Giza, Egypt
Career Plans
Cardiology, Veterans' Care
Pakinam was born in Egypt, where she lived before moving to New York City in 2000. She received her B.S. in Biology from Wagner College and her M.D. from SUNY Downstate. In medical school, she developed a passion for cardiology, medical education as well as understanding and addressing health disparities in Brooklyn's immigrant populations. In her free time, Pakinam enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, spending time with friends and family, and discovering new restaurants. She is excited to join the Vanderbilt family and begin exploring all Nashville has to offer!


BS - Biology - Wagner College - 2014
MD - SUNY Downstate - 2021