The LaHouse Residency Fund fund supports one three-year trainee in family medicine. Family medicine physicians are needed to insure that all Georgians have affordable access to primary care that is patient-centered and focused on preventing disease.
The first LaHouse Resident is a longtime member of the Emory family. Dr. Priya Gulati. Gulati grew up in Augusta, raised by parents who are physicians, and graduated from Emory in 2010 with a degree in human biology and anthropology.
Gulati volunteered with Project Open Hand to prepare and deliver meals to people in need, and helped initiate Project Sunsmart, which educates elementary school children about sun protection and skin health as an undergraduate.
She returned to Emory after graduating from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her diverse research interests include physical medicine and rehabilitation, women’s health, underserved populations, addictions, dermatology, and quality improvement. She previously received fellowships from the American Dermatological Association and Institute of Research, Education, and Training in Addictions.
“I love the state of Georgia and look forward to serving the place that has given me so much,” Dr. Gulati said. “I am grateful to come home to a state that has so much potential, and my hope is that Emory will continue to grow its emphasis on primary care specialties and train primary care physicians who will practice throughout Georgia. My scholarship makes a difference to me and this community by allowing me to represent the Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine to a larger audience and highlight all the unique aspects of our program. My hope is to serve as an ambassador by engaging at the ground level in primary care. Please know how much I appreciate the opportunity to represent a new partnership between Emory Family Medicine and the LaHouse residency scholarship donors, stemming from a common goal of highlighting the importance of primary care.”