We Together: A Communication of Stormont Vail Health
Dear Community Partners,
Here are today’s updates:
- Ahmed Khalafalla, M.D., Joins Stormont Vail Neurohospitalist Team
- Stormont Vail Welcomes Hospital Nocturnist Hossam Abed, M.D.
- Grand Opening: Stormont Vail Health Manhattan Campus
- “To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight
- Express Care Sports Physical Clinics
Ahmed Khalafalla, M.D., Joins Stormont Vail Neurohospitalist Team
Stormont Vail Health proudly announces that Ahmed Khalafalla, M.D., has joined our inpatient Neurohospitalist team at the Topeka Campus Hospital, 1500 S.W. 10th Ave.
Dr. Khalafalla was born in Egypt and grew up in a family of physicians. As a child, he saw their impact on the community and recalled how rewarding it was for them. This upbringing shaped his decision to enter medicine, while his keen interest in problem-solving led him to specialize in neurology.
“I chose neurology because it’s very challenging,” Dr. Khalafalla said. “When I approach a patient with a neurological condition, it’s like a puzzle that requires me to dig deeper to discover what’s wrong.”
Dr. Khalafalla moved to the United Arab Emirates and obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the College of Medicine, University of Sharjah. In 2018, he moved to the United States to complete his adult clinical neurology residency at the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute in Houston, Texas. This experience played a formative role in Dr. Khalafalla’s approach to medicine.
“Surprisingly, the most exciting part of my training wasn’t the medical aspect,” Dr. Khalafalla said. “It was mainly talking to family, teaching the patients, and educating their caregivers and family members about the condition and how they can cope with it at home. Neurology mainly deals with patients with cognitive challenges or mobility issues. As a result, they depend on their caregivers or family members to complete typical day-to-day activities. So I’m very inspired by caregivers and the amount of support that they do for their loved ones.”
As an internal neurohospitalist with Stormont Vail, Dr. Khalafalla’s perspective and empathy will significantly elevate patients’ experience during some of their most trying moments. “I want patients and their families to know that I’m going to provide not only the best medical management but also sympathy, support, and knowledge about what’s going on with their loved ones,” he said.
Stormont Vail Welcomes Hospital Nocturnist Hossam Abed, M.D.
Stormont Vail Health welcomes Dr. Hossam Abed as the hospital’s newest nocturnist. As a nocturnist specializing in internal medicine, Dr. Abed provides overnight care in the Topeka Campus Hospital, 1500 S.W. 10th Ave.
Dr. Abed was born and raised in Jordan, where he obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Mu’tah University Medical School. At Hamad Medical Corporation, a clinical affiliate of Weill Cornell-Q Medical College in Qatar, he completed his internal medicine residency and received his certification through the Arab Board of Medicine.
“I spent most of my life in medicine. I graduated from university in 2013 and have done internal medicine since then. I really like it; I like helping people, seeing a variety of different cases and diagnoses and getting to help those people,” he said.
Dr. Abed moved to the United States to continue his education and career path. He attended Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey, where he completed his postgraduate training through the Internal Medicine Residency Program at New York Medical College. While there, Dr. Abed was elected as a Chief Resident. He is certified by both the Arab and American Boards of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and the Jordanian Medical Association.
Dr. Abed enjoys traveling, exploring different cultures, and meeting new people. This interest motivated him to move to Kansas with his family to explore a slower change of pace and enjoy new experiences living in a different part of the country. As a nocturnal hospitalist, Dr. Abed’s desire to help others keeps him focused on patient-centered care. It also helps him stay mindful of the importance of teamwork and collaboration across the healthcare system.
Grand Opening: Stormont Vail Health Manhattan Campus
Please join us next week in Manhattan to celebrate the grand opening of Stormont Vail Health’s newest campus! All team members and family are invited to join us on Aug. 17 from 4-6 p.m. for a sneak peek of the Manhattan Campus. Take a tour, enjoy treats and refreshments from Radina’s Coffeehouse, meet the team, and learn about the state-of-the-art amenities in this building. We also invite you back the following day as we host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. to celebrate this milestone.
The building is located at 1325 Research Park Drive – it’s on top of the hill on Manhattan Avenue, once you’re on that road – you can’t miss it!
“To Your Health” on WIBW-TV Tonight
Keeping young athletes safe as sports practices are starting up is the topic of tonight’s WIBW “To Your Health.” Dr. Randall Schumacher, pediatrician, will share information about hydration, injury prevention and how parents and guardians can help keep active children healthy. The segment will air at 10 p.m. on WIBW-TV, Channel 13. The segment will typically repeat at 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Fridays on 13 News This Morning and be posted on wibw.com.
Express Care Sports Physical Clinics
Cotton O’Neil Express Care is holding our annual Sports Physical Clinic Aug. 10, 11, 14 and 15 from 5-77 p.m. and Aug. 12 and 13 from Noon-4 p.m. at the North Fielding location. You can have your middle school or high school athlete examined and get cleared by one of our medical professionals.
**All physical exams will be billed through insurance as a regular visit copay.**