Educator Spotlight: Girish L. Kalra, MD

Girish L. Kalra, MD

Girish L. Kalra, MD

Girish L. Kalra, MD is an assistant professor of medicine in the Emory Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics. He completed his undergraduate training in biology and his medical training at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. After completing his internal medicine residency at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Kalra joined Emory as a faculty member at Grady Memorial Hospital in 2010. Dr. Kalra serves as an inpatient ward attending as well as an outpatient preceptor for the Grady Memorial Hospital Primary Care Center’s resident continuity clinics.

In the Department of Medicine, Dr. Kalra serves on the Residency Clinical Competency and Core Competency Improvement committees, works as a core faculty member in the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program; and serves on the Internal Medicine Clerkship Educational Curriculum Team. He has received two Golden Apple Teaching Awards and has been named best lecturer for the ambulatory block curriculum for his EKG skills workshop.

Dr. Kalra’s interests include medical student and resident curriculum development, the use of technology in medical education and patient care, and quality-improvement-based initiatives for hypertension. As director of the EKG Curriculum for the internal medicine clerkship, Dr. Kalra launched a novel, wildly popular video-based curriculum to teach systematic EKG interpretation to clerkship students. As co-director of the Clinic Case Curriculum, he helped to create a successful weekly case-based ambulatory medicine curriculum for internal medicine residents. He is an avid lecturer with a deep interest in teaching EKGs, hypertension, and diabetes to learners of all levels.

Outside of work, Dr. Kalra enjoys reading, weightlifting, basketball, current events, cooking, and eating out.


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