Home: Atlanta, GA. Age: 47. Profession: Physician executive. Title: Chief Medical Officer. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers. Languages spoken: English, Hindi and Punjabi.
Current project: Passionate about how data can help us achieve health equity and access. Recent recognition: I am a thought leader in the healthcare industry. Many panels, podcasts,and advisory boards. Recent professional development: A lifelong learner, I recently earned my MBA. Latest accomplishment: Nominated for 100 most influential healthcare leaders. Latest contribution to others: I am involved in multiple mentorship programs. What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? From clinical medicine to healthcare industry executive. Hobbies: Love working out and feeding people. Recent travel or adventure: Aruba. Last book read: No Ego, by Cy Wakeman.
Personality profile: Love Language - words of affirmation. What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Smart. Moral compass: Always just be nice. How do you define a perfect friendship? No one feels like they are compromising. How do you define an ideal business relationship? The same way. What is your greatest joy? My family. What is your greatest fear? Loss. What is your guilty pleasure? Indian street food and chocolate cake. What word or phrase do you use far too often? Y’all. What natural talent have you neglected? Wish I had time to spend time with friends. What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Teachers. What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? I love clothes. How do you relieve stress? Workout and binge watch. What is your go-to workout? Orangetheory. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? The water.
What was your first paying job? A paper route. What was your favorite college course? Statistics. What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Life. What book have you repeatedly read? Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri. What movie have you repeatedly watched? The Devil Wears Prada. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Photos of kids. Besides your parents, who has had the greatest influence on your life? Oprah. What’s the best advice you received growing up? Work hard. What’s the best advice you received in your career? Have boundaries. What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? iPhone. What is your favorite app? Waze. What company or organization do you most admire? Patagonia, especially recently. What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? Motherhood.
What widely held belief do you reject? That if you merely work hard, you will get everything you want. What mega-trend most excites you? Healthcare is everywhere. What mega-trend most concerns you? Any TikTok challenge.
What title would you choose for the movie about your life? Always a Doctor. What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Frida Pinto. As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A CEO. What advice would you give your younger self? It’s ok if your own choice isn’t your parents’ choice for you. What day in your life would you choose to re-live? My wedding. I was too stressed to enjoy it.
Personal mission: Creating less burden to healthcare accessibility. Personal motto: Treat everyone the way you would want to be treated.