Purnima Parthasarathy, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical

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Purnima Parthasarathy, MD, MPH

Purnima Parthasarathy, MD, is an experienced physician specializing in infectious diseases, previously caring for patients in India and Singapore before coming to the U.S., giving her a unique global perspective. Dr. Parthasarathy also has a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University, with a special focus on global health.

Dr. Parthasarathy has advanced the responsible use of antibiotics through Antimicrobial Stewardship in Singapore. She has extensively advocated to prevent antibiotic overuse through her active participation in the Singapore National Antibiotic Resistance Control Committee (NARCC) and the National Antibiotic Stewardship Expert Panel (NASEP). Dr. Parthasarathy has promoted good clinical practices by being an active member of the workgroup that formulated the Singapore National Surgical Prophylaxis guidelines.

She has also helped to advance the science of infectious diseases as an executive member of the Singapore Infectious Diseases Research Network.

Additionally, Dr. Parthasarathy has received several distinct awards and honors in her career, including the Excellence Award in Clinical Services in 2011 in India.

When it comes to patient care, Dr. Parthasarathy believes in taking a holistic approach and always treats patients as a whole—addressing the psychological aspects of their health as well.

To Dr. Parthasarathy, In Science Lives Hope means to embrace new, relevant discoveries and put them into practice when caring for her patients.

Dr. Parthasarathy is fluent in Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu. 




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Internal Medicine



Bangalore Medical College



Rajiv Gandhi Health University Teaching Hospitals



Northwestern University



University of Illinois at Chicago



Johns Hopkins University



Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine


Hindi, Tamil, Telugu