NTX Magazine Volume 2 - Page 48

Industry Spotlight Health Care in Dallas-Fort Worth to seek medical attention specifically from us.” One area from which Nazario sees many international patients is his own native Puerto Rico. “It helps that we are culturally diverse and have a strong Hispanic presence among the physicians in our program,” he said. International Excellence There are many factors that lead to an individual’s decision to relocate to North Texas, and like many other industries, these factors for Dr. Muhanned Abu-Hijleh, an associate professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, included a balance between a challenging, yet supportive work environment and a strong quality of life for his family. Abu-Hijleh found both in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. “I knew about UT Southwestern and North Texas from the excellent international and national reputation, and from family and friends in the area,” said Abu-Hijleh, who graduated medical school at the University of Jordan. “I was looking for a well-known academic program with a busy clinical service, as well as a place that will provide the best possible options for my family and help me push my career to the next level. I found all of this at UT Southwestern and the North Texas area.” Abu-Hijleh said that North Texas is an area that is very supportive to both patients and the heal