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Tamari Papidze, MD | Department of Medicine

Tamari Papidze, MD

Tamari Papidze, MD


Tamari is from Tchiatura, Georgia and is the first person in her family to attend college and medical school.

After graduating high school as an exchange student in the United States, she got a scholarship to attend the American MD Program at Emory University. During medical school, she organized volunteers for a homeless shelter, taught fitness and health classes for other students, and organized Earth Day events. As an outstanding medical student, she was given scholarships to come to the United States to rotate as an Acting Intern with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Emory. For the past year, she has worked as a Research Assistant at the Duke University School of Medicine in a lab focusing on the role of TGF-beta signaling pathway in solid cancers.

Tamari enjoys Latin dance, playing the piano, fashion design, photography, ice skating, debate and gardening. She will be joining her significant other, Nik Karazanashvili, who is currently a first-year Neurology resident at UNC!

  • Medical School

    Tbilisi State Medical University