Megana Dwarakanath, MD

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Hometown: Randolph, NJ

College/Medical School: Smith College/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Residency: University of New Mexico 

Career/Research Interests

  • Substance use disorder
  • Juvenile justice
  • Social justice and health equity
  • Medical education
  • Global and rural health

Hobbies and Interests: Long distance running, drawing, creative writing, reading, cooking

S.O./Married/Kids/Pets: Rahul Vasireddy (husband, PGY-4 in psychiatry), 2 black and white New Mexican rescues, Milo and Jo

Travel/Languages: We really love to travel, especially with respect to eating. Pre-pandemic travel has been to Morocco, India, Chile, Singapore, and the Azores. I am hopeful we will be able to travel again in the future./I grew up speaking Kannada (not like the country north of us) and can fumble through French.

Likes About UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: Really lovely faculty and staff, a wide range of patients, the city of Pittsburgh which seems so lush and green