Dr. Barooah completed her internal medicine residency at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in 2013 and re-joined the organization as physician-faculty in 2017. She is actively involved in research, quality improvement and educational initiatives, including the training of residents and inter-professional learners. She is a strong proponent of The Wright Center’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model because of its impact on patient care: “I believe it fosters better communication between patient and provider; in the process, it helps us understand each other better and I can deliver better care.”
Originally from India, Dr. Barooah attended Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and worked as an internal medicine provider at a tertiary care center before relocating to the US with her husband and young son. Her philosophy of medicine places the patient at the center; she says, “When I think about medicine, the most important thing that comes to mind is the humanness of a person–that’s what the profession is about.”
In her free time, Dr. Barooah enjoys spending time with her husband (Dr. Pranjal Boruah) and two children. She also loves admiring the area’s fall foliage and mountains, which she says are reminiscent of her hometown at the foot of the Himalayan Range. Dr. Barooah is fluent in English and Hindi.