Dr. Jyothi Patri, a family physician makes a mark in Central Valley, California

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Jyothi Ranga Patri, MD, MHA, FAAFP is a leading primary care physician who dedicates herself to the pursuits of wellness, research and compassion. She specializes in family medicine, offers evidence-based medicine, and quality care tailored towards individual needs. With over a decade of experience having served in different demographics across cultures and continents, Dr. Patri inspires her patients to lead a healthy life and find great joy.

Born and raised in a family of three girls, priority was always given to education. Both parents are Postgraduates (Master of Arts) and grandfather is a retired Dean of Government Degree College, Rajahmundry, AP, India. 

Dr. Patri’s journey started in a humble middle-class background with her two sisters. They often faced challenges in a society, where females were always competing hard for equal rights whether it be for education or social equality. However, she drew great inspiration from her parents and converted every challenge into an opportunity. Her greatest gift is to chase her dreams and evolve on her own terms. When she aced the highly competitive entrance test to medical school and became the first– generation doctor in the family, it was a moment of pride for her parents.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from one of the finest medical schools in India named after the Father of the Nation, Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Patri’s early medical training at Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad started with serving the poorest population. Her inquisitiveness towards health care delivery systems in developed countries landed her at Midwestern State University, Texas where she went on to study Master of Health Administration and graduated with honors. She pursued Family Medicine as her profession with great passion and excelled at every step of career winning love and earning respect from her patients, teachers and peers. Earned the respect of everyone she worked with during her residency at Universities of Oklahoma, and Illinois.

At graduation, with parents proudly holding graduation certificate and STFM Best Resident Teacher Award of the year, University of Illinois, Rockford Family Medicine Residency Program, 2014. 

Dr. Patri is already a renowned physician and was awarded “Top 40 physicians Under 40” by Pennsylvania Medical Society in 2019. Her professional career is endowed with working at premier institutions such as University of California San Francisco at Fresno, Department of Family and Community Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Fayette Physician Network, Uniontown, PA serving one of the most underserved populations in the United States. In addition, she also served as the Medical Director of Fayette Hospice (UPMC), Lemont Furnace, PA where she led a team of health care professionals working relentlessly to improve the quality of life of severely ill and near end of life patients. 

Presentation on Economic Effects of Air Pollution in India and China in Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) Annual Meet, Houston, TX, 2010.

Poster presentation at
the prestigious National Family Medicine Residency Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2013.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow and learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi.

Dr. Patri strongly believes learning never stops because life never stops teaching. She actively participatse in several national and regional conferences and has won accolades for her medical research. In addition, she is dynamically involved in evaluation of scientific, academic and professional work by her peers. 

Outside of work, Dr. Patri continues to be involved with community through activities such as advocacy of health-related issues, physician leadership, and community service. She serves as the currently Interim President of California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) Fresno-Kings-Madera Chapter. CAFP is the largest primary care medical society in California and the largest chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians with strong collective voice of more than 10,000 family physician, family medicine resident and medical student members. Dr. Patri also offers her expertise to shape future physicians; she is a motivational speaker for Fresno State University Women in Science Club. She believes that medical education starts in school, hence she is an active volunteer to teach health related topics to middleschool and high-school students in Fresno through UCSF doctors’ academy. She is indeed an inspiration to her patients, students and the community with her actions, dedication and service. In her leisure time, she enjoys biking, traveling, reading books, cooking vegetarian cuisines.

Education does not change the world, education changes people, and people change the world.” – Anon.

For a person who was raised in a family of three girls, Dr. Patri always wanted to move forwards, open new doors and do new things, because curiosity keeps leading her to new paths. As a student of science, a physician, an educator, a wife and a mother, Dr. Patri feels a happy mind and a healthy body is a gateway towards harmonious society. 

For more information, visit https://profiles.ucsf.edu/jyothi.patri

Family picture (with husband Dr Vinay Krishna Pulusu and daughter Kriti Tarini Pulusu) at Award Ceremony – “Top Physicians Under 40” presented by Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED),
PA, 2019.

About Jyothi Ranga Patri:

Jyothi R Patri, MD, MHA, FAAFP is an Assistant Clinical Professor with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and part of the UCSF Fresno Family and Community Medicine Department.

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