After his twin brother was hospitalized with kidney trauma when he was in the third grade, Usama H. Ghazi, DO, realized that he wanted to pursue a career in the field of medicine. While his parents were at the hospital visiting his brother, Dr. Ghazi read about the disease, which initially piqued his interest in the field. Subsequently, after earned an undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Redlands in 1994, he went on to receive a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. He was the recipient of the Director’s Award for outstanding clinical achievement in osteopathic medicine. Dr. Ghazi subsequently completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at UCLA and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, where he received the Rene Cailliet Outstanding Senior Resident Award, as well as a certificate of commendation for outstanding teaching efforts from the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Ghazi then completed fellowship training in pain management and served as a clinical instructor at the Stanford Interventional Spine Center through the Stanford University Medical School’s Department of Orthopedics. Today, he is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and in pain medicine through the American Board of Anesthesiology.
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