Motherhood and Medicine, Overcoming adversity | #NomadicHustle 5 w/ Dr. Qaali Hussein

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March 1, 2020

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Motherhood and Medicine, Overcoming adversity | #NomadicHustle 5 w/ Dr. Qaali Hussein, Trauma/acute care Surgeon On the 5th episode of #NomadicHustle - I sit with Dr. Qaali Hussein to discuss her experience in becoming a board certified surgeon while raising her six children, advice for professional Muslim women, advocating for yourself in the workplace, and balancing a successful career with a busy family life. Dr. Qaali Hussein is a double board certified trauma/acute care surgeon and surgical intensivist who practices in Florida. She graduated from the University of Texas with honors in human biology. In addition to her busy professional schedule, Dr. Hussein is the mother of six children, all of whom she had during her intense training years in general surgery and critical care. She went to medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Hussein then went on to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where she completed her residency in General Surgery as well as a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care. After completion of her training, she relocated to Florida in 2015 to practice at a level 2 trauma center. She also provides trauma/acute care surgery/critical care coverage for understaffed hospitals throughout the country. Dr. Hussein is also the co-founder of Advanced Surgical Skills for Advanced Providers, a Trauma and Acute Care Surgery training course for physician assistants and nurse practitioners. She is also a an entrepreneur and a professional keynote speaker on leadership, culture change, overcoming adversity, women’s empowerment, and time-management.


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