Rahul  Gaini
House Staff


Madison, AL

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine

Advanced Degrees
MBA - University of Alabama at Birmingham

What are your career goals?
I'd like to pursue a career in neurology!

Reflections on the Duke Program

What were you looking for in a residency program?
I wanted to be in a program that not only provided ample opportunity to train in both the inpatient and outpatient settings but also one which placed an emphasis on resident education and well-being.

What are the strengths of the Duke Program?
Supportive leadership and a feeling of camaraderie in the hospital

What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
For the most part, I've noticed that faculty are very supportive, treat house staff with respect and care, and provide appropriate oversight to ensure the best patient care.

Tell us about your co-residents. What has helped you connect, support each other, and form friendships?
The co-residents that I've met are not only great interns but also amazing human beings, so it's been really easy to get to know them and feel comfortable around them.

What has surprised you most about Duke?
The architecture at Duke, especially on the undergrad side, is beautiful!

About Life in Durham

What is the best thing about living in Durham and the Triangle?
The energy of the city, especially downtown when there are events at central park, DPAC, or Durham Bulls baseball games.

How does the Triangle appeal to people of diverse backgrounds?
There is lots of diversity in terms of job prospects, food, cultures, and much more within the city of Durham

Where did you choose to live and why?
I chose to live downtown in the American Tobacco campus district. My wife and I enjoy the liveliness and ease of access to downtown amenities.

What are your interests outside of medicine?
Meditation, boxing, reading, going on walks with my fiancée and dog

House Staff