Jamil Alhassan, MD

I grew up in Philadelphia, PA where I developed a passion for medicine and psychiatry in underserved populations. I studied Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. I then spent 2 years with Teach For America as a secondary life science teacher in Camden, NJ. Following this I took my experience of working with inner city youth to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where I became an Albert Schweitzer Fellow and started an afterschool program with 3 other medical students, entitled “Healthy Minds Academy” aimed at educating inner city youth in Pittsburgh about physical and mental health issues that plague their community.

Presently, my career interests include the integration of family medicine and psychiatry and working with underserved populations. This is what drew me the UCSD combined program. I was impressed with my time shadowing at St Vincent de Paul VFHC. I am excited to be able to work with the unique population at SVDP and am looking forward to joining the UCSD family. Out side of work I enjoy exercising, playing basketball, listening to music, comedy shows, and eating at new restaurants.