Akshaya Arjunan, MD

Akshaya Arjunan, MD

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

College/Medical School: University of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, hiking, Indian dance, TV, eating Thai food, Harry Potter, Beyoncé!

Travels/Languages: I spent 7 weeks in Brazil researching Visceral Leishmaniasis!, hiked Machu Picchu in Peru and the Annapurna Mountains in Nepal, snorkeled in the Galapagos, Malawi, India, Spain. I speak Tamil and conversational Spanish.

Why Did You Choose UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: The amazing faculty and residents! As a medical student here, I loved the family-like environment and knew that I wanted to train at a supportive and welcoming program like Children's!