Khalid A. Shalaby, MBBCh

Khalid A. Shalaby, MBBCh


Khalid is a Chief Medical Resident at the University of Connecticut. He grew up in Benha, Egypt, and attended medical school at Ain Shams University in Cairo, where he gained a passion for Hematology/Oncology. He completed a Cancer Biology & Therapeutics graduate program at Harvard Medical School while honing his skills as a research intern at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He found a new home in the internal medicine residency program at the University of Connecticut. Khalid has special interests in medical education, clinical reasoning, and blood donation, and is excited to start a Hematology/Oncology fellowship at UB/Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in July 2022. Outside of work, Khalid loves spending time with his wife, Noha, exploring Connecticut trails, cooking, and watching and playing soccer. He won’t pass on a conversation about Dostoevsky’s work, the Hamilton musical, Manchester United, Milwaukee Bucks, or the daily wordle.

All posts by Khalid A. Shalaby, MBBCh

August 4th, 2022

Uncertainty in Medicine — The “July Effect” and Beyond

When I first started residency, I was uncertain and hesitant with most of my clinical decisions. As medical students, we gain considerable knowledge through our medical school curriculum. But gaining knowledge and applying it to practice are two different sets of skills. Because I followed medical school graduation by a hiatus doing bench research, I […]

June 22nd, 2022

In a Digital World, Is “Legwork” Obsolete?

Our 2021 class of interns was the first in our institution not to receive good old pagers. Many institutions around the country are following suit. This marks a milestone in the advancement of how we communicate in medicine. Gone are the days when residents had to step on toes as they left from the middle […]

May 10th, 2022

“Look at Me …”: The Problem with Clinical Documentation

It was a couple of months into my second year of internal medicine residency. One of my patients canceled a 4 pm appointment. The spot was immediately filled with an urgent visit by another patient in our clinic. I had been working on improving my efficiency in the clinical setting since the start of my […]

April 13th, 2022

A Glimpse of Being an IMG

“God on high, Hear my prayer In my need, You have always been there He is young, He’s afraid Let him rest, Heaven blessed Bring him home” Jean Valjean praying for Marius in Les Misérables I was back in my childhood bedroom on the outskirts of Cairo when I first met our wonderful executive editor and my fellow chief […]

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