Dr. Sarafa graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English Literature. While working part time, and attending the University of Michigan Medical School full time, he won the prestigious Rotary Ambassador of Goodwill Scholarship which allowed him to attend the University of Edinburgh, Scotland UK, on a full scholarship, to pursue an advanced degree in Literature. He was the first medical student of the University of Michigan to complete another degree while matriculated.
Dr. Sarafa then enrolled in the Family Medicine Residency Program at the renowned Oregon Health Sciences University. While there he provided emergency medical relief under the auspices of the United Nations with Medical Teams International in Skroder, Albania, for the Kosovar Refugees.
In 1999 he became a Board Certified Family Physician, and completed his Academic Medicine Fellowship the following year at the University of Michigan, while training residents at Henry Ford Health Systems. He has experience in teaching a broad array of learners from high school students to holistic medicine practitioners, in addition to allopathic and osteopathic residents.
He has his own consulting practice for healthcare and other groups involved in strategic collaboration from a medical perspective, as well as a robust clinical practice.
He has since had successful practices in urban and suburban outpatient, inpatient, senior residences, independent living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities and psychiatric hospitals, as well as volunteer work with refugees and the underserved here and abroad.
Dr. Sarafa is kind, compassionate and enjoys spending time with his patients and getting to know them on a personal level. Dr. Sarafa enjoys reading and spending quality time with his wife and four young children.
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