At the onset of his career as a Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Dr. Mobassaleh’s focus was on basic research in the field of pathogenesis of Shigella Diarrhea and the developmental regulation of the Shiga toxin receptors. He was funded through the National Institutes of Health to conduct this research. Dr. Mobassaleh truly enjoyed his time in the laboratory and appreciated the effects of laboratory research on the advancement of human health. However, with time, he realized that his true interests were in the fields of direct patient care, teaching students, both residents and fellows, and the development of outreach programs. Dr. Mobassaleh’s current focus is in those areas and he currently holds a particular role in the field of community outreach and community-physician relations. His goals focus on collaboration with primary care physicians in order to bring subspecialty care plans into the community and allow patients easy and timely access to such care.