Umer Bhatti – Chief Resident, IU Hospital
"I grew up in the vibrant city of Lahore, Pakistan, attended medical school at the Aga Khan University in bustling Karachi, and count myself extremely fortunate to have ended up in Indianapolis, where my training has been excellent! I felt excited and proud of the work we did, and had a lot of fun doing it. The four hospitals blend together community, private, tertiary care, and VA experience that combines plenty of "bread and butter medicine" with a diverse patient population. I have witnessed the program value the residents’ feedback and to make change- which is why we have been early adopters of global health, patient safety, wellness, and many other initiatives! The greatest asset of the program though, are the wonderful people I’ve gotten to call my colleagues and friends. I look forward to utilizing this year doing my part in giving back to further the culture of education and research, and advocating for our residents and students as the Chief Resident at University Hospital.
Outside of work I read, follow basketball and cricket, and spend time with my wife, a Pediatrician at Eskenazi. We love exploring Indy’s evolving food scene, concerts and sporting events. We also and travelling, but that’s on hold as we await the arrival of our first child this year and as I apply for fellowship in Gastroenterology."