Dr. Rajanala was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was first exposed to the field of ophthalmology in high school through Sankara Eye Foundation, which provides free ophthalmologic care to disadvantaged communities throughout South Asia. She attended Northwestern University through the Honors Program in Medical Education, where she studied biocultural anthropology and spent her summers doing neuro-ophthalmology research at Stanford School of Medicine. Upon matriculation to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, she continued to pursue her interest in ophthalmology by leading a free community ophthalmology clinic in west-side Chicago and conducting research in glaucoma. She was also inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society in her fourth year of medical school. Dr. Rajanala is thrilled to be returning to the west coast for her Preliminary Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology training, and getting the chance to explore the Pacific Northwest. Her hobbies include singing, trying new coffee shops, Harry Potter, yoga, learning to play the ukulele, and spending time with her family and their two cats.

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