organizations, such as the Veterans Affairs and the American Osteopathic Association.