The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians has nominated Jaividhya Dasarathy, MD, for appointment to the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Commission on Health of the Public and Science, the Commission on Education, or the Commission on Membership and Member Services as she would be an asset to all three groups.
Dr. Dasarathy is a family medicine educator, resident research education director, and associate professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. Having practiced full-spectrum family medicine since 2004, her teaching activities focus on both clinical care and research training. Her passion lies not only with teaching students and residents, but also with the continuing education and training of physicians during all stages of their medical careers. In recognition of her outstanding work with students and residents, Dr. Dasarathy received the OAFP Foundation’s Mentorship Award earlier this year.
In his letter of chapter support, OAFP President Stan Anderson, MD, stated, “Dr. Dasarathy’s professional experiences align well with many hot topic issues facing the Academy today. She collaborated with a non-profit organization in Managua, Nicaragua, to develop a Zika Prevention and Awareness Program. She is actively involved in training medical students with the IQ+ (inquiry team) curriculum. She has developed international electives at her residency program and describes her passions as global medicine and working with underserved, inner-city, and indigent populations. And, she serves as faculty advisor to Case’s resident wellbeing program and serves on the OAFP’s Joy in Medicine Workgroup.”
In addition to her service on OAFP’s above-mentioned Joy of Medicine Workgroup, she also serves on the National Action Committee, Family Medicine Workshop Workgroup, and the Member Constituencies Workgroup. She is also an at-large director on the OAFP Board of Directors.
As for national service, Dr. Dasarathy is a regular National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) attendee. She was elected in 2015 as special constituencies alternate delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates and served as a special constituencies delegate to the 2016 AAFP Congress in Orlando. She just returned from New Orleans having served as a member constituencies alternate delegate at the 2018 AAFP Congress of Delegates.
Congratulations and best wishes, Dr. Dasarathy!