Mohamed A. Tantawi, M.D. (A.K.A: Dr. Mo)
Board Certified in PediatricsResidency: Cornell University Medical Center (2000-2003)Medical School: UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School (1996-2000)
Dr. Mo joined Hackensack Pediatrics in April 2004. After completing his Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Microbiology at Haverford College (in Pennsylvania) he moved to Washington, D.C. where he was awarded a 1-year research position at the National Institutes of Health: National Cancer Institute. In addition to the research, he spent much of his time riding on ambulances as an EMT while volunteering for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad. In 1996 he moved back to NJ where he started medical school at UMDNJ: New Jersey Medical School. After graduating in 2000 he moved to Manhattan where he did his pediatric residency at Cornell University Medical Center (New York-Presbyterian Hospital).
Married to the lovely Dr. Mahnaz Tantawi and very blessed to have two wonderful children (twins) Jebriel & Jennah Sofiya. In addition to enjoying his family and wanting to cherish every memory with them, Dr. Mo has been singing at Carnegie Hall with the New York Choral Society since 2000. As a child he played piano, violin, and trombone. But shifted his musical focus to singing by late high-school. In addition to singing regularly at Carnegie Hall, the group has had the privilege of touring the world singing in China, Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Lincoln Center, on the Today Show, with Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige and many other world-renowned artists. “I feel lucky and proud to be a part of something so amazing and enjoy finding the balance between being the best physician I can be and appreciating my love for music on the side." Other hobbies include loving to cook and travel.
“I find it the greatest honor and privilege to be a part of my patient's lives; to see them grow, to become a part of their families, to laugh with them, and to support them through tough times. I thank God for the humbling opportunity to heal them when sick, to relay medical knowledge with the hopes of enriching their lives, and to protect and comfort them when needed.”
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