Shevani Ganesh, MD trains within The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education’s Psychiatry Residency.
Dr. Ganesh says watching her mother, a registered nurse in midwife Guyana, inspired her own career in medicine. “Watching her care for her patients and the relationships they developed made me aware for the dire need for help,” she says. She was drawn specifically to the mental health field after working at a crisis helpline in Toronto.
Dr. Ganesh was drawn to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education after her interview with Linda Thomas-Hemak, MD. “She made me realize that if I want to do something big in my life and if I want to make a positive impact in the world, I need to bring everyone together, including patients,” Dr. Ganesh says. Though skeptical at first about the integration of primary care and behavioral health, she became excited about the possibilities after visiting the Mid Valley practice for the first time. “I’m excited to see how I can be a part of the changes coming down the road,” she says. “And I feel like there is such a sense of community here; I am blown away by the way we all work together as a team.”
Dr. Ganesh was born in Georgetown, Guyana and attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine.