Laith Ghazala was raised in Iraq and received his MD from the University of Jordan. He moved to Canada where he spent one year at the University of Alberta in Edmonton as a Research Associate. Afterward, he joined the faculty at UC, San Diego where he continued his passion in research and worked in the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at the University of Arizona and is currently applying for Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. His primary research interest is in elderly chronic lung disease. Dr. Ghazala serves mainly as the Outpatient Chief resident and a QI project leader for 2016-2017. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, playing soccer and spending time with the family.