Im faculty thair dawood observes handover simulations2019
IM Dr Thair Dawood faculty Hurley Medical Center

Thair Dawood


  • Internal Medicine Hospitalist, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich.
  • Faculty, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mich.

It is rare to see Dr. Thair Dawood without a smile on his face as he teaches residents and medical students, listens to patients, or works with colleagues. This Hurley Internal Medicine alum liked the program so much that he stayed on as a faculty member after graduation and now rounds with inpatient teams, precepts at the outpatient clinic, and heads up the program’s homeless shelter assignment, where three shelters in the Flint area are visited 1-2 times per month by a team of Hurley resident physicians (and their supervising faculty member), who provide health education, health counseling, and sometimes health screening.

He also leads the program’s quality improvement project related to transitions of care, otherwise known as patient handovers. This photo shows him observing simulated patient handovers during an Internal Medicine I-PASS handover workshop.


  • Medical School: University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Residency: Internal Medicine Program, Hurley Medical Center / Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Flint, Mich.


  • American Board of Internal Medicine

For fun

In his spare time, Dr. Dawood likes to spend time with his wife and two children.