sheMD Journal Club
Dr. Tamirisa finished her medical school in India with honors & completed her training in Internal Medicine at St. Louis University. She was the Chief Resident for the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Louis University. Subsequently, she went on to complete her General Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, and Cardiac MRI fellowships at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is in private practice, with teaching affiliation and continues to be actively involved in clinical research. She thoroughly enjoys practicing all aspects of EP – device management to ablation procedures. Beyond providing an exceptional care to her patients, she loves to teach. She was the Director of Arrhythmia/Device clinic at ProMedica Heart Institute, Ohio. She served on the board of the ProMedica Heart Institute and was an active member of the Heart Institute EP council where she took a lead in building a bridge between physicians and non-physicians. She created communication models including monthly dialogues with action items and implemented ideas to overcome issues of rigid divisions within the system. She relocated to Texas recently to take care of her aging family and is already busy with establishing her practice in Dallas. For her passion and active community involvement, she was nominated for the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award and was a recipient of Northwest Ohio’s Health Care Heroes Award in 2017. She received “Hero” award for saving the life of a patient during an accidental fire in the EP lab at a community hospital in Michigan. She is a dedicated community voice to raise awareness for global health of women, which includes social & emotional well-being. She is a passionate speaker - She was the keynote-physician speaker at Go Red for Women events; she was invited to speak at PBS sponsored “Empower Women” event, and has been invited to speak at numerous educational and community events. She is a proud mother of two pre-teen boys. She coaches Robotics team & is an elected member of the diversity council. She is actively involved in heart health initiatives at schools – diet, exercise programs; CPR training & AED training. She is married to an Interventional Cardiologist & together the couple “divide & conquer” the household duties. During down time, family vacations, poetry, art, family-volunteer trips and watching Football games (divided household – Wolverines & Buckeyes!) keep her sane and well-balanced.