Employee Spotlight: Cheri El-Halawany, MD, Pediatrician

Employee Spotlight

We are very excited to highlight one of our most valuable assets, our employees! Each month, get to know the HPC team in a fun, new way.

Cheri El-HalawanyName:  Cheri El-Halawany, MD

Department: Medical

Title: Pediatrician

Primary work location: Shawnee Mission

How long have you worked at HPC?  

I’ve been at HPC for four months.

How did you get into your field of work?

I’ve always loved children, even as a teenager. Children liven up a room and remind us of what really matters in life.

Do you speak any other languages? If yes, which ones?

Cheri El-Halawany and familyYes, I speak Spanish and Arabic.

Do you have a favorite quote? If yes, what is it?

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” -Mark Twain

What values are important to you?

Values that are important to me are kindness, humility and justice.

What is something about you that would surprise people?

I oil paint. It’s ben a while, but I enjoy doing landscapes.

What is on your “bucket” list?

I would like to go and see the Harry Potter studio.

What is your favorite food?

My favorite foods are Chinese and Japanese.

What is your favorite movie?

Cheri El-Halawany and familyI love lots of movies, it’s so hard to choose. I like “Confessions of a Shopaholic.”

What is your favorite hobby?

My favorite hobby is traveling.

Are you an animal lover?  If yes, how many pets do you have and what kind are they?

Yes, I love animals. I have a cat named Luna!

Cheri El-Halawany and family