Rudrajit “Wrik” Sinha

August 25, 2020 by

I grew up in Beaverton, Oregon, a suburb right outside of Portland. My introduction to medicine came during high school, when the ophthalmologist under whom I had started conducting wet lab research suggested that I shadow him in his clinic to see the patients our work would ultimately help treat. I ended up graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in Biological Basis of Behavior and Nutrition and a minor in Economics.

My interdisciplinary interests led me to take a couple of gap years between undergrad and medical school, during which I worked in operations roles at healthcare startups in the health insurance and home health spaces. In both cases, I interacted directly with patients, whether it was to help them navigate their insurance plans or better understand and more easily access home medical equipment. Through these experiences, I began to understand the value of generalist physicians who understand the holistic needs of their patients and can effectively quarterback and advocate for the entire continuum of their care. I was particularly inspired by Iora Health, ChenMed, and other companies developing novel care delivery systems that promote the practice of value-based care.

Outside of medicine, I like to exercise, chip away at my growing list of podcasts, binge the occasional Netflix show, and anything related to food (cooking, baking, and especially eating!). I was also part of an a cappella group in college, so I’m hoping to ease my roommates into my shower singing habits slowly but surely.