062 : Dr. Shailvi Gupta : Surgeon-in-Training

inspiring, career, interview

Since she was little Shailvi knew she wanted to be a doctor.

What she didn’t know was that she would end up wanting to be a surgeon.

Shailvi is now a surgery resident at Highland General Hospital in Oakland and has recently taken time off to get her Master’s in Public Health at Johns Hopkins and later this year will be traveling to Nepal and in Africa as part of her desire to work in surgery on a global level.


You’ll hear Shailvi discuss her unexpected path of becoming a surgeon, the motivational force of being valuable to others, and that to do what you love, you have to do what you love.

 “The biggest decisions I made in life I’ve made on these feelings, like ‘well I have to, I have to go for it, I have to do these things’ and that’s what surgery was.” – Dr. Shailvi Gupta

Mentioned in this episode:

Highland General Hospital
Master’s in Public Health at Johns Hopkins
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Adam L. Kushner, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.

(Feature photo via Shailvi)

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