Characters of Carmel: Meet Faty Botros


Commentary by Shelly Gattlieb

Although Faty Botros cherishes his memories of growing up in Egypt with a large extended family, he has never regretted his decision to move to America.

After earning a degree in microbiology, Botros knew that the U.S. would offer the most promising opportunities in the field of scientific research. He lived in Pennsylvania for a short period of time before relocating to New York, where he earned his doctrate in pharmacology from New York Medical College. He then completed his training in Louisiana and joined the faculty of Tulane Medical School.

Botros is a clinical research advisor who has been working for Eli Lilly since 2009. He brings his Coptic culture to Indiana and attends Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

Languages: Fluent in English and Egyptian (a blend of Arabic, Turkish, Italian and Hieroglyphics), conversational in French

Most recent vacation: Greece – Athens and Mykonos

Favorite games: Racquetball and table tennis

Best thing about Carmel: Clean, organized and well-planned city

Favorite toy growing up: Legos

Hobbies: Drawing, cooking and working on house projects – painting, tile work, roofing

Strongest value: Integrity

Favorite food: Barbecue

Favorite store: Restoration Hardware

One wish: People could have the capacity to unconditionally love and share the loyalty that dogs possess

Favorite books: “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit” and “The Color of Water”

Do you know an interesting character who lives, works, or worships in Carmel? Send suggestions to [email protected]


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