CMC welcomes Vascular Surgeon Toufic Imam, MD, to The Surgical Care Group

Toufic Imam, MD, has joined the Vascular Surgery Team of The Surgical Care Group at Catholic Medical Center (CMC) in Manchester, NH

Published 9/8/2015

Tufic Imam, MD, has joined the Vascular Surgery Team of The Surgical Care Group at Catholic Medical Center (CMC) in Manchester, NH. Imam is American board certified in general surgery and a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society for Vascular Surgery and the Syrian Doctors Association. Although Imam is a qualified general surgeon as well, he takes more of an interest in all forms of vascular procedures.  Between all vascular surgeries, he finds a special interest in aortic aneurysms and carotid disease.  
Imam is patient-centered in his approach to treatment planning by taking time to listen to a patient’s concerns and questions. “I like to show patients diagrams or animations to go along with explanations so that patients and families truly understand the disease process and treatment options.” Imam also stresses the importance of involving patients and their families in the medical decision making process. 
Imam attended medical school at Tishreen University in Lattakia, Syria. He completed a general surgery residency at Drexel University College of Medicine, located in Philadelphia, PA. He then completed his vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, TN. 
He has completed academic research in Virtual Education and Surgical Simulation Laboratory as a surgical research assistant at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. Imam worked with the Syrian Red Crescent/ Red Cross after medical school in Syria to help with the medical care of the Lebanese refugees of war. 
Imam is fluent in both Arabic, and English. His pastimes include playing the piano and listening to classical music. He loves spending time with his wife and two little girls and defines himself as an extroverted person. He wanted to become a doctor from a young age and recounts on playing doctor as being one of his favorite childhood games. Imam favored biology in school and loved studying how the body worked. Carried over from his childhood, Imam stresses the importance of the patient receiving excellent  care and seeing the results they wanted.