Intern Spotlight: Dr. Yousef Hindi

Get to know Dr. Yousef Hindi, internal medicine PGY-1 intern, self-proclaimed computer geek, and soccer enthusiast.

Tell us about you.

I was born in Indianapolis, IN, but moved to Jordan a few years later. I grew up half in Amman, Jordan and half in Mayfield, KY. Once I finished high school, I moved to Louisville, KY for undergrad and got a BS in chemistry from the University of Louisville. I went to medical school at Saba University in the Caribbean, which is not as glamorous as it may sound! And now I work very hard to annoy my upper levels to the best of my ability on a daily basis. It’s hard work, but somebody’s got to do it!

Why did you choose UMMC for residency?

I feel like this is most people’s answer, but it’s the people. I didn’t really know much about UMMC when I applied here and wasn’t sure what to expect when I went for my interview. The pre-interview dinner is what actually sold me on this program. I had the pleasure, nay, the honor to sit and have dinner with one of our wonderful current chiefs, Lucas Buchanan, and one of our upcoming chiefs, Caleb Stanfield and that night was full of laughs, weird discussions, and very random Wikipedia searches. Ultimately, they made me feel so comfortable and welcome and I didn’t feel like I had to put on an act or filter myself. Interview day was more of the same, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that these characteristics extended to the other residents and the faculty I interviewed with. I knew at that point that those were my people and I would be lucky to work and train with them.

What could you give a presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

I could probably give a whole TED talk on how to build your own personal computer.

What are some small things that make your day better?

Getting to see my girlfriend, Haley. Hanging out with my evil cat Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, he likes to go by Tako. Free food. When Epic doesn’t crash on me. When the cafeteria has the right color Monster…the right color being white and if you disagree then you’re wrong, which is fine because this is a residency program and we’re all here to learn from our mistakes!

Where could we find you when you are not at the hospital?

Playing video games with friends, playing soccer or tennis, at the gym, or more likely than not in bed watching Netflix with a family size bag of chips or a pint of ice cream!

What profession would you have chosen if you weren’t a physician?

Probably a software engineer for some small startup company like Apple or Google. Or a professional soccer player. Or Batman…

Escape game for my friend Landon’s birthday. Party hats were a requirement.

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