Practicing medicine has been a calling for Amal Alyusuf, MD, MPH since she was eight years old, and this calling intensified when she immigrated to the United States with her family. She was born and raised in the small and beautiful island of Bahrain, studied medicine at the Arabian Gulf University, and did her Ophthalmology Residency training in Salmaniya Medical Complex in Bahrain. Due to political unrest, she had to leave the country overnight with her husband and two children for safety reasons. They feel deeply blessed and grateful to have found their new home in the U.S.
Soon after arriving, Dr. Alyusuf developed a passion for public health and helping people through life adversities. She completed her Master’s in Public Health at The George Washington University and volunteered in many different organizations to promote public health and health equity. To further her passion and continue to promote both individual and public health, she felt Family Medicine was best suited for her medical practice and completed her Family Medicine Residency in Roseburg, Oregon. While completing her residency, she developed an additional focus on promoting mental health for children and adolescents and was blessed with the opportunity to contribute to launching a social and emotional learning program for elementary school children in Yoncalla, Oregon, as well as the opportunity to serve rural Oregon during the COVID-19 pandemic in outpatient and inpatient settings.
In her free time, Dr. Alyusuf likes to hike, listen to music, practice Tai Chi and spend time with her husband, three children, and their Siamese cat, Marshmellow.