In this episode, Maani and Sharmin are joined by Dr. Tara Gadde who presents a clinical unknown case to Dr. Aimee Zaas followed by a discussion on leadership, mentorship, and career transition points.
Uttara (Tara) Gadde
Uttara (Tara) Gadde is an internal medicine resident at the University of Pennsylvania. She went to Cornell University for undergrad and completed a B.S. in Human Biology, Health & Society. She then worked for a year as a research analyst and public health advocate on a CDC funded HIV testing grant in the Bronx. She decided to pursue medicine and went to medical school at Rutgers NJMS and is completing her MPH from Johns Hopkins. Her career interests include infectious disease and global health. During her free time, she loves to cook (and eat!), curl up with a good book, or do anything active (running, hiking, HIIT workouts, yelling at the TV during Nets games).
Aimee K Zaas
Aimee K Zaas MD MHS is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. She has served as the Program Director for the Duke Internal Medicine Residency since 2009, a job she considers to be both the best job ever and a continuous welcome challenge! She completed her medical school at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and her internal medicine residency and chief residency (ACS) at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. After completing her Infectious Diseases fellowship at Duke University, she joined the faculty at Duke where she has remained ever since, and has become a rather obnoxious Duke basketball fan in the process. Her husband David is also a physician and they have two boys, Jake (18) and Jonah (16) so have spent the majority of their family life at kids sporting events and traveling related to kids sporting events.