About Dr. Achanta
After graduating from medical school in 2004 with honors in nine subjects including distinction in four, Dr. Achanta came to the United States to pursue a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree at the University of Texas (UT) at Houston. While there, Dr. Achanta worked in clinical and basic science research in the MD Anderson Cancer center and the UT School of Medicine in Gynecologic Oncology and Gastroenterology respectively.
Upon completing the coursework for her MPH, Dr. Achanta joined the residency program at Abington Memorial Hospital. During her residency, she was an active participant in the Medical Jeopardy competitions held by the local ACP chapter and was a finalist in 2008. Dr. Achanta also submitted many clinical vignette posters to both the local chapter and at the National ACP competitions in 2009 and 2010. Dr. Achanta came to UAMS after completing her residency.
Her research interests include quality and safety improvement in the hospital settings and ways to promote healing relationships between residents and patients.
Currently, Dr. Archanta only sees patients admitted to the UAMS Medical Center.
Some of Dr. Achanta’s awards include:
- Lana Lehman award in Ambulatory Medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital, 2010
- Gold Medals in Physiology, Pathology and Surgery in MBBS