Clare Whipple, MD

Program Director

Dr. Whipple joined as the Associate Program Director in July 2020 after serving as teaching faculty at Mount Sinai Hospital. She then became Program Director in 2021. She graduated from Williams College and Georgetown University School of Medicine, and then completed her residency training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She is a primary care internist and is passionate about teaching and mentoring residents. Dr. Whipple was once a nationally ranked squash player but now enjoys spending her free time with her four kids!

Dafer Haddadin, MD

Associate Program Director

Dr. Haddadin is a board-certified and fellowship-trained infectious disease specialist with Appledore Infectious Disease. Dr. Haddadin earned his medical degree at the University of Jordan School of Medicine in Amman, Jordan. He trained in internal medicine residency at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey, and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Haddadin also fulfilled a fellowship in infectious disease at Saint Michael’s Medical Center. He is fluent in English and Arabic.

Peter Dourdoufis, DO

Core Faculty

Dr. Dourdoufis joined as core faculty in July 2020. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Dourdoufis has been serving the Seacoast as a cardiologist for over 20 years. As an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, Super Bowl 52 was the best day of his life!

Hanad Omar, MD

Core Faculty

Dr. Omar joined our core faculty in November 2022 and has been practicing as a teaching hospitalist at Portsmouth Regional Hospital since July 2020. After graduating from Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his internal medicine training and his chief resident year at HCA Florida Aventura Hospital in Aventura, FL. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, watching soccer, trying new restaurants and traveling.

Elie Salem, MD

Core Faculty

Dr. Salem joined PRH as a hospitalist in 2012 and has been working as core faculty since January of 2023. He graduated from American University of Beirut, St. George’s University, and completed his residency at St. Michael’s Medical Center. Dr. Salem is board certified, and fellowship trained in internal medicine and infectious disease. He has a special interest in patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare. When Dr. Salem is not busy seeing patients, he enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his family. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic.

Omar Tayeh, MD

Core Faculty

Dr. Tayeh joined our core faculty in July 2021 and is clinically active as a hospitalist. After graduating from University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, he completed his internal medicine residency training at Lincoln Medical Center in Bronx, NY. Dr. Tayeh enjoys taking road trips when he can to see new states and towns. In his free time at home he likes to spend it playing Legos with his daughter.

Lauren Yoo, DO

Core Faculty

Dr. Yoo graduated from Williams College, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, and completed her medical training at Ascension Genesys Hospital in Michigan. She joined Portsmouth Internal Medicine Associates as an outpatient internist and core faculty in 2022. In her free time Dr. Yoo enjoys spending time chasing after her 3 little boys and convincing residents that outpatient IM is the best field of medicine.