Malavika Prabhu, MD

2014 Resident Scholars Program
Currently at Weill Cornell Medicine

What was the most memorable part of your Foundation-funded project or experience as a Foundation awardee?

Meeting amazing mentors who are so approachable and interested in my career and life. My first SMFM meeting was as a Resident Scholar, and I will never forget how exciting it was to be “in the room where it happens,” to quote Hamilton. That’s what it felt like!

What is your current research focus?

Cardiovascular morbidity in pregnancy, and maternal intrapartum fever/peripartum sepsis.

How did the award influence your career?

Allowed me to meet mentors that help clarify my career goals, which led me to go to an amazing MFM fellowship program where I met mentors and lifelong friends who have helped foster my academic career as junior faculty.

What lessons (e.g., personal, professional, life, etc.) did you learn that you would like to pass on to future awardees?

Be self-reflective and figure out what’s important to you. Then seek out a mentor whose personal and professional life most reflects what you want to achieve.

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Where did you do your MFM fellowship?

Massachusetts General Hospital.

What do you like best about being an MFM?

The diversity of what we do. Complicated OB on the labor floor. Ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis. Longitudinal care. Intellectually stimulating research. Resident and fellow education - especially hands on teaching of surgery and procedures.

What do you hope to be doing in 10 years?

I hope I'm buidling a reputation as a leader in academic MFM with my clinical and research niches, achieving fellowship director, and being a leader within SMFM.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I love to horseback ride!