Name: Dr. Kaushalendra Mani Tripathi
Birth Place: Mumbai, India
Academic Qualification: MBBS (2020) from SMT NHL Medical Municipal College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Languages you speak/write: Hindi(speak), English(Speak and write), Bhojpuri (speak), Learning Spanish, Arabic (read and write), French (read and write)
What do you do?
I am currently doing a lot of things. I am currently studying my steps, finishing a course from Harvard (GCSRT), getting involved with my colleagues who are in talks with NASA/ISRO in regard to space medicine, and research, and pursuing further education wherever the opportunity arises. I watch a lot of video essays, chess, and game (particularly FIFA for now). Sports wise I play football whenever I can. I spent a lot of time rescuing cats in my community too (I have 5 in my home currently).
What’s the best part of your profession? What made you choose this profession?
Being a doctor means stable job security and the opportunity to make difference in people's lives on a grander scale through research with the chance to explore subspecialties and particular interests because the field is so vast.
Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read?
Chess - the complete guide to chess, KGB alpha team Training Manual (both out of curiosity) besides the typical medical stuff.
What is your favorite dish?
To be fair I think it's up to my mood on any particular day.
How would your friend describe you?
Different (Don't know if that's in a good or bad way, probably both).
Who would you like to travel with?
With family, friend(s), solo trip, collegues
What is your least favourite subject?
What is your favourite subject?
Internal Medicine with a particular emphasis on neurology, Hem oncology because I've explored these subtopics in my journey through another course (HICR) and research.
What’s something you wish to change about the world?
Tax the rich, pollution and global warming, basic healthcare access and education for all, and no more stray animals. I'm not sure if/where I will make a particular difference, but I think it will probably be something medically related on a grand scale, time will tell.
If your journey was a movie, what would it be called?
Journey of a Firefly
What are you passionate about?
Making a difference in people's lives in a professional and non-professional settings. Chess, space, space medicine, research, gaming. Honestly, having an open mind can open you up to so many hobbies and interests.
There are so many, to be honest. My name was featured in the Times of India one time due to a publication, and another time a case I published was almost featured in a New York Times column diagnosis (it was written by Dr. Lisa Sanders who was the brains behind House M.D). When I graduated from med school, when I graduated from my first Harvard course (finishing my second one). My name being credited in presentations showcased to NASA/ISRO.
What do you love to do in your leisure time?
Gaming, Chess, YouTube
What do you hate the most?
Ignorance, and people speaking on things they don't know about with confidence.
If given a choice, what alternate career would you have opted for?
Astronaut (don't know how much that is possible right now), I wouldn't think of it as an alternate but an additional thing I would do.
What is your dream travel destination?
Space but more realistically I think Hawaii, the Scandinavian countries to see the northern lights, and Japan.
Where would you like to work in the future?
Where opportunity takes me.
Finally, a Quote you relate to.
"You only live once and if you do it right, once is enough."
What else would you like to tell about yourself?
More things can happen with time but we will see.