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Vrushab grew up in New Jersey and graduated from UNC-Charlotte with the Business Honors program and degrees in Economics and Biology. Prior to medical school, he worked with physician-investigators to evaluate the Affordable Care Act’s impact on imaging practice.

Vrushab has a strong interest in health care policy and reform and completed a JD with Harvard in 2021 before returning to his UNC medical school rotations. As a student fellow at Harvard Law School, he worked on a project to identify institutional barriers to telehealth expansion, including jurisdictional fragmentation, uneven reimbursements, absent interstate regulatory consensus and unresolved questions of tort liability. He has served as VP for Diversity within the UNC school of medicine Student Government as well as a Senator of the UNC Graduate and Professional Student Association. Vrushab will be pursuing further training with residency in Radiology and is planning on a career that includes health care policy and regulation within academic medicine, using technology to eliminate disparities, and providing high value care to the underserved.

Vrushab enjoys soccer, Formula 1, aviation, history, and hiking.


Medical School: University of North Carolina
Graduate School: Harvard University
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina-Charlotte


Vrushab Gowda, MD, JD