People: Business First Bancshares Inc (BFST.OQ)
18 Apr 2019
Mr. Fayez K. Shamieh, M.D., is Independent Director of hte Company. He currently serves as a director for Business First and Business First Bank. Dr. Shamieh is a physician specializing in neurology. In 1979, Dr. Shamieh founded Neuro Associates in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and has been a senior member at the clinic since that time. Dr. Shamieh earned a degree in medicine from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. He completed his Neurology Residency and a fellowship in Neurophysiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Shamieh has been a member of a nonprofit organization called Physicians for Peace, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, where for the past 23 years the volunteer members from all over the United States provide and enhance the up to date advances and the teaching to the medical communities of the needy countries all over the world. In addition to treating the most difficult and complicated cases, these volunteers carry with them donated equipment and huge amounts of medicine. Dr. Shamieh concentrated and led the medical missions to the Palestinian West Bank and the area of the Holy Land at least once or twice a year. He currently serves as a counselor for Southern Medical Associates and has previously served on the board of directors for the Louisiana State Medical Society. Dr. Shamieh brings entrepreneurial and business building skills and experience to our board of directors, having successfully managed his own medical clinic for over thirty years. He also has valuable connections within the business and medical communities we serve.
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