Newsmaker: Dr. Abhijit Kulkarni
Noteworthy: His work in the field of diseases of the pancreas will be recognized by the National Pancreas Foundation. The group will host The Courage for a Cure fundraiser on June 21 in The Duquesne Club, Downtown.
Family: Wife, Rina Gandhi-Kulkarni; daughter, Tanvi; son, Chirag
Occupation: Gastroenterologist at Allegheny General Hospital and medical director of the hospital's gastroenterology laboratory. His research focuses on pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis.
Background: Kulkarni is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology and serves as assistant professor of medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine.
Education: He attended medical school in India and later completed residency training at the Medical Center of Central Massachusetts. He also completed a fellowship at AGH.
Quote: “Pancreatic disease is very common and it is increasing. It can lead to devastating outcomes. More research and more funding is necessary to help in the fight against it.”