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Pooja Parmar, MDPooja Parmar, MD

Valsad, India

Graduate School:
Masters in Health Administration, Tulane University, Louisiana

Medical School:
Baroda Medical college, M. S University, India

About Me:
I am a fun-loving and self-motivated individual who takes pleasure in the simple joys of life including spending time with friends and family. Although I grew up in the land of spicy curries -- India -- I enjoy exploring different world cuisines. I never turn down a chance to travel with my loving husband to experience various cultures. I am passionate about pediatric medicine and love working with children. I am also a proud feminist always advocating for gender equality.

Why I Chose Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program:
I initially chose Valley Children's Hospital as PGY2 to move closer to family. During my interview here I absolutely fell in love with the warm and welcoming nature of faculty and fellow residents at Valley Children's Hospital. After I witnessed the care and compassion that everyone I met here had for the community they serve, I instantly wanted to be a part of the team. With it being a free standing children's hospital, variety of specialties in house and their individualized curriculum structure for residents, I couldn't have asked for a better place to learn.

I enjoy playing badminton, ping pong, outdoor running, cooking Indian recipes, wine tasting, and watching Broadway shows and romantic movies

Interests & Research Accomplishments:
Research projects I have been involved in the past include use to oral dextrose gel in newborn nursery and studying its impact on transient Neonatal hypoglycemia. Currently, I am working on writing various case reports for publication and also working on a quality improvement project to improve availability of emergency letters for Valley Children's patients with genetic/metabolic disorders. In the future, I envision leading a mission-driven health system employing efficient care delivery processes with an organizational culture facilitating seamless communication among all disciplines. I wish to be able to do this by integrating my knowledge of general pediatrics, health informatics and health administration.

Care philosophy:
I believe that treating every individual patient with utmost care, compassion and respect along with clear and timely communication to families regarding the patient’s care is the key to building a trustworthy relationship that ultimately helps impact not just the patient’s health but also the health of the community we serve.