OBTEENE AZIMI-GHOMI, M.D.
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OBTEENE AZIMI-GHOMI, M.D.

Class of 2018

 

Residency in General Surgery

Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, Florida

 

UMHS Class of 2018 valedictorian Dr. Obteene Azimi-Ghomi started a residency in General Surgery at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami, Florida in the summer of 2018. Dr. Azimi-Ghomi, a Maryland native, wanted to become a doctor ever since he was eight, when his uncle gave him a copy of Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy

 

He credits UMHS for giving him all the necessary tools to successfully obtain a residency. “I absolutely believe that attending UMHS and the experiences I had there gave me several advantages going into residency.”

 

It was during the clinical program that Dr. Azimi-Ghomi realized he wanted to focus on becoming a surgeon after medical school.

 

“Many times during my surgical clerkships, we were medically managing patients on the ward, trying all that we can do to not only avoid having to perform surgery, but also medically optimize the patient and their pre-existing conditions. Half of surgery is knowing when and when not to operate. A good surgeon never cuts unless when absolutely necessary. And when we do operate, it is an art. Every incision and stitch is performed diligently and intentionally. I can’t express in words the feeling of going in to see a patient who is acutely ill, identifying the pertinent anatomy as well as the pathology or disease, knowing how to approach and treat the disease, and observing the dramatic improvement in their health.”


Read his full interview to learn more about how UMHS helped Dr. Azimi-Ghomi make his dream of becoming a physician reality and making a difference.

 

“I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE THAT ATTENDING UMHS AND THE EXPERIENCES I HAD THERE GAVE ME SEVERAL ADVANTAGES GOING INTO RESIDENCY. FIRST AND FOREMOST IS RESILIENCY AND THE ABILITY TO HANDLE ADVERSITY. UMHS GAVE ME A GREATER PERSPECTIVE OF THE DIFFICULTIES MANY FACE IN OBTAINING ADEQUATE HEALTH CARE AND TREATMENT. THESE EXPERIENCES REALLY HELPED EMBOLDEN MY DRIVE AND PASSION IN BECOMING NOT ONLY A PHYSICIAN, BUT THE TYPE OF DOCTOR THAT HELPS TRANSFORM AND CHANGE THE LANDSCAPE OF MEDICINE AND GLOBALLY IMPROVE HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH CARE ACCESS.”

 

 

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