Ramesh Karra

Career Story: 

After I finished residency I went to work for Doctors Without Borders for 6 months in South Sudan. I then worked for the Indian Health Service for a year and then spent 5 years working for a couple of different urban and rural community health center. For the past 2 years I have been doing full spectrum family medicine again at the Hopi Health Care Center in Northern Arizona. In July 2011 I will begin an emergency medicine residency at University Physicians Hospital in Tucson.

Notable Professional Accomplishments: 

Doctors Without Borders; Volunteer "sabbatical" for 2 months during which I worked at tribal hospital in South India; Invited to be part of a delegation of doctors to do medical evaluations in Bolivia for a non-profit NGO; Done evaluations for torture survivors in Tucson seeking asylum pro-bono; Finished a faculty development fellowship; Created a mystery case series in full spectrum family medicine.

Favorite Recreational Activity: 

Running and reading.

Favorite Memory from Residency: 

Getting to go to Papua New Guinea to do an obstetric elective.

Personal Story: 

I am married and have a 3-year old child and a new baby in 2011.