Bhargavi's Open Road

BHARGAVI KOLA, M.D.

Pediatric Department Vice-Chair
Medical Center Hospital

“Failures are the stepping stones to successes...It’s okay to fail, but it’s not okay to quit. Quitters are never winners.”

INTERESTS:

Medicine Science

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Determination Failure Struggle Fulfillment Hard Work Hobbies & Pastimes

FOUNDATION:

Helping People

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Born and raised in India.
  • Growing up, she always wanted to be a physician—says she was inspired to make a difference and “touch someone’s heart and life.”
  • Attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College, one of the oldest and most prestigious medical schools in Southern India.
  • Made the decision to come to the United States to pursue an interest in hospital administration—admits her family was skeptical and afraid of her leaving home all by herself.
  • Received her master’s degree in hospital administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey in 2008.
  • While externing, she found herself drawn to pediatrics, so she decided to complete her pediatric medicine residency.
  • She now practices pediatrics and runs a federally funded program to help parents and kids learn how to prevent asthma attacks.
  • Inspired by a desire to teach medical students, she moved to Texas where she now holds a position as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University.

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