Dr. Sameena Zahoor obtained her bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and her Medical degree from Wayne State School of Medicine. As a medical student she helped to establish the Islamic Medical Students’ Association; organized their first Islamic Art exhibition; worked to bring in various Muslim speakers to address the school body; and regularly contributed articles to the WSU Medical School’s newspaper.
Over the years, Dr. Zahoor has participated in various interfaith presentations in the community and was one of several professionals featured in CAIR-MI’s 2011 billboard and Internet campaign, designed to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks by highlighting the service of Michigan Muslims to the nation. In 2012, Dr. Zahoor and her husband became licensed foster parents, providing a home for several Muslim foster children over the last several years. In 2016, she co-founded the Muslim Foster Care Association and used her experiences to speak on several panel presentations raising awareness of this important issue to the Muslim community.
Dr. Zahoor is the mother of 3 children, currently working as a Family Physician in a private practice, and regularly volunteering at the Hope Medical clinic in Wayne that provides free primary medical care to uninsured and underinsured patients. She recently joined ING Midwest to help promote cultural understanding and mutual respect among all faiths.