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Abhisake Kole Oral History Interview

Abhisake (Abhi) Kole was born in Calcutta, India and grew up in Maryland, USA. He pursued his bachelors in Statistics and Economics at George Washington University where his interest in the economic toll of untreated chronic illnesses through economic development inspired his desire to attain an MD/PhD. As part of his medical training at Emory University and PhD at University of Oxford, he elected to rotating fellowship at Jan Swasthya Sahjog in India and at UCSF Medical Center at San Francisco, California. He believes by increasing access to healthcare, equity in other parts of society will be achievable. During his MD/PhD, he studied cellular immunology of the gut mucosa in the context of maintaining homeostasis in the face of infectious and non-infectious antigens. During residency, he rotated through the Indian Health Services in Tuba City, AZ and Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

He currently works as a Hospitalist at Grady Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia and volunteers regularly at a free refugee clinic near Atlanta, GA. He shares his diverse experience working on the frontlines, from the west coast to Tuba City, and the disparities Covid shined a brighter light on. Adopting his first dog during the pandemic brought such a dark time so much joy. An avid storyteller, you can find Dr. Kole’s reflections on health, humanity and his experiences on various podcasts and published online or you can follow Dr. Kole’s passion for health equity, travel and the latest movie on twitter @DrDrAbhiKole

In this slideshow, you will see: Abhi at work at JSS in rural India with the HEAL fellowship.

Abhi and hist first adopted dog as a gift to his own self care.

Duration: 00:37:37

Date: February 14, 2022
Subject(s): Abhi Kole
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Roshni Shah
Contributor: Abhi Kole
Location: Atlanta, GA

Collection: Roshni Shah Fellowship Project
Donor: Abhi Kole
Item History: 2022-06-17 (created); 2022-07-12 (modified)

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