Usama Qadri, MD

Usama Qadri

Hometown: Hagerstown, MD
Education: College - Yale University; Medical School - University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: As far as interests, I used to be more of an adrenaline junkie but I’ve calmed down a bit. Definitely into hiking, biking, and also have been a regular pick-up basketball player since undergrad. Recently, I’ve become something of a house-husband and have gotten really into cooking, interior design, and reading Martha Stewart Living...seriously. Other than that, I’m really into sustainability and the environment. I’m a huge fan of Tesla motors, SpaceX and anything Elon Musk. I am also guilty of reading The New York every week and other great writing, both fiction and nonfiction. There are also rumors that I engage in comedy writing.
Past Life: Nerd.
Academic Interests: Global health, specifically refugee populations in the Middle East. Data analysis. Medical education. Gender and society. Ultrasound.
Favorite activities in New Haven: Biking along the Farmington canal, hiking up East Rock, hitting up the famous New Haven pizza and culinary scene, playing pickup basketball at the Payne-Whitney gym, mentoring undergraduates at Yale, walking into one of the many beautiful buildings on campus and finding a quiet place to read, attending random campus talks about fields other than medicine, having serendipitous encounters and conversations with the brilliant people here at Yale.
Why Yale EM: Yale’s always been a second home for me but I didn’t know how great a place it would be to train in EM until my away rotation here as an MS4. I was simply blown away by the people, facilities and opportunities available in the EM department. I realized in short order that Yale would be the best for me to get a solid training while being around incredibly talented yet friendly people, in a department and hospital system that was well-run and ideal for learning.
Random factoid: You might not guess it by looking at me but I’ve been on ESPN. When I was in 8th grade, I enjoyed my 15 seconds of fame as a participant in the National Spelling Bee where I ultimately met my end to the word nephalism.