Meet Our Residents: Ema Zubovic

Resident Ema Zubovic, MD

Ema Zubovic, MD

Ema Zubovic is a PGY-4 Plastic Surgery resident originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Zubovic studied architectural studies and Italian at Middlebury College, then earned her medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Her fellow residents know that Zubovic is always available to go get coffee or ice cream at one of the many great shops around St. Louis.

Why did you chose WashU?

“I chose WashU for the strong, supportive community and the opportunity to train at a busy, world-class academic medical center. The surgical training here is second to none, and I feel simultaneously challenged and valued by my patients, co-residents and faculty every day.”

What’s your favorite thing about St. Louis?

“St. Louis has big city perks with the ease of living in a small town. Incredible public spaces like Forest Park are steps away from home and work, and the city is full of world-class arts and culture.”

What’s your goal for this year?

“As I start the second half of my residency, my goals are to refine my surgical skills, become a successful mentor to students and younger residents, and plan for the next steps in my training.”

Residents in the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are part of an academic program with diverse surgical training, strong research opportunities and mentors who are national leaders in their fields.

The Washington University Plastic Surgery Residency is a six-year integrated program, including 4 ½ years of training in breast, craniofacial, pediatrics, head/neck trauma, hand, microsurgery, cosmetic and peripheral nerve surgery. The program provides cutting-edge head-to-toe surgical training that prepares residents and fellows to be leaders in the specialties of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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