Is-haq Malik, MD

Clinical Fellow

Biography

I was born in Ilorin, Nigeria in West Africa but spent most of my childhood growing up in the economic hub of the country, Lagos. There I attended primary and secondary schools, where my initial interest in science began. From that time, my love for the sciences grew and solidified. I however was exposed to medicine and healthcare in general at an early age as I spent much time around my mum and dad who are now a retired pharmacist and a retired physician respectively. Following in their foot-steps, I went on to study Medicine and Surgery in University Of Ilorin, College of Health Sciences, Nigeria. I enjoyed every minute of it as there I discovered there was no higher purpose than in caring for the ill. After graduation, I was fortunate to work for a few years as a primary care physician in Lagos, treating people from all walks of life. I later decided to emigrate to Canada in 2016, in the hope of advancing my medical training.

After spending a couple of years in Ontario, Canada, I relocated to New York where I completed my Internal Medicine residency at the BronxCare Health Center. At that time, I got married to my wife in my 1st year of residency and had my son in the 2nd year of residency. As the world navigated the difficult times that COVID-19 brought, I consider myself blessed to have had my family as my pillar of support during such trying times.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time bonding with my family, watching documentaries and DIY videos, shopping, playing tennis and sight-seeing. As I anticipate joining the prestigious team of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research, I also look forward to living in St. Louis and enjoying all it offers.