Sarmed S. Sami, MBChB, MRCP, PGCME, Ph.D., Consultant Gastroenterologist: Hi, my name is Dr Sarmed Sami. I'm a consultant gastroenterologists. So I see patients with digestive symptoms and conditions. I simply became a physician because, to me, I think it is the most satisfying job in the world to be able to help people feel better, either physically, mentally improve their health, is extremely satisfying for me. I did part of my training as a junior doctor at the Mayo Clinic in the States, and at that point I was exposed to the immense quality of care they provide to their patients. And really the main attraction for me is the way they are able to combine clinical practice excellence with research excellence and teaching and education excellence.
We see a lot of patients with complex problems. And the single most important thing for me that I want to achieve with my patients is to be able to listen to their problems, address their concerns and provide them with a management plan that addresses those issues and concerns. What I love most about my job is the ability to help patients and that feeling when the patient leaves the room after treatment or consultation, feeling better is extremely satisfying. The single most unique thing about Mayo Clinic, which patients should expect when they come through the door, is that their needs will come first. And that goes with the Mayo values of treating patients with respect, integrity and compassion.