WCM-Q’s first alumnus turned faculty member

WCM-Q’s first alumnus turned faculty member

Dr. Grigory Ostrovskiy

Class of 2011
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar


Dr. Ostrovskiy, who is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, completed his MD degree at WCM-Q back in 2011 before securing a place in a highly sought-after emergency medicine residency program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Having completed his residency, Dr. Ostrovskiy returned to Doha in 2016 to become WCM-Q’s new assistant professor of emergency medicine. He was the first WCM-Q student to return to the university as a member of faculty, opening the door for a steady stream of alumni to return to WCM-Q in the future. 

In his role, Dr. Ostrovskiy teaches WCM-Q medical students the theory and practice of point-of-care ultrasound, as well as providing mentorship and helping students who wish to pursue residency programs in emergency medicine to fulfill their ambition. He also treats patients at Hamad General Hospital’s Emergency Department. 

Dr. Ostovskiy joined WCM-Q’s pre-medical program in 2005 before being admitted to the medical program in 2007, from which he graduated in 2011. He then began his residency in New York. He is board certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (2016) and is licensed to practice emergency medicine in New York and Rhode Island. He has served on the Emergency Medicine Resident Association's National Committees on Critical Care, Education, and Research. He has a special interest in the treatment of heatstroke and is determined through research to identify the most effective way to treat the condition.