College Station Physicians Earn Prestigious Honor
COLLEGE STATION, TX – August 3, 2010 – Dr. Adil N. Nicolwala and Dr. Adel A. Massoud, both of the College Station Family Medicine Center, have achieved the degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the national medical association representing nearly 94, 600 family physicians, residents and medical students.
In addition to his local practice at College Station Family Medicine Center, Nicolwala serves as the Clinical Assistant Professor for Family Medicine at the Health Science Center. He was Chief of Staff at the College Station Medical Center from 2007-08 and is past president of the Physician Leadership Group. Nicolwala earned his AAFP board certification and completed his residency in the Family Practice Residency of the Brazos Valley where he also served as chief resident.
Nicolwala graduated in 1984 from Dow Medical College. He practiced medicine for 15 years in England and is a graduate and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He is also a diplomat of the Royal College of OB/GYN and a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners of England.
Massoud, along with Nicolwala, co-founded the College Station Family Medicine Center where he continues to specialize in family practice. Massoud earned AAFP board certification and completed his residency in the Family Practice Residency of the Brazos Valley where he served as chief resident.
Massoud graduated from the College of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt in 1979. He went on to specialize in general surgery and earn a degree of Master of Surgery. Massoud attended UCLA School of Public Health where he completed the Hospital Management Program before relocating to the Brazos Valley.
Established in 1971, the AAFP Degree of Fellow recognizes family physicians who have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine and ongoing professional development.
This year’s fellowship class brings the total number of AAFP Fellows to more than 29,000 nationwide. Criteria for receiving the AAFP Degree of Fellow consist of a minimum of six years of membership in the organization, extensive continuing medical education, participation in public service programs outside medical practice, conducting original research and serving as a teacher in family medicine.