Suzanne Barakat

Suzanne Barakat

Suzanne Barakat, MD, Board Chair at Our Three Winners Foundation

Suzanne was born and raised in North Carolina, and attended UNC Chapel Hill for undergrad and medical school. She completed her residency training in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at UCSF San Francisco General Hospital.
Prior to residency, Suzanne worked at a makeshift polyclinic serving 20,000 refugees along the Turkey-Syria border. She also conducted research on gestational diabetes and postpartum mental health outcomes in low-income Latina women, and translated an online mood screener into Arabic, the results of which contributed to a first-of-its-kind mental health assessment of Arabic-speaking communities worldwide. She is passionate about women’s health, mental health, global health, and social justice. She currently works as a hospitalist, laborist, and outpatient clinic provider in Oakland, CA.
In 2015, Suzanne’s youngest brother Deah, his wife Yusor, and Yusor’s sister Razan, were murdered execution-style in their Chapel Hill apartment, in a hate crime committed by a neighbor who’d professed to disliking the way they looked. In the wake of her family’s tragedy, Suzanne has become a prominent voice against the rising tide of Islamophobia.
Suzanne currently serves as Board Chair of Our Three Winners Foundation.

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