Kavita is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

To grow her scholarly interests, Kavita is working with exceptional teams to improve Black patients’ experience of goals of care conversations, define what mindfulness looks like in clinical teaching, and enhance the joy and lifelong learning for outpatient faculty through peer coaching and observation.

Kavita leads the SGIM Mindful Teaching Interest Group. She is part of the Must Reads in Medical Education team at Johns Hopkins Bayview. They systematically identify 3 to 4 important articles every month from the medical education literature and publish the results online.

Kavita teaches residents and medical students in clinic, on the wards, and in small group teaching sessions. She maintains a primary care panel and also sees patients in the substance use disorder clinic at Penn Internal Medicine University City. She is proficient in Medical Spanish. Her goal is to respect patients, learners, and all members of the medical team as fellow human beings.

Kavita studied Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She did her Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She completed a Medical Education fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins.



Job Title

General Internist


Perelman School of Medicine