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Oral History Interview with Shalia Kode

Dr. Shalia Kode grew up in Belgaum, which is in Karnataka state in India. Her family moved to Mumbai in 1966 where she started at Grant Medical College. She lived with her family in Goregaon until she fulfilled her father’s dream of her becoming a doctor. After that, she spent two years as a physician in a rural primary health center in Ratanagari. Dr. Kode eventually moved to the Seattle area in 1974. She passed her Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates exams and started her residency at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. After finishing her residency, Dr. Kode joined the United States Army and moved back to the Pacific Northwest to work at the Madigan Army Medical Center, first on active duty and then as a civilian. She still continues to work at Madigan as a physician and also at Group Health. In her spare time, Dr. Kode is very involved with area Marathi organizations and writes magazine articles in Marathi. Dr. Kode now lives in Newcastle, WA and has three children: Tarul, Minal, and Vishal.

Date: February 8, 2008
Subject(s): Shalia Kode
Type: Oral History
Language: English
Creator: Amy Bhatt
Location: Washington

Holding Institution: University of Washington
Collection: South Asian Oral History Project at the University of Washington
Additional Information: Phase 2
Item History: 2017-01-22 (created); 2017-01-22 (modified)

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