Sep 24, 2020
Happy Women in Medicine Month! We’re celebrating by talking with super doc Dr. Kamala Tamirisa, a cardiologist super specialist in Cardiac Electrophysiology & Advanced Cardiac Imaging at Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia. She completed her training in Internal Medicine and served as Chief Resident at St. Louis University in Missouri. After she completed General Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, and Cardiac MRI fellowships at the University of Michigan. She then joined a large cardiology group (ProMedica Physicians Cardiology) in Ohio where she serves as the Director of The University of Toledo.
She talks about her journey into medicine, which started with her father walking into her classroom trying to get her to stop studying medicine. Kamala and Donnica discuss how even though everyone is tired of talking about politics, politics plays a crucial role in our healthcare system. Kamala talks about her personal experience of working with patients who refuse to wear a mask during the pandemic. If Kamala could make one big change in the health care system, she would take away the insurance companies she has to fight with to get her patients the care they need. They discuss RBG’s legacy and the best way for the Supreme Court to move forward to give women the best fighting chance for fair healthcare.