Candice Mansoor MD

Candice Mansoor MD

Program:

Pediatrics, Third-Year Resident and Chief Resident

Originally from:

I was born and raised in Metro Detroit, but my family is from Iraq. I consider myself a Chaldean-American. Chaldeans are a group of Christians who can trace their ancestry back to ancient Mesopotamia. There is a large Chaldean population in Metro Detroit, including some in the Grand Blanc area near Hurley.

School(s) attended:

I completed my undergraduate training at The University of Detroit Mercy and attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit.

What brought you here to Michigan?

I have grown up around Metro Detroit, and, to me, it’s home. Being in Flint, Hurley allowed me to stay close to my family and friends, all while providing a supportive training environment.

Why did you choose your specialty?

Because you just can’t get away with making funny faces at your patients in any other specialty! There is never a dull moment in pediatrics, and there is such an emphasis on preventative health that truly allows you to make a difference in your patients’ lives.

Family fun facts:

My husband and I have one son, born in 2016.

When you’re not working, what do you do for fun?

Spend time with my husband and my son, my family, and friends. I have a large extended family nearby, and there is always something happening! I’m also involved at my church.

Top 5 Favs about Michigan:

We get to see all four seasons (fall is beautiful here!) and there are many beautiful places in Michigan that might surprise you. Here, you come across a wide variety of cultures and people from all socioeconomic statuses.

What surprised you the most about working at Hurley?

People aren’t kidding when they talk about Hurley being a family! It’s very evident that the hospital culture is friendly, welcoming and supportive. I feel comfortable letting my guard down, asking questions and allowing myself to grow as a physician in training. There is such an emphasis on teaching at Hurley!

Hobbies or special talents?

I love trying new foods, and I love to cook (but hate to clean). On my days off I love to try new recipes. I recently mastered making crème brûlée (after multiple failed attempts) and I just started making yogurt.