Published on July 01, 2019

Usama Ahmad Rafique, MD Joins Altru Health System

Grand Forks, N.D. – Usama Ahmad Rafique, MD is joining the psychiatry team at Altru Health System. He specializes in psychiatric disorders, which include but are not limited to, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders, bipolar disorder, depressive disorders and traumatic disorders. He is board eligible and a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

"As an inpatient psychiatrist, I see my patients usually in the acute and complicated stages of their illness," Usama states. "My aim is to provide them with the utmost care and the best possible treatment in this stressful period of their lives to ensure long-lasting positive health results."

Dr. Rafique earned his medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan. He went on to complete his residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Elmhurst) Program in Elmhurst, New York.

About Altru Health System

Based in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Altru Health System is a regional, integrated healthcare delivery system serving northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Altru is a physician-led, multi-specialty group practice with a 277 bed acute care hospital, Level II trauma center, 45 bed specialty hospital, more than two dozen Grand Forks and regional practice locations, and a large home care network. Altru employs over 300 physicians and advanced practice providers and 4,000 staff. With a focus on advanced technology, Altru deployed the first Mako® Robotic Arm system in North Dakota and enhanced Altru’s Robotics with the recent addition of the DaVinci Xi Robotic Surgical System. In 2018, Altru was awarded fourth Most Wired® in the nation, a recognition for systems at the forefront of using healthcare information technology to improve the delivery of care. Altru Health System has received accreditation from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation and has achieved 50 years of CARF accreditation at Altru’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. Altru Health System was the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, extending Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to the patients we serve. For more information, visit altru.org.