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Dr. Tamer Elsayed joined the College’s Department of Family Medicine as an assistant professor. In addition to participating in the clinical education of medical students and residents, he sees patients in University Medical Center’s Family Medicine Clinic.

Some 2 decades ago, Tamer Elsayed arrived in California from his native Egypt on a 6-month tourist visa. He was 18, penniless, and looking for a world-class education in the United States. And he was willing to do almost anything to get one.


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Dr. Tamer Elsayed received his bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly Pomona and master’s and doctorate degrees from Caltech—the number one ranked university in the world—all in mechanical engineering. He has published more than 30 scientific papers in the fields of computational solid mechanics and high performance computing, and his work has been widely referenced by fellow academics in various scientific journals and conferences.