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Summary

  • Dr. Mariam Gomaa is a physician and writer based in Washington, DC. She is the author of Between the Shadow & the Soul (Backbone Press).

    She holds an M.D. from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Biological Sciences from Northwestern University.

    Her writing has appeared in Time, NBC News, Doximity, Nimrod International Journal, Mizna, Rhino Poetry, Graze Literary Magazine, Readings for Diversity and Social Justice 4e, and more. She was a 2022 Tin House Winter Workshop writer.

Education & Training

  • Howard University
    Howard UniversityResidency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2019 - 2023
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical CenterClass of 2019, MD Candidate
  • Northwestern University
    Northwestern UniversityBA, Creative Writing & Biological Sciences, 2010 - 2014

Certifications & Licensure

  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 2019 - 2023

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Editors Prize - second place Rhino Poetry, 2022
  • Finalist for the Irvin D. Yalom, MD Literary Award Stanford University, 2017
  • Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Award Baylor University, 2017
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Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • What training to be a doctor taught me about abortion care  
    Mariam Gomaa, MD, NBC News, 7/27/2022
  • everything will be so good so soon  
    Mariam Gomaa, Rhino Poetry, 2022
  • geospatial mapping  
    Mariam Gomaa, Mizna, 2021
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Books/Book Chapters

Other

Authored Content

  • There Is Always Space to Learn and Be Vulnerable About All the Things I Have yet to KnowJuly 2019
  • There Is Always Space to Learn and Be Vulnerable About All the Things I Have yet to KnowJuly 2019
  • Medicine Was Not My PassionJuly 2019
  • Medicine Was Not My PassionJuly 2019
  • Why I Proposed My Own Elective in Medical SchoolJune 2019
  • Why I Proposed My Own Elective in Medical SchoolJune 2019
  • A Graduating Med Student Gives Advice on Thriving in Med SchoolJune 2019
  • A Graduating Med Student Gives Advice on Thriving in Med SchoolJune 2019
  • 'A Small Part of Me Didn't Want the Bleeding to Stop'June 2019
  • 'A Small Part of Me Didn't Want the Bleeding to Stop'June 2019
  • Global Health Mirrors American HealthJune 2019
  • Global Health Mirrors American HealthJune 2019
  • 'Sorrow Stuns Heart Muscle into Silence'May 2019
  • 'Sorrow Stuns Heart Muscle into Silence'May 2019
  • Stop Dismissing Women and Those Who Treat ThemOctober 2018
  • Stop Dismissing Women and Those Who Treat ThemOctober 2018
  • How to Die, and Talk About DyingAugust 2018
  • How to Die: End of Life Discussions in the American ConscienceAugust 2018
  • How to Die, and Talk About DyingAugust 2018
  • All in the Cards of LifeApril 2018
  • All in the Cards of LifeApril 2018
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Press Mentions

  • Abortion Access
    Abortion AccessJuly 29th, 2022
  • Reading List October 2019
    Reading List October 2019July 29th, 2022

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
    Member
  • Student National Medical Association
    Member
  • American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Member

Other Languages

  • Arabic