Shalin Kothari
Shalin Kothari

Shalin Kothari

Hometown/place of birth: Ahmedabad, India

Medical school and location: B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Special interests and future plans: I love every aspect of academic medicine be it to do research, provide clinical care, or teach. I am intrigued by the concept of ‘personalized medicine’ that is proving its merits of changing the way medicine is practiced fundamentally and with aid of mobile technology, I believe it will be the next biggest revolution in medicine. I plan to get a formal training in this new area of medicine and learn the applications of it especially in the field of Medical Oncology while pursuing a fellowship in Heme/Onc; but who knows, I may find some other field even more interesting in these three years of training at Upstate!

Interests/hobbies outside of medicine: Hiking, biking, swimming, playing tennis, computer programming, modding iDevices, discovering new music (love indie folk and indie pop!!), and singing popular songs- Indian or Western

Languages spoken, other than English: Gujarati, Hindi

Why you decided to come to our program: I felt a tremendous vibe among all the residents I met on my interview day at Upstate. Excellent supportive leadership with lots of opportunities to train well in academic medicine made Upstate clearly the top choice for me. This area of NY is absolutely breathtaking in Spring and Fall- I love hiking and nothing is better than being in Upstate NY for it!