Dr. Amesh Adalja: Physician (Infectious Disease)

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Amesh Adalja is a physician board-certified in infectious disease, critical care medicine, emergency medicine, and internal medicine. His work focuses on the intersection of infectious disease and national security. He blogs at www.trackingzebra.com and his Twitter handle is @AmeshAA.

What do I do best?

I tend to have a relentless drive to pursue a chosen goal to its end without wavering.

What makes me the best version of myself?

My drive and commitment to pursue my goals through using my mind to its fullest potential

What are my aspirations?

Personally, I want to achieve my values and flourish – this will be achieved, partly, by striving to be the best I can be in my career.

My Biggest Success?

Becoming an infectious disease physician – this is the basis for everything I’ve achieved since

My Most Challenging Moment?

Having to leave a position at an academic medical center that I was extremely committed to when it became clear that I would never be able to fully pursue my career goals there

My Motto?

From the best within me

My Favorite People/Role Models?

DA Henderson, Louis Pasteur, Ayn Rand, Charles Darwin, Aristotle

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

New York City

My Favorite Products/Objects?

Acura automobiles, Apple products, my skateboard

My Current Passions?

(No rules here. This can be anything in your life that you are currently excited about or enjoy)

Medicine, Science, Using my mind