I am Abhilash Thatikala. My friends call me Abhi. I hail from Warangal, Telangana. The city is famous for its Warangal Fort, Thousand Pillar Temple, and Ramappa Temple, which UNESCO recognizes as World Heritage sites.
I attended med school at the Osmania Medical College (OMC), Hyderabad. I became particularly interested in neurology during the early years of med school. I eventually decided to choose neurology as my future career.
Post med school, I finished Internal Medicine Residency and Neurology fellowship at the same institution. In the neurology department, I had the opportunity to work with excellent faculty, trainees, and supporting staff. I got to learn neurology in a tertiary care institution catering to the entire state of Telangana. Teaching students was one of the most remarkable experiences that I had during my training.
During my neurology fellowship, I decided to move to the US for further training in neurology, and I am lucky to be matched at the UAMS neurology residency program.
I am more of an outdoor person, and I love playing football, table tennis, video games. I love traveling and exploring new places. Swimming is my favorite way to relax. I like to play chess as I find it quite challenging. I am married to an incredible woman, and she shares my love for traveling and cooking.
Medical School: Osmania Medical College, India
Hometown: Warangal, India
Work experience: Neurology Resident, three years; Internal Medicine Residency including one Chief year, four years total; Medical Officer in primary care, two years; 12 month internship
Volunteer Activities: Volunteered as COVID ICU call physician, organized a Neuroscience conference and medical exhibition, Advisory Board member for Junior Doctors Association
Hobbies include: Solving puzzles, Sudoku, chess, table tennis, swimming, traveling, photography and film making.