Christopher Farkouh

Christopher Farkouh is a third year medical student at Rush Medical College in Chicago passionate about preventative medicine and the betterment of humankind. Christopher earned a Bachelor of Science in anthropology with a focus on public health from Washington University in St. Louis in 2018. Through his prior coursework in Missouri, he gained a keen appreciation for preventative medicine and the importance of understanding the cultural, social, and economic factors that impact health outcomes.

Christopher recognizes that health is not just the absence of disease, but a holistic state of well-being that encompasses physical, mental, and social aspects. Upon the completion of his pre-clinical years at Rush Medical College, he underwent an optional research year dedicated to conducting and publishing 40+ papers and presentations primarily focusing on pressing medical and dermatological pathologies affecting the world today. Through his research on melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma, he recognized a need for the creation of an organization dedicated to providing convenient, organic, skin-safe protection products to those in high risk areas across the United States. Upon presenting his findings and ideas to his colleagues, Paquete Sol was born.

In his free time, Christopher enjoys playing piano, fencing, participating in competitive e-sports, and working on his new mobile application, ResearchConnect.