Usman Qazi, M.D, F.A.C.C.
Dr. Qazi grew up in Orange County and got his Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology and minor in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine, graduating with honors. He subsequently pursued his medical education at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. While there, he served on the Admissions Committee for two years, being the only medical student from his class to be elected as a member. After medical school, Dr. Qazi decided to move back to California where he completed his internship and residency at the University of California, Irvine, and earned his board certification in Internal Medicine. During his residency training, Dr. Qazi became interested in cardiology and started doing formal mentored research in the field of preventive cardiology.
He then completed his training in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. During his training, Dr. Qazi was awarded cardiology Fellow of the Year Award during his first, second and third year of training. He also published research papers and book chapters, with a focus on preventive cardiology. Furthermore, upon graduating, he was awarded the Excellence in Cardiology Fellowship Award by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. At the conclusion of fellowship training, Dr. Qazi earned board certifications in Cardiovascular Medicine, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology.
Having research experience in the field of preventive cardiology, Dr. Qazi has particular interest in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. One of his personal interests includes the use of complementary and alternative therapies as a supplement to evidence based medicine in treating his patients. Additionally, Dr. Qazi’s training and experience includes heart disease in women, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias (especially atrial fibrillation), atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (including coronary syndromes and chronic angina), heart failure, diseases of the aorta, stress testing, ambulatory monitoring, and management of patients in the hospitalized setting including patients who are critically ill.
Dr. Qazi has excellent communication skills and cares for his patients as he would care for his own family members. He is a strong believer in patients having a good understanding of their cardiovascular health and any treatment prescribed by the healthcare team. Dr. Qazi’s goal as a physician is to improve the quality of life of his patients through counseling, education, and administration of excellent quality, state of the art, evidence-based care.