“I feel very close to my patients, and I consider most of them my friends. My objective is to provide the best care possible with the most up to date technology available in an atmosphere that is comfortable and familiar to my patients.”

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Clotting
  • Hematologic Disorders of Reproductive Age Women
  • HIV Related Blood Disorders and Malignancies

Education

Fellowship

Washington Hospital Center
Hematology
Washington, D.C.
1989

Internship and Residency

Washington Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
Washington, D.C.
1983 and 1986

Medical School

George Washington University Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Washington, D.C.
1982

Undergraduate School

Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Arts
Baltimore, MD
1978

Hospitals Affiliated With

George Washington University Hospital
Georgetown University Hospital
Sibley Memorial Hospital

Leadership Positions

Washington Hospital Center
Chief Medical Resident
1985-1986

Community Service

Nine years ago, Dr. Mustafa established the Metropolis Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization which raises funds to support local and national AIDS causes. With the support of hundreds of friends and the efforts of many volunteers, the Metropolis Fund have contributed over $190,000 to a variety of organizations including Whitman Walker Clinic, Food and Friends, AMFAR, HIV Community Coalition, Northern Virginia AIDS Ministries, Metro Teen AIDS, SMYAL, just to name a few, as well as some non-AIDS organizations such as Big Brothers, The Arthritis Foundation, Children’s Hospital, NGLTF, and The Victory Fund. Thanks to all those who have played a part in making Metropolis a success. In the past, Dr. Mustafa served on the board of Whitman Walker Clinic for over 10 years, seven of which he chaired the development committee.

Personal Interests

I have tried to illustrate my philosophy on life through my photography. I enjoy doing all kinds of things. I am basically a pop culture hound. I love all kinds of movies and TV shows. I am a true audiophile…I like everything from the most progressive house/dance music (Go Junior) to hard rock, heavy metal, jazz, opera, show tunes, new age, modern rock….and I am an avid Redskins and Nationals fan…just to name a few of my interests. And yes, I go to the gym about 3 times a week.

Biography

In a nutshell, Dr. Mustafa was born on April 21, 1957, and he has lived in Washington D.C. since he was 7 years old after his family moved here from Egypt. Dr. Mustafa was born about 10 minutes from the Great Pyramids of Giza, which probably explains his marginal tolerance for cold weather.

Dr. Mustafa spent the first 7 years of his life in Alexandria, Egypt and then his father decided to move the family to the U.S. in 1964 during the Nasser regime. His father built the largest cement company in Egypt. The company was nationalized, i.e. stolen by the government, in 1962. His father worked for the World Bank until he retired in 1988. Dr. Mustafa grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, attended Walt Whitman High School (aka Superschool according to the Washington Post) and he has been in the area ever since.

Dr. Mustafa completed his undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins in 1978 and then attended George Washington University Medical School graduating in 1982. He did his Internal Medicine Residency at Washington Hospital Center where he was also the Chief Medical Resident in 1985-86. He completed a Fellowship in Hematology in 1989 and he has been in private practice ever since.

Dr. Mustafa is board certified and has been in private practice since 1989. In addition to primary health care management for adults (aka Internal Medicine), he specializes in HIV disease management and has one of the largest HIV practices in the area. His interest in HIV is on the cutting edge and includes many current and past clinical trials. His Hematology areas of expertise are HIV related blood disorders and malignancies, Hematologic disorders of reproductive age women, and clotting, and bleeding disorders.

Those that have been to his office can attest to Dr. Mustafa’s claim that it is probably the most interesting, and definitely the coolest doctor’s office, anywhere. He feels very fortunate in that he loves his work while providing a valuable service for the community. He feels very close to his patients, and he considers most of them his friends. Dr. Mustafa’s objective is to provide the best care possible with the most up to date technology available in an atmosphere that is comfortable and familiar to his patients.

With regards to his history with photography, Dr. Mustafa has been seriously taking photos since the late 1980s. The majority of his work has been spontaneous rather than posed. He has attempted to illustrate life as it is while highlighting the more beautiful aspects of the community. As he has often said, there is so much beauty around us which is so easy to overlook because of the many problems and stresses that we regularly encounter. But with only a little bit of effort, it’s easy to stop and take a little bit of time to appreciate some of what is beautiful around us. Not only beautiful things but also people who are wonderful in so many ways.