Namrata Turaga

Namrata TuragaBorn in India, Dr Namrata Turaga grew up internationally before moving to the UK. She completed her schooling with an academic scholarship and went on to study Medicine at St Johns College, Oxford University, with a first class honours degree. During university, her interests spanned from journalism (Editor-in-Chief, Oxford Medical School Magazine), teaching (appointed Pathology tutor, St. Johns College), sports (women’s badminton team captain) student welfare (trained peer supporter; women’s welfare officer) and social events (graduates social secretary). As a junior doctor Namrata was appointed Oxford University Surgical Tutor and completed formal training in medical education. Chosen to represent fellow junior doctors, she undertook quality improvement projects in the hospital trust, while completing sponsored medical leadership training. As a General Practice trainee currently, she is piloting an innovative Community Enhancement Scheme to prevent progression of people in diabetes.  Clinical experience in USA, India, New Zealand and Vanuatu ignited an interest in international health and cost-effective delivery of healthcare. She is now pursuing an MBA at Harvard Business School as a Fulbright scholar to understand the intersection of business and medicine, commissioning financially viable healthcare, and successful healthcare management.