Internal Medicine PGY 4 - Chief Medical Resident
- a) Born and raised: I was born in a small city called Tiruchirappalli (try pronouncing that) in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Grew up in the beautiful and bustling suburbs of the city of Bombay (now Mumbai), India.
- b) Medical School : Rural Medical College of Pravara Medical Trust in Loni, Maharashtra, India.
- c) What do you like most about RWMC? Several things. The people here (and this includes the nursing staff, attendings, and all other departments that we interact with) are super friendly, fun loving and you really feel like you are part of one big family. Being a mid sized program, we get to work closely and often individually with most attendings in medicine and in other specialties. Senior residents also get a lot of autonomy at the Rog, which I really appreciate. The camaraderie amongst the house staff is just special and something I love and look forward to when coming in to work everyday. Lastly our new PD, Dr. Sapers has been brilliant, super approachable, friendly and extremely encouraging.
- d) What do you like most about living in RI? I’ve always lived in a coastal place all my life and that’s something I love most about RI. Being part of New England, I love the changing seasons and the excitement that each season brings with it. There are many ‘weekend getaways’ pretty close to RI for any season. Providence is a beautiful small city, particularly Downtown and the Eastside areas. The quality and variety of food, be it fine dining or ‘hole in the wall’ places is unbelievably good. Proximity to Boston, NYC and Newport is also wonderful when you feel like getting out. And I just love the Waterfire, so serene, soothing and a surreal experience for the senses.
- e) Favorite place to eat in RI/Providence: My wife and I love eating out and go almost once a week and we haven’t had a single bad experience here which speaks volumes. Brunch and breakfast would be Nick’s on Broadway, Julian’s, and CAV. Some of the other restaurants that I really like are The Duck and Bunny (a quaint little creperie on Wickenden that makes the most delightful and interesting crepes), Abyssinia (a quiet little Ethiopian restaurant on Wickenden), Man-O-Salwa (The most authentic Pakistani/North Indian food in the state in the middle of nowhere in Johnston). My most memorable and delightful dining experience in RI though has been the chef’s tasting menu at this restaurant called Persimmon in Bristol.
- f) Hobbies: Reading – Most liked genres include Indian sub-continental fiction/biographies/non-fiction/travel/history/fantasy/graphic novels/short stories/classics/contemporary. Favorite author is Rohinton Mistry. Writing (short stories, poems, limericks, travelogues).
Playing and watching Cricket, football (soccer), Lawn tennis, Badminton and table tennis (ping pong). Love playing board games (scrabble, cranium). A prolific philatelist in my formative years, grew out of it. Big time foodie (my rising BMI attests). Avid traveller (hoping to explore South America in the coming years). Netflix bingeing (I am the one who knocks!) Love listening to music (Classic rock, grunge, Alternative, Sufi, new age Bollywood).
- g) Future plans: Chief Resident next year at the Rog. Hope to eventually be a Cardiologist or an Internist in a large academic center.
- h) If not a doctor: Most likely a screenplay writer/actor/director in the movies/TV or a copywriter in advertising or a social activist.