Gitanjli (Tanya) Arora MD, DTMH

Pediatric Hospitalist, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

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Dr Gitanjli (Tanya) Arora, MD, MHS, DTMH, FAAP is a Pediatric Hospitalist at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Dr Arora received her Masters in Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health prior to attending medical school at USC Keck School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She has also worked internationally with Doctors Without Borders in South Sudan and Guatemala, trained with Medecine Sans Frontieres Epicentre Responding to Epidemics, and received her diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. In addition to her work as a pediatric hospitalist she is a faculty member in the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Program in Global Health.

Blog Posts by Gitanjli (Tanya) Arora MD, DTMH

164 children could have been saved
On family trips to India as a young girl, I remember seeing kids by the roadside who looked just like me, unable to walk or play because they had been afflicted by polio. Globally, one in every five children do not have access to vaccines, and it is just a twist of fate that separated my life from the lives of those children...
June 7, 2013

Something could have been done
I wrote this in a dusty hot room with no fan and a generator run laptop in the middle of South Sudan after a difficult day. This was in January 2010 – prior to South Sudan independence. I was emailing friends and family in Los Angeles - many of whom do not realize the privilege it is to have access to vaccines, so I wrote this email largely to convey the importance of immunizations...
September 17, 2012

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