Dr. Arjun Natarajan joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July, 2019.
Dr. Natarajan was born in Bellevue, Washington and lived there until the age of ten, after which his family moved to Hyderabad, India. He attended middle and high school there, graduating with top honors in Physics from the Indian Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). During this time, Dr. Natarajan made a difficult but ultimately fruitful decision to take pre-medical school tests in India instead of pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology. He attended Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India and graduated in 2015. While in medical school, he was a member of the Cultural Committee as well as the trivia and debate teams. It was toward the tail end of medical school that Dr. Natarajan realized his interest in Internal Medicine. He began to appreciate the breadth and scope of his chosen field. Around this time, his family moved back to Bellevue, which convinced him to pursue his residency training in the U.S. He did his internship and residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, which he completed in 2019. During his time in residency, he realized that his interest was in Hematology and Oncology. However, before Dr. Natarajan pursued fellowship training, he wanted to experience inpatient hospital medicine at a large academic medical center, where he could gain valuable exposure to a varied patient population as well as partake in ongoing research projects. He has enjoyed teaching residents and medical students during his time in residency and remains interested in continuing his medical education as a hospitalist. In his free time, Dr. Natarajan enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog. They enjoy theater and the arts, as well as visiting new places and sampling new cuisines.