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New Doctor Joins AFM

Dr. Shaista Quddusi is a highly respected and experienced physician, having been in practice for over two decades. Her acclaimed career in medicine began in 1988, when she graduated with her Medical Degree from the Dow Medical College. After moving to the United States, Dr. Quddusi completed her internship, residency, and fellowship with the Cook County Hospital. Driven to further her knowledge and expertise, she undertook a further fellowship with the University of Washington.

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