Manoja Gullapalli
Manoja Gullapalli, MBBS
Home Town: Hyderabad, India
When I study medicine, I most enjoying learning about: I enjoyed studying physiology and pathology of diseases in my pre-clinical years. Now, I enjoy the correlation of the knowledge with clinical cases, diagnosis and treatment.
Things that make me unique are: I am adventurous, creative and open to learn new things!
I’m not only a doctor, I also like to: Cook! I love cooking and baking.
To get myself motivated I think of: Reaching my goals and the peaceful break which I can take
The hours I spend warm and cozy with a book I’m reading: Mostly fiction (Harry Potter, Robin Cook, Dan Brown etc.) and sometimes Philosophy.
With popcorn in hand the movie I’m watching is: Romantic comedies, and some of my favorite Telugu movies
Without a DVR on my cable box I’d miss (or I’m in front of the TV so I won’t miss): Game of Thrones!!, Modern Family, Brooklyn 99
On my iPod, iPhone, iMac, iPad, etc. I listen to: Pop, pop rock, country, and Bollywood music!
When friends and family come visit me in Little Rock, I want to take them to: Pinnacle Mountain state park, Clinton library and museum, Old mill
I chose the UAMS Pediatrics Residency Program because it’s wonderful and...: I was impressed by the program and I felt welcomed on the day of interview!
Emily Pruitt
Emily Pruitt, M.D.
Home Town: Russellville, AR
When I study medicine, I most enjoying learning about: Pathophysiology. When I learn about a disease mechanism and then experience that “aha” moment when I see a patient with that same disease on the wards and in the clinic and then am able to explain to them what is wrong and how we can make them better. I can associate a face and an experience with knowledge I read in a book and keep adding layers to my understanding.
Things that make me unique are: I don’t have to sit down and watch a full movie at once. I might watch bits and pieces of it over a whole week. I hate ants, and squirrels that feed on bird feeders. I am married to an accountant, but I can’t help you on your taxes. I love the Razorbacks, but they continue to break my heart so I am emotionally distancing myself from them in football.
I’m not only a doctor, I also like to: Garden (but I hate it when plants get too picky and decide to not grow), run at Two Rivers, play with my two nieces, cook for people (but only if the recipe is not too complicated), hike, go to different parks in Little Rock.
To get myself motivated I think of: Coffee
The hours I spend warm and cozy with a book I’m reading: Jane Eyre
With popcorn in hand the movie I’m watching is: You’ve Got Mail
On my iPod, iPhone, iMac, iPad, etc. I listen to: The National, Ben Howard, Lord Huron, Dermot Kennedy, Strahan, The Head and the Heart, Needtobreathe, Matthew and the Atlas
When friends and family come visit me in Little Rock, I want to take them to: The Root Café for brunch and then walk through all of South on Main, the Big Dam bridge, the far side of Two Rivers, Pinnacle Mountain, Emerald Park
I chose the UAMS Pediatrics Residency Program because it’s wonderful and...: WE SEE EVERYTHING. I wanted to be as prepared as I could by the end of residency and Arkansas Children’s sees so much pathology. Even when I was a medical student here, I saw pseudotumor cerebri in a young child, ehrliciosis, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, and a liver abscess in an immunocompetent teen... and this was all in just a few weeks. Besides seeing the bread and butter, I know that training here will allow me to make the rare diagnosis as well. Plus, the faculty here are brilliant and care about you a lot. They’re excellent teachers and very well-trained. Also, ACH is beloved by Arkansans. When you say you work at Children’s, be prepared for people to shake your hand and thank you for taking care for Arkansas kiddos.
Kisha Rogers
Kisha Rogers, M.D.
Home Town: Mena, AR
When I study medicine, I most enjoying learning about: the ‘why’ behind diseases and medications
I’m not only a doctor, I also like to: spend time outside in the garden or at family cabins.
To get myself motivated I think of: how much work it was to get where I am, and how thankful I am to be here!
With popcorn in hand the movie I’m watching is: one with lots of suspense!
Without a DVR on my cable box I’d miss (or I’m in front of the TV so I won’t miss): Survivor, and, yes, Grey’s Anatomy.
I chose the UAMS Pediatrics Residency Program because it’s wonderful and: because of the incredible people.
Jesal Shah
Jesal Shah, M.D.
Home Town: Little Rock
When I study medicine, I most enjoying learning about: its application to different types of people (especially how it applies to me and people I know) as well as its mechanisms.
Things that make me unique are: I’m cautious, but adventurous in all aspects. I was born in India. I am the first doctor in my family on both sides to practice medicine in the US. My creativity comes out when I bake. I am a DIY kind of person.
I’m not only a doctor, I also like to: exercise, bake, travel, explore, watch movies, hang out with family and friends, play board/card games, play PoGO, nap, choreograph and dance, and play with my or my friend’s pets
To get myself motivated I think of: food, or how much better I will be than I am now, or that I’ll get to play with that dog/cat/pet
The hours I spend warm and cozy with a book I’m reading: end up with me napping With popcorn in hand the movie I’m watching is: the Fantastic Beasts series
Without a DVR on my cable box I’d miss (or I’m in front of the TV so I won’t miss): I don’t watch a lot of TV...
On my iPod, iPhone, iMac, iPad, etc. I listen to: anything and everything except heavy metal and heavy rap
When friends and family come visit me in Little Rock, I want to take them to: the riverfront and downtown
I chose the UAMS Pediatrics Residency Program because it’s wonderful and...: it is one of the best places to work with kids.
Brooke Wilson
Brooke Wilson, M.D.