Mokkarala, Mahati

Mahati Mokkarala, MD

Where I grew up (hometown)… Budd Lake, NJ

Undergraduate… California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Medical School… Washington University School of Medicine

Internship… General Surgery Internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Professional Interests… Everything related to interventional and diagnostic radiology.

Current Research… Previous clinical and basic science research last year focused on optimizing DEB-TACE, TARE, cardiac MRI case reports.

Personal Interest/Hobbies… Reading everything- newspapers, books, museums, HIIT, pilates.

Favorite thing about St. Louis… Forest Park with the fantastic free art museum.

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I bet you didn't know that... I trained in classical piano and sang extensively in high school, was in the All-National and All-State choirs and performed in the NJ Performing Arts Center. 

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What attracted you to radiology… Diagnostic radiology is this fascinating intersection of clinical medicine, diagnosis and technology.  Interventional radiology combines DR with creative, diverse procedures in virtually every organ system. 

Why I chose MIR for my training… MIR is a fantastic program that strongly emphasizes resident education and teaching with the residents becoming increasingly more independent and confident in their final reads and diagnosis. 

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