Zainab Farzal, MD

Conference Co-Chair

Email: conference@amwa-resident.org

Zainab graduated from UT-Southwestern Medical Center in 2016 with a Distinction in Research. She is currently a surgeon-scientist track Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery resident at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She completed a BS in Chemistry with minors in Human Rights, Mathematics, and French from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. She is passionate about surgery, human rights, the advancement of women especially in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and medicine), and exploring and address sex bias in research.

As a research track resident, Zainab is completing an NIH T-32 research training post-doctoral fellowship in the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) lab at UNC analyzing airflow-associated changes in the nasal cavity, sinuses, and anterior skull base in various pathologies. Her clinical research interests include assessing sex bias, surgical and reconstructive techniques in anterior skull base surgery, pediatric hearing loss, and cleft lips and palates. She will be obtaining her MPH during her research time.

Zainab has been involved in AMWA leadership since medical school serving as the Vice-Chair of Mentorship and Community Service. She hopes to continue to augment the quality of the AMWA national conference program in her role as a co-conference chair.

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