As an immigrant, Dr. Tantravahi developed a passion for working with the community while growing up. Her journey into the medical field began after observing the compassion given to her mother at a free clinic. She says she was also inspired by relatives working in medicine, including her aunt, grandfather, father and two uncles.
Dr. Tantravahi chose The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education because of the opportunities given to treat a wide patient base. “We have a lot of patients who are homeless or addicted to IV drugs,” she says. “We acknowledge their humanity. We make sure that when they leave the hospital, they don’t get lost in the system.” Her goal as a physician is to become a trusted resource for patients. “I feel very privileged to be able to hear and share in my patients’ stories,” she says. “It motivates me to keep learning so I can continue to earn that privilege.”
Dr. Tantravahi was born in India and attended medical school at the University of North Texas.