Mohamed Burhan

+1 612 618 8159

1920 Portland Ave S
55404-5512 Minneapolis, MN

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Certified Medical Interpreter

Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN

Serve as a medical interpreter for patients and staff during clinical encounters by delivering accurate, skilled interpretations to facilitate effective communications. Equip healthcare providers with cultural information to promote the appropriate provision of equitable health services. Translate documents about treatment directions and helps non-English speaking patients fill out medical forms. Follow ethical codes to protect the confidentiality of patient medical information.

Medical Interpreter

Intelligere Inc.
Plymouth, MN

Serve as medical interpreter for patients and staff during clinical encounters by delivering accurate, skilled interpretations to facilitate effective communications. Equip healthcare providers with cultural information to promote appropriate provision of health services. Translate documents about treatment directions and help non-English speaking patients fill out medical forms.

Direct Support Professional

Serenity Group Homes
Minneapolis, MN

Responsible for implementing variety of behavioral support plans, teaching functional communication, and direct supervision of 10+ clients to achieve increased independence, productivity and inclusion in the community Provide extension of other forms of therapy deemed appropriate by behavioral therapists. Collaborate with the care team in managing challenging behaviors by using positive reinforcement techniques, and providing comfort and support.

Primary Care Physician

Kismayo Medical Center
Kismayo, Somalia

Primary care physician responsible for accurate diagnosis of patient issues and the development and implementation of effective treatment plans to address them. Provided direction for the hospital's healthcare activities and supervision of hospital staff. Developed clinical practice guidelines, ensured patient safety, and oversaw the quality of patient care at the hospital. Improved patient outcomes and delivery of care through improved clinical quality processes, emphasizing streamlined service delivery and adherence to guidelines.

General Surgeon

Kismayo General Hospital
Kismayo, Somalia

Provided medical consultations, participated and led emergency surgeries, managed care and delivery of complicated labor cases. Diagnosed issues and implemented treatment plans to resolve problems or help manage symptoms. Performed emergency surgeries such as C-section, PPH and Hysterectomies. Spearheaded, planned and generated research projects, from recruiting patients, reviewing research literature to presenting findings and collaborating with other researchers in performing data analysis.

General Surgeon

Kismayo University Teaching Hospital
Kismayo, Somalia

Responsible for preoperative, operative and post-operative care of surgical patients. Attended to trauma calls and participated in management and care of emergency cases. Performed and assisted in many surgeries, gained the ability to perform surgeries safely and competently, and provide guidance to medical and nurse trainees. Operated on patients to correct deformities, repair injuries and prevent and treat diseases.

General Doctor

Al-Towba Pharmacy
Bosaso, Somalia

Work as primary care physician with specific focus in ENT, responsible for diagnosis,treatment and management of patients.


First Hospital of Jilin University
Changchun, China

Worked as resident intern responsible for patient triage, admission, discharge, and take part in academic presentation during rounds.

Teaching Experience


Kismayo University
Kismayo, Somalia

Instructor at medical school conducting both teaching and practical sessions, supervising students during clerkships and internships, ensuring that they received hands-on experience in real-world settings. Applied various teaching aids to minimize learning gaps and enhance the educational experience for students to keep them engaged and motivated. Responsible for overseeing the implementation of the curriculum and ensuring that it was up-to-date with the latest industry best practices. Worked closely with colleagues and department heads to continuously improve the curriculum, taking into account the latest advancements in medicine and the changing needs of students. This allowed us to provide students with a well-rounded education that equipped them with the skills and knowledge they would need to succeed in their future careers as medical professionals.


University of Health Science, Bosaso
Bosaso, Somalia

Instructor in physiology and pathology to medical and nursing students, committed to providing comprehensive education in these subjects and designing and delivering lectures. Member of the Quality Assurance team, which played a critical role in maintaining the high standards of the faculty. This involved participating in regular meetings to review and evaluate the curriculum, teaching methods, and student performance, and making recommendations for improvements where necessary. Being a part of the Quality Assurance team provided me with the opportunity to play a key role in the continuous improvement of the faculty, and to help ensure that students received the best possible education.

English Teacher

Changchun, China

Taught English to 5-14 student age group and University students, Responsibility was lesson planning, teaching and curriculum development coordinator.


Surgical Research

Outcome of Postpartum hemorrhage managed with B-Lynch Suture in a community Hospital in Southern Somalia

Kismayo General Hospital
Kismayo, Somalia

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the B-Lynch suture as a management strategy for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in a community hospital in Southern Somalia. Postpartum Hemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide, and is particularly prevalent in low- and middle-income countries like Somalia. The B-Lynch suture is a surgical technique that involves the placement of sutures in the anterior and posterior uterine walls to control uterine bleeding. The goal was to determine the effectiveness of the B-Lynch suture, determine the rate of success of the procedure, the time required to control bleeding, the incidence of complications, and the maternal and fetal outcomes. The study was conducted in a community hospital in Southern Somalia and included 22 women who presented with PPH and underwent the B-Lynch suture procedure. The study outcomes were evaluated by collecting data on maternal and fetal outcomes, including maternal blood loss, uterine tone, and maternal and fetal vital signs. The initial outcome showed that the B-Lynch suture was effective in controlling PPH with a high success rate and low incidence of complications. The procedure was found to be safe and quick, with bleeding controlled within minutes. Maternal and fetal outcomes were favorable, with no adverse events reported.

Literature Review

Choice of incisions for c-section in resource limited settings

Kismayo General Hospital
Kismayo, Somalia

Choice of incisions for cesarean section (C-section) is an important decision that can significantly impact maternal and fetal outcomes, especially in resource- limited settings where access to medical care and resources may be limited. There are two main types of incisions used for C-sections: the transverse (also known as horizontal) incision and the classical (also known as vertical) incision. The transverse incision is made along the bikini line and is the most commonly used incision for C-sections. It is associated with a lower risk of uterine rupture during future pregnancies, faster recovery, and less pain. The classical incision is made vertically along the midline of the uterus and is used in emergency situations, such as when the baby is in distress, or when the transverse incision is not possible due to uterine scars from previous C-sections. The classical incision is associated with a higher risk of uterine rupture during future pregnancies and a longer recovery time. We found that the classical incision was commonly favored by older surgeons due to the speed of delivery especially in emergency situations, with the transverse incision less favored due to lack of training, poor awareness of the benefits of transverse incisions and the complicated nature of most caesarian cases presentation. We concluded that addressing these factors will be important in improving maternal and fetal outcomes, the need for standardizing care in a resource- limited setting, and developing guidelines for choosing the type of incision.

Other Experience

Technical Advisor

Ministry of Health, Jubbaland State of Somalia
Kismayo, Somalia

Special advisory committee to the assistant minister tasked with overseeing the effective management of donated drugs and equipment and playing a key role in addressing the public health challenges facing the state. This involved coordinating with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to tackle cholera outbreaks and monitor the situation of HIV/AIDS, ensuring that the right resources and support were in place to address these pressing public health issues. Drawing on my professional experiences and comprehensive research, I offered valuable insight into the standard methodologies and common obstacles faced by hospitals and medical communities in addressing these health challenges. This helped to inform the development of evidence-based policies and programs aimed at improving public health outcomes. In addition to my advisory role, I audited technical documentation and processes to enhance the completion of project goals and ensure that resources were being utilized effectively. I took a rigorous, data-driven approach, carefully reviewing all relevant materials and conducting thorough assessments to identify areas for improvement. I then reported my findings to the Assistant Minister, providing recommendations and guidance on how to enhance the effectiveness of public health initiatives in the state.



Jilin University
Changchun, China

Basic medical education and training in an academic clinical setting.


ECFMG Certification

Certification Commission For Healthcare Interpreters
Philadelphia, PA , USA

ECFMG Certification is the standard for evaluating the qualifications of international medical graduates (IMGs) entering the U.S. health care system.