Ashmi Ullal, , M.D.
University of California, Davis; Ashmi grew up in the Imperial Valley, California about twenty minutes from the border to Mexico and ventured up north to UC Berkeley, where she received her degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. While in Berkeley, she dedicated her time working at local free clinics including the Suitcase Free Clinic, which connected homeless youth with medical and social services. Her interest in global health compelled her to spend a summer in Riobamba, Ecuador learning medical Spanish. After college, she spent six months in South India working on a diabetes project with an NGO called “The Global Micro-Clinic Project.” Her motivation to enter medicine grew exponentially after these experiences and after witnessing patients’ lack of access to quality care both locally and internationally. As a medical student, she joined the Rural-PRIME program at UC Davis, which furthered her experiences in rural medicine. She also spent a summer in Nairobi, Kenya organizing medical camps with University of Nairobi physicians and students. She has always wanted to pursue a career in family medicine, and looks forward to providing valuable medical care and forming close relationships with patients and entire communities. Outside of work, she loves to run, visit her family (and her dog) at home, eat delicious food, and listen to folk music. She is excited to connect with the community in Santa Rosa.
Alumni Year: 2016