Rupa Natarajan, M.D.

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION 

  • Leadership Training Academy Fellowship, Physicians for Reproductive Health, New York, New York, October – July 2014
  • Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship, Institute for Family Health, New York, New York, August 2013 – July 2014
  • Residency in Family Medicine and Community Health, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2010 – November 2012
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, June 2009 – November 2010
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, Ohio, 2005-2009
  • B.A. in Biochemistry and Psychology, cum laude, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2004-2008

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION 

  • Basic Life Support/CPR, 2017
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 2014
  • American Board of Family Medicine MC-FP Exam, 2012
  • USMLE Step 3, 2011
  • USMLE Step 2 CK, 2008
  • USMLE Step 2 CS, 2008
  • USMLE Step 1, 2007

HONORS AND AWARDS 

  • Outstanding Precepting in the Ambulatory Care-Geriatrics Medical Student Clerkship, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, 2017
  • President’s Scholarship, Case Western Reserve University, 2000-2004
  • National Merit Scholarship, 2000-2004
  • Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, 2000-2004
  • Conoco Inc. Scholarship, 2000-2004
  • Albert A. Christ Scholarship, 2000-2001
  • Discover Card Tribute Scholarship, Bronze Winner in the Science, Business, and Technology Division,  2000-2001
  • Elks National Foundation Scholarship, 2000-2001
  • Ohio Credit Union League Scholarship,  2000-2001

RESEARCH

  • Research Project on Inter-pregnancy Intervals (IMPLICIT project), 10/2011-11/2011
  • Clinical Research Assistant, MetroHealth Medical Center (Cleveland, Ohio) 8/2004-5/2005
  • Independent Study on Abortion, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) 1/2004-5/2004
  • Chester Summer Scholar, MetroHealth Medical Center (Cleveland, Ohio), 6/2003-8/2003, 1/2004-5/2004
  • Student Research Assistant, Visual Perception Lab (Cleveland, Ohio) 9/2001-5/2003

PRESENTATIONS

  • Virani Z, Natarajan RN, & Miller S.  Evidence, Best Practices, and Unknowns in Infection Prevention after Office-Based Procedures: What Works? Poster presented at Institute for Family Health Research Symposium, New York, NY.  Mar 2015
  • Natarajan RN, Rosenberg R, & Prine L. Management of Unintended Pregnancy: Family Medicine Residency Curriculum Resource (Society of Teachers of Family Medicine). Online resource guide available to residents at http://fammedrcr.org,March 2015
  • Prine L, Kaplan L, Carpenter M, Baird S, Fox K, & Natarajan RN. Women’s Health Procedures. Workshop presented at Family Medicine Education Consortium Northeast Regional Meeting, Philadelphia, PA., Nov 2013
  • Conway J, Natarajan RN, & Miller S. Permanent Contraception. Didactic presented at  Family Medicine Education Consortium Northeast Regional Meeting, Philadelphia, PA., Nov 2013
  • Natarajan RN. Syphilis. Literature review presented at Resident Didactics, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. May 2011
  • Natarajan RN. Induction of Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section. Literature review presented at Morbidity and Mortality Conference, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton, MA. Aug 2010
  • Natarajan RN. Primary Amenorrhea. Literature review presented at Tufts Resident Didactics, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA. March 2010
  • Natarajan, RN. Safety of the Etonogestrel-Release Implant Device During the Immediate Postpartum Period. Journal article presented at Tufts Ob/Gyn Journal Club, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA. Dec 2009
  • Natarajan RN. Progesterone and Preterm Labor. Literature review presented at Maternal-Fetal Medicine conference, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA. Nov 2008
  • Natarajan RN. The Role of Estrogen in Urogynecology. Literature review presented at Urogynecology conference, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY. Aug 2008
  • Natarajan RN, Kadrofske M, & Mhanna M. The Impact of the Patent Ductus Arteriosus on Chronic Lung Disease in Infants with Birthweight ≤750 grams. Poster session presented at the Research Symposium at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. Aug 2003
  • Arlien CR, Gilmore GC, & Natarajan RN. Performance of older adults on the Benton face recognition task: The impact of image size.  Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA. Nov 2002

PUBLICATIONS 

  • Jeyaraj D, Abernethy DP, Natarajan RN, Dettmer MM, Dikshteyn M, Meredith DM, Patel K, Allareddy RR, Lewis SA, Kaufman ES. IKr channel blockade to unmask occult congenital long QT syndrome. Heart Rhythm 2008; 5(1):2-7. Jan 2008

EMPLOYMENT

  • Attending Physician, Institute for Family Health, Walton Family Health Center(Bronx, NY),  7/2014- current
  • Per Diem Staff Physician, Planned Parenthood of New York City(Manhattan, NY), 7/2014- current
  • Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellow, Institute for Family Health (New York, NY), 8/2013-7/2014
  • Attending Physician in Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (Philadelphia, PA), 11/2012-7/2013
  • Resident Physician in Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (Philadelphia, PA), 11/2010-11/2012
  • Resident Physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts-New England Medical Center (Boston, MA), 6/2009-11/2010
  • Reproductive Health Externship, Boston Medical Center (Boston, OH),  6/2006-7/2006
  • Clinical Research Assistant, MetroHealth Medical Center (Cleveland, OH), 8/2004-5/2005
  • Play Therapist, Trained by Children’s Hospital Autism Center- Intensive Behavior Intervention Clinic Consultants (Cleveland, Ohio), 2/2004-5/2005
  • SAT Instructor, The Princeton Review (Cleveland, Ohio), 8/2003-5/2005
  • Chester Summer Scholar, MetroHealth Medical Center (Cleveland, OH), 6/2003-8/2003
  • Student Research Assistant, Visual Perception Lab (Cleveland, Ohio),  1/2002-5/2003

LEADERSHIP

2016-2017

  • Faculty Member of Clinical Competence Committee, Harlem residency in Family Medicine, Mt Sinai Hospital/Institute for Family Health

2015-2017

  • Site Director (Walton) for the Ambulatory Care-Geriatrics Medical Student Clerkship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai

2012-2013

  • Trainer, “Provider Education and Training to Expand Access to IUDs” (Reproductive Health Access Project, Association of Reproductive Health Professionals)
    • Workshop on IUD placements
  • Faculty Collaborator, “Clinical Skills Night” (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
    • Workshop on IUD’s, progestin implants, and papaya aspirations for the Mount Sinai chapter of Medical Students for Choice
  • Faculty Advisor, Students for Reproductive Health Group, Penn School of Social Policy and Practice (Philadelphia, PA)

2007-2009

  • Co-organizer, “The Gardasil Project”
    • Increasing access of female UTCOM students to and increasing affordability of the Gardasil® vaccine

2006-2007

  • Vice President, American Medical Student Association (UTCOM Chapter)
    • Organized “Emergency Contraception- The Facts”
      • Presentation by Planned Parenthood Education team members about currently available emergency contraception
    • Co-organized “Addressing Health Disparities: Healing the Nation” [October 16-20, 2006), a week of events including:
      • Primary care provider panel
      • Discussion on United States vs. Canadian healthcare systems
      • Speakers from the National Health Service Corps and Carenet of Lucas County
      • A workshop focusing on taking an appropriate sexual history
  • President, Medical Students for Choice (UTCOM Chapter)
    • Organized “Religion and Reproductive Choice” panel
      • Question-and-answer session with various clergy representing the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice organization
    • Organized “Contraception 101”
      • Presentation by Planned Parenthood education team members about contraceptive choices available for health professionals to discuss with their patients
  • Library Representative, Medical Student Council

2005-2006

  • Community Service Co-chair, American Medical Association (student chapter)
    • Organized nutritional intervention for 6th grade students (Lincoln Elementary, Toledo, Ohio)
  • Community and Public Health Chair, American Medical Student Association
    • Organized t-shirt and bracelet sale to benefit the Community Care Clinic (Toledo, Ohio)
  • First Year Representative, Medical Students for Choice
  • Library Representative, Medical Student Council
  • Treasurer, Asian-Pacific Islander American Medical Student Association

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

2013-current

  • Member of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
  • Member of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
  • Leadership Training Fellow of Physicians for Reproductive Health
  • Member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

2010-current

  • Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians

2009-2010

  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Resident physician member of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS 

  • Bharatanatyam (classical South Indian dance), running, and reading mystery novels.
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