Dr. Donald Rahhal

Dr. Donald Rahhal

Mercy 4 Ubuzima Team Physician

Birth Place: Clinton, Oklahoma
Home Town: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Age: 70

Favorite Quote:

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” – William Edward Hickson

Professional Background:

Rahhal earned his Doctor of Medicine from The University of Oklahoma in 1971. He is board-certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Rahhal is a practicing physician and medical director at Mercy Women’s Health Services.

Why are you going on this trip to Rwanda?

Having previously visited five medical facilities in Kenya and Tanzania, I have never forgotten the tremendous need for health care in Africa and have a deep desire to help improve access to quality medical care. I have contemplated doing "medical missionary" work but have felt that providing care 1:1 would have a minimal impact on the problem. The Mercy 4 Ubuzima trip to Rwanda offers an opportunity to affect a large number of citizens by helping promote improvements in the system of health care.

What are your favorite outside-of-work activities?

I like gardening, traveling and spending time with my wife of five years.