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Louisa grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Haverford for college where she majored in biology. Louisa attended the Virginia Tech School of Medicine prior to transferring to UNC where she will be completing a combined MD/MPH degree.

Her research work has included a review to identify potential barriers to gene therapy for sickle cell disease. At UNC, she has served as a peer tutor, a child caregiver during the pandemic. She will be pursuing an advanced residency program in Anesthesiology after completion of her preliminary year at UNC with the goal of eventually integrating her prior research in on racial health disparities by working to understand inequity in perioperative and critical care outcomes. Louisa’s husband is currently an MD/PhD student at UNC who plans on pursuing pediatrics after graduating next year.

Louisa enjoys cooking, woodworking, home renovation (including building cabinet doors for her home) and Science Fiction.


Medical School: University of North Carolina
Undergraduate: Haverford College


Louisa Eckman Basiri, MD, MPH