Muhtasham Sifaat

Clinical-Related Experience

Volunteer Medical Scribe & Front Desk – Primary Care

Knoxville Shifa Clinic, Knoxville TN

September 2019 – Present

  • Document charts during patient visits at the Knoxville Shifa Clinic, a Medical Clinic in downtown Knoxville that provide free primary care for patients at the age of 16 and above. Responsibilities include writing the HPI, Physical Exams, Plan & Assessment on AthenaNet EMR 
  • Manage front desk responsibilities on non-scribe clinic days. Responsibilities include scheduling patients on walk-in basis, and scanning lab findings into patient charts on AthenaNet EMR

Medical Scribe – Neurology

Promedica Neuroscience Center with iScribeMD, Toledo OH

October 2018 – August 2019 (600+ hours)

  • Documented charts during patient visits at the Promedica Neuroscience Center Movement Disorder Clinic. Responsibilities includes writing HPI, Physical Exams, Plan & Assessment, as well as retrieving lab findings and scanned documents for providers

Physician Shadowing – Cardiology

Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH

December 2017 (50 hours)

  • Attended rounds with the Cardiology team, morning seminars, and EKG practice workshops during the time of the shadowing

Hospital Volunteer – Emergency

Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Fall 2011 – Spring 2012 (100 hours)

  • Shadowed emergency physicians volunteered at the Long Island College Hospital Emergency Department
  • Attended to patients for their comfort needs, assisted transporting patients throughout the hospital, and transported specimen to pathology lab

Research-Related Experience

Graduate Researcher

Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, University of Toledo
Fall 2017 – August 2018

● Investigated the role of circular RNA in rat models of hypertension in Dr. Bina
Joe’s, Ph.D., FAHA, lab

Research Assistant

BioMimetic & Cognitive Robotics (BCR) Lab, Brooklyn College
Summer 2014

● Assisted research on crustacean vision and animal behavior at the Brooklyn College
BCR lab using robotic, computer, and designed experimental simulations

NSF REU Researcher

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate (NSF REU) in
Neuroscience Program, Brooklyn College
Spring 2014

● Conducted an independent research project in the field of neuroscience (supported
by NSF Grant Award #1156870) over 16 weeks under the mentorship of the
program mentors

Additional Experience

Assistant Wrestling Coach

An-Noor Academy, Knoxville TN

January 2020 – Present

  • Assistant wrestling coach for a 6-week pilot program to teach students of An-Noor Academy (grades K-8th grade) the basics of folklore-style wrestling


DDB Health, LLC (Formerly Flashpoint Medica, LLC)

April 2016 – July 2017

  • Full-time employment contracted under Novartis Oncology for writing healthcare professional-directed advertisement for two breast cancer drug accounts: Afinitor (everolimus) and Tykerb (lapatinib)
  • Wrote copy for the production of print and digital materials of promotional, educational, information for patient support and management of dosing and adverse event purposes

Editorial Intern

The Tempest, LLC (Formerly Coming of Faith, LLC)

Fall 2014

  • Interned for the Editorial team of The Tempest (Coming of Faith, LLC), a multimedia company that aims to provide minority voices a platform for them to share their stories related to faith, race, identity and gender

Club President

Muslim Students Association (MSA) Club, Lehman College

Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

  • Led the club executive board to oversee club affairs. Conducted weekly meetings, semester events, and regular club activities to serve the Lehman student life

Marketing Organizer

MIST NY Interscholastic Tournament, New York, NY

Fall 2011- Summer 2014

  • Managed the MIST New York Regional Marketing Committee by overseeing and organizing basketball tournaments and pre-tournament pep rally events and connecting with inner-city high schools
  • Presented informational sessions at inner-city high schools about MIST (Muslim Interscholastic Tournament), a non-profit organization that aims to empower high school students for their talents in the arts and sciences both at a regional and national level

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