Dr. Rihawi grew up in Damascus, Syria. He attended and finished medical school at the University of Damascus in Syria. He continued with internal medicine residency training at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, MA. After which, he spent 4 years practicing as an internist and a hospitalist at various hospitals in the New England area. He then pursued fellowship in Sleep Medicine at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine in Phoenix, AZ. During his fellowship, he gained comprehensive training in treating various sleep disorders among adults and children. He completed his fellowship in 2022 prior to joining the practice in Gilbert, AZ.
Dr. Rihawi is a board certified physician in internal medicine and a pending diplomat for the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM). He is also an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Research Society, American Thoracic Society and American Public Health Association.
Dr. Rihawi is highly interested in education and health equity. He is currently completing a Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is actively involved in the sleep medicine fellowship program at the University of Arizona in Phoenix. Dr. Rihawi currently serves as a committee member for the fellowship bootcamp held yearly at the SLEEP meeting by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He has an ongoing research project to address sleep health disparities among the Native American population in Arizona.
Dr. Rihawi loves CrossFit training, running, hiking and working on house projects. He is also a passionate traveler whenever he gets the chance.