Dr. Himachandana Atluri joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine as an Instructor in June, 2020.
Dr. Atluri was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and has a younger brother. She completed her high school education at Visitation Academy in St. Louis. She moved across the state after high school to complete the six year BA / MD program at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. After medical school, Hima decided to come back home to complete her Internal Medicine residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital / Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine program. Throughout residency, Hima had the unique opportunity to serve on the Ethics Committee and fulfilled roles on the consult team as well as having Co-Chaired the Ethics Education Committee which focused on providing teaching and lectures on controversial topics in medicine. One of Hima’s passions is travelling and learning about how medicine is practiced outside of the United States. In medical school, she had the opportunity to serve the community of Honduras on a medical mission trip and also completed a rotation in India. In residency, she made the decision to pursue the Global Health Scholars Track and spent a month in Guatemala in order to learn how to identify patients at highest risk for multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis.
Outside of the hospital, Hima has several interests including travelling (next stop – Iceland!), attending sports games (Let’s Go Blues!!), and going to Orangetheory Fitness. Hima has a strong interest in hematology/oncology and is specifically planning to pursue a career in Bone Marrow Transplant. She will be a Chief Resident for the 2020-2021 Academic Year and is looking forward to working with the residents and administration.