Syedreza Haider, MD

What drew you to WashU?

There were a few residents that were good friends of mine that really seemed to love their experience at the program. I looked up to them and wanted to be at an institution that attracted people like them. I also wanted to be at an academically rigorous program that still had a chill vibe. WashU seemed to fit that to a tee. The people were evidently brilliant, but also humble and kind. I grew up in Kentucky and so I was looking for the Midwest vibe. I am also interested in pursuing fellowship, and WashU historically has had an excellent match in what I would like to go into with endless research opportunities.

What is your favorite part about living in St. Louis?

Forest Park. It’s amazing to have a park of that calibur right in my backyard( I live in the Central West End). At the same time, I can walk to work. I’m big into racket sports, and within a one-mile radius there is a pickle ball stadium in Forest Park, free clay tennis courts, and grass tennis courts in Tower Grove. I couldn’t be happier.