Ishani Ganguli, MD, has a knack for health communication. As a fellow in health policy and management at Massachusetts General Hospital, she’s reviving their patient engagement strategy through patient educational videos and measuring outcomes through these initiatives.
Ganguli says that she’s almost always been a prolific writer. Her niche is writing from the vantage point of a physician on the front line. While in medical school, she even considered leaving medicine to pursue journalism full-time. “But, I quickly realized how much I enjoyed working with patients and how much practicing medicine informed everything else I wanted to do – as a researcher, writer, and innovator,” she says.
“Reach out to as many people as possible who are doing things that interests you,” she advises, noting that her extensive network has helped her navigate through the complexities of career and work-life balance. “Do this not only to meet potential mentors and to open doors, but also to understand which doors to close.”
Shreya specializes in health communications and is a copywriter for an advertising agency. She was previously at Bayer Healthcare, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
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