Master of Science in Nursing: Depaul University, Chicago IL, 2006
Diploma in Nurse Anesthesia: Evanston Northwestern Healthcare School of Anesthesia, 2006
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Chicago State University, Chicago IL, 2002
Associate Degree in Nursing: Kennedy-King College, Chicago IL, 1997
Critical Care and Emergency Nursing- 1997
Commissioned in the United States Army Reserve, 2004
Promoted to Captain and assigned to the 909th Forward Surgical Team, 2007
Deployed to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom, 2008
Completed Army Trauma Training Course at Ryder Trauma Center Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, 2009
Deployed with the 909th Forward Surgical Team to Forward
Operating Base Shank in Logar Province Afghanistan, 2010
Board certification: NBCRNA
Associations: AANA, IANA
Fakih brings 20 years of experience in healthcare to Town Square Anesthesia. The bulk of that experience (14 years) was as an employee of the University of Chicago Hospitals. From 2002 to 2006 he worked in several critical care specialty areas including: Cardiac Care Unit, Surgical Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care and the Burn Unit.
Fakih was a recipient of the prestigious “Nursing at the Forefront Scholarship for Nurse Anesthesia”. Upon graduating he worked for the University of Chicago’s Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care. Over the next ten years he routinely performed cases in the following specialties: Neurosurgery, Thoracic, Orthopedics, Oncology, Pediatrics, Urology, Robotic and General surgery as well as Endoscopy and Electrophysiology lab.
When not at work Fakih enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 young children. They enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors and taking advantage of the many cultural activities that Chicago and the Midwest have to offer. Fakih also enjoys physical fitness having completed two half-marathons and two Tough Mudder obstacle races as well as multiple other obstacle races and 5k fun runs.