Dr. Karim Hanna completed his undergraduate work at University of South Florida in 2010 and received his MD from the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine in 2014. He went to Florida International University's West Kendall Baptist Hospital for his internship and residency in family medicine, and his specialty is general family medicine.
After completing a year as Chief Resident, Dr. Hanna's faculty career began at USF 2017. He became assistant course director for 2nd year medical student Cardio-Pulmonary Course. His interest in academic medicine caused him to seek out a fellowship in faculty development, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. After completion in 2019, he became Assistant Clerkship Director for the Primary Care Clerkship director of the Family Medicine inpatient medicine elective, and the Professional Activities 4th year family medicine requirement.
During his tenure in these roles he Professional Activities for the family medicine "track" and helped create a mobile application to track progress and feedback for learners throughout their education. Dr. Hanna has been focusing on streamlining the assessment and evaluation methodology while implementing Entrustable Professional Activity logging for medical student learners.
Dr. Hanna's educational research interests center on utilizing the growth mindset in feedback, & learner-teacher encounters. He enjoys developing effective curricula for medical students in the pre-clinical and clinical to meet the expectations of a successful graduate.
Upon arrival to the family medicine department, in 2017, he began a procedure clinic for outpatient procedures. In 2018, Dr. Hanna started medication assisted therapy for the care of patients with opiate use disorder at USF in the outpatient setting. He also established an inpatient presence and began a family medicine inpatient service at Advent Health, Tampa.
Dr. Hanna has won numerous clinical awards for excellence in patient care and then was inducted into the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine society.