I attended The University of Western Ontario for undergraduate studies focused on health promotion in the context of individual and population health. As a strong proponent of the biopsychosocial framework to health, I embarked onto medical school. My unique experiences while living and studying abroad in St. Vincent and Chicago allowed me to form rich relationships with patients. Engaging with my community and caring for patients exposed to violence and trauma helped me actualize how medicine transcends the clinic setting. I’ve worked with Chicago – based rapper Vic Mensa and Toronto – based Indigenous artist Que Rock to raise awareness on the importance of culturally based care. I am an advocate for grass-roots community organizations that serve marginalized groups, youth, and BIPOC populations. After graduating from medical school, I chose to broaden my knowledge and skill set by entering the world of virtual medicine. I am passionate about mental health, chronic disease burden and BIPOC wellness. This lead me to pursuing a diploma in lifestyle medicine through the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. I strive to integrate my educational background with my lived experiences to uphold a holistic practice. My goal is to inspire and empower people to take ownership of their wellbeing by making positive health behaviour changes. I am a health advocate and have spoken to youth groups at the University of Manitoba as well as community organizations and public schools across the Greater Toronto Area. Outside of work, I enjoy walking, hot chocolate, exploring vibrant cities, solo travelling, boxing, nature and personal growth.
The Journey To The MD; And The Thrills of Mountaineering Without a Blindfold
Prerana Rudrapatna MD, DipABLM wants to inspire you to dare redefine what it means to practice medicine and foster the courage to create yourself.