OCAHU is gearing up for the holidays! The enthusiasm of charitable giving is all around us this holiday season. Because of the special energy in the air, we are holding a very special program this month. The OCAHU Board of Directors decided to help children, who because of medical setbacks, are spending the holidays in the hospital. Our friends at Kaiser Permanente stepped in to assist and host the event.
We are asking two things of you to help us fulfill our mission this holiday season:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Kaiser Permanente - Anaheim Medical Center3430 E. La Palma - Anaheim
Medical Office Building 2 | 4th Floor | Room CC2
Registration 11:00 AM
OCAHU Business | Buffet and Lunch: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Speaker Presentation: 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Cost to Attend: $25 Member | $50 Non-Member
Speaker: Afif Haitham El-Hasan, MD
Pediatrics - Kaiser Permanente
I was born in Southern California, and lived here most of my life. I received a bachelor's degree in psychobiology at UCLA, and attended medical school at St. Louis University. I returned to California for my pediatrics residency at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and then joined Kaiser Permanente.
The field of pediatrics is a celebration of the milestones of childhood and healing illness. My first experience in pediatrics was in medical school, when I revived a newborn baby that was blue and limp. I wanted to be a pediatrician from that moment on. My patients range from newborns to 17 year-olds. I have a special interest in asthma. I currently serve on the State Board of the American Lung Association, and am also a volunteer at the Air Quality Management District on the Environmental Justice Committee that addresses air quality disparities in low-income areas. I have an interest in Culturally Responsive Care, and enjoy giving lectures on various topics of healthcare, both in the community and at Kaiser Permanente. The highest honor is to be trusted with a family's most precious asset - their children, and I take that responisbility very seriously.
I believe very deeply that life is a gift to be enjoyed to the fullest. Like everyone, else, I strive to find balance between family life, work life, and wellness. My favorite moments are spent with my lovely wife and three daughters. I love to travel with my family, and I also have a great passion for nature. I love all activities that involve the ocean, whether hiking along the coastline with my wife, fishing, boating, snorkeling, or just looking out over the water. For me, thriving is caring for the people that you love, caring about your personal wellbeing, and protecting the beautiful world we call our home.
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