Radiologist travels more than 6,000 miles to share knowledge, treat patients

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Interventional radiologist Sherif Nour, MD, of Emory Radiology in Atlanta had a memorable homecoming of sorts after a high-ranking health official in Egypt invited him to teach and demonstrate image-guided percutaneous liver tumor ablation in several locations in that country.

Nour completed his medical education in Cairo, and his parents still live there, Emory University’s news center reports.  

“It’s gratifying to become an expert, but the real joy comes with using your expertise to help those who otherwise wouldn’t have access to care, Nour says. “We directly treated underserved patients, and then we began building the capacity of the radiologists [in Egypt] to provide this life-saving treatment for their own patients.”

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