In “What’s Up, Doc? A Surgeon’s Story,” Dr. Mohammed chronicles his early life in Pakistan, shares his perspective of growing up Muslim and follows his family’s immigration to Scotland when he was still a child. After seeing a vision of Jesus Christ at age 16, he committed himself to the Christian faith and, in the process, faced pushback and rejection from the people he loved most. Nevertheless, he found that Christ was his rock and knew that God would work in miraculous ways.
Dr. Mohammed studied hard and became a surgeon; however, at the pinnacle of his career and when he had just started a family of his own, he developed a liver infection and found himself starting his life anew. Ultimately, “What’s Up, Doc? A Surgeon’s Story” explores the importance of Dr. Mohammed’s faith and how it has carried him through all the challenges he has come up against.
“The most important reason, which remains above all the others, for my writing this autobiography is simply to show what my life is all about in relationship to God,” Dr. Mohammed wrote in the introduction to his book. “It isn’t that my life and walk with God has somehow been perfect in every way; that is simply not so. God knows fully how often I have made mistakes and let Him and others down. It is only through His sovereign grace and mercy that I stand where I stand today.”
“What’s Up, Doc? A Surgeon’s Story” puts forth Dr. Mohammed’s candid account of how Jesus acted in his life and shares his point of view on why Christianity is the true, God-given religion. The book also provides a glimpse into important modern issues, such as how immigrants often experience prejudice and are treated as outsiders in the Western world.
“What’s Up, Doc? A Surgeon’s Story”
By Dr. Riaz Mohammed
ISBN: 978-1-9736-6881-7 (hardcover); 978-1-9736-6880-0 (softcover); 978-1-9736-6879-4 (e-book)
Available through WestBow Press, Barnes & Noble and Amazon
About the author
Dr. Riaz Mohammed trained to become a doctor and worked in Scotland after immigrating from his native Pakistan. He qualified as a doctor after earning his MBChB from Glasgow University in 1974. He then completed a FRCS post-graduate degree with the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow and became a surgeon in training in 1978. After much research in a new drug for healing duodenal ulcers, he completed a thesis to earn an MD in 1981 – the highest possible medical degree. In 1989, Dr. Mohammed was given another FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as an honor as by this time he was recognized as a very competent consultant surgeon and an examiner for the FRCS examinations. After having to give up surgery in 2003 due to personal medical issues, Dr. Mohammed became a senior medico-legal adviser and went back to Glasgow University, ultimately earning an MPhil in medical-legal studies in 2006. He also holds a Certificate of Theology from Edinburgh Theological Seminary, which he earned in 2015. He currently resides in Edinburgh, Scotland. To learn more, please visit http://www.mrriazmohammed.com or view a trailer for the book on YouTube.
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