Bassem Ghali was a rotating fellow who served at UCSF Department of Hospital Medicine and at Jan Swasthya Sahyogin India (2016-2018). He grew up in Dubai, UAE and immigrated to Fairfax, VA where he finished high school. He graduated from Cornell University as a Mechanical Engineer, and then attended medical school at the University of Virginia and went on to do his Internal Medicine residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. It was during medical school that he signed up for a health elective in beautiful Moshi, Tanzania. It was an amazing experience and inspired him to pursue global health work. His clinical interests are varied, but range from hospital and Emergency Department “super users”, infections in critically ill patients (particularly in resource limited settings), postgraduate medical education in resource limited settings, and increasing global health exposure for US medical trainees. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his large family and friends, occasionally running, and checking out local restaurants, coffee houses and microbrews.
Field of work: Internal Medicine
Areas of interest: Infectious Diseases, Critical Care, Super Utilizers, Liberation and Social Medicine