Project Echo | MD, Director | Albuquerque NM United States
I am originally from India, where I grew up knowing that I would follow in my parent’s footsteps and use medicine to help those in need. I completed my medical degree in India before moving to the United States where I completed my training and spent several years teaching. I specialized in the treatment of Hepatitis C at New Mexico University. In 2003, I realized that alone, I could not treat the 30,000 New Mexicans suffering from Hepatitis C. Only 5% of those infected had access to treatment. The unavailability of treatment for those infected inspired me to develop the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) model as a platform for service delivery, education and evaluation.