Board Members American Muslim Institute
Our board of directors is comprised of Omaha-area community leaders who are passionate and committed to our mission, vision and core values.
Syed M. Mohiuddin, M.D.
Dr. Syed Mohiuddin is a founding member of American Muslim Institute (AMI) and currently serves as its president. He represents AMI on the executive committee and board of directors of the Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha.
Dr. Mohiuddin received his medical degree from Osmania University in India. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC) and cardiovascular fellowship training at The Cardiac Center of CUMC. He went on to earn a doctor of science in medicine degree at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.
Dr. Mohiuddin returned to Omaha in 1970 when he joined Creighton University’s School of Medicine as a full-time faculty member, and he has lived and worked in the community since. He served as chief of the School of Medicine’s Division of Cardiology and director of The Cardiac Center from 1996 to 2007, and in March of 2007, Dr. Mohiuddin was named Chair, Department of Medicine. In 2005, Dr. Mohiuddin was named the first holder of the Richard W. Booth, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Cardiology.
Mr. Karim Khayati
Karim Khayati is a co-founder of AMI and currently serves as vice president. He is also a board member of the Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha. Both positions reflect his passion to continue to make Omaha a thriving, diverse community.
Khayati is a native of Tunisia. He received his bachelor of science degree from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales Carthage-Tunisia and moved to the United States in 1998, where he received his MBA from Creighton University. Khayati has made his home in the Omaha community ever since, raising his three children here with his wife, Olfa.
Khayati is a longstanding information technology professional covering a diverse range of industries including transportation, financial and software development.
Farhan Khan has been on the AMI board since 2011 and now serves as treasurer. He also serves as a board member of the Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha and is involved in many community organizations.
Khan, a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has lived in Nebraska for over 25 years. He and his wife Fatima have two children.
Khan is a business owner and active member of the Omaha community.
Nuzhat Mahmood has been on the AMI board since 2009 and serves as secretary and as chair of the communications and public relations committee. She is a member of the Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha board of directors and is active in other community service organizations including the Rotary Club of Omaha West.
Mahmood was educated at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and received her master’s degree in economics from Iowa State University.
She has worked in the financial services industry in the Omaha area for more than two decades.
Dr. Hesham Basma
Board of Directors
Dr. Hesham Basma is a member of the AMI board of directors since 2014.
Dr. Basma completed his bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences and his master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences (biochemistry) from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. He was then awarded a two-year scholarship to complete the research component of his Ph.D. training at the University of Tennessee (Memphis) and subsequently received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Al-Azhar University.
Dr. Basma came to Omaha in 2001 to join the biochemistry department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as a post-doctoral research associate. He is currently an instructor in the department of internal medicine at UNMC and is also an on-call pharmacist at Lakeside Hospital’s inpatient pharmacy.