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Bushra Fathima

Hospital Resident

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Bushra Fathima


Bushra Fathima, MD was born in Chennai, India and spent her early life there and then in Saudi Arabia before moving to the USA as a young child. She developed a passion for service after watching her parents serve their community through teaching and volunteering. This, along with a love of science cultivated by many excellent teachers over the course of her education led her to healthcare. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and studied Medical Laboratory Science. During this time she volunteered with the Muslim Community Health Clinic and worked with doctors who encouraged her pursue medicine. Then, she attended Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit where she had the opportunity to meet several neurosurgeons who introduced her to the field. During her time there Their dedication to their patients, and passion for research inspired her to pursue the field. She chose Yale Neurosurgery for the supportive community, clinical excellence, and wealth of research opportunities.

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  • MD
    Wayne State University School of Medicine (2023)

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