Dr. Kahtan Fadah is an internal medicine resident at Texas Tech University in El Paso. Born and raised in rural Yemen, he has found a home in the border community. From undergraduate to residency, he has demonstrated a passion for the creation of educational content. In undergraduate school, he established and lead undergraduate teaching assistance programs for departments including chemistry, microbiology, and organic chemistry. In medical school, he was the founder of a unique peer tutoring system, while in residency he became well known for starting the peer-resident “Big sibling/little sibling” research mentoring program. His research focuses on environmental control, racial and demographic disparities, heart failure, and cardiovascular disease and management. Dr. Fadah is passionate about advocacy and policy reform, health equity, and transformative approaches to research and medical education. As well as being a devoted member of the healthcare profession, he is a soccer aficionado and will play with local leagues on his downtime. He will challenge you to flintknapping where there is no napping.