Dr. Sarakshi Mahajan joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July 2023. She was born and raised in Chandigarh, India. She completed her medical school degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India. After graduating from medical school, she spent some time working on role of genetics in multiple myeloma at Mayo Clinic. She also spent one year at Stanford University where she carried out research on various manifestations of tuberculosis. She subsequently completed her internship and Internal Medicine residency training at Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital at Michigan in June 2022. During her residency, she was a part of Root cause analysis as well as medication reconciliation committees.
During this period, she also underwent training for understanding as well as analyzing Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Dataset. After her residency, she spent an additional year training in geriatrics at University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR. During the course of her career, she has been a volunteer for Red Cross Society and frequently conducts health camps in rural areas in India. She is also a member of HelpAge India, which focusses on working with disadvantaged elderly and improving their quality of life. Her interests are in internal medicine with special interests in specialized care for elderly, preventative care, health care disparities, cognitive impairment and understanding the role of microbiome and epigenetics in various clinical conditions. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, hiking, playing tennis, baking, cooking, painting and playing piano.