Growing up in the Midwest, Wasim Dar was surrounded by physicians. His father was a pulmonary critical care doctor, and many of his father’s friends were doctors as well. “They seemed to lead interesting lives, so that intrigued me,” Dar says.
Dar chose to pursue a career in transplant surgery because “it was the hardest thing I could have done. To do it well is very demanding. I like that,” he adds.
In his spare time, Dar bikes and writes poetry. He holds undergraduate degrees in Near Eastern Languages and Literature and Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. “I grew up in a household that pushed literacy and literature, and I’m glad for it,” he says.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2000
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, 2010
Emory University, 2012