Rani Pallegadda, MD

Year of Graduation:

Academic Activities and Responsibilities

Hey all, Welcome to the UMEM website!

For prospective residents: Let me start out by saying, Baltimore has been my home for the past 10 years, so please email me with any questions/concerns you have about the "Charm City", "City that Reads", "Greatest City in America", etc. I grew up in a small suburb of Philadelphia, came to Baltimore for undergrad and have been here ever since.

I love all things related to food including going out to the the many foodie gems in Baltimore and trying new recipes in the kitchen (gotta try my Italian-Indian fusion). I also love hiking, DIY projects, outdoor concerts, lawn games, wandering around the harbor, board games, and karaoke.

Staying at University of Maryland for EM training was kind of a no-brainer for me because the UMEM residents and faculty I met during medical school were the reasons I chose EM as a career. There's a great sense of camaraderie and genuine interest in learning/teaching that surrounds you here. The clinical opportunities are amazing and the patients are unique and diverse. Above all else, I wanted a training program that is dedicated to education. University of Maryland's program is led by some of the best teachers, and it produces leaders in many different niches of EM.

Contact me for any additional information or questions!

Research Interests

- Culture and Health
- Health Disparities
- International medicine